Billy Long is learning quickly that no matter how hard he tries to remove Youtube videos of him being him, it ain't gonna happen.
First they tried to squelch Billy's "How do you keep a free market free?" video, all 3 minutes and 39 seconds of it:
Then there was the video of Billy Long ignoring a young reporter in the western portion of the 7th district. That disappeared too.
A couple of posts ago the bus reported on Billy Long's financial disclosure report and how the information contained in it didn't jibe with what Billy Long told Joplin talk radio host Josh Marsh in an interview.
We linked to that interview (Auctioneer Billy Long is told, "I don't trust you") which has now been removed by the owner.
This is the video where Long told Marsh that not only would Long have to sell his auction business, but whoever buys it would have to remove his name from the business. Long also said that he would have to sell his third interest in the largest real estate firm in Springfield AND give up his broker's license:
“You have to sell your business. If you have a fiduciary business, you have to sell that, so I’ve gotta walk away from a business I built up for 30 years. Who’s gonna buy it without me there? Answer: Nobody. Whoever I sell it to has to take my name off of it. Now, what’s it worth? Absolutely nothing.The financial disclosure forms Long filed with the FEC reflect a different accounting of Long's business dealings.
“I own a third interest in the largest real estate company in Springfield; I have to sell that. Do you want to buy a real estate company today? You know, they’re not worth anything, and I have to give up my real estate broker’s license.”
Marsh removed that video transcript since we posted it. I sent Marsh the following text message this afternoon:
What happened to your "Why should I trust Bill Long" video on Youtube? What he told you doesn't match what he put on his financial disclosure form. Tnx, Jim LeeAs of the posting of this piece, I have not received a reply.
Here's the video containing Billy's statements:
Another video of Billy Long is gone from Youtube. Matthew Block's video analysis of Duane Graham's encounter with Billy Long (Billy Long denies bribery charge)has been made private. If Matthew Block's name is familiar, it may be because he has announced he is running for State Representative-- not sure what district, but it looks like one in Christian County.
Here's Block's video analysis of Long talking to Duane Graham:
This video is still up: