Yet another video effort by the Society to be apparently pulled off JW.org and given an audience on YouTube...
- Despite obvious attempts to garner praise, the feedback Robert gets from passersby is far from glowing. At best, it can be described as neutral, with none of those chosen to comment seeming to know anything about JW beliefs. One can only imagine how many negative reactions they had to edit out if these were the most positive reactions they had to choose from over a day of filming.
- Robert seems to be having an identity crisis. The video makes it clear that he works in the "Office of Public Information" of the "World Headquarters of Jehovah's Witnesses". In other words, the guy is a self-confessed Brooklyn-based Watchtower spin-doctor. However, he keeps referring to "the Witnesses" as though he is a neutral reporter commenting from an outside perspective. The first couple of times you find it slightly odd but overlook it, but as the video wears on it really starts to grate. It looks like Robert is making a silly attempt to get a positive media report on the JW "project" by pretending to be a real reporter.
- It's also interesting how Robert makes a point towards the end of the video that this work is NOT intended to replace the door to door work, even though at least one comment from a passerby during the video seemed to indicate that it's preferable if JWs can wait for any interested ones to approach them rather than hounding people in their day-to-day lives. At least, that's how it came across to me.