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That Virus Thing is DEMONETIZED

March 6, 2020

I got a hilarious email yesterday which I wanna share with you, I wrote to me and I said, Here’s 
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some feedback from me. I am a member. When 99% of the world refers to the virus as corona virus. Does it make you feel special, and superior to use the term Cove 19 repeatedly on your show?
Personally, I find it irritating and a sign of your arrogance. It’s a tele… And while I’m at it, I will give you some more feedback regarding your arrogance your sexist dismissal of Suzie Orman who 
you obviously know nothing about. So I’m gonna ignore the sermon part. I don’t even remember mentioning Surma other than she’s 
given some Cammy financial advice over the last 20 years. Let’s focus on cover. So Liz notice this, and other people also notice this.
I’ve been avoiding the word corona virus in my stories and what I say I’ve been avoiding it in YouTube titles and in YouTube descriptions, and the reason I’m doing that is YouTube has notified 
me that anything, even mentioning Coronavirus is completely and totally not monetize. So I’ve been trying to find other ways to describe it. Sometimes I’ll say they’re looking for a vaccine for the 
pandemic virus, or I’ll say the latest data, in the virus outbreak. Sometimes I’ll say, Kobe. Unfortunately, these techniques also aren’t working. And on Monday, there was a lot of 
Coronavirus Coronavirus news from the weekend. I’m saying it now, because obviously this video is a lost cause, Monday, more than half of our show, was de­monetized. Even the stories that were 
mostly about Trump saying, things were something about corona virus was like an aside even those videos were de­monetized. I’ve told You Tube I’ve told every one of my contacts at YouTube, this 
is crazy. This is a public interest story, this is a public health story. It’s not glory it’s not violent, it’s not 
salacious. We have a pressing health concern and they say Now, sorry, it’s not add friendly and even worse 
because not only are independent media stories about the virus, not monetize. There are ads that run on my videos, people will get a pre­roll ad on one of my videos from another news outlet covering 
corona virus which makes no sense whatsoever, so it’s not arrogance. I’m not trying to make you think I’m smart or anything like that. It’s certainly not sexist, or anything like it. It’s that we have to cover this, it’s an important issue, it’s a public health issue. And in doing so, we lose money. So, I’m 
creatively trying to get around saying corona virus so far. It’s not working too well but, for upcoming stories, that’s why you might see me vaguely say the outbreak, the virus or sometimes 
cover 19 if it’s annoying, I apologize in advance.


  • Reply David Pakman Show March 5, 2020 at 4:36 am

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  • Reply Nuclear Launch Detected March 5, 2020 at 2:12 pm

    “Beer sickness?” Probably won’t get ads from Corona but I’m sure bud light will step up

  • Reply Wendell 717 March 5, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    YouTube should seriously be held accountable. They're authoritarian tactics to do what? Protect corporate interests?

  • Reply Chris Schaller March 5, 2020 at 2:26 pm

    David this wasn’t a good vid cmon give us insight

  • Reply Scott Boyd March 5, 2020 at 2:28 pm

    YouTube is using this advertising and demonetization bs as censorship, plain and simple. There are more than enough advertisers placing adds on television shows that cover all of these subjects demonetized by YouTube.

  • Reply Herb Nichols March 5, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    David, you really should stop responding to these half-wits!!

  • Reply Jonas Klingberg March 5, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    Liz clearly needs to deal with her feelings of inferiority – I bet she is a closeted MAGA hat wearer. And youtube's policy on mentioning the coronavirus sounds like something out of China's Politburo.

  • Reply Aaron Williams March 5, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    thats jacked up

  • Reply VenusRising March 5, 2020 at 2:38 pm

    OMG. ridiculous. Maybe Corona beer is ticked off, ppl might be scared to buy the beer.
    YT is getting biased.

  • Reply Kyle Prior March 5, 2020 at 2:42 pm

    YouTube isn't interested in creators anymore. Ad revenue is more important to them. Covering relevant and important topics is going to be difficult when advertisers say they are bad for business. So sad to see yet another website created by the users being dictated by money. Just like government, companies and individuals with more money shouldn't have a greater say than the exponentially more numerous people who make the website what it is.

  • Reply BrainToMush March 5, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    It's called COVID-19. Coronavirus is a whole group of viruses, some much less threatening than COVID-19. Claiming that calling it by it's real name is arrogant is nothing other than complete, blistering ignorance.

  • Reply Ben Liu March 5, 2020 at 2:47 pm

    WTF? The caller does not know shit. COVID-19 is the OFFICIAL name for it. Coronavirus is the name of the species of viruses it belongs to just like Flu or SARS.

  • Reply Allen Morgan March 5, 2020 at 2:57 pm

    I have noticed right wing propaganda before your videos

  • Reply Jet March 5, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    COVID 19. COVID 19. COVID 19. COVID 19. COVID 19. COVID 19. COVID 19. That’s it’s name, don’t wear it out. You have some dumb ass viewers. Probably the same idiots who think Corona beer is to blame.

  • Reply DJ Torrence Mack TMACK March 5, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    What about our supposed 1st amendment rights?!?

  • Reply Richard Harlos II March 5, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    If Liz understood anything about fallacies and psychology, she'd realize her vulnerability to prejudice and projection.

    I write that on the assumption that her self-identification as a member is the truth. Otherwise, she's just a liar and a troll.

  • Reply Stephanie March 5, 2020 at 3:12 pm

    You're a bigger person than I for apologizing to the person who bitched at you about saying COVID-19. Objectively, you have no real reason to apologize. It's the fucking name of the specific virus that is becoming a pandemic; it is one of many coronaviruses. Just because someone (like David in this instance) makes you feel somehow inferior because they are smarter than you doesn't mean you have a right to dislike them or that they are arrogant. Arrogance implies that a person is looking down on others; David does not do that. Bill Maher on the other hand, would be a good example of arrogance.

  • Reply Daniel hall March 5, 2020 at 3:16 pm

    That person that called you arrogant for using the correct name for a virus is stupid af🤷🏿‍♂️🤷🏿‍♂️ Stop being nice to idiots. Lol

  • Reply Nothanks Nopenoname March 5, 2020 at 3:28 pm

    Covid 19 is it’s official name. Those bitching over it can screw off.
    Don’t stop talking about this. The word needs to get out about what’s going on with it. Sure it’s been elderly and already sick people dying here, it does not make this any less dangerous. Without knowing what’s going on and what to do, this COVID 19, will spread. It will kill more and more.
    We also forget how many animals have just been left behind. By people who should NEVER HAVE A FUR BABY IF THEY WILL NOT SAVE THEM TO!

  • Reply Brendan burke March 5, 2020 at 3:31 pm

    This is actually a pretty good move by them, curb the incentives to be sensationalist about miracle cures for it and misinformation

  • Reply Marie Light March 5, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    Covid-19 is the formal name. What is the beef about being accurate?

  • Reply Heidi Mueller March 5, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Are there not a whole bunch of different coronaviruses while covid 19 refers to this specific one?

  • Reply ferox965 March 5, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    This lady is Dunning Kruger in practice.

  • Reply Nancy Anne Berg March 5, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Now I know why my favorite Australian tarot reader has said she is naming something " 19"

  • Reply Mark Gaszman March 5, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    anyhoo, WHO"s named it COVID-19. that's its name.

  • Reply maestrojo March 5, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Don't pander to her, she's an idiot. Her life is so boring she has to find controversy in the silliest most petty things, like what to call a virus that has become a pandemic. People call the flu virus H1N1, so thats the the same damn thing. Is she going to get triggered over that too? Thats the name of the damn virus. If you don't understand it or thinks it makes him sound pretentious then take the 5 seconds to google the meaning behind the name.

  • Reply TheGerudan March 5, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    So how do all the news channels work then? Don't they get ad money for their news shows?

  • Reply beach side March 5, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    So much for the 1st amendment

  • Reply M.J. de Bruin March 5, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    It shows that you tube is helping, the wrong wing's effort , to take over control of the world.

  • Reply Adrean Smith March 5, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    I got one of the CORONAVIRUS ads on this video. What the fuck youtube?

  • Reply suzi perret March 5, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    You tube you suck when it comes to algorithms…

  • Reply timothy larson March 5, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    I suggest just calling it cv-19 or just CV

  • Reply Steven Noble March 5, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Demonizing it is probably great, this is a public interest sorry and far too many people are trying to profit off of it. I get that's not a perfect system. It punishes every one not just those trying to make a buck off of it. But the same is true for quarantining, which is also a thing that helps.

  • Reply Autumn Blues March 5, 2020 at 4:29 pm

    So…free speech for commoners is a thing of the past. King Trump is winning .

  • Reply gearhead 130 March 5, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    This demonetization crap is getting way out of hand. I'm really starting to hate youtube. We need a replacement for youtube.

  • Reply Dave Smith March 5, 2020 at 4:34 pm

    The use of the term coronavirus annoys me no end. Coronaviruses are super common and usually completely harmless. COVID-19 is the name of the disease that the strain that originated in Wuhan in 2019 causes, and thus also the name of the epidemic. The official name of the virus is SARS-CoV-2, because it is another SARS virus. The SARS virus is a type of coronavirus. The email objecting to your use of COVID-19 is essentially complaining about being educated. The author wants to live in wilful ignorance.
    As for YouTube demonetising anything relating to the virus, that's insane as soon almost any topical subject will be related to it in some way.

  • Reply Mike Duckwall March 5, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    Yup, The Google dictators have their own agenda and that is do whatever the advertisers want and Fu*k the channels that invent the content that makes the fools their money. My way or the highway.

  • Reply Mick G. March 5, 2020 at 5:04 pm

    Millions may die.
    But Bernie being screwed over will mean that very few of them get healthcare.

  • Reply Johnny P March 5, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Trump supporters man, they’re hilarious!

  • Reply nerdexproject March 5, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Liz, stfu 🙂

  • Reply Blitz March 5, 2020 at 5:34 pm

    good now cunts won't fear monger

  • Reply Pedro Sarmento March 5, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Coronaviruses are named for the crown-like spikes on their surface.
    There are four main sub-groupings of coronaviruses. Covid 19 is the correct term for the current pandemic

  • Reply Ant Sou March 5, 2020 at 5:48 pm

    Being upset because someone uses the term "Covid-19" is so bloody American.

  • Reply overphiend March 5, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    I'm seeing 2 end roll ads. Some sock thing and the ever present man soap. Hope your getting your cut.

  • Reply Marcy Brennan March 5, 2020 at 5:53 pm

    You are not the only one saying Suze Ormand has taken part in some sketchy deals. I don't see what that has to do with anyone being sexist either. So if she doesn't like what she's hearing why is she a member?

  • Reply tippy dog March 5, 2020 at 5:57 pm

    its all about money. it always is

  • Reply aceofspace99 March 5, 2020 at 6:02 pm

    Those who object to this are arrogant.

  • Reply Ross Parlette March 5, 2020 at 6:03 pm

    I got a pre-roll ad for Epoch Times. Disgusting, but not your fault.

  • Reply Kathleen Chapman March 5, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    David another podcaster bleeps anytime he mentions "the virus".

  • Reply Mikey Kliss March 5, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    I wonder if YouTube corporatized this and sold the rights to people to say it

  • Reply Paul Reid March 5, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    Liz is an idiot. The official name is COVID-19.
    I guess she wants everyone to sound like they aren’t very smart.

  • Reply Ghl Scitel March 5, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Arrogance is competence observed from below.

  • Reply KANIUS MAJORIS March 5, 2020 at 6:31 pm

    Just replace the C word with agent orange19, or stable genius19 it is the same thing. 8 more months of this crap until the cure arrive on Nov3.

  • Reply [ Lancetti ] March 5, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    To be clear, COVID-19 is the name of the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is just one of other types of corona viruses.

  • Reply digitalbookworm5678 March 5, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    The RWNJs want to continue calling it "Wuhan-Virus", because, of course, it's all China's fault. 😵

  • Reply Sam Sullivan March 5, 2020 at 7:05 pm

    can only imagine the stock prices for corona beer…

  • Reply Robert Townrow March 5, 2020 at 7:23 pm

    Do you think YouTube will start coercing channels towards more advertiser-friendly ideologies, and push out folks who believe things like "Medicare for All", closure of oil companies, or reigning in of private military spending? Can't let beliefs like those get in the way of making money, can we?

  • Reply rouelibre1 March 5, 2020 at 7:28 pm

    The coronavirus is the virus that causes the present epidemic. It's actual name is SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome CoronaVirus 2) . COVID-19 is the name of the desease it causes (COronaVIrus Desease-2019 ). It is actually the same relation that exists in between the names HIV and AIDS.

  • Reply The Stig March 5, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    Petition to start calling it the swirlyvirus.

  • Reply Michel F March 5, 2020 at 8:27 pm

    Dear Liz. There are numerous strains of Corona Virus, the current "deadly" is called COVID19 specifically to set it apart from other Corona Virus strains. I get we all have thoughts and ideas about the YouTube shows and hosts, but please get your facts straight before being affective and sending people indignant letters.

  • Reply Non Yabusiness March 5, 2020 at 8:34 pm

    You shouldn’t have to apologize for someone else’s stupidity. The media should be using the correct names for things and use terminology wisely. For example saying I’m so addicted to this new product, is not using the term addicted properly. It lessens the meaning of addiction. So in my professional opinion, use the proper name of the virus, which is COVID 19.

  • Reply Chriscom28 March 5, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    But that's what the damn virus is called. It's covid 19, not coronavirus as that's the family name. It's likr saying I'm going foraging for asteraceae, when I'm really going out to pick some lactuca virosa. It's like confusing hops with cannabis. It's not arrogant to point of simple facts like this. It would be arrogant to boast about knowing this simple distinction, but really stupid as it's not that impressive.

  • Reply Keaos0 March 5, 2020 at 9:09 pm

    00:20 That's a Warren Troll. Probably paid off by the same scum bag. Tell that person that they should keep their mouth shut because, the only thing it's good for is sucking dick.

  • Reply zztzgza March 5, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    That's stupid. Covid-19 is the scientific name and coronavirus has become the public terminology. When covid-19 was first spreading its official name was coronavirus. Being demonetized for saying coronavirus is ridiculous since MSM channels aren't being hit with the same scrutiny. This also shows how much YouTube doesn't care about having news spread about a harmful virus and how to protect yourself from it. YouTube just cares about advertising money. Just like Trump only cares about himself and Wall Street.

  • Reply protonjinx March 5, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    youtube is probably unable to distinguish independent media from "independent propaganda" and end up strangling both to death.

  • Reply Triangularification March 5, 2020 at 10:06 pm

    I actually prefer that you call the virus by its rightful name, covid-19.

    If you refer to it by corona virus, you might mean all corona viruses, or even a different one.

    Also, I don't understand what the problem is with thinking you are smart. You are.

    I do feel that you sometimes come off as slightly arrogant, and I have been thinking about why that is. I have identified 3 things that I think might contribute to why I sometimes feel this way:
    1: You have a tendency to lift your face slightly when you speak an important word.
    2: You sometimes pronounce a word in a sentence slowly and carefully, often as you perform number 1.
    3: You make fun of people who criticize you in a harsh manner, often while displaying low cognitive ability.

    1 and 2 are probably because you are speaking a second language. You want to get it right, so you speak slowly, and lifting your face could be a sign of concentration.
    3 I don't know what to say. You have to handle it some way, and this is the one you have chosen. It must be a tremendous pressure with so many voices.

    Anyway, I enjoy the show.

  • Reply Emperor Palpatine March 5, 2020 at 10:19 pm

    Demonetising anybody for anything is wrong and should not be done by the social media platforms

  • Reply Susan Farley March 5, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    Liz must be one of those trumptards. They always sounds stupid when they try to sound smart

  • Reply Charlie Cross March 5, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    It seems that demonitizing is just a you tube scam to stiff content creators.

  • Reply cbinsyd March 5, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Haha…"its telling" to email a show to advise them of what words to use.

  • Reply Jake Wilson March 5, 2020 at 11:06 pm

    The Corona Virus is not something to play with. It's best not to shake hands if someone doesn't clean after themselves. I think our government is not knowing what they're doing especially Donald Trump. In my state of georgia there is corona virusess in some parts of georgia even in the capital city of Georgia. Including Atlanta. One of my former friends at work named Lacy doesn't wash her hands, doesn't clean her butt eats out of trashcan and attacks staff members at happy hour service center my place of buisnes at work and catches peoples germs when she shake hands and doesn't take a shower and she's special needs. I think people should clean after themselves before a corona virus. The government is not knowing what they're doing because people are getting sick because of Donald Trump. First we had swine flu in 2011 now Corona virusess this year in 2020. Now if people can't clean up after themselves before a corona virus accers, they might as well not go to work, school, church, etc. If I were the president of the United States, I would prevent this stuff from happening. That's would I do. As a liberal Democrat, I would like to see whoever in the 2020 presidential election to beat Donald Trump our current president in oval office.

  • Reply Aaron W March 5, 2020 at 11:18 pm

    1st world problems…

  • Reply frchriswrexham March 5, 2020 at 11:33 pm

    With all respect to Liz and anyone else who has latched on to the 'Coronavirus' title…
    'Coronavirus' is a FAMILY of viruses that includes Sars.
    In the initial reporting of this viral outbreak the term 'Coronavirus' was used because this NEW virus didn't have a name.
    THEN they gave it a name, 'Covid 19' – so whilst Covid 19 is a Coronavirus, not all Coronaviruses are Covid 19.
    David, my friend, you are absolutely correct to use the actual name of the virus as apposed to its familial name – now that it has one.
    And Liz, far from demonstrating arrogance on David's part, your complaint is demonstrating ignorance on your part.
    With kindest regards x

  • Reply Nunus News March 5, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    What a diplomatic response to a spoiled brat lol
    well done David. your patience continues to amaze me

  • Reply Lorie Thayer Morse March 5, 2020 at 11:38 pm

    Good news, this video had an ad on it 😊

  • Reply Joe C. March 6, 2020 at 1:01 am

    Your reference to Covid-19 is absolutely correct. "Coronavirus" is a reference to a whole family of viruses (229E, NL63, OC43, HKU1, etc.), of which Covid-19 is the name given to the specific strain currently in the news and making the rounds. And whatever Liz is smoking, she really needs to stop.

  • Reply Bruce Swearingen March 6, 2020 at 1:28 am

    Kobe 19 in gematrics = Monetary polio

  • Reply anndeefam March 6, 2020 at 1:43 am

    COVID-19, (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2) is the actual name of the newest Coronavirus. It's not SARS nor MERS those are older Coronaviruses. Liz, try to grasp this, a Chevrolet is a car but to differentiate between different Chevrolet's we call them by separate names like "Corvette", "Camaro", "Impala", get it Liz? It's not difficult. By-the-way Republican's Coronavirus is not the "flu", the flu consists of a totally different type of virus, otherwise it would be called influenza, stop watching FOX.

  • Reply Dump The Trump March 6, 2020 at 1:52 am

    I didn't know that Youtube is owned by the the Republican Party..

  • Reply Thora Mann March 6, 2020 at 2:20 am

    liz is a dick with one ball

  • Reply Canuck1000 March 6, 2020 at 3:11 am

    This Youtube policy is stupid. Another Youtuber explained in a video yesterday that his previous video discussing why the latest James Bond movie was postponed was demonetized. In the audio, he never mentioned the word CV, but in the short description below the video, he wrote the word and the video got flagged. In yesterday's video, he used a can of Corona to explain what happened. He used the word "Bud Light" to refer to the CV.

  • Reply Dag Eustice March 6, 2020 at 4:43 am

    I literally got a "now that the Corona virus has crashed the market, now is the time to start investing" ad before this video.

  • Reply Jacob Serrano March 6, 2020 at 6:35 am

    Liz sounds like a condescending moron.

  • Reply aboctok March 6, 2020 at 7:08 am

    People are talking about multiple examples of coronavirus. It's actually a very large family of viruses. Liz has been infected with one of the brain eating variants. She needs to be quarantined asap. 😮

  • Reply Tony Torkelson March 6, 2020 at 8:33 am


  • Reply Amara Jordan March 6, 2020 at 8:46 am

    Editor here. This is a stylistic thing and nitpick. You could argue Covid-19 is more correct, as it addresses the virus specifically. Not SARS, not MERs, not various others. But Covid-19. Avoiding being flagged is a stellar bonus!

    Even as an editor, I check and see if someone prefers merely mistakes to be flagged, or if little stylistic fumbles get included in my sweep. We only look good if they do, and if they already look good, you just make yourself look like a nosey and unhappy person. 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • Reply wyvern723 March 6, 2020 at 8:48 am

    Coronavirus Is a group of viruses… Calling it Covid-19 is accurate.

  • Reply MrDnB89 March 6, 2020 at 8:48 am

    covid19 is the name of the disease not the virus

  • Reply Necr0Phi1 March 6, 2020 at 10:34 am

    what a childish point to complain about. it's the name of the virus. corona is the name of the virus group

  • Reply romaczech75 March 6, 2020 at 12:51 pm

    This is proof positive that YouTube is in the pocket of corporate owned mainstream media. I'll guarantee none of their channels are getting de-monetized mentioning any of this. This site is hellbent on killing off all independent thought & creativity from its real creators. I really hate what it's become. Give me back 2008 – 2012 Youtube.

  • Reply 1401 IBM March 6, 2020 at 1:19 pm

    It's Wuhan pneumonia

  • Reply Hero Shadow March 6, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    Can I use total av on myself?

  • Reply PageMonster March 6, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    The truth isn't "monetizable" because ads rely on lies.

  • Reply Mathew Thomas March 6, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    I call it the Trump virus.

  • Reply Adrian Benningfield March 6, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    For fuck sake David YouTube is giving advice about it.

  • Reply O. Fender March 6, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Hey Bitch, got that?

  • Reply Emsley Wyatt March 6, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    When David says "I apologize in advance" it sounds like "#$%3 me".

  • Reply Ret Marut March 6, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Man, this girl should stop bitching about the name of the virus. COVID-19 is the correct designation for the current strain decided by the WHO. Coronavirus is just the virus family's name.
    "Because everybody uses the wrong word…" isn't a valid point. It's like being offended that someone calls a Dodge Ram by its name and not just "car".

  • Reply 09BiGDylan March 6, 2020 at 5:44 pm

    Am i the only one who thinks that if correctly classifying something is something that pisses you off, you are batshit insane?

  • Reply A. Fantaye March 6, 2020 at 8:03 pm

    Also naming Covid-19 makes sense because there are multiple corona viruses and the WHO had to name it as such to avoid confusion.

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