Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Quotation And Political Ad Of The Day

Conor Friedersdorf writes,
If there's any part of the political process that's especially deserving of mockery, it's televised campaign commercials. If Colbert's satire causes more American voters to take them less seriously, it'll be a significant civic contribution. 
Friedersdorf fails to note the Star Wars nod in the ad's title:  "Episode IV: A New Hope." I also love the visual allusion to the "it was a dark and stormy night," an all-time classic bad intro sentence.

I admire Colbert's ability to use pop culture to skewer political ads and something that should be a political non-event.



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