Thursday, September 20, 2012

Political Snarking

Three recent examples of what is effectively user generated snarking at political figures.  Yes, all come from publications, rather than users, but all brilliantly pick up on that spreads and gains traction online.

First, in response to the leaked video of Mitt Romney claiming that he was never going to get the vote of the 47% of Americans who pay no taxes (he meant income taxes), Slate produced this flow chart of whether or not Romney wants your vote.

Next, on the same theme, Cracked produced this short quiz of quotes from either Mitt Romney or Monty Burns from The Simpsons.

& finally, here's a video that British online magazine The Poke produced, autotuning Nick Clegg's apology to voters.

(To give him his due, when The Poke asked Clegg if they could sell the song on iTunes he said yes, as long as the proceeds went to a specified charity)

Any of these could have the power to affect people's perceptions (given enough exposure) as famous newspaper front pages of the past, for example the The Sun's 'Crisis, What Crisis?'

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