Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

“Loved it!”

by Team Politics
Monday, June 15th, 2009

From Wonkette, we are treated to a charming Michael Steele video:

Because, you see, he’s hip.

Dear politicians: try not to say crazy things on video

by Team Politics
Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Remember this?

So George Allen famously called Jim Webb volunteer S.R. Sidarth “macaca” twice (!) during a campaign event for his failed 2006 US Senate Race in VA. It got all over the internets, and Allen lost the race. Big time.

So now, in Iran, famous nutcase president Mahmoud Ahmadenijad is having a “macaca moment” of his own. Supporters of his opponent, Mir Hossein Mousavi, are circulating a video of the president saying some pretty nutty stuff himself:

In the clip, sent out e-mail and on CDs, Ahmadinejad tells a top cleric, Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi Amoli, that a “light” enveloped him during his address to the U.N. General Assembly and that the crowd stared without blinking during the entire speech.

“A member of the (Iranian) delegation told me, ‘I saw a light that surrounded you,’” Ahmadinejad said. “I sensed it myself too … I felt the atmosphere changed. All leaders in audience didn’t blink for 27, 28 minutes. I’m not exaggerating when I’m saying they didn’t blink. Everybody had been astonished … they had opened their eyes and ears to see what is the message from the Islamic Republic.”

The clip was released after Ahmadinejad on Saturday denied making the comment.

Now, since we’re talking about Iran, we may have to wait a while before we see the video on YouTube, but still. You can’t deny this stuff anymore. Everyone has a camera on you at all times. Mind your P’s and Q’s, wacko/racist politicians, or you might never get elected again.

Dinga Dinga What?

by Team Politics
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Via Wired and Wonkette, a video produced by Israeli arms company Rafael (the homepage seems to be broken, check out the Wikipedia page for more info) to show at Aero India 2009, an trade show for the Indian military. And holy heck:

Quoth Blogads’ Bevin Tighe: “It’s three-and-a-half minutes but it feels like three hours.”

Go political communication! I’ve seen some tone-deaf promotions in my day, but this takes cake (or samosa or knish?)

For more on Rafael’s comm “strategy,” such as it is, check out The DEW Line.

Brave new world of political video

by Team Politics
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Hilarious vid from John Amato over at DailyKosTV.

In case you don’t follow celebrity gossip, the video is a parody of this passionate plea to leave Britney Spears alone: