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The politics of parsing

November 5th, 2007

I found this short video interesting for two reasons: one, it is a good example of viral campaign ads and two, it expresses a concern that I have about Hillary Clinton’s candidacy. But viral videos are primarily only sent and viewed by those who already are disposed to agree with the sentiment. So, will this genre promote what Cass Sunstein calls “cyber-cascades” and fragmentation? In terms of the substance, is this a fair critique or could you plausibly make this kind of video about any serious politician? Here’s the video for your enjoyment:

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