Monday, September 04, 2006

YouTube for the righteously indignant voter

As thrilled as we were to see BusinessWeek's Jon Fine run out a post with the unexpectedly delicious title of "The Silent Pain of 'America's Funniest Home Videos'" a few weeks back, we were even more excited to learn that The Washington Post and friends had created a video database of this year's political-campaign ads.

The Post's package is called Mixed Messages, and it's delightfully easy to navigate.

Find it here.

Of note:
  • 30 ads are labeled as "attack" messages
  • 9 ads feature a soldier or military imagery
  • 6 ads reference Sept. 11
  • 0 ads feature farm animals
Why no campaigns based on animal-related rhetoric? Well, folks, Rick Santorum has moved on. Why can't you?



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