Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Truth is Out There

One of the tag lines of the TV show “The X-Files” was “The Truth is Out There.” It referred to Fox Mulder’s quest of cutting through the alien conspiracy and getting to the truth of the matter.

The same tag line can be used for this presidential election season, where TV viewers are being inundated with ads (especially here in Ohio) from both candidates. The ads drawing the most negative commentary and criticism are those from the McCain campaign, which consistently shows some sort of strange jealousy of Barack Obama's popularity, and are being called out for their inaccuracies.

More and more, individuals and political groups are taking matters into their own hands, and they are harnessing the power of the Internet to do it. One formidable tool is YouTube, which affords anyone the opportunity up create and upload his or her own political ads.

I saw the following creation from a web site called Brave New PAC. Now, regular readers of my blog know that I have a bit of disdain for some of the antics of PACs (Political Action Committee) or 527 groups. There are some times, though, when done right, they can get a powerful message out.

I thought I’d share with you this ad prepared by Brave New PAC, which, in a little over three minutes time, does a good job of debunking some of the issues brought forward in the McCain campaign ads. You know, the truth really may be out there, after all!

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