Saturday, April 07, 2007

Political videos free speech

Anti-Clinton Web ad draws attention to unauthorized political videos on the Internet
Thursday, March 22, 2007
By Jim Kuhnhenn, The Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- It's guerrilla politics at its cleverest.

The mysterious Internet video that compares Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to Big Brother is the boffo hit of the YouTube Web site.

The 74-second clip, a copy of a 1984 Apple ad for its Macintosh computer, has recorded more than 1 million views, with an enormous surge in the past two days.

While the video's final image reads "," the campaign of the Illinois senator has denied being behind it.

Its creator, known only as ParkRidge47, remained hidden, protected by the anonymity afforded by YouTube and the absence of federal regulations governing most Internet political speech.

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