In other political news, CBS' Richard Schlesinger filed a full report on the latest Campaign 2008 advertising that NBC's in-house political analysts Chuck Todd touched on yesterday. The ad in question purports to be made by the Barack Obama campaign, portraying rival Hillary Rodham Clinton as an Orwellian Big Sister in a tribute to Apple Computer's famous iconoclastic 1984 commercial for Macintosh. Schlesinger updated us on the latest development on CNN, in which Obama officially stated that the spot was not produced by his campaign: "We do not have the technical capacity to create something like that," he told Larry King.
"Voter-generated content is the wild card in 2008," Micah Sifrey of techpresident.com declared. So Schlesinger traced the ad's progress. It was posted on YouTube by an anonymous ParkRidge47--named for a Chicago suburb and Rodham Clinton's year of birth. There "it had already been viewed by more than a million people online before broadcasters discovered it." Now viewership exceeds 8m as the video has migrated "from YouTube to your tube."
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