Should Phillip de Vellis lose his job over the 1984 Hillary video?

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I guess we don't yet have enough information to judge - there are a number of factors that could sway my opinion one way or another.For instance, did de Vellis use company equipment to create the video?  Did he post the video to YouTube from the office via their Internet connection and IP?  Was he at all influenced by the team of people working directly on the Barack Obama campaign?If Phillip de Vellis really created this video from home, on his own personal computer and without using Blue...Read Full Story

Obama campaign statement about the 1984 Video

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"The Obama campaign or its employees had no knowledge and had nothing to do with the creation of the ad. We were notified this evening by a vendor of ours, Blue State Digital , that an employee of the company had been involved in the making of this ad. Blue State Digital has separated ties with this individual and we have been assured he did no work on our campaign's account."Read Full Story

Blue State Digital behind the 1984 Hillary Ad

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A company called Blue State Digital has fired an employee responsible for the now famous 1984 Hillary Clinton attack ad. The ad has circulated widely on YouTube and is a "Big Brother" spoof video. Now get this - it's been viewed online more than one million times.As the 1984 ad has gained popularity, bloggers have been calling for the identity of the person who created and posted the video. All's been silent, till now.Blue State Digital is currently working for the Barack Obama campaign - and...Read Full Story

1984 Hillary Attack Ad shouldn't be anonymous

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Its kind of lame that the 1984 attack ad was posted by an anonymous YouTube user.  Why is the author refusing to come forward and post his or her name?  If the 1984 Hillary ad had been broadcast on TV, campaign finance law would have required the author to disclose his or her identity so that people can understand the context for the message.This begs a question about campaign finance laws and the current regulations regarding political advertising.  How will our current structure protect and...Read Full Story

Hillary's reaction to the 1984 Hillary ad on YouTube

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When asked about the 1984 ad, Hillary Clinton said that she’s “pleased” that the video is “taking attention away from what used to be on YouTube and getting a lot of hits – namely me singing ‘The Star Spangled Banner.’ Everybody in the world now knows I can't carry a tune.”A pretty witty and fun responseRead Full Story