YouTube and Politics: The Game Has Changed


It has indead.

From Phil, AKA ParkRidge47:

This ad was not the first citizen ad, and it will not be the last. The game has changed.

In case you haven’t followed the story, here is part of it.

The video was posted on YouTube on March 5th under the usernameParkRidge47 (Hillary Clinton was born in Park Ridge, Illinois in 1947)

In an email to, ParkRidge47 explained his reason for making the video:

<a href="http://Hugh Hewitt asks a good (political) question:

What would the MSM be saying if the ad had come out of a shop working for one of the GOP’s big three?

Ok, for those non-political readers, I’m a conservative, so I do feel like the media has a bias. he’s got a point–the media would be all over this.

Conservative Tech Consultant, David All, was going in the right direction with his post.

We’re clearly not dealing with an amateur. This is very much aprofessional – likely someone who I would consider my counterpart onthe Left – and they have a budget behind them.

Based on the evidence above, I’m convinced that anonymous user, ParkRidge47, is a skilled liberal operative.

His reaction to the outing and Phil’s firing from Blue State Digital:

Typical over-reaction from Blue State Digital. “Let’s fire the most effective person on our team.” Back to being normal.

Its a new world out there, and this is how it’s looking like from the trenches inside the beltway. I know most of you readers from outside the beltway could probably care less.

But, if you are a business professional, you should read this and ask yourself “what lessons can I glean from this.” Do you know what your employees are doing? What if one made a YouTube video of your company? You need to be asking yourself some tough questions, and waking up to the reality of a new level of transparency and accountability thanks to citizen journalism, and websites like YouTube.

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