November 28, 2007 1:56 PMMore than 5,000 video questions for the Republicans have been uploaded to YouTube for tonight's debate on CNN in Tampa, Fla. That's quite a bit more than the 3,000 or so vids uploaded for the Democratic YouTube debate this summer.
Another difference between the two debates: The videos that YouTube users are submitting are drop-dead boring. A CNN employee who's been screening them says "think Mac. vs PC" Whereas many of the memorable questions for the Democratic debate were both well-made and funny -- think of the animated snowman's question on climate change -- Republican YouTubers tend to be dour and lo-fi: "regular people with video cameras."
What to make of this? Republicans are all brain-dead, creativity-free gun zealots? No, because a lot of those videos were posted by Democratics. But judge for yourself: After the jump, a video question we're told is representative of the batch CNN has gotten for tonight's debate.
I am becoming increasingly convinced that the wealthy, powerful, and somewhat archaic media conglomerates that have controlled the messaging to America for so long are beginning to crumble. As they begin to deteriorate under the weight of a more democratic media system, opportunities to infiltrate the pervasive and corrupt lies and spread truth in love are becoming abundant. As America continues to grow fatigued and sluggish from decades of the mainstream media's preaching of godlessness, bright lights are beginning to shine in the most unlikely media places. And like any small light in a pitch black room, the effect will be unmistakable. - Brian Fisher, Coral Ridge Ministries
I think this media method will get more viewers than the other TV network debates.. what do you think?