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FUNNY VIDEO ABOUT POLITICAL ATTACK ADS ...
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In this funny video about political attack ads, Mark Fiore shows how the generic language of the ads works, skewering the cretins on both sides who use such democracy-defacing tactics.

Funny video about political attack ads; Mark Fiore; embed source: YouTube

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GP comment:  Now the Obama administration is pursuing cases against whistleblowers even when the facts are old and irrelevant to current operations.

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