MoveOn's Brilliantly Orwellian Message

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Oct 23, 2008 12:04 PM

Video Still With Your Friend's Name In It 

This is funny…but it's also somewhat disturbing. The concept is hilarious, but the fact that they are encouraging people to insert their friends' names into the report is unsettling. It strikes me as somewhat Orwellian that MoveOn.org would actually try to send out the message that people who do not vote for Obama should be ostracized by society. Yes, I know it's a joke, but at some level, this is just a technologically advanced form of schoolyard bullying.