Video: “1984,” pro-Hillary edition

posted at 9:16 am on March 20, 2007 by Allahpundit

Amateurish, doubly derivative, and yet the happy recipient of almost 40,000 views at YouTube. Expect a round of increasingly insufferable copycats to follow, each cruder and dumber than the last. The hack who did this couldn’t even be bothered to edit out the original Apple audio at the end.

I do like the punchline, though.

The secret identity of whoever produced the Hillary ad is still secret.

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Hey! Isn’t it a hate crime to attack the “Magic Negro”?

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on March 20, 2007 at 9:21 AM

The Damage is done to Hillary. That Ad was devastating because it fit so perfectly, revealing a larger truth. Most who see it will never forget it, just like the original Apple ad which, as I recall, only officially aired once. Attempts like this only remind people of the truth of Hillary original.

TheBigOldDog on March 20, 2007 at 9:23 AM

This one was hokey compared to the Hillary version. The Hillary ad was more dramatic and the Big Brother, er, Sister imagery was very effective. This version was just a cheap, meaningless rebuttal. But, I’m sure AP’s right and there will be a string of bad knockoffs to come.

CP on March 20, 2007 at 9:33 AM

The first one was clever (though a sign of that this campaign season may be particularly nasty). This is showing a simple lack of effort.

CR UVa on March 20, 2007 at 10:12 AM

“Magic Negro” Can he make Hillary disappear?

Wade on March 20, 2007 at 10:22 AM

In the appendix of his book 1984, Goerge Orwell described Newspeak, the lauguage of the totalitarian socialist world. Newspeak was designed “to provide a medium of expression for world-veiw and mental habits” of the ruling class, and “to make all other modes of thoughts imposible”. Newspeak category “B” words “consisted of words which had been deliberatly constructed for political purposes: words that not only had in every case a political implication, but were intended to impose a disirable mental attitude upon the person using them”. These Newspeak words words were difficult to translate into ordinary English because they “were a sort of verbal shorthand, often packing whole ranges of ideas into a few syllables.” These “B words” were always compound words, a noun-verb combination welded together and eazy to pronounce. Gun-control is a perfect example.
“Hellery” has told reporters 1984 was one of her favorite books.

Grayzel on March 20, 2007 at 10:26 AM

It’s been 24 years, and I still don’t understand that commercial.

lorien1973 on March 20, 2007 at 10:32 AM

Weak.

It’s horrifying to see “Clinton for President” on screen. Hasn’t this clown actually checked out Hillary’s official site? It’s “Hillary for President,” please. Ix-nay on the Inton-clay.

saint kansas on March 20, 2007 at 10:35 AM

Every time I see that commercial I am reminded what a great decision I made to go windows.

JayHaw Phrenzie on March 20, 2007 at 10:45 AM

I don’t think it’ll be THAT big an impact on Hillary. It’ll hurt because there’s truth(by which I mean totally true) about her ruthless drive for personal power. That said, this response commercial was a weak response to the Obama one, which has been the general theme of Hillary’s campaign. Its kinda funny when that rings true for people and ads unaffiliated with the campaign(as far a we know).

Bad Candy on March 20, 2007 at 10:54 AM

Off Topic here but the missing Boy Scout has been rescued! I thought I’d say it on this thread just to brighten up the place, the very mention of Hillary can cast a dark shadow on your soul.

Tony737 on March 20, 2007 at 11:30 AM

The secret identity of whoever produced the Hillary ad is still secret.

(whisper…….. Rooooooooooooooooovvvvvvve)

PinkyBigglesworth on March 20, 2007 at 11:42 AM

. . .That was effing stupid. And I’m sure that the fact that I felt the same way about the original Mac ad has no bearing.

“Hellery” has told reporters 1984 was one of her favorite books.

Grayzel on March 20, 2007 at 10:26 AM

Wow, that’s gotta be the creepiest thing I’ve ever seen on this site.

Wolfman on March 20, 2007 at 11:54 AM

Did her claws get dull while waiting for her turn in the White House? Or are we just going to have to wait to see the fangs?

shaken on March 20, 2007 at 12:05 PM

The punchline was good but the joke was a week build up.

Couldn’t they find scary or evil things for him to say? With Hillary it’s just to easy.

– The Cat

P.S. Someone needs to start refering her to Mrs. William Jefferson Clinton and watch her reaction.

MirCat on March 20, 2007 at 1:48 PM