In case you missed one or more of our ads over the past week, I thought I’d put all five of our anti-shamnesty ads together in one post and explain a little bit of each one’s backstory. You know, for the benefit of the WSJ reporter who didn’t bother to email us before insinuating that there were some kind of shadowy moneybags behind us. We’ve had conspiracy-prone leftwing bloggers make the same accusation before, but we ought to be able to expect a bit more from the Wall Street Journal. Or perhaps there isn’t a much of a gulf between the pros and us bloggers as the pros would have you believe.
Anyhow, here’s our first ad. It started out of an email that Michelle sent me at about 10 am Sunday, after she had read Mickey Kaus’ call to unleash YouTube on the shamnesty senators. At the time I was out camping with my family. She wrote the script, and after returning home I voiced it and started in on the production at about 8 pm Sunday night. By 1:30 am I still wasn’t happy with it, so I went to bed with the intention of finishing it Monday morning. It took a bit longer than I’d hoped, but we still had it online a little before 1 pm Monday afternoon.
Our second ad went up at 10:44 Monday night. This one was also Michelle’s idea and script, my production. Ted Kennedy on the vocal.
Ad #3 was my idea. It was Tuesday morning, and I just wanted to get one more shot in arguing that a vote for cloture was a vote for amnesty. This ad has a bit too much of that “Head On: Apply directly to the forehead” feel, but it gets the point across. Start to finish, this ad took about 90 minutes to produce.
Ad #4 was actually inspired by one of Hot Air’s most loyal readers. It was a response to the successful cloture vote on Tuesday, and a shot across the bow of the GOP itself. My script, Cry Havoc’s photoshop at the end, total production time about two hours.
Ad #5, Senator Switchback, is self-explanatory for the most part. After Brownback’s switcheroo, we knew we had to put out an ad. Allah grabbed the two video clips, Michelle wrote the script and I voiced and produced. Total production time: about two hours.
No shadowy benefactors, no 15-man production team, no piles of money. Just three bloggers, good scripts and editing tools, and the truth.