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One of the strongest forms of political satire is the reuse of footage taken from news stories or other serious sources. The Daily Show in the US, for example, thrives on this kind of comedy- cutting together or redubbing clips of speeches to make their points. It is quite difficult to do something similar in Ireland, as we don’t have the great array of source footage available.
For those interested, Rósín English has been touring the country, asking people at constituency level about what are the issues that are important to them locally. She also talks to local journalists and candidates to try to get a flavour of how the seats will fall. You can find a record of these shows on the (much improved) RTE website.
Though suffering the final indignity of having his death reported while he still lived, David Ervine has now, officially, passed away. A rare adult in a political world populated by kids, it was good to hear his sane voice, even if it often seemed as if no-one was listening. Strange to say, he will be greatly mourned down south.
Take a wander over to the site for our VoteTube Competition. For the moment, we're running various political ads from the US along with some ideas for people who might like some help gettting started. Hopefully, we'll start to see some videos from closer to home.
Dick O'Brien tells us today that staff at Leinster House have been asked to sign a web usage policy banning them from looking at all 'weblogs'. (I can add to this that the Law School in Blackhall Place, while I was there, decided to take more direct action by blocking access to any address with 'blog' in the URL.