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Season 2008 Episode 0615

Hitchens, Winstead and Others on Pop Culture Politics

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Hitchens, Winstead and Others on Pop Culture Politics
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Author Christopher Hitchens, Co-Creator and Former Head Writer of Comedy Central's The Daily Show Lizz Winstead, Barely Political creator Ben Relles, CitizenSugar Editor Zoe Stagg and Web Editor at The Onion Baratunde Thurston discuss new technology used in political campaigns.Panelists talked about why the 2008 election has become a "pop culture phenomenom."Topics included why satirical Daily Show-type shows and Web sites have become politically influential, using celebrities to pull voters into political discussion, and if bloggers should identify themselves as journalists.After the discussion, panel members responded to audience members' questions. Tammy Haddad moderated.Pop Culture Politics is part of the forum 2008: The First 21st Century Campaign, which was held in the Washington, D.C., offices of Google.It is co-sponsored by YouTube and National Journal.moreless
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