The New Press Conference

Chris Dodd uses YouTube to plug the bill he cosponsored to restore habeas corpus. Before YouTube, how could a candidate or a politician get such a spiel before the public: a press release? a press conference? a struggle to get on a Sunday-morning show? Now, they can just turn on the camera and send it to YouTube, which may be just about as effective as PR.

By the way, somebody should buy the guy a microphone.


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