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Wednesday
Nov122008

"JOE THE MAGICIAN" GOES TO THE MUSEUM

During the recent election, the McCain campaign invited supporters to submit videos explaining why they were "Joe the Plumber." Our good friend Joe Turner submitted his own story which he called "Joe the Magician." Shortly thereafter, his video appeared on Good Morning America, Nightline, the McCain Palin webste and was referenced in innumerable blogs and newspaper articles. In an email message from Joe, he said, "the video has now been added to the collection of the Museum of the Moving Image.  In their “The Living Room Candidate” project, they have amassed a fascinating collection of political advertisements going back to the 1952 election.  Errol Morris, an Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker, included my video in his retrospective playlist of “Real People in Political Advertisements.”  My video was used as an example (actually “the” example) of the way modern technology has incorporated video-blogging and self-reporting into the political advertising process.  I contacted the museum earlier this week and my name has been added to the credits.  So I have become a part of USpolitical advertising history thanks to magic!" WATCH JOE'S VIDEO CLIP HERE:    

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