My old NET colleague John Anthony (who’s soon off to a new gig at the U.N. Foundation) writes in today to note an online aspect to the current Democratic “scandal” to back up her claim that Barack Obama plagiarized Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has emailed political reporters a link to a YouTube video that shows speeches by the two side-by-side:
The version above was added on Monday by a new YouTube user named Chris07, to whom I’ve sent a message asking if he’s a random citizen or somehow connected with the Clinton campaign. For more, including video of Obama’s response, see this Chicago Sun-Times blog post. Also check out Peter Slevin’s look at long-running Obama/Patrick language-sharing from The Trail. Update: c.f. The “plagiarism” problem.
While we’re on the subject of video, John also points out an ABC News collection of citizen-generated viral political pieces, which is a little hyped-up but does include a lot of our old favorites. To see for yourself, scroll down to February 18 and click on the “Political Viral Videos” link.