Like I've stated before, Obama may have won the Titanium Lion for his grassroots social media election strategy in 2009, but we've reached a whole other level of Twitter politics these days. Pepe the frog might decide the US election. In this election what happens on Twitter resonates far. Donald Trump tweeted out a sound-clip from Michael Moore's new film where Michael says "Trump's election will be the biggest F you ever recorded in human history." Michael is talking about disenfranchised voters in the US, of course, but Trump used words that were supposed to be against him as words of support for him. A phenomena in the Trump campaign is that unknown fans with lots of talent then create supportive videos for him, this team who call themselves "Studio Krank" expertly paired the VO with slow motion images and music that swells just so. It's simultaneously a satire of all previous political ads and propaganda, as well as a perfect piece of communication telling people to go out and cast an "F you" vote. Huffington Post calls Trump tweeting Moores words the "last gasp to win Liberal vote," and Michael Moore himself is trying to spin this as a positive promotion for his most recent film, “Michael Moore in TrumpLand.” The full quote from Michael Moore continues:
“And it will feel good. For a day. Maybe a week. Possibly a month. And then? Like the Brits, who wanted to send a message, so they voted to leave Europe. Only to find out, that if you voted to leave Europe, you actually have to leave Europe. And now they regret it.”
Source on the Brits regretting their vote, other than media pundits and a "hijacked" petition even the creator distanced himself from, please?
Hillary may have Joss Whedon on her side with "Save The Day", but the opposite sides responses are churned out just as fast if not faster, and the level of supportive creative work for either party in this election is relentless. Where were you when the meme wars began?