What You Have To Look Forward To When It Comes To Political Spam

from the e-mudslinging dept

While we're glad that federal election rules do not regulate online speech, it still will be interesting to see how this results in a lot of political money flowing into spam campaigns. For an example of where we might be headed, just look south of the border at the vicious spam campaigns on behalf of each presidential candidate there. Most seem to be filled with typical campaign mudslinging -- but taken to an extreme level. Of course, as with traditional political mudslinging, you have to wonder if people are really convinced by these types of extremely negative ads that are clearly outright lies, exaggerations or statements taken out of context.
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    Mark, 22 Jun 2006 @ 9:13am

    mudslinging

    Of course, as with traditional political mudslinging, you have to wonder if people are really convinced by these types of extremely negative ads that are clearly outright lies, exaggerations or statements taken out of context.

    Ultimately the buck here stops, not with the politicians, but with the voters. If they just stopped voting for candidates who cook up vicious lies on the campaign trail, the mudslinging would stop. As long as it's a successful strategy, the democratic process will just sink deeper and deeper into the mud.


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