Thursday, March 22, 2007

"ParkRidge 47," Creator Of YouTube Hillary Clinton Parody, Revealed.

A scathing parody of Sen. Hillary Clinton exploded across the Internet a few days ago, as more than 500,000 people viewed a re-edited Apple computer ad that casts the former first lady as an oppressive overlord.

The YouTube film, created by someone known only as "ParkRidge 47," splices a giant black and white Big Brother image of Clinton delivering campaign platitudes to brainwashed masses - until a blond female athlete chucks a sledgehammer at her droning image.

"On Jan. 14, the Democratic primary will begin. And you'll see why 2008 won't be like 1984," goes the tagline - before trumpeting

Today according to, a political strategist resigned Wednesday from his job after acknowledging that it was he who had posted a controversial ad on the Internet against U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton.

Philip de Vellis, who worked with Blue State Digital, an internet consulting firm that designed the website for Clinton's rival Barack Obama, said he had created the video ad himself outside work and neither his company nor the Obama campaign was aware of his role.

The Obama campaign Wednesday released a statement on the news, saying it had no knowledge and had nothing to do with the creation of the ad.

The 74-second ad showed Clinton addressing emotionless followers sitting in silence before a giant television screen, conveying a message favoring her rival Obama's nomination.


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