The Campaign on the Web

Nov. 30 1999 3:00 AM

The Campaign on the Web

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The home page calls Trump "the experienced, decisive can-do businessman America needs as President." The "How Can I Help Donald?" page claims "you can convince Donald to run" by giving him $25 or more. Every page ends with a prominent link to a donation solicitation. The " People Are Talking About Trump" button takes you to the comments of great thinkers such as Cindy Adams. And check out his bio: "Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence. … He is the archetypal businessman--a deal maker without peer."

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Bottom Line: Too autoerotic for underage viewing

Libertarians

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When you enter the site, a pot leaf signifying medical marijuana pops up on your screen. If you click the link to join Browne's exploratory committee, you get a form that begins, "Due to the complexity of FEC regulations, we are unable to accept on-line donations at this time." If you click "Join the Libertarian Party," you're required to check a box affirming that you "do not believe in or advocate the initiation of force as a means of achieving political or social goals"--just to make sure you're not Tim McVeigh.

Bottom line: Wild, Wild Web

Unannounced

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A pretty logo with literally nothing behind it.

Bottom line: Inauspicious metaphor

Criticism and Parody

TODAY IN SLATE

Politics

Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

I Bought the Huge iPhone. I’m Already Thinking of Returning It.

Scotland Is Just the Beginning. Expect More Political Earthquakes in Europe.

Lifetime Didn’t Think the Steubenville Rape Case Was Dramatic Enough

So they added a little self-immolation.

Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

Medical Examiner

The Most Terrifying Thing About Ebola 

The disease threatens humanity by preying on humanity.

Students Aren’t Going to College Football Games as Much Anymore, and Schools Are Getting Worried

The Good Wife Is Cynical, Thrilling, and Grown-Up. It’s Also TV’s Best Drama.

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