For many election cycles, Slate has sliced, diced, and dissed campaign commercials in our Damned Spot feature. Today, we unveil a new method of exposing the many tricks pols and their Svengalis use to persuade the masses: Damned Spot is now a video feature. Click on the player below to see what we're talking about.
This new format allows Slate's chief political correspondent, John Dickerson, to comment on the ads in real time, while you're watching them.
We'll be looking at (and remixing) many more campaign ads in the run-up to November's mid-term elections. We welcome your comments about this new feature. Send feedback to email@example.com (e-mailers may be quoted by name unless they stipulate otherwise).
Click on the video screen to launch more Damned Spot videos.
TODAY IN SLATE
The Irritating Confidante
John Dickerson on Ben Bradlee’s fascinating relationship with John F. Kennedy.
My Father Invented Social Networking at a Girls’ Reform School in the 1930s
Renée Zellweger’s New Face Is Too Real
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
The All The President’s Men Scene That Captured Ben Bradlee
Is It Better to Be a Hero Like Batman?
Or an altruist like Bruce Wayne?
Driving in Circles
The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.