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 firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mailers may be quoted by name unless they stipulate otherwise).
Click on the video screen to launch more Damned Spot videos.
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