The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Sunday, October 31, 2004

Eminem Video Against Bush

This has been out for a while, but I haven't mentioned it yet. Never been a fan, and I have some problems with the guy. That's what made me balk. But what has turned into the most popular video on MTV is also a powerful indictment of the administration, and recommended viewing.

It shows you just how energized the opposition is, and why some of us are so confident about this election (there's a lot of stuff in the Blogosphere showing Kerry advancing in the battleground polls). Eminem is a gifted rapper, but has a history of being pretty irresponsible with his music. The fact that he felt this to be such an important project is admirable, and the result is very smart and very impressive. Get fired up.

Another thing I've heard about the video since it surfaced is that it's being run on MTV with virtually no changes. One will be obvious when you watch it, the other is more discreet-- a knife pins the photo of Bush to the wall in the soldier's home, and the version on the air moves rapidly through the shot to make it unclear. Congratulations to the network for not being cowardly, which isn't just faint praise these days.