YouTube Trickster Comes Clean

By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 22, 2007 8:17 AM CDT

(Newser) – An employe of the tech company that handles Barack Obama’s website admits making the notorious “Vote Different” YouTube video portraying Hillary Clinton as Big Brother – now one of the most watched videos on the web. Phil de Vellis writes on The Huffington Post that he created the attack ad to make a personal point about the future of presidential campaigns.

“Obama represents a new kind of politics…the old political machine no longer holds all the power,” he writes. “The game has changed.” Images of Senator Clinton are melded into a nightmarish setting taken from a famous Apple computer ad to present a scathing impression of her as Big Brother of Orwell’s 1984. Obama is trying to distance himself from the attack.