Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is hooking up with a quick-strike Internet video company to take his message to the ever expanding social networking world.
He's had a Facebook page for a while, and now he's got a Twitter account and the semblance of a weekly YouTube show, thanks to his association with Brave New Films, which is best known for its rapid response videos attacking Senator John McCain's "double talk" and the fair-and-balanced mantra of Fox News.
The show, titled Bernie Sanders Unfiltered, essentially amounts to Brave New Films selecting someone to pose a question to Sanders, who offers 100 seconds of his thoughts on the matter. This week's question, about Afghanistan, was posed by British indie rocker Billy Bragg.
Check it out by clicking HERE."He's talked about how to take advantage of any opportunity out there to communicate with people," said Sanders' spokesman Mike Briggs, talking about his boss' entry into the the YouTube world. "This is one more way to reach the people who don't catch him on the evening newscast."
-- Sam Hemingway