Play of the Day: ATF and its YouTube channel

By Cory Bennett

January 17, 2013

Last night, The Daily Show addressed the declawed Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, which hasn't been able to have a director confirmed by Congress in six years.

"The ATF hasn't been completely deballed," Jon Stewart said. "Thanks to the First Amendment, they still do have a YouTube channel that they use to warmly encourage gun dealers to act responsibly."

Fast-forward to 3:50 to see the humorously meek directives offered on that YouTube channel.

But today's must-see moment is Conan O'Brien's video blog entry, created to make his show more "accessible to teens." "There's a lot of stuff going on in the world that needs to be commented on," O'Brien said, which clearly calls for pictures of "animals with emotions." At :41, see a baboon react to the recent news about Al Roker's White House visit. There's more great reactions (bears, penguins, Tommy Lee Jones!) dabbled throughout.

Player for posting POTD on GovExec

By Cory Bennett

January 17, 2013

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