Play of the Day: What Republicans Can Learn From Buzzfeed

By Ross Gianfortune

April 17, 2013

The Comedy Central shows were back Tuesday after Monday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon.  The Daily Show focused its first segment on immigration reform and, specifically, on Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s explanation of the path to citizenship. The Colbert Report Tuesday examined more of the Republican Party’s outreach toward young voters in its attempt to emulate popular site Buzzfeed.com.  Specifically, host Stephen Colbert looked at a recent post on the National Republican Congressional Committee’s site using disappointed animals to talk about Barack Obama’s health care plan.

On TBS, Conan O’Brien went international in citing a recent hack of National Public Radio’s site by the Syrian Electronic Army. He also brought up Dennis Rodman, though not in regards to North Korea for the first time.

Fast forward to 3:10 to see how Buzzfeed can draw inspiration from the NRCC. 


By Ross Gianfortune

April 17, 2013

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