Video of the Day: Attack Waaaatch! Mocking Obama's New Smears Site

President Obama's campaign has launched yet another website soliciting public tips about slander and lies leveled against the president, and a group of conservative satirists has undertaken the task of mocking the new page in the YouTube video above.

AttackWatch.com is essentially a new incarnation of FighttheSmears.com, the site launched during the 2008 election to combat false rumors about then-senator-Obama. The new site links to comments made by Republican presidential candidates and conservative media figures; users can sign up to receive alerts about falsehoods being spread about Obama and his administration.

The parody video above was uploaded to YouTube Wednesday by Misfit Politics, a collection of conservatives promising a comedy site to be launched soon. The group includes Big Government contributor Ezra Dulis, who posted the video there yesterday suggesting the Obama campaign will use AttackWatch.com to demonize and discredit legitimate criticisms of the president.

Image credit: Misfit Politics/YouTube

Presented by

Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well. Bestselling author Mark Bittman teaches James Hamblin the recipe that everyone is Googling.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.

Video

Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

Video

The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

Video

Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

Video

Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

More in Politics

Just In