Before I write anything else about this post, I just want to clarify that I have no political bias at this point, and I am analyzing the video based on my understanding of Media Literacy.
I saw this Ad on my Facebook feed posted by someone who has continuously showed their political standings on Facebook to be against Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign. The Caption read “The Most Powerful Anti-Hillary Ad Yet…This Could Change Everything”. The first thing I noticed was that the title was quite confident. Do the makers of the video think they can single-handedly crumble an accomplished woman’s presidential campaign? The makers of the video are sponsored at the end, which means they are openly against Mrs. Clinton and her campaign.
I am not one who endorses posting political views, especially on a public pages- this opens the doors of cyber bullying and thousands of people spreading a spirit of contention and misunderstanding over the internet. Heavenly Father is not a God of contention or anger. Jesus Christ teaches “then ye may know if ye are my disciples…if ye have love one to another“. This got me thinking about the person who posted this- are they trying to affect my view of those running for President in the 2016 Election?
Secondly, I thought of the company who put together this video. They surprisingly did a fantastic job of editing and it was compelling and thought-provoking to watch. The information seemed to all be put in context except for two possible soundbites that particularly stood out to me.
At about 18 seconds Hillary is recorded saying “I am proud of the work we have done; to elevate diplomacy and development…” Which is one of the soundbites that could have been taken out of context. Maybe if the editors would have included a chyron at the bottom of the screen that read ‘Secretary Clinton at the FBI investigation of email scandal’ and it would have provided some context for the sentence she says in that part.
At about 30 seconds Hillary is videoed saying “What difference, at this point, does it make?” supposedly referring to the email scandal where she allegedly deleted 30,000 classified emails. The video uses her words in that context, but is the way that the video portrayed that made their motives clear. They sealed their fate so to speak, and personally, as a viewer, I began to question the source and if the source itself was trustworthy, let alone Secretary Clinton.