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Meant to be entertaining but I still manage to glean enough info to google the real subject .. sparks my latent political interest :P
What's it about?
There's nothing barely political about BARELYPOLITICAL.COM -- pretty much all of the site's content involves politically themed videos. With zany political songs, fake presidential candidate commercials, and "shows" (which include interviews, more parody ads, and more songs) -- the site's geared toward political and news junkies, especially ones who are a fan of Obama Girl, the star of a recent viral video of the same name. She's all over the site
Is it any good?
The site's content is fun, but there isn't too much to look at -- it's all videos (even the blog is just videos with a few lines of text), and there aren't all that many. New videos are only posted once a day or less, several videos are repeated in different sections. The videos aren't informative; they're meant to make you laugh, and much of that humor is too grown-up for younger viewers. For example, the spoof about a series of Girls Gone Wild-type videos involving Hillary Clinton is funny, but Girls Gone Wild isn't meant for kids, and that joke isn't either. Some bad language is also here: In one video, a cartoon turtle sings about "Congress sitting on their rich asses." Getting kids excited about politics is a great idea, but unfortunately, that's just not BarelyPolitical.com's goal.
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