A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Many of the videos feature suggestive humor (the size of John McCain's testicles or grinding on strangers for comedic effect, for example) and/or women in revealing outfits.
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Videos contain words like "ass," and although the chat function has a filter to block out foul language, users can swear in comments posted about the site's videos.
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Products & Purchases
The site has ads for GoDaddy.com and other sites owned by Next New Networks, which publishes BarelyPolitical.com. The site's online store also sells politically themed T-shirts.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Very few references are on the site, but the online store does offer a T-shirt that says "subject to beer pressure."
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Parents Need to Know
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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