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Does YouTube hurt or help politics?

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Over at TechNewsWorld.com, they've got pre-coverage of the CNN/YouTube debate.

I spoke with Tech News World, and made the case that even the silly stuff is good for our democracy:

"Anything that gives more attention to our political process is a good thing for democracy. I even think videos like the Obama Girl videos [on YouTube], as silly as they are, help make this presidential election a cultural phenomenon," Chisholm explained.

"Even if people are paying attention at first to a silly parody video, it gets them thinking about the election and the choices they are going to have. I see it all as a good thing -- there's no reason politics can't be fun, wacky and part of the cultural fabric of this country," he added.

Go read the rest.