The 10 best political videos of 2013

The best political videos of 2013 as chosen by Left Foot Forward Editor James Bloodworth.

Left Foot Forward editor James Bloodworth picks his 10 favourite political videos of 2013.

 

1. Journalist James Kirchick was kicked off Russian TV in August for talking about the Russian government’s anti-gay laws

2. Martin Bashir of MSNBC says live on air that someone should sh*t in Sarah Palin’s mouth. He subsequently resigned because of the remarks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fbJE3RUJMw

3. Newsnight’s Jeremy Paxman talks to Russell Brand about apathy, revolution and facial hair

4. Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren accuses the GOP of ‘hostage taking’ over the US government shutdown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxbBoxwgY4o

5. Ed Miliband reads a story in the Sunday Sport accusing his late father Ralph of killing a kitten

6. During House of Commons tributes to former PM Margaret Thatcher, Labour MP Glenda Jackson broke ranks with the majority of her colleagues and delivered an impassioned speech in which she attacked the lagacy of “Thatcherism”

7. Can a colourful character like Toronto Mayor Rob Ford really be reduced to a single video? I don’t think so, so instead here is a compilation of what the controversial politician got up to this year

8. American conspiracy theorist Alex Jones joined Times columnist David Aaronovitch to discuss the secretive Bilderberg Group back in June – and ended up being the “worst person” host Andrew Neil had ever interviewed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB7ZaK7Oa88

9. Former United States secretary of the treasury Larry Summers gave George Osborne’s economic strategy something of a pasting on Newsnight back in March

10. In a week where the Daily Mail accused Labour leader Ed Miliband’s late father of ‘hating Britain’, Mehdi Hasan gave the paper both barrels on BBC Question Time

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RrjyHlbZck

3 Responses to “The 10 best political videos of 2013”

  1. James

    For me, the Mehdi Hasan rant was filed as sanctimonious bluster as soon as the arse licking letter he sent to the Daily Mail begging for a column was leaked.

  2. Carl

    Was Mehdi Hasan included just to show what a hypocrite he is?

  3. Aloevera

    For an American Version of Top 10’s–see this (Part 1 out this week; Part 2 to follow):

    “The 10 Dumbest Rightblogger Ideas of 2013”

    http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2013/12/the_8_dumbest_r.php

    http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2013/12/the_8_dumbest_r.php?page=2

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