A frame-by-frame takedown of Rick Scott’s new digital ad

in Uncategorized by

This is a classic example of what happens when you lock a monkey in a room with a video editor and a bottle of bourbon.

In this first sequence, we see Florida Gov. Rick Scott strolling along on the streets of Miami trying to pretend he cares about Latinos.


At 0:05 of the video, the monkey has pushed a button on his video editor software and begins to cross-fade from one sequence to the next.


Bad monkey! No banana. And no more bourbon, either. Who is that figure standing to the left, half-visible? Is it one of Rick Scott’s security guards, making sure he isn’t beaten up by the angry Latinos?


No, his video-editing monkey isn’t THIS bad. I put the red outline on it myself to make it even more obvious. But anyone can see it at full speed just watching the video.


See? That guy wasn’t supposed to be there. He started to fade in, then just as quickly disappeared. The mistake is quite noticeable at full speed between the 0:05 – 0:06 second mark of the video. But the drunken monkey must have realized his mistake.


With the crappy cross-fade complete, we now see a new sequence showing the Governor talking to a Walmart greeter. I hope he’s paying the video editor monkey Walmart wages.


Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.