Reviews Comments: Very original.
It is like a deconstruction of both music and politics. On one hand, music usually focuses on Intercourse With You, or lack of said intercourse, or wanting said intercourse, and other common subjects detailed elsewhere in this wiki. However, songs about, say, building a turtle fence as a metaphor for healthcare in Michigan, is not all together common. And on the other side of the deconstruction, is the politics. They are not taken all that seriously, which takes some of the power out of 24-hour news channels, a type of power subversion Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, et. al. have been working on for a long time. Thus, it creates a concept very original, as well as subversive. And that's not all! It sounds great too. The music is stellar, and very catchy, its well worth listening to a few dozen times (well maybe less, but still). The editing is also well-done. I mean, the visual editing its not that technically impressive, but it gets the job done, and the audio editing is veeery impressive (sometimes its hard to sort was and wasn't said without context). Therefore, you should watch Auto Tune The News, and subscribe to their channel 'n stuff.
It's not a Deconstruction. An interesting blend, but Deconstruction means to demonstrate how something (fictional) would work in the real world if it happened in real life, or show why it wouldn't. Or show how something works, essentially "breaking it down to its component parts". This, while original, is a blend of news and music, turning the news into catchy musical sound bites. But it's not a Deconstruction by any means.
comment #6819 BonsaiForest 14th Mar 11 (edited by: BonsaiForest)
Well, that's why I didn't pothole "Deconstruction" because I didn't mean it in the sense of the trope. I meant it as an actual metaphorical breaking down of the components it was examining.
comment #6837 TVG 15th Mar 11
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