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Viral Video: The 2012 Celeb Singalong for Obama

In 2008, a group of well-known singers crafted the music video, “Yes, We Can” to support the then fresh-faced Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Now, as the days to the election count down and things are a little dicier for Obama, here is the 2012 effort, titled “Forward.”

Less star-studded than the last one, it features Ne-Yo, Herbie Hancock and Natasha Bedingfield in a “grassroots effort to motivate and inspire nationwide voter participation.”

Here is the new one and the 2008 one, too (it’s better):


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald