Creative mind behind “Kronies” talks about challenges and motivations behind parody

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Late last week, a series of parody videos came out that attacked the crony connections between big government and big business. Entitled “The Kronies”, the videos are done in the style of the late 80s toy commercials that were used to sell everything from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures to Creepy Crawlers. One of the creative geniuses behind The Kronies, John Papola, joined Glenn on TV to talk about the campaign.

“What we were really trying to do is get at an issue that really gets across the left and the right,” “Whatever you want government to be, you certainly don’t want it to be corrupt.”

The great thing about “The Kronies”, according to Papola is that it tackles that corruption from the viewpoint of the left and the right. The right tends to look at big government as the source of corruption, while the left tends to view large corporations and their big money and influence as corruption.

Glenn was excited to have someone who could deliver a libertarian message in a creative package, and told Papola “we have got to work with like-minded people.”

“What you do is unique and it is really hard to do,” Glenn told Papola, “We will help you any way we can.”

  • BlueMN

    I wonder when the Koch Bros. action figures are coming out. “Now that we own the Tea Party and the press nothing can stop us! We will stomp those small businessmen” flat! BUWAHAHAHAHA!”

  • Stephan Bruno

    5 days on youtube and 70,000 views. LOL big success?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    .Than again that is more than Obama gives to his starving brother.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8FvmesaxXg Sam Fisher

    Stop feeding the leeches.

  • Bundle Up

    Since we gain most of liberty’s benefits from the use of liberty by those unseen to us, others’ liberty is just as important as our own.

  • crusty_da_clone

    go to the cronies page… http://thekronies.com
    click on the link at the bottom – Chimera
    What is that?