As the United States heads into a heated political season full of
political attack ads, the War for the Iron Throne is undergoing a
similar struggle. Mother Jones magazine has created three political ads
for the HBO fantasy drama Game of Thrones
that might make you support negative campaigning.
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The trio of ads are targeted at Robb Stark, Joffrey Baratheon and Daenerys Targaryen. There are some pretty funny moments from the ads, particularly when they parody real-world issues (asking for Joffrey's birth certificate, claiming that Daenerys pals around with Dothraki terrorists, pointing out that the Starks employ Osha, an illegal alien). But be warned: the production values are pretty subpar, and the acting in the Joffrey clip is downright terrible.
But politically savvy folks will surely be entertained. Personally, my favorite joke is that the anti-Robb ad is from Crossbows GPS, a parody of Karl Rove's Crossroads GPS SuperPAC.
Check out the Mother Jones
magazine Game of Thrones
attack ads for yourself.
(Image and videos courtesy of Mother Jones)