On Tuesday's edition of The Current, the focus was on negative advertising - why they work, when they don't, that sort of thing. There was a hilarious bit from an NPR program from last fall at the show's end, though, that's worth checking out. Here's the rundown from the show's log:
On the eve of the United States midterm elections last November, National Public Radio's Melissa Block spoke with Dennis Steele and Scott Sanders, two self-described 'hired guns' who lend their voices to the notoriously venomous attack ads of American politics. We ended the show today with their renderings of nursery rhymes as down and dirty attack ads ... turns out Humpty Dumpty was a bad egg, after all.
Here's how to listen to it: Click here, scroll down and find the "Part 3" tab (or just click here to start the segment right away), and scroll the Real Player along to the 26:00 mark. It runs less than two minutes, and is a hoot.