BROOKE GLADSTONE: This is On the Media. I'm Brooke Gladstone with a little something extra for you, our listeners. We've just launched a new animated series in which Bob and I snarkily comment on this season’s political ads, Mystery Science Theater style. It’s called Media Scrutiny Theater 2010, or MST2010, and we're doing it in collaboration with WNYC’s new political website, Itsafreecountry.org. Here’s our take on Kentucky Democrat Jack Conway’s negative ad against Rand Paul.
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MALE ANNOUNCER: Why was Rand Paul a member of a secret society that called the Holy Bible a hoax that was banned for mocking Christianity and Christ?
BROOKE GLADSTONE: Why was Rand Paul a dumb-ass college kid? Why?
MALE ANNOUNCER: Why did Rand Paul once tie a woman up, tell her to bow down before a false idol and say, his god was Aqua Buddha?
BOB GARFIELD: He worships an aftershave?
MALE ANNOUNCER: Why does Rand Paul now want to end all federal faith-based initiatives and even end the deduction for religious charities?
BROOKE GLADSTONE: Is this guy running for U.S. Senate or for church deacon? What’s Paul’s Christianity got to do with anything?
MALE ANNOUNCER: Why are there so many questions about Rand Paul?
BOB GARFIELD: Because you hired Mr. Scary Voice to ask them.
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BROOKE GLADSTONE: To see how it looks, just go to Itsafreecountry.org, or to the On the Media Facebook page.