Today in history? George Orwell’s 1984 was published … June 8, 1949
With President Obama’s reference to 1984 the other day, here is an interesting flashback into how Orwell’s novel was used (in this web-only ad) in support of candidate Obama in his 2008 campaign for the White House.
The ad was actually created by Phil de Vellis, aka ParkRidge47 – a Democratic political consultant.
“Hi. I’m Phil. I did it. And I’m proud of it,” de Vellis said in a Huffington Post article Wednesday night.
Blue State Digital said in a statement that de Vellis had been “terminated” for violating a company policy against “outside political work or commentary on behalf of our clients or otherwise.” De Vellis contradicted that in his Web posting, insisting that he had resigned voluntarily.