Cliff Roth's OG viral video: The Reagans Speak Out on Drugs

30 years ago, the Just Say No anti-drug campaign launched. In response, Cliff Roth created one of the first analog viral videos passed around on VHS: The Reagans Speak Out on Drugs.

This instant classic was created back in the day when recutting video at this level took some expensive equipment and serious skills.

Here's the original for comparison:

Thirty years of misguided drug policy is finally being undone with recreational marijuana legislation, and it's nice to know that those who resisted it form the beginning are slowly winning.

THE REAGANS SPEAK OUT ON DRUGS (YouTube / SilverTorchStudio)

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  1. The joke is that these same techniques were used in most/all TV interviews, ostensibly to save time. It's trivially easy to twist the message that way, though.

    Of course now with Fox News / Breitbart it doesn't even matter what people say.

  2. Editing aside, I've always sided with Lee Marvin. Reagan always was kind of a tool.

  3. KXKVI says:
  4. His concern-troll face was sometimes at nearly Ted Cruz levels of smarmy git-itude.

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