WATCH: Meet Ava, the Hip, 'Urban' Tea Party News Anchor Avatar

Some stuff you just can't make up. Like this unreal video from the Tea Party News Brief in Iowa, which we learned about from Kyle at Right Wing Watch.

The folks at Tea Party News Brief, LLC, have launched an animated news service featuring, as news reader, a female avatar speaking in an accent and voice apparently meant to sound African American, and standing in a an urban setting of  graffiti-sprayed walls and loading-dock doors -- you know, just like the newsroom sets of your local TV channel (not).

Ava moves awkwardly, almost spastically, and is drawn from a perspective designed not to show her mouth actually forming the words that are spoken. The automated narrator sounds as if she is talking to first-graders.

A little Cheesy Mac with that tea?


AlterNet / By Adele M. Stan

Posted at January 27, 2011, 10:12am

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