Will Ferrell’s Funny or Die web site veers between laugh-free satire, obvious swipes at conservatives and material that avoids mocking the current president at all costs.
Now, Ferrell’s liberal content portal is aligning with President Barack Obama’s push to promote his signature health care legislation. The site will create propaganda videos meant to boost the unpopular law with young voters, or rather, citizens.
Also on board for the propaganda push–fading media mogul Oprah Winfrey, the talk show host who pushed Obama’s presidency on her viewers during the waning days of her syndicated chat-fest.
The two video sites will, according to the White House official, be teaming up “on production for several web videos featuring well-known comedic celebrities and actors.” Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and YouTube’s Daniel Kellison attended Monday’s meeting and could be a potent force: Funny or Die currently boasts 19 million unique visitors each month and advocated for the health law during the Congressional debate.
Other celebrities teaming with Obama to promote his existing health care law include Kal Penn, Amy Poehler, Jennifer Hudson and Michael Cera.