of flog: To criticize harshly or to force or urge into action.
Definition of vflog: A virtual or video
A vflog is a political vlog (video-log) of a citizen verbally flogging
a dishonest politician or public figure for the purpose of holding
them accountable for their actions or positions on various subjects.
A vflog is the video version of a political blog.
This new wave in democracy has been described as a cross-between
theater and gonzo
journalism. Our moto is "Bringing the 1st Amendment into
the 21st Century".
Vflogging started in Colorado in 2007, when a group of activists
decided to use the Internet's emerging video technology to show
people how easy and fun it is to participate in democracy.
Vflog.com will be posting vflogs leading up to the Democratic
National Convention in Denver, Colorado Aug. 25-28, 2008.
This is what democracy looks like.
Profile: Kathleen Chippi
Kathleen Chippi is our main video-flogger. She has been an activist
since she was born.
She started the Boulder Hemp Company in 1993, becoming the first
person since cannabis prohibition to package and market hemp food
products in the U.S. Her company was forced out of business by the
DEA in 1999, when they erroneously declared hemp products illegal.
That decision has since been overturned, but the DEA effectively
killed the hemp industry in the U.S. The Canadian hemp industry
remains legal and flourishing.