When I say ‘meme warfare’ it’s easy to picture legions of Pepe’s sprinting fearlessly towards a herd of Doge’s. But, unfortunately in the real world, meme warfare more resembles politically motivated memes which aim to control a narrative. In saying that, let’s take a look at the CNN Meme War of 2017. Here, we see a prevailing narrative created through countless memes (seriously here’s a playlist of them): CNN is bad, and Donald has slayed them. Here’s a few of my favourites:
The CNN Meme War is a great example of the tangible effects of internet memes. The public’s opinion in the manner was heavily informed by the portrayals of either side within the frame of the memes. So, although CNN over-reacted, they kind of had a point. This made me wonder if there were any Australian scandals which I could spin into a CNN-meme-warfare-style video, and then it came to me: Kevin ’07. So, please enjoy a dramatic recreation of Julia Gillard backstabbing Kevin Rudd for the position Prime Minister.
Can you think of any Meme Wars you’d like to share? Comment below