Honest Government Ads | Behind the Scenes 2018

Hey friends on the Internet, Giordano here from The Juice Media I hope you enjoyed another year of Honest Government Ads It’s been a really productive year for us Mainly coz our Government has been so shit
that they’ve given us plenty of stuff to talk about And our audience has grown, which is awesome Heck even our Government has been watching
our Honest Government Ads I know coz recenty we received another email from them complaining about our use of their logo Thanks for watching! First up, a huge TYSM to all the Patrons and supporters who’ve kept us going this year It’s thanks to you mob that I’ve been
able to work… that’s my phone That I’ve been able to work fulltime on researching, writing, directing and editing Honest Government Ads I know it’s not always easy to part with money each month to support any project so I never take it for granted Your financial support has also made it possible to pay our brilliant actors they’re a bunch of legends and I hope
you’ll join me in giving them props for their awesome work this year A special shout out to Zoë, who appeared in
8 consecutive Honest Government Ads this year including some viral gems like Visit the NT
and Visit Timor-Leste (?) Serviced by daily shipments from BLAH Ah… Hang on this is Zoë’s warm up Zoë getting pumped up for the next take Phwoa! Interpretative-dance Zoë LOL: Take 6 (Laughter) That’s it, great, good take (More laughter) This is gold, I’m gonna use some of this (LOL) And last but not least a huge thanks to the broader Juice Media team who give me feedback on my scripts and help me
to refine them. Thanks, you legends Anywho – this year since I’m seldom in front
of the camera these days I thought I’d take this opportunity to share with you some of
the story behind the Honest Government Ads It’s been 2 years since we made the very
first Honest Government Ad: Visit Australia There was no big announcement or manifesto Lucy and I just made it. You loved it. And
for the next two years we made more But after two years I think it’s probably
a good time to take stock and reflect on what it is that we’re doing here And who we are I dunno, maybe some of you think we’re some
big, sponsored project funded by George Soros… or the Greens… (X-Files Music) When in fact we’re a bonafide home-made, family project We literally film every episode in our living room And I write and edit them here, under the same suburban Melbourne roof But if we go back in time a few years, things were quite different I was working at the University after I completed a PhD in History I published a history book about Time explaining
why the whole world is ruled by the clock TL/DR: European colonialism And then another book about the most epic
yet little-known chapter of Australian history Seriously read it But something I started to find troubling
is that all my work was being published in places not very easily accessible to most
people – like books and academic journals It’s troubling when you realise that most academic research is already funded by tax-payers meaning you and me – through the ARC In a sense, we are all Patrons of academics And yet, when they publish their work in a
journal – unless you’re a staff or student in a University – you have to pay to read it Which is essentially paying for it twice It’s as if all you Patrons who support us had to pay again to watch our videos when they come out The turning point for me came in 2013 with the death of Aaron Swartz activist, programmer and prodigy co-creator of many awesome platforms Aaron wanted to make a statement about the
need for free and open access to knowledge So he hacked into MIT’s mainframe and downloaded
the entire JSTOR databse For that, he was hounded and prosecuted by
the FBI – until eventually he tragically took his own life Aaron made us all realise how heavily policed
knowledge and academic work is And thanks to his legacy things are slowly changing But I didn’t want to wait decades for my
work to be freely available to everyone So I left and started publishing content in
the obvious place The big question of course was: would people
value my work enough to support me in doing it? There was only one way to find out So I gave myself one year to create a new series And if by the end of that year I wasn’t
at least covering my expenses – then… My goal was to somehow help people better understand what is going on in our world There’s a real hunger for honesty and truth right now basic elements required for democracy and good governments to flourish Rupert Murdoch and others like him know this very well, which is why they work so hard to muddy the waters around crucial issues like climate change, the economy and the growing gap between rich and poor Which is fueling a growing tide of misinformation
that keeps getting fuckwits like this elected So I thought gee, wouldn’t it be useful
if I could help counter this by translating and decoding our Government’s policies,
making them say what they really meant? And that was the birth of Honest Government Ads Thanks to you, by the time that one-year deadline
was up, we managed to became self-sufficient and cover all our basic production costs So I gave myself another challenge: by the
end of the second year, we had to be earning enough to make a decent wage so that we could
support a family and make ends meet Lucy and I had a baby last year – Luca – a frikkin cutie So if we were to keep going, we had to make
this work financially Which is why I’ve given this project everything I have In fact, I’ve never worked this hard, and
yet its the most enjoyable work I’ve ever done I figured: if we do good work, remain independent and play a useful role in providing information and analysis that is of public interest and if we can mix it with some decent comedy so that it cuts through the bullshit – people might support it And people did You rewarded us for embarking on this crazy family adventure by doubling the number of Patrons who support us each month which has given us the confidence to keep making Honest Government Ads And I hope that going forward more people
will continue to support us – because although we’re on the right track, we still operate
on a tiny budget and we have so much more to do So if you like what we do if you feel we provide a public service by helping people to
understand what’s going on if you value how we consistently avoid going for the low-hanging fruit and instead focus topics ignored by most other media such as the anti-encryption bill that just passed (nice one, Bill) Then please consider supporting The Juice
Media at the link below We’ve introduced some cool rewards on Patreon: For the price of a cup of coffee each month you’ll receive audio previews of all our new videos before we publish them $5 USD will get you into the Advisory Board, which
helps us decide topics of future videos $10 USD will get you a hug, which is honestly our
favourite reward tier because its comes from people who just want us to get the work done $20 gets you all the above plus a Sticker Pack
$50 a Department of Genuine Satire t-shirt And the top reward is for Patrons who pledge
$100/month: a Producer Credit at the end of each of our Honest Government Ads Patreon is the best way to support us
because it gives us a predictable monthly income But if you’re not a Patreon kinda person,
you can also send us a one-off tip on PayPal whenever you’re stoked with one of our videos And if you don’t dig PayPal either, on our website you’ll find other options to support us with cryptocurrencies And lastly, if you’re not in a financial
position to support – no stress As I said, my aim was always to be able to
publish content available freely for everyone So even if you can’t afford to be a Patron,
our content will always be available to you for free Thanks for listening to my long-arsed video I want to wish all of you and your families
a happy, healthy and, above all, meaningful new year Giordano signing off, and we’ll catch you
soon for more genuine satire

100 thoughts on “Honest Government Ads | Behind the Scenes 2018”

  1. Dude, you and your team are absolutely fantastic, complete genius. I rarely use Patreon or other forms of support, not cause Im against it, because I actually believe it to be the future of media, but because Im a broke motherfucker ?. In this case thou i couldn't pass it up, as you and your brilliant girls had me laughing so hard I cant even remember when it was the last time I had such a good time watching fun stuff on the Tube, and this is fucking intelligent stuff too, which, even if written around Australian government fuck ups, it tells the story of every western country "people scamming plan".
    So, sorry for the long message, I just genuinely appreciated your work, Honest Government the most but Rap News is fucking hilarious too.
    Keep it up bro! All the best from fucked up Italy ✌️?

  2. Fuck it. Not Australian but, I'm supporting. Thank you from Canada. You on my monthly donation list along with Sam Harris, NutritionFacts.org.

  3. As a fellow academic how do you expect me to take your work seriously when it is obviously so one sided on the political spectrum? While I applaud your work we still see big silicon vally giants censoring content creators like Paul Joseph Watson for being what they label as extremist, when groups such as hamas and the Muslim brotherhood have there Facebook accounts untouched. While I applaud the research you put into your videos you also so very little if any solutions to what you are discussing, after a while the satire comes across almost as if you are talking down to your audience while not providing coherent and logical arguments for steps that need to be taken in order to fix the problems we are seeing in the world and in Australia.

    PS I would love to see you do a parody video about the political system in Australia itself that demonstrates its flaws and explains how this type of corruption seeps into our government, not just of the right side but also on the left side as well.

  4. where have you been all my life iv not watched tv for five years and just been watching you tube i cant belive iv not seen you before arron swarts was bullied to death i hear you. i value your content you may need a unstoppable domain iv got mine rus.zil you can link your content and it supports crypto payments it worth looking at thanks for a good giggle shame its all true the girl is ace she has a lovely smile i wish i was like you guys iv been down the rabbit hole and well i didnt like what i saw so its good to take some weight away from the dread are gov is dishing out in droves good day peeps ill be watching you every day from now and shearing your content to open minded people

  5. Its refreshing to hear a critical voice instead of the bought and paid for fiction our media outlets provide. I get to hear about what our government is up to and have a huge laugh instead of the huge sigh I invariably have when I watch TV. Honestly, even with the large level of satire you use I would say it is closer to reality than what our news reports. Thanks for the videos, it makes me feel less alone in the world and my opinions on the visionless self serving numpties masquerading as leaders we have currently.

  6. Aaron surely was killed by the FBI, they have been shown to either shoot, drug and hang honest people exposing world crimes.
    The data is typically then misinformation and controlled propaganda. We know he was murdered by the parasites of humanity.

  7. I must say, I've only started watching these a few days agao and I'M COMPLETELY HOOKED! What an amazing job you guys do. You need to be vastly more prolific. Try to pump out ad a week if at all possible. This will keep your political agenda fresh in our minds as well as keep many of us current to the topics on hand. And don't be afraid to BACH AMERICAN ALL YOU WANT! I think you'll know you struck a nerve when DONALD J. TRUMP starts bitch tweeting about unfair you treat him online. WAH-WAH. Your quest is a noble one. Stay the course, please.

  8. Yes, you've correctly identified the reasons for your success, and special mention goes to Zoe! The internet needs more Zoe.

  9. Hi Giordano,

    I'm a fellow Melbourneian, now living in Canberra. I've accidentally stumbled up your AWESOME Info Vids all of which I have been promoting.

    You have my utmost support and I'llook forward to reaching out as I want to connect you with a friend of mine who does something similar and has a enormous global following and I hope, pray and intend to support you by the both of you working in collaboration to leverage off of each other.

    How do I get in touch with you?

    Very best wish from my family to yours.


  10. You guys are doing an amazing job! I will be a supporter once i earn some molla myself ? ps. If you ever need an extra actor or someone to help out let me know! ?

  11. Great work. I do sincerely hope it grows way beyond Australia, after all Murdoch and his vile News Corpse has infected democracies around the world. Congratulations and thank you for your service.

  12. Great videos. I don't agree with all of your political view points, and I wish you'd stop attacking the coal industry; it employs alot of people (on high wages).

     I definitely agree with the you've raised around "Witness K" and around metadata retention laws. Am pretty disgusted by the government's attempts to stifle you by attempting to stop you using the "Australien Government" logo.

    I'll become a Patreon.

  13. BRILLIANT!!! Thanks for all your videos both informative and entertaining a smashing combination indeed ?

  14. You guys nailed the two party government voting.
    Wish you were in ireland. We need simple explanations for hood winking of a moronic population.

  15. Just came across your shows. Best thing I've seen in a long time. There's so much scope for you in this world. The United Kingdom is ripe for a programme such as yours. The programs are very well written and very well presented. You've managed to get just the right mix.

  16. You should research the shitfuckery in the U.S…you'll have material for a lifetime. The amount of shitfuckery here is mindboggling. Texas alone can give you material for a decade.

  17. Nice one . Best wishes with the projects…. can we see some shit about the UK…. I for one will share it ….
    Belated congrats on the arrival of the little fella…
    The Ladies are gorgeous.
    Love the vids

  18. Man I only got on to last week…. Damn…. I been watching and such a good educational tool…. My right wing golf buddy can't stand your work… Oh you don't understand how much joy that brings me… Warms the cockles of my little progressive heart?

  19. Fantastic work, never lock up the keys to knowledge, understanding or wisdom. Wealth shared that invests in shared interest, grows an abundance of provision and makes a sustainable economy of scale. While on one level your ads are one thing on a deeper level they speak to the need for everyone to understand and support one another. Sometimes you need shock value to get through to sleeping minds or wavering attention spans, every voice for freedom and accepting community helps. God bless you and give you grace to prosper and grow. The truth will set you free. It would be great to see a more moderated effort like this behind the scenes as a piece of work as you clearly have the talent, team and support.

  20. Oh god we need a juice media in Turkey believe me that would be amazing but since our “amazing” government decided to ban Wikipedia in our country i can not think what would happen to you guys if you would make a video like this about turkey as a Turkish citizen. Prison? 9 years? Maybe :’) i mean turkey is not that bad like the other country’s citizens thinks but… well we would want one video about how much f’n things going on in turkey 😀 THIS YOUTUBE CHANNEL IS THE BEST!

    People who is reading the comment be like: Wait i toughed that turkey was an animal wt* 😀
    (Sorry for the grammar mistakes and spelling mistakes:/)

  21. Great to see the faces and the story behind the juice media….you guys are doing a awesome job, love your work….??

  22. Very happy to have found this channel recently! was looking for something like this for Australian news, and I didn't find this, or much else at all, but this video just recently popped up on it's own in the side bar thing, so that's good. There's a big gap on youtube for Australian political content, especially from a left leaning perspective. No idea why almost no one is doing it. Just rip off TYT's format if ya gotta, surely there's an Audience for this. There's only one well known youtuber in this category.
    Edit: Although… this channel will seemingly soon surpass FriendlyJordies in subscribers actually… that's not so bad at all.

  23. Good on you please keep going as BS flow like wine from the Illuminati these days. Up the government, Right up them. PS the Girls are legends 😀

  24. my God – just found ya – such great stuff – may you be protected from the Deep-States-grip.
    Well truth pops out everywhere and they have a hard stand – lets have mercy when it is time for judgement – thank you so very much

  25. I'm so greatful to you guys for all the work you do, removing the bullshit that disguises the continuous erosion of human rights, the transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich ( that effectively enslaves us) and the daily drivel that our and other governments trickledown to us and label as the News, the fact that you use humour only makes your work greater, beautifully scripted and presented…my subscription is on the way.

  26. Even though I don't always agree with your messages (eg. re: alleged "climate change" & propagation of anti-white/white guilt themes) you've done some very interesting & hilarious videos re: corruption in government. The beautiful smiles of your "spokeswomen" as they deliver outrageous statements are wonderful satires of government/media norming of cognitive dissonance.

  27. excellent work and keep it up maybe just cover more about the Genocide taking place next door to Australia a bit more..

  28. Great stuff, love your work, in accuracies and all. FWIW, the only people muddying the waters on climate change are the bunch of social science activists who call themselves climate scientists. You need to dig deeper mate. An easy mistake to make unless you actually read the so called science and get hold of the source data. Keep it coming non the less.

  29. God bless you and your family brother ❤️ you are the change this world sorely needs and this little gem of a video has inspired me even more than ever to follow my dreams. I'll be seeing you on the front lines brother. The proverbial Winds of Change are here…

  30. Giordano, love your stuff! Spot on shitfuckery! Though may I humbly suggest you look into geoengineering and weather modification (and continue investigating direct pollution for profit)? You may find the Dickheads-in-Chief are using "Climate Change" as a controlled opposition cover and massive taxation system.

  31. I've only come across your videos recently, and enjoy watching very much. So good information. Watching this one video, is much inspiring.

  32. It would be nice if you can cover the whole world and not just Australia, although I recognize that it would be tricky because of fact checking and stuff.

  33. only recently found your page and became a fan immediately. great job, we need someone like you in the States

  34. 6 months since and I say thank you, thank you and thank you. for the time it must take to do this work and to the wonderful talent that present the projects the work is brilliant.
    Love the humorous approach to help, reveal the government treating us if we're mushrooms.

  35. Zoe is so cute n hot that I subbed n am watching you just because of her all the way from Istanbul, Turkiye… lolll ?

  36. I use YouTube a lot but have never made a post/comment but I would like to say thank you so much for the great content for getting the truth out there it is a shame that we can’t put you on the ABC if anybody deserves a Logie for journalism it is both you and your wife keep up the great work 

    from the desk of M Spencer

  37. I am from Egypt and I watched every video you made. Some of them more than once. Love you guys and hope you continue to be awesome.

  38. Would love to have a chat about my experience in the Big House of idiots in Canberra in the 45th alleged parliament, I have a lot of info(ammo).

  39. RED ALERT RED ALERT Science will not save us from Science. We need to save ourselves from GLOBAL WARMING. If the U.N. had a plan it would start something like this.

    1. The world’s total population would have to accept to not bring children into this world for the next 20 years. ( there are plenty of children that need love and a home )
    2. People that would like to end their lives should be legally and socially accepted.( euthanasia) (a persons dignified right)?
    3. All wars must stop today. ( people get to go home to live in there own places )
    4. The automobile industry must stop producing Fossil Fuel Powered social vehicles ending 2017. ( people get to still have a job in the motor industry building alternative vehicles )
    5. All countries that can ,will need to produce their own products (reducing ocean travel fuel burn)( sustain a work force)
    6. All global business will need to move investment to full blown Renewable energy supply. ( they and their investors still make money )
    7. All countries will need to grow billions of tons of Indian Hemp. The hemp will provide for a huge carbon store by making everything you can from it. Replacing all petrochemical products. (diversity will create contentment and PEACE and UNDERSTANDING. )
    8. Socially all drug addicts will be supplied with there drug of choice at a place of convenience. At a cost that will cover the cost. ( social rest,the end of the black market and the decline in overall drug use and deaths.)
    9. The amounts of Fossil Fuels (burnt) in the countries that will still need them will be calculated so as to keep the atmosphere stable as the gasses are reduced. ( the second and third world people will still have their first world comforts and thus we all become one world people accepting all cultures.) Sounds great hey.
    10. Understanding that there is a lot more to UNDERSTAND and DO to save LIFE. The Scientific COMMUNITY have a colossal job in helping to do this. We need all of us to DO this, ALL OF US. And the list goes on.
    (Patience and faith in one another)

    Imagine the UN achieving that, when they can’t even stop the ethnic cleansing that happens daily.

  40. My only complaint is: one can be highly satirical and speak the truth with striking humour without resorting to bad language. Full Frontal and Chasers were examples. Imagine this: if s..t; f..k were words NOT in vogue surely mankind would not be stuck unable to express their frustrations and anger. There are many people including myself we are just dumbstruck at the Australian people so blind to see the overall picture and the habit of electing officials who give a hoot (see I did not have to use f..K) about the country. In fact the very fact MPs with dubious background were re elected with more votes than before shows this stupidity. So yes there should be more videos, TV programs and public exposure of Juice media but my wish is people who prefer to see cleaner yet wittier satire should be able to see this with their kids and educate them about the dumb people who vote their dumb pollies.

  41. Please consider a sanitised version of your work. I love you stuff and have learnt heaps but cannot share it with many people due to the language. You could broaden your reader base considerably.

  42. Just found your channel recently, love your work! Sometimes the Government need the piss taken out of them! Poli = many, Tics = blood sucking insects.

  43. These videos are genius! I share them with everyone on twitter and facebook. FYI, juicemedia needs to upload these to the bitmovio platform so they dont get shutdown by youtube and disappear off thr net

  44. If you are as old as I am you will remember MAD magazine in the early 1960's to the mid 1970's . It was very similar to this in many ways, as it pointed out satirically what was going on in the government, advertising, education, etc. Once I found out about them, I have looked at a lot of their videos, and they are quite MAD!!!

  45. Even I love your videos and I'm a swinging voter, LNP was our choice as ALP and Greens aren't offering the policies we need. Anyhow, keep it up, exposing ALL the shitfuckery no matter who is in Politics, they're all knobs to varying degrees. That's what makes Australia great, you can take the piss and give criticism to the most powerful in our society.

  46. Love these… will continue sharing 🙂 — any chance of doing one on 5G? Been doing loooooads of research and it really needs your help to get out there !! Keep doing your awesome and brave work!!

  47. I sorely wish I could help you in production, but I'm a dumb yankee. I'm too busy making tea in the sea. Keep up the fabulous work, friends. We love you for all you do <3

  48. I love your videos. I live on the other side of the planet (northern hemisphere, Europe, Belgium).. and your videos have given me a pretty good sense of your political class. Unfortunately, your politicians look so similar to ours, and Britain's, and France's, and the Netherlands'.. there seems to be a clear pattern here. Stay strong #WeAreMany

  49. Hey, great! but how come donations are in U.S $ ? (EDITED, I found there is a drop down box for currency options) 😉
    Also love how you spell Australien. Was gonna say it's in German, but the French, Dutch, Swedish, spell it that way too!
    Will make a donation soon, and i will want a bumper sticker and prolly a t – shirt too!
    (Re Edited, again….so, if i do PayPal, i still want my sticker pack and shirt, what do i do now?)
    Cheers from the Alpine Region!

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