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posted by Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy at 12:01 AM
True to this 'toon's title, read this literally nauseating post about Obama's latest ad at your stomach content's own risk.
Wow, you weren't kidding. Just when I think election discourse couldn't get any more pathetic, now we get to hear in-depth, Serious discussion about... the production value, polish, and degree of Star Trek Chess involved with political ads. Pretty soon CNN will have the "pros" from the ad industry on a huge panel dissecting the production value and visuals from the ads of the week.And it's only mid-July...
“In retrospect, it is much clearer to many Americans that election of Barack Obama was evidence not of people rising up against the system but of how marketers could exploit Americans' hopelessness to sell a candidate.“Advertising—be it for a car or a candidate—works best exploiting strong emotional needs and pains such as hopelessness and anger.…“However, when a candidate who exploits hopelessness and anger gets elected and then doesn’t satisfy the need of supporters to feel more positively, a numbing apathy can emerge.”Bruce E. Levine, from Get Up, Stand Up.
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