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These days everyone knows that you can't take advertisements at face value. Photoshop, misleading wording, deliberate omission of certain facts -- all frequent techniques that advertisers use to toe the line while they're pushing their product down your throat. Of course, sometimes that toe crosses the line -- or rather, sometimes a company blows that line away with a bazooka. With the help of the Don Draper of image manipulation AuntieMeme, here are those companies with egg on their face with a bazooka in hand.
a reply to: ketsuko
The Ramen one is stupid people not paying attention. If you look at your packages in your kitchen, there are lots of things you would think of as "one" serving that are actually more than one. Why is Ramen suddenly special?
"No consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking that Vitaminwater is a healthy beverage" -Coca Cola's Lawyers
originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: Iwinder
I think the tobacco companies set the precedent long ago.
Even that long ago the tobacco industry knew they were selling addiction to poison; even marketing to children!
I fell for the ads and smoked for over 20 years. Nasty habit!!
Fascism borrowed theories and terminology from socialism but replaced socialism's focus on class conflict with a focus on conflict between nations and races. Fascists advocate a mixed economy, with the principal goal of achieving autarky to secure national self-sufficiency and independence through protectionist and interventionist economic policies. Following World War II, few parties have openly described themselves as fascist, and the term is usually used pejoratively by political opponents. The terms neo-fascist or post-fascist are sometimes applied more formally to describe parties of the far right with ideological similarities to, or roots in, 20th century fascist movements.
originally posted by: VoidHawk
This made me laugh
This realy is just tip of the iceberg though, there's so many ads that lie by telling the truth!
Words to listen/watch for are: Could - Might - May - Probably - Sometimes - Believe
originally posted by: dreamingawake
Kashi was bought out by Kellogg. Will probably see the same advertising fraud with companies bought out by the mega corps. Such as Annee's was. Wish the MSM would report on these too, but for now have to be aware of the products, how they deceive. Thanks for sharing.
originally posted by: smurfy
FFS, even 'Cracked' join the party with pop-ups that don't pop off with the close X button, try to close the pop-up and nothing happens, so you give it another go, and nothing happens..third try I waited for a moment..then a drop down menu appears, with a couple of choices, one being to close the pop-up, click on that and it will close the pop-up..but you better be darn quick. And, what's with all these newspaper sites with follow on menus full of crap? ten things you didn't know about??, next picture...wait for it, another full page of the same crap, when all you might want to see is the next picture and nothing else. Google has now youtube cycling video one after the other non-stop unless you are quick to stop it, with tentative relationship from the last video. Who the feck needs that?
As for dicky ads, they have always been there. I would worry more about the censors, you see the ads for disinfectants, kills 99% of all known germs? those statements are probably true, and probably kill 100%, but the censors don't allow that to be stated, Conversely Health authorities don't seem to have a problem with the amount of iron dumped in food products, especially cereals..yes just bits of rusty iron in there with no provenance, and while iron needs are different for different poeple and ages and so on...that's okay?