posted on Aug, 9 2006 @ 03:23 AM
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
The ad uses irony to draw attention to important issues.
I guess what you see as irony, I see as disgraceful insensitivity and utter disrespect.
Would it be merely "irony" for him to show images of people, seconds before they hit the ground to die, who had just jumped from the burning towers
(as long as he set it to the theme of a 50s tv show, of course)?
But, whether you agree with it or not, objectively, it is a very effective ad.
I don't know about "objectively", but sadly it will likely be "effective".
Which is exactly why...
Originally posted by djohnsto77
It shows how the world is truly turned upside down these days.
People will likely look right past his use of exaggerations, tailored fear mongering, and his utter disrespect of a victim (and his family) for
personal political gain.
The 50s tv themes will likely take intended viewers back to idealized memories of "the good ol' days when family values meant something".
Please, give me a break.
The Cleavers were no more "the avarage white family in the 50s" than the Cosbys were "the avarage black family in the 80s".
This ad is absolutely disgusting and, I hope to God that the Berg family never has to see this despicable use of Nick's image.
[edit on 8/9/06 by redmage]