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Obama commercials on toddler educational channels?????

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posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 01:57 PM
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Is there brainwashing propaganda being shown on child educational channels?

As a parent of toddlers, I end up watching a little bit of NickJR and Boomerang, popular children cartoon and educational channels. Recently, Ive become aware of the Obama commercials. Those of you here who are parents may know what Im talking about.

These commercials have no place on childrens channels, and seem to me a bit creepy. They have a childs voice talking about Obamas struggle, and rise to Presidency as the first black President. These are NOT things that a child needs to be thinking about.

I couldnt find any direct links to show some of these commercials. But Ive posted a few links below that talk a bit about it. If you know where some of these video links can be found, please let me know ASAP, or post them here.

To me, this is a blatant attempt to condition our children, and I wont let my kids watch it any more. Leave politics to the adults, and stay the f**k away from my kids!




posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 01:59 PM
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Here are the links I could find:


www.youtube.com...

www.youtube.com...

www.politico.com...

Please add more, especially if you find some vids of the actual commercials on the kids channels. THX!



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 02:13 PM
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i didn't quite get your point from the links provided.
the 1st one is about an effort to get children to read and form a book club. but, from the vid it sounds like a network hasn't signed off on it.
the 2nd was about the children singing about obama during his campaign and the 3rd was a blog complaining about the channel he had during the campaign that ran his ads.

as far as i've seen, the only thing on nickelodeon/noggin about obama is a minute piece about him running for president, the fact that he plays basketball, and stuff such as that.
i saw it as more of a profile of the president geared to kids.
i must admit, my 3 year old watches these channels all day along with pbs kidsprout and i've never seen any politically-oriented commercials.
i would love to see if someone could post what it is your angry about.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 02:15 PM
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The commercials are meant to communicate to the parents, not the kids. It is simple product placement. Obama speaks about children and children's issues in order for the parents to hear.

It is like advertisers buying commercial time for "manly things" during televised sporting events or "female oriented items" during daytime TV.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 02:53 PM
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Kids gonna learn about presidents sometimes.

I am perfectly ok with it. Why?

Because if Obama is on, my child gets bored and wanders away. As oppossed to the toy commerical where he goes: I WANT THAT for the next five minutes, or the next toy commerical.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 03:01 PM
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Originally posted by heather65
i didn't quite get your point from the links provided.

as far as i've seen, the only thing on nickelodeon/noggin about obama is a minute piece about him running for president, the fact that he plays basketball, and stuff such as that.
i saw it as more of a profile of the president geared to kids.
i must admit, my 3 year old watches these channels all day along with pbs kidsprout and i've never seen any politically-oriented commercials.
i would love to see if someone could post what it is your angry about.


As I said, the links I posted were related to the topic, but not the actual vids of the commercials I am upset about. It started right after the inauguration, with a commercial showing two children reporting on the event. As time has gone by, the commercials have become more frequent and the nature of them is beyond what age group is watching. In my mind, these have no place on channels that are meant for toddlers.

Point being, that EVERY OTHER commercial on kids channels are bent towards marketing their age group.

"Mommy, daddy, I want that new baby that pees its pants." or " I want the new Deigo and Dora sing-along backpack" and so on. Then, interjected into that is "awareness education on political events/figures." And you want to tell me that doesnt seem a little odd???

I was MODERATELY (NOT LETTING THE KIDS WATCH ALL DAY) watching these shows before the Presidential race. And I NEVER saw any political commercials before the inauguration.

I hope as well that someone will find the vids Im talking about, and I will continue to look myself.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 03:11 PM
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well, i see what you're saying.
during election times, nickelodeon does report on the campaign and hold their own elections.
i do think however, that the ads i've seen that are in cartoon form, have been a sort of bio piece about the new president.
i haven't seen any ads about anything that seemed to be harmful to children.
a previous poster pointed out that the ads may have been directed towards the adults in the household..just saying.
i'll wait to see if someone can post something before i comment on what you've apparently seen.
i'm not saying you've imagined anything. i apologize if that what you got from my post.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 03:11 PM
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They are there because Mommy can name more kids shows than adult shows.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 03:12 PM
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Originally posted by skeptic1
The commercials are meant to communicate to the parents, not the kids. It is simple product placement. Obama speaks about children and children's issues in order for the parents to hear.

It is like advertisers buying commercial time for "manly things" during televised sporting events or "female oriented items" during daytime TV.


The commercials are meant to communicate to the parents, not the kids.

REALLY? So you dont think that ALL the commercials between kids programs are geared towards the kids that watch???

You think the new cry baby dolly they advertise is meant for the parent? The parent that is cleaning the house while the toddler is watching TV?

GIVE ME A BREAK!

I dont care WHO won the Presidency, I dont want commercials from ANY low-life politician placing ads into TV programs that are for TODDLERS! PERIOD!

That is one of the problems with our kids today. Parents are not letting them be kids, while they are kids! Parents are allowing kids to grow up too fast, resulting in 8 yr olds in gangs, doing drugs, and getting pregnant.

Or at the least, the kids are worried about having boyfriends, wearing make-up, and getting their ears pierced AT 10 YRS OLD!



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 03:12 PM
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LOL pretty much it.

second line



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 03:13 PM
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Just giving a shoutout to Halethorp. I used to live in Relay/St. Denis. Howdy neighbor


BTW, that is a beautiful painting.

[edit on 20-2-2009 by nixie_nox]



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 03:22 PM
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Making kids grow up with the same lies that are spoon fed to us adults will only make them more ignorant when they grow up.

And that's exactly what they want.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 03:23 PM
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Originally posted by nixie_nox
Kids gonna learn about presidents sometimes.

I am perfectly ok with it. Why?

Because if Obama is on, my child gets bored and wanders away. As oppossed to the toy commerical where he goes: I WANT THAT for the next five minutes, or the next toy commerical.


So what your saying is, you have NO PROBLEM because you think your child will just "walk away" from those commercials??? Well, what if children dont "walk away?"

And what if......GASP......There happens to be PROVEN, REAL ad marketing that strikes people on a subconscious level to control their desire, of the the things they buy and how frequent they buy them?

Suddenly this whole thing becomes alot less innocent when you think about that British guy that had a TV show for awhile. He could LITERALLY affect someones subconscious to make them give him their wallets! Or to give clerks at a diamond store pieces of paper, instead of money, and walk out with a 4000 diamond ring! And he admitted that it was a unique form of mind control, that utilized psycology, and subliminal messages!

Dont you think if there is some guy that can do this, that Governments, and TV adverts are able to do the same?

All Im saying is, place these ads in the regular ADULT television shows. Fine. But dont put this crap into kids programming!



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 03:28 PM
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Of course not. But, most people monitor what their kids watch on television, so they are with them. Especially toddlers.

And, if you don't like it, change the channel. YOU are the parent. You can always turn the television off.

I did not vote for Obama and I don't like him. But, really, this is at the bottom of my list of reasons why I don't like him.

You have the power to turn the television off. You are the parent.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 03:31 PM
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My children, watching Pinky-dinky DOO, doesnt need to hear the name OBAMA, OBAMA, OBAMA, every time the show goes to commercial. Or any other politician/person for that matter!

TV could be programming/brainwashing/messing with your TODDLERS head!!!!

TELL ME YOU DONT CARE! I WONT BELIEVE IT!



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 03:36 PM
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Originally posted by skeptic1
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Of course not. But, most people monitor what their kids watch on television, so they are with them. Especially toddlers.

And, if you don't like it, change the channel. YOU are the parent. You can always turn the television off.

I did not vote for Obama and I don't like him. But, really, this is at the bottom of my list of reasons why I don't like him.

You have the power to turn the television off. You are the parent.


You must not have read THE VERY FIRST POST of the thread. I said, "I WONT LET MY KIDS WATCH IT ANYMORE!" There. We got that cleared up.

Second--You didnt vote for Obama and dont like him, but this is the last reason you would have, to not like him????

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! Yea, messing with my kid would be the last reason to hate someone! Man, where are peoples priorities??

You hate him because he signed the stimulus package? Or that he wont show his birth certificate? Well, those are some good reasons.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 03:41 PM
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Originally posted by treemanx

You must not have read THE VERY FIRST POST of the thread. I said, "I WONT LET MY KIDS WATCH IT ANYMORE!" There. We got that cleared up.

Second--You didnt vote for Obama and dont like him, but this is the last reason you would have, to not like him????

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! Yea, messing with my kid would be the last reason to hate someone! Man, where are peoples priorities??

You hate him because he signed the stimulus package? Or that he wont show his birth certificate? Well, those are some good reasons.


First off, don't put words in my mouth, and you know what they say about assumptions.

Secondly, you won't let your kids watch anymore. Good. So, what are you complaining about? The problem is solved for YOU. Everyone else's decision is up to them.

Third, messing with your kids? Well, they aren't any longer since you changed the channel and won't allow them to watch any longer.

Fourth, it is at the bottom of my list because it is a damn commercial that I DON'T HAVE TO WATCH. I can't stop a lot of the other crap he is pulling.

And, lastly, unlike you it seems, I dislike Obama for his policies and his stance on many issues. It has nothing to do with his freaking BC. Like I said, you know what assumptions do.

[edit on 2/20/2009 by skeptic1]



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 03:43 PM
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I completely understand your concern about this.
Too easy to brainwash a child.

Consider this - OF COURSE - just as a hypothetical -

The kids get use to the nice man on TV that talks to them.
He just happens to be the president.
They like him.
He asks them to support him by going to war one day when they grow up.
Again - hyopthetical - and extreme - but you get my drift.

Politics are for adults. Period.


[edit on 20-2-2009 by spinkyboo]



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 03:46 PM
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Your right.

Parents have the resonsibility to turn off the TV if they believe their kids are watching something inappropriate.

But what if people dont know? Dont know their kids are are being subjected to this because it seems innocent?

OH, there just talking about how OBAMA plays basketball... No big deal.

Well what if it IS a big deal, and MOST parents dont know anything about it?

Turn it to a kids station, and I promise you, within the 30 mins you watch, you will hear OBAMA at least 5-10 times. THAT ALONE is enough to upset me. But what if the is more to it than just that???



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 03:52 PM
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Skeptic1....

I wasnt trying to put words in your mouth. And yes, I know to assume makes an a** out of u and me.

What I was trying to show, was that no matter what your problem with Obama is, isnt it more important that any of that if your kids gets hurt?

You also said that its just a commercial, and YOU dont have to watch...

Well, what if your kids are the ones watching those shows!!!GASP!!!

What about the millions of honest parents that let their kids watch 1 hr of TV per day, and dont realize that the 1 hr is full of PROPAGANDA!!!GASP!

This is my point.



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