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Obama commercials on toddler educational channels?????

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posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 07:39 PM
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Anybody, out there?????


I want to see more discussion on this topic!!!


Dont flag or star it, but at least discuss it and get it out into the open.




posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 08:06 PM
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I would love to see this get more exposure.
It really is not something that should be happening.

It is manipulative and disturbing - pure and simple.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 08:14 PM
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Whats funny to me, Spinkyboo, is that feeling I get when I see those commercials on kids channels.

It just doesnt FEEL right. Some innocent child, watching Wow Wow Wubsy, suddenly bombarded by PRO OBAMA marketing! Next thing you know, there will be an action figure OBAMA, complete with Congress Kung Foo Grip!! Hell, theres already a video game with him in it!

Seriously, it seems to me WAY over the line.



posted on Feb, 20 2009 @ 11:43 PM
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Why dont you got to www.whitehouse and complain to them yourself?



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 12:49 AM
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Originally posted by sueloujo
Why dont you got to www.whitehouse and complain to them yourself?


WOW! Thanks for that enlightening post! Thanks for your thought! BYE!



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by treemanx

Originally posted by sueloujo
Why dont you got to www.whitehouse and complain to them yourself?


WOW! Thanks for that enlightening post! Thanks for your thought! BYE!


This was not meant to be condescending in any way whatssoever. If more and more of us really complain to the source of these matters ..then they have to listen surely. I would object to the highest if Gordon Brown was shown to my kids in commercials on childrens TV. I wouldn't want them having nightmares after all.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 09:03 AM
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I have seen these and I am not happy either.
I haven't paid much attention lately as elections are over and I am now working two jobs, but I will. This is still happening???

During the elections with all the campaigning, there were "educational" spots that featured Obama and McCain, however, I noticed you might see one McCain spot compared to 10 or 12 Obama spots. Not only did I see this on Nick Jr, but Teen Nick as well. I suppose they "say" that it is to target parents, mainly mothers (re: tampon and pregnancy test commercials after 9 pm), but the kids see it and they are impressionable. My daughter has never liked Obama, and it has nothing to do with our political thinking...she thinks he's creepy because it always looks like he is wearing lipstick.

Creepy and manipultive.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 11:38 AM
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Anyone have any idea of where to find video of these commercials???

Id really like to dissect one.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 12:23 PM
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What a dramatic sensationlist post...over some commercials. I personally do not let my kids watch TV at all, so no worries for me. If they're going to watch something it's a DVD movie...NO COMMERCIALS!

In my opinion this could be great for kids. I still haven't seen the supposed commercials that are "brainwashing" our kids, so I can't really comment on them. But to educate our children about our political system is extremely important so that when they get of age they can make informed choices and votes.

Again, I haven't seen the commercials so its hard to comment on their exact content and I reserve the right to flip my opinion if the commercials really are that bad.

I wonder though, what really could Obama gain from brainwashing these kids if you're correct? By the time they can vote he will be long gone out of office...makes no sense. By the time they're of any age where they will be able to influence the country, he will be long out of office, what does he have to gain? Maybe he wants them all to contribute the massive amount of money that they make to his campaign?

Please, be a little more dramatic next time?



posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 07:17 PM
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Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
What a dramatic sensationlist post...over some commercials. I personally do not let my kids watch TV at all, so no worries for me. If they're going to watch something it's a DVD movie...NO COMMERCIALS!

In my opinion this could be great for kids. I still haven't seen the supposed commercials that are "brainwashing" our kids, so I can't really comment on them. But to educate our children about our political system is extremely important so that when they get of age they can make informed choices and votes.

Again, I haven't seen the commercials so its hard to comment on their exact content and I reserve the right to flip my opinion if the commercials really are that bad.

I wonder though, what really could Obama gain from brainwashing these kids if you're correct? By the time they can vote he will be long gone out of office...makes no sense. By the time they're of any age where they will be able to influence the country, he will be long out of office, what does he have to gain? Maybe he wants them all to contribute the massive amount of money that they make to his campaign?

Please, be a little more dramatic next time?


OK first, how is the title, "OBAMA COMMERCIALS ON TODDLER EDUCATIONAL CHANNELS????", being dramatic or sensationalist? It is a true statement! Turn on Nick Jr for a couple of minutes and youll see them. I think, that you think, you sound COOL when you say that. There can be no other reason. The title to my thread is niether sensationalist nor dramatic. It states a fact.

Second, thats great if you dont let your kids watch TV! But go off about it on a thread with this topic, and you sound like your trying to be better than everyone who DOES let their kids watch TV. The title of this thread isnt "COME AND BE SNOBBY ABOUT THE FACT THAT YOU DONT LET YOUR KIDS WATCH TV!" Now that would be a little dramatic, but thats what your doing!

Third, just because YOUR kids dont watch TV, does that mean you just flat dont give a damn about anyone elses kids that may be subject to hearing OBAMAOBAMAOBAMA everytime the TV goes to commercial?

And lastly, thats fine if you dont think this is true. Im not trying to claim it is a fact. Im saying that the commercials ARE there. Im saying I dont know what the intentions are. And Im saying I dont like it!!!! Is it some sort of brainwashing?? I dont know! Thats why I started this thread, to get people talking about it to see if worry was justified. You dont have to believe that the commercials are brainwashing, but contributing a decent thought to this thread, WITHOUT trying to attack me, is all Im asking. Thanks.



posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 07:22 PM
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I just caught that today on Noggin.. I was folding clothes and I heard them talking about Obama. I looked at the screen and it was Obama as a cartoon! Unreal!



posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 07:23 PM
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WOW. I never thought Id have to defend myself so much just for starting a thread about getting people to talk about the things our kids are exposed to. Isnt what Mr Anonyomus did there called trolling?



posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 07:28 PM
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Originally posted by KaginD
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I just caught that today on Noggin.. I was folding clothes and I heard them talking about Obama. I looked at the screen and it was Obama as a cartoon! Unreal!


Doesnt that seem a bit strange? And there is even more than that. I hope someone can find some videos to post a link to so that we can talk more indepth about the exact commercials..



posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 07:34 PM
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I just went to the Noggin website and it wasn't there.. not on you tube either. Honestly, it was very odd. There are only 2 things that get my son to stop whatever he is doing and go to the T.V. One is Blues Clues, and the other is the guy that sells lessons on Ebay software (which I turn off). But, today when he heard this commercial, he ran over to the TV. It was saying how he is the first African American president, he's putting a basketball court in the White House, and he wears PJs when he reads to his kids at night.. It wasn't really anything crazy, but Noggin is a commercial free channel. I would think its because kids that young don't understand them, so why would they understand words like African American and Historical Event



posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 07:37 PM
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Heres a website of other moms talking about it.. Some aren't that happy and are on the same "huh?" page as we are.

www.cafemom.com...



posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 07:41 PM
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Ugh.. darn.. I was going to say "Tomorrow when I am home for an hour at lunchtime I'm going to watch the kids networks and count the number of times he's mentioned" but tomorrow I'm working the blood drive at my school. So Tuesday, I will, and I will count.

I think he's a really good role model for kids. Apparently for adults it's up in the air, but he's young, he has young kids, he has a great smile and a sense of humor and is trying to help the world.

I think that's an awesome thing for kids to see and hear about. If it was any other president, I bet they would be doing the same thing. Especially Ms. Palin, if she was VP, she'd be doing it too.

I uh, I didn't think that anon post was trolling, I thought it was good but just doesn't agree with your position on the matter.

[edit on 2/22/2009 by ravenshadow13]



posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 08:11 PM
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So what exactly IS trolling???

second line.



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 10:45 AM
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First, it is not a commercial...it just seems that way because it comes on at least once an hour on all channels. Tree is justified here guys...it is more like a puff piece, like something I have never seen the likes of...and it is disturbing because it doesnt talk about politics, it only talks about how 'cool' he is, how he likes the beach, and basketball, and how he likes classical with his hip hop music. I'm not sure what the point of it is, maybe it has nothing to do with Pres. Obama (who, by the way, I voted for). Maybe it is that tv's station head political agenda. I just agree, I am a member of a mothers group, and we all think its creepy. If it talked about politics or other historical blacks and their achievements, or if it only ran after the election as a celebration of that accomplishment, I personally would be fine with it. I have my degree in history & political science, and this is a little disturbing after the constantly running of this 'ad'. Tree's not a conspiratist, just a concerned parent.



posted on Feb, 27 2009 @ 10:45 AM
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First, it is not a commercial...it just seems that way because it comes on at least once an hour on all channels. Tree is justified here guys...it is more like a puff piece, like something I have never seen the likes of...and it is disturbing because it doesnt talk about politics, it only talks about how 'cool' he is, how he likes the beach, and basketball, and how he likes classical with his hip hop music. I'm not sure what the point of it is, maybe it has nothing to do with Pres. Obama (who, by the way, I voted for). Maybe it is that tv's station head political agenda. I just agree, I am a member of a mothers group, and we all think its creepy. If it talked about politics or other historical blacks and their achievements, or if it only ran after the election as a celebration of that accomplishment, I personally would be fine with it. I have my degree in history & political science, and this is a little disturbing after the constantly running of this 'ad'. Tree's not a conspiratist, just a concerned parent.



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 08:14 AM
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I totally agree. I understand it is significant in thec ontext of black history month but to say "he gives wonderful speeches". Come one. This is brainwashing. It's bad enough that Hollywood chose this president for us, but let's not pretend that everyone loves his policies. Keep what is essentially a political ad off children's programming. I tried to email nickjr directly to voice my opinion but couldn't find any email on their website.



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