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22 March 2007

Obama/Clinton Ads

We have now reached the age of the meta-ad. Both candidates have either produced or their supporters have produced ads comparing the other to Big Brother based on the 1984 Macintosh anti-IBM ad.

The BBC considers this important, but not worthy of any analysis. I consider it the next logical step in a presidential horse-race in which issues simply do not matter.

Ultimately, the proliferation of PR-driven political ad campaigns is completely undemocratic; actually, fascist. Ironic that no one realized how inappropriate the use of visual propaganda decrying visual propaganda would be. But, leave it to Americans to not get it. I hope I'm wrong.

I don't see Kucinich wasting his time on such crap.

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