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Ear to the Ground

Yes, It’s Still Too Soon for 9/11-Themed Advertising

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Posted on Sep 8, 2009
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The Moscow News is the latest organization to misfire on the 9/11-ad front.

It may always be too soon to bring Sept. 11 disaster imagery into certain forms of media, especially advertising, but two different ad firms and their clients just learned the hard way that now is most definitely not the time for that sort of thing.  —KA

AdFreak via Gawker:

In the wake of the WWF/DDB fiasco, Adland has posted a bunch of other 9/11-themed ads done over the years. Many of them are also pretty tasteless—in particular, the one with the oblivious pilots reading Humo magazine while heading straight for the towers. Adland also points out this 2003 MTV campaign, which similarly compared the death toll of 9/11 with that of other tragedies—in this case, AIDS, famine and poverty.

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By Dave24, September 9, 2009 at 11:19 am Link to this comment

People can use whatever they want to advertise—be it tasteless or tasteful.  If
you don’t like it, don’t buy it.

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By jack, September 9, 2009 at 8:13 am Link to this comment
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not “educational tools” and not poster pieces for the Peace Movement

http://www.thefall01.info/ & http://www.lamentatio.info/

one an “Iliad” - the other an “Odyssey” for our Epoch

more for scholars millennia from now

no matter your take on any of it

the DU will get us all

or our progeny

Details here:

Depleted Uranium - Far Worse Than 9/11
Depleted Uranium Dust - Public Health Disaster For The People Of Iraq and
Afghanistan
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=2374
by Doug Westerman

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By bogi666, September 9, 2009 at 4:35 am Link to this comment

America and the pretend christians like to big deal everything. I went to the link provided by Patrick Henry and it is indeed frightening propaganda. The truth of the matter is that 19 hijackers and 4 airplanes defeated the United States. The U.S. government, true to form, will never acknowledge this, the most monumental defeat in world history which makes Masada and Thermopylae look like school yard antics in comparison to the utter and complete defeat of the USA by 19 men. Pretending that this defeat is other than defeat makes all the supposed resolutions meaningless. To quote Dr. Phil, you can’t successfully change bad behavioral decisions unless you acknowledge them. Not acknowledging the 9/11 defeat, which is obvious to the rest of the world,just won’t be resolved by creating phantom enemies such as Sadaam Hussein and even OBL, who is worth more alive and not captured so that the U.S. Government[USG] can continue wars without enemies,so enemies such as Sadaam Hussein can be contrived whenever convenient. Americans with their 6th grade level of intellect are just too gullible and ignorant to realized they are being duped for the benefit OF THE CORPORATE WELFARE KINGS AND their war machine AND PROVIDING A CORPORATE SOCIALISM SECURITY NET TO THE CORPORATE WELFARE KINGS with their taxes, which HAVE CONVINCED THE TAXPAYERS that socialism is evil.

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By samosamo, September 8, 2009 at 10:54 pm Link to this comment

This is nothing, you boys and girls just wait for this about to hit, so from msnbc check out this link:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32743854/ns/us_news-education/

Talk about frying the news.

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By PatrickHenry, September 8, 2009 at 6:13 pm Link to this comment

Brought to you those who brought you 9/11.

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