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Jazzns
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Message 6 of 18 (600967)
01-17-2011 11:34 PM


Crashfrog about advertising....
Author: crashfrog
Forum: Coffee House
Thread: Politicizing the AZ massacre
Message: 98
The people with positions more sophisticated than a sound bite have said exactly this and it is good to see sound reasoning being applied in this way.
crashfrog writes:
But corporations continue to spend billions on it every year. Because it works! Because speech matters. Because advocacy works. Because it's possible to influence millions of people in entirely predictable ways as a result of mass media. If you were defending ad expenditures, the mere correlation between a mass change in behavior and the presence of advertising would be sufficient. And, similarly, it's sufficient in this case.

If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be. --Thomas Jefferson

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