They're part of a campaign from the nonpartisan advocacy group RepresentUs to protect voting rights during the upcoming US presidential election, amid president Trump's attacks on mail-in voting and suggestions that he may refuse a peaceful transition. [...]
The ads were supposed to broadcast on Fox, CNN, and MSNBC in their Washington, DC, markets, but the stations pulled them last-minute from airing. A spokesperson for the campaign said they were still waiting on an explanation.
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How in god's name is this "flipping the script" on the "typical narrative" of the technology being "abused to confuse voters"?! Aren't faked foreign policy statements from leaders of other states precisely that?
Not really, since they aren't trying to actually mislead anyone. But I'm also not sure what that sentence is even supposed to mean.
It's a commercial with a brief disclaimer tacked on at the end that the viewer isn't guaranteed to see or read. Without a big, obtrusive chyron that says NOT ACTUAL FOOTAGE running for each piece's entire length, they have as much potential to mislead as if they were designed to do so from the start.
Mislead in what way? What is the negative effect you think this could have? I am having difficulty imagining this spreading misinformation.
These are okay, but they are missing some committee production value bumps that suggest the idea be digested into a 'client oevure.' The sound design could really slay. Might've gotten a client with attribution (that isn't US magazine as it looks) placements plus free bumps.
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And yet, this spot airs all the time - as if the company that paid for it isn't complicit in undermining democracy (specifically elections), giving a platform to fascism, skirting taxes, and countless other reprehensible acts: