2nd May 08:34
OT: Any messages from me to this group are highly opinionated and ought to be taken with a grain of salt...
VO: "I am President George W. Bush, and I approved this monstrously
expensive negative ad to turn off voters and improve my odds of keeping my
....well, with all due respect to davidhhh with BellAtlantic, just needed to
say this for meself...
I am opinionated... and this is me, so I 'approve' the message I'm giving
DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ OUT THERE. Not from me, not from them,
not from anybody.
Recognize these political messages for what they are: advertising. And not
always accurate or even coming from the right source (this Ralph Nader stuff
could be just another Canuck Letter (a dirty trick back in '72 that wiped
out Muskie's presidential bid)).
Advertising, especially political advertising, is not based on fact. It's
based on pushing your emotional buttons, to make you like something/someone,
or hate something/someone. Facts just get in the way of psychological
manipulation. Ads are filled with exaggeration, hyperbole, metaphor, and
rarely enough fact to be anywhere near accurate to the truth.
If you want to make an informed decision during an election, don't believe
the ads, even for the candidates you support. Avoid all ads. You want the
facts, you want the truth, you gotta read the magazines. You gotta read the
newspapers. You gotta find the research that's actually been done on the
topics and issues.
And then, with luck, with an informed choice, you can vote properly, vote
for the truth, vote for what's right.
That's all I'm asking for.
For President 2008
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