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Reflecting On A Pop-up Ad From 2005  
User currently offlinejmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3270 posts, RR: 15
Posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1337 times:

I was reflecting on a discussion in 2005 when there was a common advertisement on A.net that advocated "punching out" President George W. Bush to win an Xbox 360.

Now that it's 2011, what is the general consensus of the appropriateness of such an ad? Have there been similar ads posted on A.net targeting President Obama? I'm not advocating such an ad, but if one were to exist, would it be met with the same "ha ha" light-hearted acceptance as the Bush-targeted ad? Or would it be considered racist hate speech and promoting violence or (gasp) terrorism?

I'm not going to dig into specifics of either Bush's or Obama's politics, but would it be safe to say that there is a blatant double-standard that exists in regards to how both men are (or should be) perceived and treated by the media and the public spotlight? Has the American mindset changed so much in just over 5 years, that a double-standard is the new norm and should be accepted with open arms?


Is Pop-up Ad On A.net Promoting Terrorism? (by Jmc1975 Jun 9 2005 in Non Aviation)?threadid=845731&searchid=846136&s=Punch+out+Bush#ID846136


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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12468 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

Not sure about that, but it did remind me of:

Shoes Thrown At President Bush - Video (by Phoenix9 Dec 14 2008 in Non Aviation)

I guess I'm on the side that it's not terrorism, it's just severe dislike.

And it made me dig up the old classic:

Sock and Awe



Inspiration, move me brightly!
User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 20 hours ago) and read 1188 times:

I don't know if it promoted terrorism, but it definitely promoted annoyance (as all pop-ups do...)

V/F



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