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Reflecting On A Pop-up Ad From 2005

Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:35 pm

I was reflecting on a discussion in 2005 when there was a common advertisement on 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 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 Promoting Terrorism? (by Jmc1975 Jun 9 2005 in Non Aviation)?threadid=845731&searchid=846136&s=Punch+out+Bush#ID846136
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RE: Reflecting On A Pop-up Ad From 2005

Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:16 am

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
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Hold away despair, more than this I will not ask.
Faced with mysteries dark and vast, statements just seem vain at last.
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RE: Reflecting On A Pop-up Ad From 2005

Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:07 am

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

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