The Evolution of Negative Advertising

The absurdly hypocritical “Pot v. Kettle” sniping towards the end of yesterday’s MTP debate between Newt Gringrich and Mitt Romney over the legitimacy and moral superiority of the viciously negative ad campaigns being waged by their respective Super-PACs reminded me of this classic bit of satire from the wonderful HBO series Mr. Show:

Not of course a direct corollary to the present electoral situation, but it can be presumed that at the end of the day, these two egregiously phony douchebags will eventually unite forces to venomously attack what they perceive as being the “greater evil”…

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Filed under 2012 U.S. Election, Advertising, Humour, US Politics

2 responses to “The Evolution of Negative Advertising

  1. You hit the nail on the head with both the pot and the tea kettle. There does seem a gross lack of any moral standard in any of the candidates for president.

  2. I suppose one shouldn’t be surprised about that. Politics is such an evil, rotten business, unfortunately.

    Speaking of Pot v. Kettle, I learned today that Newt Gingrich (who’s SuperPAC is presently attacking Mitt Romney for being a rapacious corporate vampire) was a paid “advisor” to a competing private equity firm to Bain Capital by the name of Forstmann, Little & Co.

    The hypocrisy is just… endless.

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