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josepp BS: On Bullshit (63* d) RE: BS: On Bullshit 29 Jun 11


Exactly. But not all advertizing is lying. Montalban and the makers of the commercial and the car maker were never hauled into court for lying.

When you lie outright in an advertisement, you should expect to be hauled into court or told to cease & desist. I can make a commercial where I say my drink makes you feel better and improves your day. Or i could show someone drinking and turning into a superman or superwoman able to get through the day and still be refreshed by beddie-bye. Not a lie but not really the truth. My motive is not that I have this drink that will actually do that but that I just want you to buy it. But if I say my drink prevents cancer, that's a lie and you better believe someone is going to make me stop making that claim.

So, yes, ALL advertising is bullshit but it's not lies just because it's bullshit.

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