Thursday, October 16, 2008

Television, Advertising and the Destruction of Political Discourse

From the Museum of the Moving Image: The Living Room Candidate.

Campaign commercials over fifty-six years, fifteen presidential elections.

Watching these in sequence, from 1952 to 2008 is utterly chilling.
Stevenson was right.



  1. This is fantastic, thanks for the link. I know what I'll be doing this afternoon

  2. Let me know what you think!

    I found this profoundly disturbing... from the silly primitive early ads, they seemed to document an ineluctable transmogrification to the propaganda of the police state.

    Nixons Citizens First Right (68) was even more chilling than the famous counting daisy's ad.

    Order... ay yi yi...