Skip to comments.I have HAD IT with the PC Commercials!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on 12/11/2008 8:37:00 AM PST by gopmike.com
I find myself after a long day of work, trying to catch a game or the O'Reilly factor and I have to sit through commercial after commercial of the most annoying politically correct garbage there is....
It seems to be every commercial portrays the white, conservative male as a bumbling idiotic fool who can't hammer in a nail, while his Oh-so-cool, all-together wife is so calm, cool and collected and has everything figured out!!!! It is open season on the middle-aged white, conservative male. Women and minorities are off limits... The ultimate fear for companies and ad people is to be called sexist, or worse.... raaaacist!!!
I mean, c'mon, once in a while is ok and even amusing, but every time the white-male has to be made a fool of?? And who is the audience they most likely are targeting to buy their crap - is us white-males!!!!
We have all seen the PC guy/Mac commercials that portray the PC guy as an absolute fool, a little overweight, not-so attractive, while Mac guy is thin, young and sooo cool and hip (although if this is the type of guy women like, I am really behind the times - how about a shower, shave and a haircut for this hippie???)..
A few examples for your viewing pleasure:
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Except if they are Conservatives.
Every commercial is like that now. The white guy is dumb, his wife knows he is dumb. Some hip minority person is there etc etc. the only solutions - which I am taking is cancelling cable and the TV. Find a hooby, take a walk, use your computer, rent a non-lib movie. etc. After Fox News sold out a month before the election is the final straw.
I read lots of books, and do jigsaw puzzles (working on a 2000 piece right now).
Man law #4564 - Don’t whine about inaccurate stereotypes of your gender, that’s a women’s job.
To be truthful, there ARE commercials that make MARRIED black men look like idiots in front of their wives, too.
I’ve noticed that every burglar in these commercials selling security systems are all white. Always.
Only in America....
I've had it with ED commercials.
Canceled my cable last week. Was paying 80 bucks a month for digital cable, DVR, and “HD tier” (i.e. ESPN HD). Not any longer. Guess if there’s some game I absolutely have to see, I’ll go somewheres else to see it.
Yeah me too. And also mildly African-American voices on radio commercials.
I have stopped watching Faux News, no COLB no creds. Same with so called conservative talking heads.
You forgot to mention that the guy on the telephone who “comes to the rescue” in the alarm is also white.
And exactly how did you determine that dummy in the Fedex commercial is conservative and the other guys are liberal? I mean, I know plenty of liberals who dress at work like the guy in the tie.
You mean like every home invader is a goateed white guy with a crowbar?
Every woman is smart.
Every black is shown with family in tow, smiling.
Every homosexual is shown as kind, neat and understanding.
The bumbling, obtuse, shirttail untucked, unshaven, TV-watching, butt scratching chubby guy is INVARIABLY WHITE...
but isn’t it so ironic that every miserable Liberal freakshow that works in the advertising business in Century City or Madison Avenue markets DIRECTLY to age, sex and race when filling ad slots...
Fried chicken ads during basketball games; Mercedes ads during golf tournaments; cereal during children’s programming, tampons and hair products on Lifetime...reverse mortgages during re-runs of The Golden Girls...
The media continues to bash, hinder, handicap and trash the heterosexual European-American male ad nauseum. The group that has contributed the most to the strongest nation on earth is the target of every jealous and self-loathing Liberal.
Madison Avenue is a bastion of Marxism, but in practice, know the “politically incorrect” truths to demographics in marketing goods and services.
They are maggots, like every other twisted Liberal mind.
The kids are also shown as smarter and more enlightened than their dads. I didn’t know I was so stupid until TV told me so.
My Peeve is the Christians...if you see someone mention Jesus in the first five minutes of a drama, bingo, you know they are the killer, psycho, bigot, monster. (Maybe the only kind examples I can think of in recent years was Evan on Nash Bridges, who really “walked the walk” but got killed later in the last season, and the Mom in Big Bang Theory.)
It's been standard fare for commercials and sit-coms since the beginnning of radio.
Fibber McGee, Life of Riley, Honeymooners and on and on.
Stumble-bum Dad can't do anything but wise Mom, and even wiser kids, can do it all.
I have to admit, as a man, I can drive a nail but it took a LOT of practice before I hug a woman and manage a four-hooker bra.
And a woman can do that blindfolded and remove it without taking her blouse off.
Yep, there’s no doubt about it: white males just can’t get a break in the U.S. of A.
A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream
media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a tu*d by the clean end.
All cleaning product commercials have women in them. Except Sham-Wow! guy.
About time white guys started getting mad. I’ve been noticing this for quite some time. If an alien civilization monitored our TV broadcasts and then came down to earth, they’d run screaming from every white male they saw. If white males are not depicted as bumbling idiots, then they’re criminals trying to break into somebody’s home. Minorities, on the other hand, are always depicted as smart, capable, attractive people, part of loving families in beautiful suburban homes.
If a commercial is going to include “humor,” then somebody has to be the butt of the joke, and if they made a woman or minority the butt of the joke, well, we all know what would happen. I think part of the problem is that white males don’t protest, boycott, or riot. Most of them are too busy earning a living, raising their families, and just living their lives.
Also, many commercials are based upon comparisons. One character will be using the “right” product or service, while some dum-dum is shown using the “wrong” product or service. Again, they’re not about to show a female or minority as the dum-dum. This is not going to stop until it hits these sponsors in their pocketbooks.
Another way of looking at this is from the actors’ points of view. I sometimes wonder if black commercial actors ever get tired of playing boring, perfect people and yearn to play a comic or villain role instead. At least the white male actors get to be funny and to stretch in villainous roles. Probably not much consolation....
I’m also getting tired of all the commercials that are simply lying about global warming or the environment.
Like the commercial about clean coal, where instead of addressing the issue, they pretend it doesn’t exist.
Man!!!! I should have you as a guest writer on my Blog!!!
That was awesome!!!!
Way to go....
That's because we do. :)
I have a DVR so I can fast forward thru commercials when I watch 3rd Rock From The Sun.
No crap dude. this has been documented for atleast 20 years. (No exageration.)
"Only a writer could come up with something this dumb. But only an actor would do it."
Schools who preach homosexuality, early sex, global warming and social “justice” WANT children to be dumbed down and robots of the limited information they are brainwashed with.
School curriculum's are made by the NEA in conjunction with groups like the RAND Corporation and The Carlyle Group. The brainwashing is from think tanks that need a dumb population to make us easier to control...TV, ads, food all are part of the plan...
It is marketing for the global plantation.
If you don't believe it worked, look at how 57 million voted for Barack Hussein Obama with the media carrying water before, during and after the election.
The dumbed-down population needs someone like Barry to provide for them, the sacrifice of voting for him to get freebies is a sacrifice in freedom. You can live for free, but only in this project or with this voucher...you can eat for free, but only this kind of food...you can send you children to school, but only this type of school...the poor, in particular, are being targeting by the Ayers/Socialist types that continue to feed the school-age children MORE Marxist, dependent thought with conditioned responses to bend emotions...I saw a study that forces teachers to GRADE children (they want to do well for the teacher) so their good grades are contingent upon giving the prescribed “collective” (Marxist/feminist) response to a question.
Example: If John has an ice cream cone and Mary asks for a bite, what should John do?
a. say no, Mary might be sick
b. say no, tell her to buy her own
c. ask Mary get a spoon and share with her immediately
The “correct” answer is C, and logically, it seems go to share, but the implicit answer that he “must” share keeps the independent streak under wraps.
The “surrender” technique is pressed onto the question, particularly with boys who are told their natural aggression and energy must be muted with conditioned “emotional” response and prescription drugs.
This is to “beat the cowboy” out of boys, and society. Sheep are easier to rule when castrated and sedated.
And that gawwdawful BILLY MAYS!!
Which was canceled 10 years ago.
Really it dates back even further than that. A lot of Western humor is built on tearing down those that are in charge, and with white males in charge for so long guess whose been the target. You can track it all the way back to the Greek comedies, probably further if you’re really dedicated. People should take it as a compliment, in its own way it’s an acknowledgment of superiority, at least in societal position.
A) Women make the majority of the buying decisions in a household.
B)For those decisions that men make, the guy is seen as having it all together, including the hot wife.
Millions and millions of dollars are spent testing these ads, the only agenda at work is to sell stuff.
Sounds accurate. Just ask any guys wife.
On the other hand, we have shows like The Dick Van Dyke Show, Father knows Best, Leave it to Beaver, The Andy Griffith Show, and even Family Ties (while you could see the liberal bias, Alex was certainly not portrayed as stupid). It has always been there, but it really has gotten worse both in quantity and egregiousness.
Has anyone else notice that nearly all voice-over work seems to be the same black guy? (Think Verizon) Nothing wrong with that as such, but all the sudden, the same guy is doing everything from commercials to the official documentary voice of NGC, HC, Discovery Channel, and all the rest. Good voice and all but what has he done with the other people in the biz? Lock box?
My wife is WAY more mechanically inclined (her Dad was a contractor). I just do the dummy stuff that required low skill (yard mowing, mulching, garbage collection, carry heavy stuff, shopping from a list, etc.).
She is the engineer, I am the laborer.
I can understand where my “place” is, but the constant negative media images conjure up the hidden political agendas of Madison Avenue.
Honestly — I’m tired of people complaining about something they watch voluntarily. TV is what it is. Commercials are what they are. If you don’t like it, just turn it off.
And, I don’t say this from a pious “I don’t own a TV”, “I only watch the Weather Channel and religious TV” point-of-view. I watch quite a bit of TV — 24, House, Heroes, The Unit, The Big Bang Theory, ESPN, Fox News, The History Channel. The wife watches a “reality” program or two and the Food Network. The kiddos watch the Disney Channel. The TV is almost always on in my house.
If you don’t like something ... don’t watch. DVR/Tivo and fast forward through commercials. Try to find something you like. Turn it off completely. Whatever. I simply refuse to whine about something that I’ve CHOSEN to watch.
Television and advertising agency copywriters and producers are dominated by two groups: women and gays (both of whom are strongly liberal and urban), and I think that explains a great deal of the bias. Having worked in the industry, I can also say that the gays were much nicer and funnier than most of the women, about whom the less is said, the better.
Here’s a non-pc commercial (above). Added bonus - ‘Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe is the voiceover guy.
In the Dick Van Dyke show he might not have been dumb but he was clumsy (Van Dyke being one of the best pratfall men in history contributed to that of course). In Leave it to Beaver mom was generally the source of household wisdom, dad frequently didn’t know much about the kids social life because he was a working dad and wasn’t home, mom knew all their friends and favorite foods and everything. Andy Griffith show followed a similar structure to Beaver, Aunt B knew all about the home stuff dad was frequently out of his depth. Family Ties sort of alternated years when Steven (Michael Gross’ father character) was downright stupid.
Most sit-com plots are based on misunderstanding, that means someone needs to not know what’s going on and be “dumb”. How they structure it changes from show to show, season to season, maybe even episode to episode (the best shows generally give everybody a chance to be “dumb” helps keep the shows from being repetitive).
I don’t really think it’s any worse now. But there’s people looking for it. You’ll always find what you’re looking for. The vast majority of commercials don’t have anybody being dumb, not male, not white, not anybody. But enough commercials do that if you’re looking for it you’ll see it 3 or 4 times an hour, of course with 16 to 18 minutes of commercials an hour that’s actually not much but it’s enough to see it “all the time”. Outside of commercials it all depends on the show. One of my favorite sit-coms right now is Big Bang Theory, a show about nerds (it speaks to me). The “dumbest” character in that show is a woman (the only character without a doctorate), the most socially inept character is a guy but he’s Indian not white, all of them are periodically dumb though so if you’re looking for “PC” you’ll find it every couple of episodes when one of the two white male characters gets to be the dumb one.
“I’ve had it with ED commercials.”
Me too. If I had to take a pill to get it up, I wouldn’t be singing about it.
Either way, it's:
B) Utter nonsense
C) Slightly dishonest.
Commercials like those leave me disinclined to purchase the product being advertised.
James Earl Jones’ voice is great. It’s the Wanda Sykes / Queen Latifa ads that drive me up the wall.
There’s an unwritten rule in the ad world that if there are four or more people portrayed in a commercial, one must be black.
Hey, that FedEx ad is funny.
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