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ABC Frets Over Pro-American Cadillac Ad: 'Arrogant' and 'Xenophobic?'
NewsBusters ^ | 6 Mar 2014 | Scott Whitlock

Posted on 03/06/2014 2:37:43 PM PST by mandaladon

The journalists at Good Morning America on Thursday were sufficiently provoked by a pro-American Cadillac commercial that they devoted a whole segment to wondering if the spot was "arrogant" and "xenophobic." GMA's reporters, who couldn't find any time to cover former IRS head Lois Lerner pleading the Fifth on Capitol Hill, devoted almost three minutes to the "backlash" against the car commercial.

The ad features a man strolling around his large house, praising the free enterprise system and the work ethic of Americans: "Other countries, they work. They stroll home. They stop by the café. They take August off. Off!" Co-host George Stephanopoulos worried, "Is it selling a confident take on America with a sense of humor or showing off an arrogant caricature that is just plain obnoxious?"

Journalist Nick Watt asserted that the spot has been "lambasted by plenty others online as arrogant, xenophobic, ugly Americanism."

In fairness, Watt did note that some are "praising" the commercial. He featured a clip of Fox New contributor Jonathan Hoenig who touted, "Here's an advertisement that actually celebrates Americanism.

But, the ABC hosts clearly sided with the aggrieved left. Robin Roberts appeared disgusted, complaining, "But, oh my goodness. And what's wrong with taking more than two weeks off?"

Guest co-host Amy Robach agreed: "It's bragging rights in this country to say you didn't take your vacation days. Sad."

To watch the entire commercial, go here.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ads; cadillac; demagogicparty; electriccar; liberals; memebuilding; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills
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Americans willing to work hard to achieve something not given to them by government....the liberals are horrified by that concept.
1 posted on 03/06/2014 2:37:43 PM PST by mandaladon
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2 posted on 03/06/2014 2:39:39 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: mandaladon

“We went to to the Moon, and we left. You know why? We were bored”. Classic! We may have an anti-business, anti-American, moron residing in the white house, but America still kicks ass!


3 posted on 03/06/2014 2:41:03 PM PST by petercooper ("I was for letting people keep their health insurance, before I wasn't". --- Barack Obama)
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To: mandaladon

Why did we leave the Moon? Because we were bored!

Why did we leave the keys in the lunar rover? Because we’re the only ones going back there!

Great commercial!


4 posted on 03/06/2014 2:41:41 PM PST by tahoeblue
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To: Diogenesis
The Ike Clanton gang rides again. Criminal nepotism.
5 posted on 03/06/2014 2:41:49 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: tahoeblue

It is a great commercial, too bad it’s for a branch of GM.


6 posted on 03/06/2014 2:42:36 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: mandaladon

There’s not one of these media eltes who would be caught dead in a car with an American nameplate.


7 posted on 03/06/2014 2:43:01 PM PST by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: mandaladon

If you’re not proud of your country, move to N. Korea.


8 posted on 03/06/2014 2:43:52 PM PST by Old Yeller (In Latin, the word sinister means left. Which is appropriate for left-wingers.)
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To: Diogenesis

Obamba owns GM. Why doesn’t he just call them and tell them to get rid of the American stuff and replace it with muzzie stuff. That would help GM sales big time!! They could own the pawkeestahn market!!!(hardee ha)


9 posted on 03/06/2014 2:46:37 PM PST by albie
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To: mandaladon

I bet they love the Chevy commercial, The new us, different families including 2 gay dads.


10 posted on 03/06/2014 2:46:42 PM PST by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness.)
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To: tahoeblue

Makes me smile everytime I see that commercial. I love it!


11 posted on 03/06/2014 2:46:50 PM PST by FES0844
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To: mandaladon

ABC? They’re still around?


12 posted on 03/06/2014 2:46:52 PM PST by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: mandaladon

Libtards should ignore this ad.

After all it is aimed at people who actually achieve something in their lives.


13 posted on 03/06/2014 2:47:02 PM PST by Howie66 (MOLON LABE, Muthafukkas!)
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To: mandaladon

Well Cadillac sure as Hell will not be pandering to the Occupiers!


14 posted on 03/06/2014 2:47:36 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: mandaladon

Screw ABC. Especially that sick little dwarf, Georgeie Steppie Boy. What a tool.


15 posted on 03/06/2014 2:48:57 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: Diogenesis

What’s your point? These people keep their lives fully compartmented, and never discuss issues that may cause undue influence upon each other. /Liberal Insanity.


16 posted on 03/06/2014 2:49:34 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: mandaladon
Guest co-host Amy Robach agreed: "It's bragging rights in this country to say you didn't take your vacation days. Sad."

Bragging rights? NUTS! Most people CANNOT AFFORD to take two weeks, much less one week off in this horrible economy!

Then there's the fear of losing one's job if you're out of the office too long -- management might start thinking "hey, we're getting along without so-and-s0 alright, fire them!"

"Bragging rights" my ass.

17 posted on 03/06/2014 2:50:09 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Diogenesis

The Elizabeth Sherwood smile reminds me of the Chelsea Klintoon smile.


18 posted on 03/06/2014 2:53:24 PM PST by certrtwngnut (')
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To: NorthMountain

I would buy a Cadilac tomorrow if it wasn’t for GM


19 posted on 03/06/2014 2:56:11 PM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country)
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To: usconservative

I think it’s funny. What she totally misses is that some people actually enjoy their work. A lot. I was one of those people that considered it ‘bragging rights’ that I had an insane level of Vtime built up.

Sure came in handy when I actually wanted and needed it.


20 posted on 03/06/2014 2:56:35 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: mandaladon

LOVE the Cadillac ad! Confident, cool and totally happy........Lieberals HATE THAT!


21 posted on 03/06/2014 2:56:41 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: mandaladon

The funniest thing is, these lefty regressives who lament the “work ethic” in this commercial, worked their A$$es off getting where they are today (except maybe Ronan Farrow).


22 posted on 03/06/2014 2:57:10 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: mandaladon

I’ve seen lots of workers save up vacation time only to give it away to someone sick in the office who needed time to recover.

To the left those are also evil Americans.


23 posted on 03/06/2014 2:59:30 PM PST by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: mandaladon

Everybody needs to calm down. It’s just business. Cadillac has done its market research and is pandering to the sensibilities of a target demographic: self-made, confident men. They aren’t praising America. They are praising their target market and doing their best to push its buttons.


24 posted on 03/06/2014 2:59:33 PM PST by Romulus
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To: FES0844

“Makes me smile everytime I see that commercial. I love it!”

Yeah, same here. It will be interesting to see if the add sells caddy’s. If yes, then we will see more commercials of similar theme in the future. Hope so....


25 posted on 03/06/2014 2:59:56 PM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: FES0844

It’s one of my favorites too. Who is the actor?


26 posted on 03/06/2014 3:00:26 PM PST by punknpuss
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To: mandaladon

Personally I am offended that they use the name American Broadcasting Company.

A company that hates America and thinks American Culture is xenophobic shouldn’t have “American” in their company name.

It offends me that their company is even associated with America, much less that they incorporate the name as part of their identity.

If they hate America and what it stands for then they should change their name.


27 posted on 03/06/2014 3:01:09 PM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: P-Marlowe

They are the other one of Edward’s “Two Americas”. And their ‘America” is one of Pajamaboys, Muslims, 15 buck/hr burger flipping transvestites and Karl Marx.

you see...it is “we” that are unAmerican.


28 posted on 03/06/2014 3:04:00 PM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Romulus
Cadillac has done its market research and is pandering to the sensibilities of a target demographic: self-made, confident men.

Of course they are, and doing a fine job of it. But like it or not, commercial advertising doesn't just push products. It also pushes attitudes and ideas; same as commercial entertainment. Whether Cadillac intends to or not, they're pushing the idea that confident, successful Americanism is a Good Thing. The brash narrator is the hero of that commercial, not the villain.

29 posted on 03/06/2014 3:08:38 PM PST by NorthMountain
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To: mandaladon

Pinkos call patriotism xenophobia.

I say the hell with them.


30 posted on 03/06/2014 3:11:36 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: petercooper

“We went to to the Moon, and we left. You know why? We were bored”.

There’s alot of truth in this. The moon became an ordinary, desolate place. Imagination ceased. Stick to the space probes and telescopes for imagination science.

It is refreshing to see a commericial not belittling American lifestyle. If I see another windmill in the background, I throw up a little.


31 posted on 03/06/2014 3:11:46 PM PST by cicero2k
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To: punknpuss
It’s one of my favorites too. Who is the actor?

Neal McDonough

He was in Flags of Our Fathers, Band of Brothers, Star Trek: First Contact, Justified (TV series), and a lot more. Excellent actor.

32 posted on 03/06/2014 3:14:48 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: tahoeblue

I said it before during the SB thread on FR: that was my fave. Nothing beats Bob Dylan selling cars who liberals think is one of theirs LOL


33 posted on 03/06/2014 3:15:56 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: mandaladon

I micturate on these apparatchiks, although I refuse to paeon them!


34 posted on 03/06/2014 3:16:04 PM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: mandaladon

And when his kids turn out ruined from parental neglect, our hero will have plenty of money to buy a judge and send his brat to country club rehab.


35 posted on 03/06/2014 3:16:32 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: mandaladon

I see nothing wrong with the commercial....although I would never buy a Cadillac or a GM product for that matter.

My husband & I have busted our butts for 17 years building our small business and we prefer BMW.


36 posted on 03/06/2014 3:19:42 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mandaladon

It’s true - liberals really do hate this country...


37 posted on 03/06/2014 3:21:43 PM PST by GOPJ ("Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), always currying favor with the press...."(nailed) - William Bigelow)
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To: Romulus
Everybody needs to calm down. It’s just business. Cadillac has done its market research and is pandering to the sensibilities of a target demographic: self-made, confident men. They aren’t praising America. They are praising their target market and doing their best to push its buttons.

Could you be more dead on? Absolutely not; however, doesn't mean the ad will work,

38 posted on 03/06/2014 3:25:47 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: mandaladon

I heard Golfbag mention this today.

The commercial, though clever, was from the wrong company.

Cadillac makes overpriced re-badged Chevys.

Then they took bailout money.

No thank you, Cadillac.


39 posted on 03/06/2014 3:26:00 PM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Old Yeller

I’m a proud American.

I ain’t proud of Cadillac.


40 posted on 03/06/2014 3:26:33 PM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Romulus
It’s just business.

Yep. I'm thinking somebody doesn't understand the basic principles of advertising. They're targeting a specific demographic. Rather effectively, it appears.

41 posted on 03/06/2014 3:28:48 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: mandaladon

The commercial without the ABC crap.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGJSI48gkFc


42 posted on 03/06/2014 3:30:22 PM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Diogenesis

Manly woman Susan Rice is married to a news producer at ABC, I believe.


43 posted on 03/06/2014 3:40:29 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Broi)
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To: mandaladon
I wonder what the UAW has had to say about the commercial.

I hope Cadillac doesn't fold and runs it many times in the Doral Open coverage this weekend.

44 posted on 03/06/2014 3:42:06 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Broi)
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To: punknpuss

Neal McDonough. He was great in Band of Brothers.


45 posted on 03/06/2014 3:45:20 PM PST by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Broi)
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To: mandaladon

I guess the obvious question is: Why are the Republicans scared to make campaign commercials like that?


46 posted on 03/06/2014 3:46:13 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: mandaladon

I thought celebrating diversity was good?

We’re different from the French, n’est-ce pas?


47 posted on 03/06/2014 3:47:09 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: mandaladon
OMG, people take a month of vacation, but we don't. Obama is going to pass the American Vacation Act of 2014 where you get not just a month off for vacation, but taxpayer paid Disney World , cruises, recreation vehicles, boats or 5 star resort stays.

Wait some do, they are called the unemployed. :-)

48 posted on 03/06/2014 3:48:34 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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To: mandaladon

I saw commercial and LOVED it. Especially since it features a Friend of Abe


49 posted on 03/06/2014 3:48:44 PM PST by Cyman (We have to pass it to see what's in it= definition of stool sample)
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To: mandaladon

I love the ad, especially the “n’est pas?” at the end

in your face lazy Europeans


50 posted on 03/06/2014 3:57:54 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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