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Posted: 11/21/2012 6:45:16 PM EST
So, my Dad's in town and an Apple commercial came on, to which he says, "Hey man, fuck all that 'Bengazi' shit! The iPad Mini is out!!"

Which got me thinking... How long do you really think it'll be before political parties and/or administrations are coordinating with private companies for product releases of popular items (like virtually any Apple product) to cover for major political bombshells?

Seriously... people care WAY more about something as mundane as a phone, than they do major sociopolitical issues.

Or maybe I'm just drunk....
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:47:50 PM EST
The reporting of scandals can rarely be predicted. And product releases can rarely be moved up.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:48:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By 45-Seventy:
So, my Dad's in town and an Apple commercial came on, to which he says, "Hey man, fuck all that 'Bengazi' shit! The iPad Mini is out!!"

Which got me thinking... How long do you really think it'll be before political parties and/or administrations are coordinating with private companies for product releases of popular items (like virtually any Apple product) to cover for major political bombshells?

Seriously... people care WAY more about something as mundane as a phone, than they do major sociopolitical issues.

Or maybe I'm just drunk....


Consumerism at its finest...
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:50:52 PM EST
those products are years in the making- no way they wait for anyone to make money, well except for santa.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:54:27 PM EST
Originally Posted By Durka-Durka:
The reporting of scandals can rarely be predicted. And product releases can rarely be moved up.


I'm not talking about months, but maybe a week or so either way.

Or, like I said... Maybe I'm just drunk
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:54:53 PM EST
at any given time there are dozens of potential "distractions" available to divert the American public.

so any random political misfortune can be overshadowed by multiple "reality" show exploits, topless star sightings in the front seat of a convertible, Royal mis-adventures, or even the most popular product release.

Our society has truly gone Pavlovian.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:56:39 PM EST
Why would they need to go through all that trouble when they can just count on most of it not getting reported on anyway?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 6:57:48 PM EST
Because maybe a new iPad will have a far more profound effect on that persons day-to-day life than something happening in Benghazi or half-way across the country in DC?
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:09:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By 45-Seventy:

Or maybe I'm just drunk....



I'm leaning towards this...
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:13:19 PM EST
Dancing With The Starz is on every week.

So is American Idol.

There's no need to coordinate much beyond that.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:15:48 PM EST

people do get all ass bent every time something with an apple comes out.
Look, an I-pad that is smaller...
I have to have that.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:25:35 PM EST
Oh, what a brave new world this is with such people in it. Have you tried the new Soma?


Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:29:00 PM EST
Probably way easier to go to their "Who's Fucking Who" file and hand pick a sacrificial lamb and his harlot to distract the masses.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 7:36:27 PM EST
The MSM is just a puppet of the government already. They don't need electronics to cover up dirty work.

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Link Posted: 11/21/2012 8:03:02 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 8:10:32 PM EST
Originally Posted By brass:
Brave New World by Aldoux Huxley was more accurate than Orwell's 1984.

Brave New World states the population will be controlled by entertainment and drugs, while 1984 pushes the police state theory. Though several elements of 1984 exist today, There are far more elements BNW in play today.



Get both?

Yes. They operate hand-in-hand.

Amazing that drug-addled writers in the 40's foresaw all this shit so accurately.
Link Posted: 11/21/2012 8:12:40 PM EST
I think you're just drunk....
Link Posted: 11/22/2012 7:21:42 AM EST
nah way too easy to dig up dirt on others and release it at the most opportune moment to bother with corporations yet,you know like some one cheating on his wife
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