[LINK] Aussie TV network guilty of subliminal ads

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Wed Oct 15 10:12:27 EST 2008

On 15/10/2008, at 9:36 AM, Stilgherrian wrote:

>    “The very word ‘subliminal’ carries a sinister ring,” says the
> opening line of
>    [Friday's] Age editorial. Well, so does the phrase “alien
> abduction”, but that
>    doesn’t mean it exists or that it’s a threat to society.

And this in itself is a worry: why does 'subliminal' have to have a  
negative connotation? It's the act of wanting to subvert our minds  
that is the concern. However, I reiterate that ALL advertising seeks  
to do this: surreptitious or not.

All advertising is a process of indoctrination/brainwashing/inculcation.


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