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DogPoundPup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 12:21 PM
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McCain Ad: Subliminal Messaging, or ??????????????????
ABC News' Rick Klein Reports: There's a longtime tradition in political advertising to look beyond the message to the subtext -- and even to the subliminal.

In that spirit, a veteran Democratic operative offers an interesting observation of the newly released anti-Obama Web video produced by the McCain campaign. The video is an eight-minute montage of sometimes contradictory statements about the Iraq war made by Sen. Barack Obama.

Abc_john_mccain_ad_gfx_080717_11 At the very beginning, the title -- The Obama Iraq Documentary -- flashes into place in a blaze of orange. And for a single frame -- a tiny fraction of a second -- Obamas face is framed by the following prominent letters: a l q D.

Some caveats: al qD is meaningless by itself. The l is actually the capital I in "Iraq," though in the typeface used in the video, it looks like a lowercase L. Other letters -- at either end of the title -- are simultaneously on the screen. And many editing programs do allow randomized letter placement.

But still. . . . For a brief moment, Obamas face is framed by letters that the brain may want to play with and spell something that does make sense. If you type al qD into Google, you get this response: Did you mean: al qaeda.

Well -- is that what the McCain campaign meant?

No, said McCain spokesman Brian Rogers, adding that the admakers used a text randomizer, where a computer randomly chose the order in which the letters would appear.
http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/07/sublimi...

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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 12:28 PM
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1. Randomizer my ass
I put NOTHING beneath them. They will lie, cheat, and steal...beacause they have lied, cheated, stole and gotten away with it in the past.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 05:52 PM
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2. Good catch.
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cbc5g Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-19-08 05:58 PM
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3. McCains biography ad tries to subliminaly paint Obama as a freeloving hippie
Edited on Sat Jul-19-08 06:06 PM by cbc5g
Or...60's radical? They are trying to push that image into peoples minds.


"It was the summer of hope and change but overseas, John McCain was fighting for his country".
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 02:41 AM
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4. Groan....
I always thought subliminal advertising consisted of hidden penises or naked women, or "S E X" hidden in the graphics.

Hey, has anyone found any of that in McCain's approved advertisements on himself? It just sounds like something he'd do.
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SwampG8r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 11:32 AM
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14. i think his wife hides the penises for him
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 01:35 PM
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17. Find the hidden penis:


answer: his left hand is holding an erect penis on her back.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 09:24 PM
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21. C'mon people. The woman has an airbrushed, highlighted penis on her back
and her boyfriend is holding it in his left hand. I know it isn't obvious at first, but that's the point. Once you see it, you can't not see it.

Here is the amazing website where I found sex-sells advertising exposed. And they show a close-up on the young woman's back, where a penis really doesn't belong.
http://www.subliminalsex.com/subliminal%20advertising%2...
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 03:30 AM
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5. No way it's random
Yes, I agree---good catch!
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goodgd_yall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 03:31 AM
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6. Also that glowing blob looks like a missle n/t
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 03:53 AM
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7. The first thing I noticed was his head - surrounded by clouds?
Or were they trying to plant the image of a head covering along with al qD?

This is *exactly* what a subliminal message looks like.

Those f*ckers!
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 10:09 AM
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8. Kicking this up!
:kick:

Great find!

:kick:
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 10:40 AM
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9. FEAR TERROR RUN A WAY!!!
bastards are still using the same scare tactics, even subliminally. I thought this practice was illegal...wtf am I saying, the GOP party are criminals, of course they would stoop to this.

BASTARDS!
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 10:42 AM
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10. K&R
This shit needs to be on the greatest page for exposure.
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nightrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 10:48 AM
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11. Repub lies again...
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 11:14 AM
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12. Pushing that tired old 'terra, terra, terra' yet again?
You'd think they'd have enough sense to know that one's been almost completely worn out by *.

Asshats...
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 11:22 AM
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13. K & R. I don't believe that was random.
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windoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 01:08 PM
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15. Good catch!!
I would LOVE to see all the subliminal crap being used now to be exposed!! Sound can contain a lot of messages too.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 02:02 PM
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18. is that legal?
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 01:19 PM
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16. Here's a govt. article discussing subliminal fear conditioning
Edited on Sun Jul-20-08 01:19 PM by quantessd
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 02:11 PM
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19. See, stuff like this should be also be shown the SUNLIGHT.
Edited on Sun Jul-20-08 02:12 PM by nc4bo
RATS!!! Too late to Kick and Recommend.

I've been looking for the photo of this for a few days.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-20-08 02:13 PM
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20. of course they used a randomizer
and kept using a randomizer again and again until it produced the desired results.

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