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Tue Feb 4, 2014, 10:53 AM

Ah the outrage du jour.



Some people thrive on it and feel they simply MUST share with whoever will listen. Here's a concept: It is possible to like the Coke ad without liking the product. Really, not that difficult.

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Reply Ah the outrage du jour. (Original post)
Le Taz Hot Feb 2014 OP
el_bryanto Feb 2014 #1
lame54 Feb 2014 #2
cali Feb 2014 #3
Le Taz Hot Feb 2014 #9
cali Feb 2014 #10
Le Taz Hot Feb 2014 #13
LanternWaste Feb 2014 #33
JoePhilly Feb 2014 #11
Vashta Nerada Feb 2014 #16
loli phabay Feb 2014 #4
boston bean Feb 2014 #5
madokie Feb 2014 #6
NuclearDem Feb 2014 #7
Javaman Feb 2014 #22
Javaman Feb 2014 #23
CBGLuthier Feb 2014 #8
cali Feb 2014 #12
upaloopa Feb 2014 #31
LanternWaste Feb 2014 #34
Capt. Obvious Feb 2014 #14
Le Taz Hot Feb 2014 #15
pampango Feb 2014 #17
Orrex Feb 2014 #18
Le Taz Hot Feb 2014 #19
Orrex Feb 2014 #20
Javaman Feb 2014 #21
Rainngirl Feb 2014 #24
Whisp Feb 2014 #25
1000words Feb 2014 #26
bravenak Feb 2014 #27
malaise Feb 2014 #28
El_Johns Feb 2014 #29
upaloopa Feb 2014 #30
The Straight Story Feb 2014 #32

Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 10:54 AM

1. Next you'll be saying it's possible to like Woody Allen's films while thinking he's kind of creepy

Or you can agree with the Popes statements on economic matters without supporting his homophobia/misogyny.

That's not how the game is played.

Bryant

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 10:54 AM

2. You can like the ad...

but why spend energy defending them against the right - after all they are the right

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 10:56 AM

3. sure. and it's possible to point out that Coke hardly deserves

 

great accolades for the ad. It wasn't brave. It was just marketing.

In any case. seems like you're just as outraged as the people you're calling out for being outraged.

gotta love the irony.

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Response to cali (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 10:58 AM

9. You've misanalysed

outrage with annoyed amusement. Learn to know the difference.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 11:03 AM

10. lol. yeah. why so prickly?

 

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Response to cali (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 11:08 AM

13. You call that prickly?

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Response to cali (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 08:28 PM

33. Prickly as a smoothie.

Prickly as a orange smoothie.

However, as you pretend to know better, I'll just watch you rationalize it further should you choose to continue.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 11:04 AM

11. Lol + 1

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Response to cali (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 11:20 AM

16. This.

 

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 10:56 AM

4. never saw the ad, prefer pepsi so i stay out of it.

 

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 10:56 AM

5. It's called cognitive dissonance and sometimes

it's good to examine the reasons why one might be experiencing that. It's also fine for others to point it out.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 10:57 AM

6. Of course it is

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 10:57 AM

7. The ad was fine.

 

That it was a Coke ad is what made it despicable and disingenuous.

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 12:27 PM

22. +1 nt

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 12:28 PM

23. dupe nt

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 10:57 AM

8. If you like being manipulated, sure.

Me, I get kind of resentful when companies assume I am an idiot with such obvious methods.

Do you think they really cared about global harmony in the 70's?

Do you think that Coke adds life?


Sad, sad sad.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 11:05 AM

12. but but it's fun. it's likeable. it pisses off the right. it's a great message

 

and some people are easily manipulated or don't mind rushing to the defense of corporatism.

lots of them right here on supposedly liberal DU.

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Response to cali (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 07:54 PM

31. No a lot of people would rather think then

regurgitate what today's DU collective outrage is.
Sometimes some DUers can be bullies.

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Response to CBGLuthier (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 08:31 PM

34. One of the major reasons I enjoy reading poetry...

"If you like being manipulated, sure."

One of the major reasons I enjoy reading poetry, and reading Edwardian fiction-- however, I'm quite sure the clever people maintain the pretense of more erudite reasons for enjoying it...

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 11:15 AM

14. I miss Meta too

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Response to Capt. Obvious (Reply #14)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 11:16 AM

15. . . .

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 11:41 AM

17. The company is bad. The ad is good. Sticks it to the nativist right. Take the good, leave the bad.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 11:57 AM

18. Some people shop at Walmart by necessity without liking the retailer.

Really, not that difficult either.


DU has plenty of outrage to go around.
It's always helpful to have gatekeepers to advise us which outrages are acceptable and which are not.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #18)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 12:06 PM

19. And you're welcome.

The bill for gatekeeping is in the mail.

Seriously, TPP? Outrageous. Coke commercial? Not so much. It's all about putting things perspective.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #19)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 12:19 PM

20. My beef yesterday...

was that Coke Inc. is a favorite DU target for condemnation due to its business and environmental practices, and there's usually a healthy dose of "who would drink that shit" thrown in for good measure.

But they buy 30 seconds of airtime and suddenly they're the darling of the progressive infosphere. It was the lightning-quick change in acrimony that threw me for a loop.


Also, check with Fred in Accounts Payable.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 12:26 PM

21. Actually, I don't like coke or their product.

just because some smart marketing madison ave type comes up with a new way to sell coke that makes us all feel warm and fuzzy, I'm supposed to now support and like coke?

coke destroys water supplies in the US and in 3rd world nations. coke uses strong arm tactics to push their sugar water. coke supported death squads.

Need I go on?

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:06 PM

24. Loved the ad

but won't touch the product. It's poison.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:10 PM

25. It was a great ad but Coke does not believe in what that ad's message was.

 

Coke likes money above all, they don't like unions and will kill people who do. They don't care about water supplies to communities as long as they can bottle their $$$.

That's the objection I and probably most others have.

It's a lie.
A very nice one, but a lie considering where it's coming from.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:11 PM

26. Junior High Underground

 

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:14 PM

27. Mexican Coke Rules!!!

 

Hecho en Mexico con Azucar. Real sugar.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:18 PM

28. +1,000

I loved the ad but we don't drink that shite.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 06:19 PM

29. Fake controversy (on both sides) sells Coke. Meanwhile, the 1% takes more of the pie.

 

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 07:49 PM

30. Coke use to be bottled in just about every major city

In the US when I was a kid. You could look at the bottom of your bottle and see a city name there.
It brought us American Band Stand that traveled to those cities. You could get on the show if it came to your town. You had a chance to dance and meet some bands and Dick Clark.
It was part of Americana back then.

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Response to Le Taz Hot (Original post)

Tue Feb 4, 2014, 08:24 PM

32. You can be against killing innocent people with drones and still vote for Obama

Many have

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