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Hopefully Trump loses the election. If this ad is of any help in making Trump lose, that's good. If sucessful, this ad can save many lives. Real people are hurt by the politics of Trump. That's the real problem.
The farmer on the verge of crying was interviewed by the video's producer. He was told his segment would appear in the finished production, that it would be part of the piece and he agreed to it. As was everyone who was interviewed for the piece. The producers must get their approval, in writing with their signatures in fact. It's the law in the U.S.
When Springsteen filmed the video for "Girls in their Summer Clothes", was he exploiting women's sexuality for showing some of them posing or walking around the beach boardwalk clad in attractive summer attire? Sir, please.
I don’t think that’s ever the case. It’s too much of a dangerous line to cross. A principle is a principle is a principle.
Those images‘ only function in the video is to cause an emotional impact. It’s not wrong to want to cause an emotional impact, but there is absolutely nothing else that they add.
I mean...the dramatic entrance of the drums on "Backstreets" is meant to cause an emotional impact. Same with the breakdown and then count in out of said breakdown in "Born to Run." The hollered "I'm gonna tear it down and throw it away!" at the climax of "The Price You Pay." The repeated refrain of "41 shots," and the way it's passed from band member to band member. And obviously there are literally hundreds, maybe thousands of other examples we could use from just Bruce's catalog (since there are so many elements/moments per song).
I’m not sure I understand what your point is...
Real people are shown suffering from the Trump presidency. They wanted their own suffering to be shown because they want rid of the man who is responsible for their suffering.
TJ, I totally agree with you conceptually, but in the current, unprecedented situation in the U.S. ( no matter how that situation arose) I think, here and now, the ends DO justify the means.
I wonder if Bruce this horribly exploitative ad before he authorised the song to be used.
If it wasn’t real, it wouldn’t be exploitative. It exploits people’s pain for political advantage. The only reason they’ve included those images is to maximise emotional impact.
@Tom Joad Aye TJ, you'd almost think there was an election on.
It's the way to win these days, sadly, shallow imagery, meaningless buzz words and phrases.
"Take back control" anyone?
I'm sure Bruce had it fact checked, beyond that, it's on the spin docs.
I'd really love to live in a world where elections were decided on meaningful debate and honest policy discussion.
I've now accepted that I never will.
@MagicRatAFC I certainly understand why one would think this is necessary. But the ends don’t justify the means. The means define you just as much as, if not more than, the ends.
I don’t like the way those people’s misfortunes are being used for political gain and certainly wouldn’t vote for anyone who thinks it’s ok to do this.
It‘s a fine line, of course. But this just seems to be completely gratuitous.
I'm following the U.S. election stuff more on one of the other forums, but in all honesty, seeing the way that absolute disease of a man is behaving, the fact that this is even remotely still a contest is mind boggling.
Keep at it my American friends, get it done and get this disgrace of a human thrown into the dustbin of life where he belongs.
PA is a " battleground state"? Presumably?
Yes; with 20 electoral votes. 20 of the last 25 Presidents won Pennsylvania.