Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The idiocy of negative political ads on TV

Last night while watching the Celtics game on CSNNE, every single commercial break contained multiple political ads.  And more often than not, a negative and a positive commercial for the same candidate back to back.

First I see an ad telling me Charlie Baker is the worst person in the world, then immediately after he's everybody's best friend and taking selfies all over the place:

How am I supposed to know what to believe?

Then a commercial comes on with a little girl spelling out O-B-A-M-A, and that's supposed to make me think somebody named Jean Shaheen is no good:

Right after that I see an ad bashing Shaheen's opponent, Scott Brown, telling me that he doesn't care about New Hampshire:

Well guess what, I don't care about New Hampshire either!  I'm in Boston watching a basketball game!

But seriously, I think all negative political ads should be banned.  You say something awful about me, and then I come back with something terrible about you.  It's just stupid and depressing.

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