Post dated 2003-01-15 19:31:18

SUV Owners and Terrorism. “I’ve come to admire Arianna Huffington for her passionately progressive politics. Once a tunnel-visioned right-winger, she opened her eyes to…” [Dan Gillmor’s eJournal] Dan has a legitimate complaint that the SUV terrorist connection is a weak one, but I love the commercials! First, they are a satire on the miserable “Moral Equivalent of War” (MEOW) commercials, and second, a take-off on what the auto industry is trying to sell us. The commercials win, on a number of levels. They make us talk about them – any PR is good PR, right? They make us think why what they are telling us isn’t right. Thinking is good. And finally, they do deliver the message that SUVs are bad. I love them.

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