Self-promoting ad on ABC, March19th, 2003:AS IT HAPPENS
Newtechnologywill bring warto your livingroom
Well titled, Sean and I'd like to thank you from the bottom of my heart once again on the other matter.
War was being promoted to be like an exciting video game and the audience accepts because the target is often portrayed by the media to be sub-human worthy of elimination.But television omits to show the bloodied masses as nasty images may turn the viewing audience off their TV dinners.Sad
War to our living rooms? Fear, blood, burning flesh, noise, stench, terror.. I think not somehow.I agree with Ardent, that was not war they were portraying but a sanitised computer game.My father saw what war was like in WWII (he was in the RAF), his father saw what it was like in WWI (he was in the BEF and then spent much of the duration as a guest of the Kaiser!). If you want to hear an elderly irishman getting angry and swearing liberally, all you would need to do is show him a statement like that!
Keep it going, Sean.
Thanks, Sir, and: You are welcome. :)Ardent,d'accord. This very ad - for me - is telling the whole story in a nutshell.Jams,in order to suppress a trace of sarcasm, I'll cut it short: I am with your father.
James,I'll do my very best. :)