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White House Spends 3.4M for Super Ads

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by mental invalid, Feb 1, 2002.

  1. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    ...from the ny daily news....?????....i gotta wonder who the hell came up with the idea that heroin addicts are politically concious people...seems like there are other aspects of the drug issue where this money could have been better spent....heh george this bongs for you bro....

    White House Spends
    3.4M for Super Ads

    Daily News Washington Bureau


    The White House will shell out a record $3.4 million for two Super Bowl spots that will say buying illegal drugs could help terrorists like Osama Bin Laden.

    The ads are part of a campaign that President Bush launched himself last month, when he told an anti-drug group: "Terrorists use drug profits to fund their cells to commit acts of murder. If you quit drugs, you join the fight against terror in America."

    In a record single-event advertising buy for the federal government, the White House drug czar's office is paying $1.7 million each for 30-second spots that will air Sunday on Fox during the Super Bowl, said a network source.

    "The buy has been made," the source said of two 30-second spots airing during the game between the New England Patriots and the St. Louis Rams.

    The feds will get a discount on the $2 million average cost for a 30-second Super Bowl ad. The Census Bureau set the previous government record during the 2000 Super Bowl with a single spot for less than $1.5 million, reported AdAge.Com, which broke the story.

    But the drug czar's office — formally called the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy — has a sweetheart deal with Fox that guarantees it will get to air matching free spots as public-service announcements during future sporting events on the network.

    "There is a match on this deal," the Fox source said. "We have NASCAR and we also have Major League Baseball, including major events like the All-Star game and the World Series."

    Tom Riley, spokesman for the drug czar's office, declined to comment, saying, "We don't talk about any initiatives until they come out." He did say that in the past, the drug czar has not melded anti-drug and anti-terrorism messages.

    New York ad agency Ogilvy & Mather, which handles buys for the drug czar's more than $160 million annual ad budget, did not return calls. Award-winning British director Tony Kaye, who directed the 1998 film "American History X," directed the two Super Bowl spots, AdAge reported.
  2. you have GOT to be kidding me
  3. kaesthebluntedwonder

    kaesthebluntedwonder Elite Member

    Joined: May 16, 2000 Messages: 3,066 Likes Received: 1
  4. blahblahblah

    blahblahblah Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 30, 2001 Messages: 5,527 Likes Received: 0
    then i'm sitting next to a terrorist right now. Cripes.
  5. mental invalid

    mental invalid Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: May 11, 2001 Messages: 13,050 Likes Received: 8
    ...oh and just to show the ineptness of olgivy, since i was ad 101er in college, they were the same company that recently got IBM fined 100,000 for their "graf" stunt on the streets of san fran for linux systems...i mean are you for real? youre gonna spray paint images on the ground and somehows that is supposed to hype linux's capabilities...i mean talk about missing the fucking boat, what target market was that aimed at? 20 something skaters? yeah all the IT guys in high end corporations dig vandalism and wierd symbols on the ground and their sure to spend thousands and thousands for it....hip for the sake of hip does not sell high end computer ware, you dont need to go to school to know that....i woulda yanked the fucking account so fast...

    shaking my head so much it hurts.....

    i am a terrorist too
  6. RaiD

    RaiD Guest

    hmm drugs cause terrorism... our president the "ex"crackhead says this? so we have a terrorist for a president now? that must be why he is sending weapons over seas!!! wow i figured it out now!

    so lets get this straight:

    Drugs equals Profits, profits equal weapons, weapons equal terrorism, terrorism equals hate, hate equals patriotism, patriotism equals government, government equals power, Power equals money, and money equals drugs. hmmmmm
    intersesting circle we have here.
  7. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    oh boy...
    this is really indicative of how fuckin' out of reality rich
    politicians are when it comes to the real street level drug world...
    do people really think heroin junkies are going to be somewhere
    inside watching the fuckin' superbowl??
    they are gonna be shooting up in some garbage dumpster in
    a back alley, not giving a fuck. if you have ever
    lived in an area where there are hardcore junkies and dealers
    around, man, there is no way in hell this stuff is going to get through to them....
    no fucking chance.
    i call these types of things, like when he referred to the pakistani's as 'paki's' awhile
    back, "classic bush".
  8. beardo

    beardo Guest

    i think theyre trying to deter the mid to upper class, guys. no one will persuade the hardcore addicts. mid and upper class are typicaly casual users. i would assume they buy at least half of the dirt out there and are more susseptable to patriotic drivel. its a valiant effort, but i do side with it being pretty futile as well.

    no facts, just my little .02
  9. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    good point, but....i'm thinking
    that regardless of class, if
    you're doing heroin, you aren't
    really concerned with football.
    or maybe you are..'lets get some
    heroin in for the game guys!'...
    i mean, even the percentage
    of these so called 'casual' users
    that will watch a grand total of 1minute
    of airspace is slim don't you think?
    no facts, just my own little .02
  10. beardo

    beardo Guest

    i can think back to when i was working construction with a bunch of college drop out drug users who LOVE football (sports in general). that is my 'source'. theres a long way to go from casual to strung out. they probably arent doing heroin durring the game, maybe after, maybe the weekend after that, thus 'casual'. i would even go out on a limb and say sports fans are most likely to be patriotic. channeling this patriotism through sports is brilliant. the same audience of patriots would die for this country, cutting back the ol coke habit will seem like a walk in the park. theyre 'just doing their part'

    i;ve even convinced myself that these ads are a good idea. damn.
  11. BROWNer

    BROWNer Guest

    well there you go.
    could be that we're talking about
    drugs in general here. as far as i'm
    concerned, hardcore drug use is a
    very slippery slope to addiction that
    does not happen slowly, but rather
    fast, and before you know it. i don't
    know how many people experiment
    with the hard shit and never get trapped
    up into it................so...i hear
    your point though. i haven't
    been around hardcore drug taking
    jocks before.
  12. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Guest

    OH MY GOD...It just occurred to me now...

    Imagine if you will...that the New England Patriots win the game! I don't think my brain will be able to handle the further influx of red, white, and blue, into daily life.

    Okay, that's it. If they win, hell, I'm gonna buy a hat, and then I'm gonna buy an eightball!
  13. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 177
    to me it just seems like an attempt to characterize drug users as terrorists, thereby justifying a continuation and escalation of the failing 'war on drugs'. The articles I've read, even in yellow right wing rags, have all said that a vast majority, something like 90%, of the Afghani heroin goes to China and is consumed there. I harldy think a worldwide jihad can be carried on the backs of the hash smokers.

    What about the Saudi funding? Doesn't selling oil and then giving the money to terrorists seem like a bigger problem than some guy trying to cop a sniff at some rave or someshit?

    and another thing... what's up with all the 'face printing' equipment all of a sudden? Last year they put that stuff in Tampa and the Florida Supreme Court was debating the legality of this technology. In August, they actually said the cameras were an infringement but had yet to officially render a judgement before 9/11... all of a sudden, you gotta get face printed to go to a football game.

  14. wow beards
    thats a pretty skewered viosion of what the reality is
    i guess ill hafta drag you back to one of those hug-fests, lol
  15. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    aarrrggghhhhh !!!

    damn it !

    It's the CIA that profits from drug sales !
    Who do you think brings the UZI's into poor neighbourhoods?

    and how about this perverted logic...
    the "evil" Taliban BANNED opium growing,
    but the new "peace-loving" government encourages it.
    Perhaps the US goverment should help the Afgans
    create an economy that doesn't depend on opium.

    and where does it stop ?

    if you want gun control.. you're anti-american, and therefore a terrorist.
    you dissaprove of the 2 party system... so you're a commie!
    You vandalise government property, so you're definately a terrorist supporter.