As many of you know, I don't watch much television because I value my brain cells. Plus, I can't stand constant lies from the media, nor can I stand trash TV, because that too melts one's brain. However, I do watch college and professional sports. Specifically, with rare exception I only watch television for college football and basketball and professional football, but never the useless NBA which resembles "professional" wrestling.
While I was watching the NFL playoffs recently, I saw a Southwest Airlines commercial. Perhaps you've seen it. Please have a look below.
What immediately struck me when I saw this commercial was the uncanny likeness between the airline industry defendant and CEO of Goldman Sachs Lloyd Blankfein.
In my opinion, the company responsible for creating the ad campaign has chosen to use a man that resembles Lloyd Blankfein, due to the hate many people have for the criminal activities committed by Goldman Sachs. As you can imagine, if you want to portray a lying, criminal scumbag, what better likeness could one use than Blankfein? Of course Goldman is by no means the only criminal bank out there, but Blankfein's unmistakable appearance might seem to deliver a stronger message regarding the practices of the airline industry. Perhaps I'm jumping to conclusions, but never underestimate ad agencies. They use these kinds of tactics frequently.
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