Fox News Claims Clint Eastwood Ad Has Subliminal Pro Obama Messages

ProudProgressive 2012/02/08 21:52:08
Those jokesters at Fox are at it again. Sometimes it's hard to tell who's further removed from reality - the "journalists" at Fox or the few people gullible enough to take anything they say seriously. Now it's back to the Obama Mind Control conspiracy theory again. What I can't figure out is how they reconcile the claim that Obama is inept and stupid (and only got into, and excelled at, the most difficult school in the nation because he's black) with his extraordinary power to control the minds of millions of people, mastermind vast conspiracies that began on August 4, 1961 and single handedly defraud the entire world. Oh well. I guess in Right Wing World the more absurd the better.

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Fox News Claims Clint Eastwood Ad Has Subliminal Pro Obama Messages
February 8, 2012
By Sarah Jones

The paranoiacs at Fox News are super afraid that the Chrysler Super Bowl ad starring Clint Eastwood had subliminal pro-Obama messages in it. Yes, that ad that was pro-America was really pro-Obama, or to put it more clearly, anything that is pro-America is pro-Obama to the Fox crowd and they object.

Why does Fox object to an ad that was pro-American spirit? Because they want America to fail under President Obama. They have told us this for three years now, but perhaps we failed to realize just how much they meant it.

In discussing the Super Bowl ad, the panel found that the creators of the ad had ties to Obama (translation: their firm has done work for ESPN, Coke and has done Obama art, which for this panel means they are Obama supporters). That should give you a clue as to how far from reality they have strayed.

Gretchen Carlson said, “And it made me think of subliminal messages. You know, kinda like, remember the olden days when you went to the movie theaters and they kinda flashed in coke and popcorn and they didn’t let you do that, let advertisers do that anymore. So if there is this history, maybe not on purpose, so do these people making this ad kind of skew it. I mean, Karl Rove said at the end of this two minute ad it should have said, ‘paid for by Barack Obama.’”

Only, of course, the ad was not paid for by Obama. It was not an ad for Obama the candidate but rather for America the country of which Obama is the President and as President. Obama did put his political capital on the line to lend lifeboats to the auto industry that they then used to save their companies. Fox has a problem with this; most notably, it seems, that Obama is President and took yet another well considered risk that turned out to be praiseworthy and successful.

Fox then rolled a clip of Karl Rove claiming that this ad makes the White House look like cheap, Chicago pols (somehow the White House is implicated in an ad made by Chrysler). Karl appears to be suffering from projection here. What is cheap about being pro-America? What is Chicago about Detroit? What is political about being for America?

The problem Fox is having is that the Clint Eastwood Super Bowl ad was a rousing call to the American spirit, a call to pull together. I summed it up thusly that night:

Walking down a dark tunnel, Clint Eastwood growls, “It’s halftime.” Ahh, that voice. That iconic silhouette. He continues, “It’s halftime in America, too.”

Comparing America to the struggles Detroit has faced and is overcoming, Eastwood says that because we all pulled together, the Motor City is fighting again. He credited our rallying around what was right and acting as one for Detroit’s success.

“This country can’t be knocked out with one punch; we get right back up again and when we do the world is going to hear the roar of our engines….Yeah, it’s halftime in America and our second half is about to begin.”

Naturally, this idea of a united America deeply offends Fox and the Republicans, who have been working on dividing us for as long as they’ve been stealing from us. First Karl Rove went nutter, claiming a connection between the ad and the White House, and then Fox doubled down on the crazy by suggesting that there are subliminal messages in the ad.

The White House did not direct or write the ad, however, the White House is responsible for the fact that the auto industry was given a chance to succeed (the same chance, albeit with more responsibility and real restructuring, that the banks were given). The automakers then took that chance and turned it into a rousing success.

That’s the kind of American spirit that used to be universal. What could be seen as traitorous in investing in an American company that hires American workers and manages to pull out of an almost sure bankruptcy to make an incredible success?

Since Fox can’t pin the ad on the White House, but they need to kill the very popular message of the ad, Gretchen went paranoid with claims of subliminal messages. Karl Rove previously tried to go after Republican Clint Eastwood for daring to make a pro-America ad, but Clint told them to make his day and since there isn’t much they can do to Clint, they moved on to greener pastures of subliminal messages and tin foil.

Of course, Carlson can’t prove that there are any such subliminal messages in the ad, because there are not. If it felt pro-Obama, that is only because it was hopeful, it was pro-America, and it was the equivalent of planting an American flag on top of the auto industry and saying, “We did it!” We all know that the only reason Chrysler was able to do it was because President Obama fought hard to give them the help they needed at a time when Republicans wanted to let the American auto industry die.

So whose fault is it that Republicans bet against American businesses and lost? They don’t want you to think of it that way, of course, so instead of allowing Chrysler to have its moment in the sun, they have to go negative and paranoid. They hope their attacks have the same success on Chrysler as they have had on the media; forcing Chrysler into the position of apologizing and making a pro-Republican ad. But how could Chrysler use a successful American auto company to make a pro-Republcan ad? Republicans wanted to kill the auto industry. They told us all that union labor was too entitled and they needed to learn a lesson. They told us this as they fed billions to Wall Street and banks.

The Chrysler ad was pro-America. The fact that Fox and Republicans are offended by the ad says more about how they view this country and the extent to which they want to see it fail, and do not see themselves as a part of it, than it does about Chrysler, Clint Eastwood, the advertising company, or the White House.

Most Americans want this country to succeed. We want people to get jobs. It makes us feel great to see an iconic American auto company be the comeback kid in a recession.

Fox knows we feel good about this, and they can’t have us feeling good because that might mean we were united, and if we were united while a Democrat was in office, well, that would be bad for them. So, like the spoiled little children they are, they want to ruin everyone’s moment of unity and happiness, kill the spirit of “yes we can” and make sure gloom and doom dominate.

Republicans are so petty that they cannot enjoy the success of a huge American business. They can’t stand to see the President getting even implied credit for work he actually did. They demand that no one give him credit or even suggest (subliminally!) that Obama made the right choice, let alone that things might get better for Americans soon.

Advertising agencies do not slip subliminal political messages into their ads. The client approves everything from the script to the talent to the final cut, so the claim that the ad agency has an Obama supporter in it (unproven) is moot to boot.

Does Chrysler love America? Maybe. Maybe that was the point of their ad. It sure seemed like it to me. The ad was meant to say, hey, America, thank you for pulling together, look what we did, and guess what, your second half is about to begin!

The Chrysler ad was full of hope and American spirit. It should tell us all we need to know that Republicans and Fox News are so outraged by it.

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  • Queen B 2012/02/10 02:18:02
  • bob h. 2012/02/09 16:36:21
    bob h.
    Never watch it. FOX is just a 24/7 commercial for the off the board far right. Ever since the Supreme Court ruled that Freedom of Speech protects both truth and lies, FOX has just thrown all judgement to the wind.
  • oldcavpilot 2012/02/09 14:54:18
    Gimme a break.
  • C-ZAR™ of the PHÆT 2012/02/09 13:36:34
    C-ZAR™ of the PHÆT
    Damn, they hate Obama so much, they've actually stooped to saying he's hypnotizing people now!!---SAD!
  • goinpostal 2012/02/09 12:49:01
    the GOP do eat their own.
  • Jimbo 2012/02/09 12:39:11
    Can't take their own message about America when applied to Chrysler, an Obama success story.

    If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with BS.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/02/09 10:43:52
    Lady Whitewolf

  • redhorse29 2012/02/09 08:02:08
    I agree.
  • Guru_T_Firefly 2012/02/09 07:11:48
    Fox News never fails to make me laugh. They still have no news worth listening to, but the endless laughs more than make up for that.
  • Patriotic 2012/02/09 06:25:59
    Give me a break! The ad was pro America...period.
  • mike j 2012/02/09 06:15:22
    mike j
    Folks , this was not Clint Eastwoods personal message to the viewers of the Super Bowl or those who have viewed the Chrysler advertisement thru other media. If you want to find out the sentence by sentence meaning of the words spoken by actor CE, then go back and find the script writers and interview them , one on one on the record . Ask the Chrysler Corporate official responsible for releasing the advertisement for broadcast and one on one interview that person and so sentence by sentence and ask "what did Chrysler convey to the viewer in the commercial." The ask the Director and Producer of the actual broadcast commercial what each sentence was meant to convey . After all CE is just an actor , paid to deliver scripted lines at the direction and emphasis of the Director , the Director sets the tone and instructs the actor in all aspects of the commercial. so , this is not CE's advertisement , this is Chryslers advertisement , CE was just a good actor that had a delivery that fit the part .
  • banzaibuckaroo 2012/02/09 05:32:08
    Like Clint said, he was "not supporting any politician at this time," also gave his blessing for either party to reference the spot, or at least its message.

    "If Obama or any other politician wants to run with the spirit of that ad, go for it," he said.

    I guess, anyone can use it.
  • Idiot r... banzaib... 2012/02/09 11:54:46
    Idiot repubs
    Somehow it offends the GOP.
  • IlliniRob 2012/02/09 05:03:58
  • ruru 2012/02/09 04:46:34
    FOX News is fair and balanced unlike the main stream media. FOX News has been rated number 1 news channel for 10 years.
  • IlliniRob ruru 2012/02/09 05:04:49
    If they're number one, then they must be fair. LOL!
  • Guru_T_... ruru 2012/02/09 07:14:03
    The majority of Germans believed in Hitler, too, but it didn't make him right.
  • Kaleokualoha 2012/02/09 03:14:45
    This seems to be a pathetic last-ditch effort grasping at straws. The economy is rising, and they can't stand that. Next they may accuse him of being an actual alien (perhaps a Cardassian spy)!?!
  • lclon 2012/02/09 02:47:55
    President Obama haters are so consumed with hate for the man. It appears that they don't know good and truth when it is presented. They would'n know it even if it slapped them in their face. They won't recognize or acknowledge any good that President Obama does. All they do is lie on him and try to turn his good deed into bad deeds. They are so consumed with hate for President Obama until they don't know right from wrong.
  • Steve King 2012/02/09 02:42:46
    Steve King
    Let's see, Bailed out by the government, played on NBC (a network that carries Obama's water), the advertising agency who made the commercial worked for Obama and the message was not vague or veiled. Even it wasn't an ad for Obama (which was pretty blatant) it was an ad for Unions.

    Let's not let the facts that get in the way of the truth. After all, keep saying the lie enough and someone will believe it.

    The Bailout of the auto industry made them subservient to the Obama administration. And David Axelrod knows it.
  • Axe Grinder 2012/02/09 02:36:35
    Axe Grinder
    Oh yeah, you didn't see it.....Rod Sterling stepped out in a grey suit, with a thin black tie, and declared that we have just crossed over into......The Twilight Zone! These people are, I dunno, far beyond obsessed.
  • flaca BN-0 2012/02/09 02:17:30
  • Guru_T_... flaca BN-0 2012/02/09 07:15:30
    I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?

    Best. Line. Ever.
  • The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk 2012/02/09 02:10:45
    The Elitist Libtard SodaJerk
    Rove is just pissed that The Auto Bailout saved American Jobs, and him, Romney, and Fakes News were up in arms against it. I wonder where their Phony Bologna outrage was toward the actual political commercial?
  • Raymond Allamby 2012/02/09 02:06:01
    Raymond Allamby
    f=r a=w u=n x=j! or to put it equation free, faux = rwnj
  • wildcat 2012/02/09 01:56:39
    And of course, we believe every thing they try to brain wash us with on Faux News.
    I love it, they are the "no spin zone" yet they put their spin on every thing whether it is news or not. This was a non-story they made a national dialog out of.
  • ruru wildcat 2012/02/09 04:48:58
    Main stream media puts their spin on all the news also.
  • Guru_T_... ruru 2012/02/09 07:16:49
    Not as frequently or as blatantly as Fox does.
  • wildcat ruru 2012/02/10 02:49:53
    give me an example
  • CAROLYN NTARWNJBS 2012/02/09 01:47:40
    Backed into a corner they become delusional.
  • Estick 2012/02/09 00:08:24
    The folks at Fox News are kinda like the cheating boyfriend who's always accusing his girlfriend is cheating on him.
  • **StarzAbove** 2012/02/08 23:19:25
    Fox News doesn't understand hope and the American spirit. All they understand is hate for the president.
  • Robtbal 2012/02/08 23:07:47
    It wasnt even close to subliminal...it was outright horrifying....
  • ProudPr... Robtbal 2012/02/08 23:16:21
    Yeah, how DARE anyone say that America is getting better. What NERVE to suggest that if we work together we can accomplish anything. What a HORROR it is to admit that the country is moving in the right direction. Next thing you know, someone's going to say that killing Osama bin Laden was a GOOD thing!
  • lurx: t... Robtbal 2012/02/09 00:42:59 (edited)
    lurx: the soda jerk

    ...OMG, the economy is getting better!!!
  • The Electrician 2012/02/08 22:47:00
    The Electrician
    That's why I like SH, nowhere else can you get all the RW stupidity that's fit to print. Doesn't the RW ever get embarrassed over how idiotic they make themselves appear ?

    FOX media, not news, Certified to lie and distort the truth. Holy Chit !
  • ProudPr... The Ele... 2012/02/08 23:16:58
    In order to feel embarrassment you have to have at least a little self respect to begin with.
  • uncle r... The Ele... 2012/02/08 23:28:40
    uncle remus
    you are ever so right, I really miss the Teabagger rallies in my area,they were such great entertainment, the display of group ignorance and stupidity can be a little scary at some points,but for the most part they were mostly live comedy
  • ruru The Ele... 2012/02/09 04:50:13
    FOX New number 1 for ten years.
  • The Ele... ruru 2012/02/09 05:02:23

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