The political right wing has gone off the deep end in the province of Saskatchewan over the last couple of days because of a pre-election ad campaign that the New Democrats are running on television.
Over the years, members of the Opposition Saskatchewan Party have advocated privatization of crown assets. The party was unsuccessful in the 1999 and 2003 provincial elections. As a direct result of their electoral failures, they claim that they have changed their official policy on privatization.
In the lead up to the next election, the NDP is running an advertisement that reminds voters what the Sask Party policy had been. In the video ad, there is a screen that says 'Sask Party Stood For Privatization Of Crowns.'
The image fades out.
Spokespersons for the Sask Party claim that the ad has a subliminal message which leaves the impression that 'The Sask Party Stood For Porn'
. (even though the letter 'T' remains in the image).
Talk about paranoid - talk about conspiracy theories.
like they are, the Sask Party has ensured that the NDP ad gets much more exposure then it otherwise would.
What a bunch of whiners!-CBC-Regina Leader Post-Swift Current Progressive News
**H/T to Giant political mouse for the full video ad
-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=NOTE: If anyone reading this has access to Murray Mandryk, columnist with the Leader Post - Star Phoenix, tell him to give his head a bloody good shake! Murray, do you ACTUALLY believe that there is a subliminal message in that ad?! GET REAL ... sheesh!
"The NDP TV ad contains the words "the Sask. Party stands
for PRIVATIZATION OF CROWNS". Those capitalized letters quickly fade, and, for a split second on the screen, the message is "the Sask. Party stands
for P-O-R-N". Of course, this was coincidental and not intended to be a subliminal message, the NDP says. Yeah. Right."Murray Mandryk
August 29, 2007Note that Mandryk alters the quote in his article from the screen which the SP claims to say: "Sask Party Stood For Porn" to the words "the Sask. Party Stands for P-O-R-N".
By the way - what does it mean that someone 'Stood' for porn? What the hell does it mean? There were no chairs during the dirty movie so they had to stand up?
The Sask Party, Murray Mandryk and others are outraged at WHAT????