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2004 Swift Boat Vets – Christmas in Cambodia?

2004 Swift Boat Vets – Christmas in Cambodia?

June 25, 2012 No Comments

One of the famed Swift Boat ads from the 2004 presidential campaign, raising questions about Kerry's biography.

Cortislim

Cortislim

May 15, 2011 No Comments

'Stop Weighing Yourself'! A classically poor weightloss commercial from 2004-06, Cortislim with Dr. Greg Cedymon

Heinekin – Sword of Honor

Heinekin – Sword of Honor

May 10, 2011 No Comments

Most ads for American beer are based on humor or scantily-clad women. Imported beers, however, seem to follow the hard-liquor model of advertisements, emphasizing the kind of person who drinks their beer:

Jack Daniels

Jack Daniels

May 10, 2011 No Comments

When ads for hard liquor reappeared on American TV in 2002, they immediately started with the kind of character appeal ads typical of other expensive, discretionary goods. Jack Daniels was no exception.

Discovercard – Security Blanket

Discovercard – Security Blanket

May 4, 2011 No Comments

Discovercard ran this as a part of a series of ads in 2005-06, in an attempt to appeal to women:

Discovercard – Baby

Discovercard – Baby

May 4, 2011 No Comments

Discovercard ran this in a series of ads in 2005-06 attempting to appeal primarily to women:

2004 Kerry Ad – ‘Underfire’
2004 Kerry Ad – Agenda

2004 Kerry Ad – Agenda

April 28, 2011 No Comments

From the 2004 Presidential Campaign of John Kerry: 'Agenda'. Released July 23, 2004.

2004 Kerry Ad – Jobs

2004 Kerry Ad – Jobs

April 18, 2011 No Comments

From John Kerry's 2004 Presidential Campaign: Jobs

Dell – Red
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Fake Expert

Fake Expert: A fallacious appeal to authority in which the 'expert' is not an expert at all.

Expert in the wrong domain

Expert in the wrong domain: a fallacious version of an appeal to authority - i.e. appealing to a doctor...

Slippery Slope

Slippery slope: If we take one step, we’ll have to take all the rest of them because there’s no...

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc

Post hoc ergo propter hoc: “After this, therefore because of this”, a fallacy in reasoning about causes. (I took...

Poisoning The Well

Poisoning the well: Telling the audience what to think of a speaker when you’re introducing the speaker (My next...