scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: Bush Commercial
Wed Jul 26 2000 - 07:00:53 CDT
> One scouter asks why the adversion to the exposure? Another
> posits that
> the candidate is showing his support of scouting. Both are
> dead wrong. As
> someone else pointed out, every image that appeared on that
> commercial was
> there for the number of votes it was calculated to bring in verses the
> number of dollars it cost. This ad is not exposure, it is
one man's trash is another's treasure. I'm flattered that when he chose
images to instill thoughts of ethics and values he "used" us.
We live in the real world. By our beliefs, deeds, and uniforms were are
visable to the world. Unless we hide in our homes we will receive exposure,
in fact some of us work hard to get exposure. I've seen many scouts on tv
in uniform at sporting events. I don't see any complaints on the list when
they show Troop ### in the stands in uniform waving to all their friends at
home. The networks' are driven by money and thus are using those images for
gain also. They wouldn't waste the air time on those shot either if they
didn't think that they would eventually add to the bottom line.
I wonder how many people on this list opposed to the use of BSA images use
unlicensed software or music?