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05/08/2008

Audio: Seriously, someone get these folks a new script

by Jeremy Hooper

Back in November of last year, we let you hear a radio ad that the so-called National Organization For Marriage was distributing in New Jersey:


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An ad that was very similar to a TV spot that had tarnished Wisconisn airwaves in 2006:

Kid-isgusting, right? Well now, following the old edict that if the logic is 100% broke still don't fix it, the NOM group has rebranded the same script so that it can be used to scare Rhode Islanders. Oh but this time, it gets even more unapologetically fear-mongery. To signal the "red alert" threat that we gays pose to society, they've actually gone so far as to insert "fear beeps":


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::sigh:: How the f**k are we losing to this?!

**Audio Source: NOM Rhode Island Launches Radio Ad Campaign: "Don't Mess with Marriage [NOM RI]

**UPDATE: Here's how we responded to the kid's questions back when the New Jersey ad first hit:

Audio: Addin' to the asinine ads [G-A-Y]

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Your thoughts

We could aways create our own commercial that answers those questions these kids ask. We could also play off the way they do their commercials.

Posted by: Sam | May 8, 2008 5:42:14 PM

Sam: Ask and you shall receive:

http://www.goodasyou.org/good_as_you/2007/11/audio-addin-to.html

Posted by: G-A-Y | May 8, 2008 5:47:18 PM


And they're not even good fear beeps! My microwave is scarier than that.

You'd think they could at least come up with a submarine dive klaxon (ah ooga, ah ooga) or maybe a cockpit stall warning horn.

Don't they test their stuff on focus groups first?

db


Posted by: dave b | May 8, 2008 5:49:36 PM

You should have seen the director at the marriage hearings in the House Judiciary Committee. Her arguments were sad and over used. Luck for us in RI, we have Rep. Amy Rice who really asked tough questions of the anti-gay forces. This is a pretty liberal State. They won't do well here.

Posted by: Joe Brummer | May 8, 2008 8:16:10 PM

With those "fear beeps" and the fact that the new ad is 30 seconds longer . . . they must have a lot more money this time. Probably because they didn't have to pay someone to write a new script.

And, I like that National Org for Marriage Response clip. . . need to cut it down to a minute and raise some cash to get it some airplay.

Posted by: Dick Mills | May 8, 2008 8:54:28 PM

I'm sorry, but I just can't stop myself:

To that kid whose grandfather is becoming a woman, it's probably because the old bat he's living with is such a cold fish that he just wants a pair of boobs around that he can play with whenever he wants.

And to the kid who wants a mommy AND a daddy, we all have wanted different parents at some point in our frakkin' lives. He should be happy to have parents who love and care for his whiny ass.

Posted by: Dick Mills | May 8, 2008 9:25:46 PM

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