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09/29/2008

Video: First Prop 8 TV ad is super boring

by Jeremy Hooper

California's anti-gay side is today releasing their first "Yes on Prop. 8" TV ad. And while we're obviously biased on the matter of banning marriage equality, even when looking at the ad through a lens of semi-objectivity, we still think the commercial is (a) an ineffective snoozefest, and (b) a bit of a mess. Here, check it out for yourself:

So boring! So disjointed! Personally, we much prefer our own Prop. 8 ad:

Now THAT catches the attention!

Defeat the beast of bias -- No on Prop 8! [YouTube]

**UPDATE: The problem might be taxing, but equality is not the cause! [G-A-Y]
**UPDATE 2: Pepperdine Univ. is demanding that their name be removed form the anti-gay video: School to anti-gays: No 'dining on our reputation! [G-A-Y]

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Your thoughts

This is brilliant.

'nough said.

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Posted by: Morry | Sep 29, 2008 9:49:42 AM

I live in Boston and am volunteering on the "No on 8" campaign from afar. Putting aside the urgency of this, it's fascinating to see the messaging the "Yes on 8" campaign is going for this time around: the rather wonky subject of judicial activism as an encoded way to talk about values.

Some friends and I have launched a grassroots campaign that makes it VERY easy to support "No on 8." We are asking people to join us in trying to inspire Ellen Degeneres to donate to the campaign, something she has not yet done.

To join us, you can sign up to our Facebook group at:

http://www.new.facebook.com/inbox/#/group.php?gid=26476114690

By joining, you sign a virtual petition; we'll update Ellen about our membership each week on her show's blog. You can also use a template we provide to email Ellen via her show's website. We launched on Friday and are almost at 100 members. The tone of this is good-spirited and pointed: it's all about asking Ellen to join a national network of people who are digging deep to win this campaign.

Posted by: Jasmine Beach-Ferrara | Sep 29, 2008 12:54:08 PM

I got a few people who have no idea about gay marriage in california to watch the add, namely my best friend, my girlfriend and a waitress who happened to be walking past when we watched it. The waitress said "I thought gay marriage was a good thing?" My girlfriend said, "It was AGAINST gay marriage?"

Not only is boring beyond belief and people can't keep their attention to it, but also it doesn't convince people, it merely mobilises those who already agree.

Epic Fail.

Posted by: Corvidae | Sep 30, 2008 3:26:58 AM

Fear and bigotry, its what the church has always been good at selling.

Posted by: Patrick B | Sep 30, 2008 1:20:22 PM

I'd say that anti-gay ad is pretty gay in general. Agree?

Posted by: yes on 8 | Oct 13, 2008 4:48:45 AM

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