DrugSense Weekly - November 3, 2000 #173

DrugSense Weekly - November 3, 2000 #173
Posted by FoM on November 03, 2000 at 12:17:07 PT
Hard-Hitting Drug War Ad Airs Friday 11/3
Source: DrugSense
A hard-hitting, revolutionary drug war ad appeared on nationwide TV Friday November 3rd during the debut of Paramount's UPN network action thriller, "Freedom." The show starts at 8:00pm ET. This powerful ad, produced by the Libertarian Party, slams Al Gore and George W. Bush for their hypocrisy on the drug issue. It features man-on-the-street comments about the failure of the War on Drugs, highlights the lengthy prison sentences served by many young people, and questions whether "Al Gore and George Bush would be better off today if, for their youthful indiscretions, they had served 10 years in prison?"
As the question is asked, pictures of Bush and Gore appear on the screen, and prison doors slam shut over their faces with a loud clang -- as an audience cheers. The debut of "Freedom," a futuristic, sci-fi thriller, was the perfect place to air this revolutionary ad.Washington Post TV critic Tom Shales calls "Freedom" a "raucously entertaining" show featuring a "world reeling from a stock market crash, a global depression and an epidemic of terrorist bombings. America is under martial law now that a military coup has taken over the government in a heavy-handed effort to restore order. Our heroes, the 'Freedom' fighters, are independent renegades who have been tossed into the slammer at the request of the ruling junta. Tough cookies all, they grumble and mumble and plot revenge."Shales adds that "one little detail in the scene suggests that our current president will indeed be remembered: The scene is set at William Jefferson Clinton Federal Prison."The ad can be viewed on-line at: By George GetzPress SecretaryLibertarian PartyDISCLAIMER: DrugSense does not lobby or endorse political candidates or legislation. As a non profit dedicated to providing information on all drug policy related news and developments, we offer the above: Click the link to read all of DrugSense Weekly's News Bulletin:DrugSense Weekly November 3, 2000 #173 Weekly October 27, 2000 #172 MapInc. Archives:
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Comment #5 posted by Kanabys on November 06, 2000 at 05:53:17 PT
Thanx a heap!!
Yeah, I scan over articles sometimes and miss stuff. I sure do appreciate your help, as always. Peace forever
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Comment #4 posted by FoM on November 05, 2000 at 17:55:47 PT
Here it is!
Hi Kanabys! I had this link in the article but you must have missed it so here it is. I just saw the commercial on CNN tonight again! I hope you get to see it because when they slam the jail doors on Gore and Bush it has more impact then on the video but I have a slow modem connection.Peace, FoM!
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Comment #3 posted by Kanabys on November 05, 2000 at 10:22:07 PT
I didn't see it
but I wonder if there is a link to it? Like streaming vidieo or an AVI download? I'd really like to see it.
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on November 03, 2000 at 16:01:53 PT
I saw it on CNN!
Hi dddd,I saw it on CNN which blew me away to begin with and what a great commercial it is!
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Comment #1 posted by dddd on November 03, 2000 at 15:53:51 PT
I didn't see the ad,or the show,but I like the the sound of it. This type of ad is what we need more of. I'll bet that the major networks would be reluctant to allow such ads. If Harry Brown gets elected,then I might winn the lotto,and I'll use my millions to fund national commercials toexpose the injust drug war scam,and the scoundrels that are responsible for the exacerbation of it....dddd
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