Monday, January 25, 2016

iNternet Advertising Prick

Lookit this blot on the human escutcheon, the Chief Shitheel of the Interactive Advertising Bureau:
Rothenberg blasted Adblock Plus' depiction of the situation and called the group "an unethical, immoral, mendacious coven of techie wannabes."

"We had never invited them in the first place," he said in his keynote. "They registered for this event online. When we found out, we canceled the registration and reversed their credit card billing."

Eyeo GmbH-owned Adblock Plus' ticket was pulled, Rothenberg said, "for the simple reason that they are stealing from publishers, subverting freedom of the press, operating a business model predicated on censorship of content, and ultimately forcing consumers to pay more money for less—and less diverse—information. AdBlock Plus claims it wants to engage in dialogue. But its form of dialogue is an incessant monologue."
Note well: Advertising is not speech or content. It's lies, & pimping shit to cretins, & has nothing to do w/ the First Amendment or "press freedom". Of which there is precious little in this nation of sheep precisely because of advertising scum who dictate what is & isn't covered by the press.

For an advertising whoremonger like Randall Rothenberg to claim that someone else is a money-grubber, or to act as if advertising isn't an extortion racket is almost funny.
"Of course, none of this surprises me," he said. "This is what happens when your only motivation, your only metric, is money. For that is what AdBlock-Plus is: an old-fashioned extortion racket, gussied up in the flowery but false language of contemporary consumerism."
What language is that? Maybe consumers can decide if this language is false or not, rather than the Mad Men who fetishize consumption.

And now we've reached the go fuck yourself portion of our screed. (Really Randy Rothenberg's screed. And he can go fuck himself.)
"But in fact, they are engaged in the techniques of The Big Lie," he said, "declaring themselves the friends of those whose livelihoods they would destroy, and allies to those whose freedoms they would subvert."
Yes, someone in the ad game accused someone else of using "the techniques of The Big Lie". Irony's corpse has now officially dissolved into its component atoms. If only Mr. Rothenberg & his fellow advertisers would do that too.

1 comment:

Weird Dave said...

Just wait 'till someone tells Randy about DVRs...