Thursday, September 13, 2007

Carl's Jr. Takes The Teacher Out Of The Commercial

EIA has the scoop, so to speak.

I disagree that the pressure put on Carl's Jr. amounts to television censorship. The company responded to market pressure, not threats (that I know of).

1 comment:

Eric Turner said...

I agree. I don't see television censorship there. I see market pressure as well.

I'm not the smartest cookie in the bunch, but censorship would seem imply some sort of government intervention. One could make the case for "self censorship." But we all do that on a daily basis.

Lord knows I shouldn't say everything to my boss or professors I feel like saying! That's based on "market pressure" (i.e., the need to retain my job and the need to obtain a good grade).

Additionally, I don't see overt cooperation between the TEA and the AFA on this. It just happened to offend both of them in different ways. Change the teacher to a sexy office worker and the TEA wouldn't have said a thing, but the AFA would still have been all over it.