Sunday, August 07, 2011

Weird contradiction -- Ads for serene capitalism precede images of riots

It's becoming a familiar scene in news coverage of world events on the Internet: scenes of riots, burning cars and buildings, clashes between demonstrators and police -- all preceded by video advertisements depicting serene, self-satisfied, reassuring capitalist corporations and their wonderful product lines.

The BBC reports on the recent riots in Tottenham in London are a good example.

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