Is there a subliminal message in the McCain lipstick ad that claimed Barack Obama was smearing Sarah Palin?
Probably not. But just think of the impact on the unconscious mind of the images conjured by these words:
• black male
• white female
Now, I’m not saying there was something “intentional” about the way the ad was devised. Nobody could be that cynical and calculating… right? But I had to laugh when I thought about it. I wonder if anybody else gets the joke.
Where are social comics like Richard Pryor and George Carlin when we need them?