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This is a quickie.

I am very interested to see if and how commercial and non-profit advertising changes in the wake of the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president.

I have noticed more bi-racial couples in advertising.  Also, more people of color as well as more gay, lesbian and physically and emotionally challenged.  I wonder if that will lessen.  Also, I wonder if the language in advertising will change to reflect less inclusion and more language that is less “politically correct” as a reflection of the new reality.

I wonder if social comedians and satirists will become more harsh and pointed in their social critiques.  I wonder if local news will focus more on crimes committed by people of color.  Will national network news be more jingoistic regarding stories of other countries?  I wonder if social media will become even more vicious.  I wonder what kind of new TV shows networks and production companies will develop and if they will feature no-nonsense business leaders or presidents kicking ass and taking names.  And if wonder if gun sales will now fall.

All of this may sound like over the top speculation.  But, I’m wondering what qualifies as “over the top” anymore?

Written by Interviewer

November 10, 2016 at 01:46

Posted in Scratchpad

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