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Linda & Richard Eyre: Sick and tired of negative, disingenuous advertising

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  • tigger AMERICAN FORK, UT
    Aug. 13, 2012 8:44 p.m.

    Political ads are almost non-existent in Utah (I'm not complaining). We get very little negative ads, or any ads, compared to other states.

  • Lagomorph Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 13, 2012 11:58 a.m.

    Eyres: "Of course doctors would say that if a healthy person insists on using an energy supplement, then a lo-cal one would be better than a high-calorie one."

    It's a pedantic tangent to the fine point of the piece, but is anyone else bothered by oxymoronic "low calorie energy supplement" being marketed? "Low calorie" is "low energy" by definition. If you want energy, eat some sugar or some other high calorie food. What they are really selling is a product that provides a feeling of mental alertness, not energy. Can we have some scientific literacy, folks?

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    Aug. 13, 2012 10:59 a.m.

    Unfortunately negative ads work. That's why easily 85% of campaign ads attack their opponent rather than articulate a vision of the future. When we stop falling it, they'll have to stop.

  • dr.bridell mclean, VA
    Aug. 11, 2012 1:10 a.m.

    Eyres, thanks for giving voice to my frustrations!
    Advertising today is dishonest on so many levels, and often insulting as well.
    PLESAE Mitt, go positive and stay there.