In quainter days, there used to be debate over how to police corporate advertising. How should we protect ourselves from the more obvious lies while also preserving freedom of speech, to which even assholes are entitled?
This concern is, like so many other remnants of the concessions our overclass once had to make, no more. These days, the biggest corporations blatantly lie in their mega-million-dollar marketing campaigns, and nobody so much as sniffs.
Case-in-point: The “More Bars in More Places” campaign now being run by AT&T (…formerly Cingular, formerly AT&T Wireless, formerly AT&T).