No News Is The News

Thanks to George Parker for finding this AOL News spot:

Yes, it’s funny. But it’s also scary.
This shit is considered ‘news’ now?

About Dan Goldgeier

Blogging on AdPulp since 2005, Dan Goldgeier is a Seattle-based freelance copywriter with experience at advertising agencies across the U.S. He is a graduate of the Creative Circus ad school, and currently teaches at Seattle's School of Visual Concepts. In addition, he is a regular columnist for Dan published the best of his columns in a book entitled View From The Cheap Seats: A Broader Look at Advertising, Marketing, Branding, Global Politics, Office Politics, Sexual Politics, and Getting Drunk During a Job Interview. Look for it on Amazon in paperback and e-book editions.


  1. One of the funniest spots I’ve seen in a long time.
    As for your question, AOL isn’t selling these incidents as hard news. The line, “15 minutes can seem like a lifetime” wickedly exposes the Warholian nature of our popular culture for the vapid mess it is.

  2. I hear what you’re saying, but it’s a positioning problem. Clicking onto AOL news shows me that they’re trying to emphasize real news, not dumb viral stuff. Although dumb viral stuff certainly seems to get more attention these days.

  3. scary? maybe. funny? not really.