I thought this article was extremely poignant in the way it explained advertising's role in perpetuating stereotypes and imagery of consumption. I thought it was quite shocking that a majority of television fails to show the working class. The discussion of characters as affluent, powerful purchasers resonated well with me. In addition to the discussed comparisons between executives and blue collar workers, can you think of any other stereotypes that are reinforced by advertising's handle on content production?
Ralph, Fred, Archie and Homer
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