Canned patriotism



Budweiser has been roundly mocked for this marketing campaign, thus demonstrating that it is possible to lay it on too thick. I keep having flashbacks to the jingoistic days of 2003, when cars were plastered with magnetic flags and “Support our troops” ribbons. (Where’d all that stuff go, anyway?)



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  • Poet

    To mix a metaphor, the cultural Panopticon hits another home run! The comment about going from “Grand Experiment” to “Brand Experiment” shows your sense of the ironic is still intact. So will they call their low cal beer, “America Light”?

    • InheritTheWindow

      > So will they call their low cal beer, “America Light”?

      I believe the joke is that they will call it Canada.

      • Jen Sorensen

        I actually came very close to including an “America Light” gag, but had trouble fitting it in.

        • InheritTheWindow

          I wouldn’t have wanted you to if it meant sacrificing any of the space devoted to your hilarious depictions of Trump.

Jen Sorensen is a nationally-syndicated political cartoonist whose work has appeared in The Progressive, The Nation, Daily Kos, Austin Chronicle, NPR, Ms., Politico, and many other publications. The recipient of the 2014 Herblock Prize and a 2013 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, she tweets at @JenSorensen.

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