Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Madonna, Hitler, and John McCain

Here it is, the highly talked about and controversial video montage from Madonna's "Sticky & Sweet" tour in which John McCain's image is associated with Hitler. The footage of Hitler and McCain spans from 0:57 - 1:17 in this video.

It is clear that Madonna is a democrat and that she loves to freely express her opinion. This video definitely functioned to get her even more press and publicity and, to be honest, I wouldn't expect anything less from the queen of mass media manipulation. It really isn't that controversial and I think that Madonna could have been more controversial if she ran the image of Hitler on one screen and had John McCain's image simultaneously on another screen. She loves to "push people's buttons" and she has, once again, successfully turned some people on and off. I applaud Madonna for doing what she does best - being provocative and challenging her audience to think.

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