Sep 14, 2012, 01:14 AM
ESL PodCast 825 - Political Advertising
American elections have lots of political advertising. Learn why that’s not always a good thing in this episode.
Slow dialogue: 1:15
Fast dialogue: 15:07
Hilary: The election is still two months away and I’m already sick of the political ads. Look at these flyers we got in the mail just today, not to mention the canvassers ringing our doorbell nonstop!
Bill: It’s worse if you watch TV, with attack ad after attack ad. It’s gotten completely out of hand.
Hilary: What happened to campaign finance reform? After years of talking about it, we still have lots of political action committees using soft money to finance media campaigns.
Bill: You can’t even call them media campaigns anymore. They’re more like smear campaigns. I’m fed up with all of this propaganda.
Hilary: You know what we should do?
Hilary: We should take a vacation until the election is over…in Thailand!
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse