October 22, 2009

LAPD's creepy Orwellian anti-terrorism ad (video)

Ever get the feeling you're being watched?

Check out the Los Angeles Police Department's creepy new public service announcement for its city-wide anti-terrorism iWatch program. The civilian program was launched earlier this month and is endorsed by 63 police chiefs around the country.

The ad features wide-eyed, blink-free residents reciting Orwellian mantras and looking as if they're about to crawl out of your television like that girl in "The Ring."

So what have we learned by this ad?

We've learned that terrorism is actually a crime. And that if we smell something suspicious, we should report it. Think about the power of that. I'm James Hibberd and I watch my America.




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