Just saw one of those ads MSNBC has been running. By and large I’ve found them appealing – no idea if they help with building business; I guess they do help brand the network I guess.
But just now I saw one that is a shocking and blatant rip off of the AMC show Rubicon. I think any fan of that show will spot it right away. Naughty, naughty.
Yep, in a way. small naughty…
You like Rubicon? I enjoyed it.
I loved it – for all its flaws, somehow I just found the characters and the setting just so intruiging and appealing. So I’m hooked. You to0 – we share good taste!
Really? That’s embarassing. Bad MSNBC.
And – the start: “news – is about stories”. No it’s not. It’s facts. The “story” is squashed upon it by commercial media. Making entertainment. Rachel enjoying herself. Gimme C-SPAN and dry facts. Rational input.
You’re right of course and I honestly don’t know what I’d do without CSpan – and now that I have DVR I can record Book TV and Wash Journal guests when I cant watch in real time. It’s wonderful.
I recently listened to paart of an interview by Wolf Blitzer – doesn’t even matter who he was interviewing. His questions were so inept, so incredulous (and credulous!) – I’ve always been at a loss to understand CNN’s thinking on him. He’s just awful.
What about “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”?
Still cheap of them! You do agree about the rip off?
No I don’t. All successful things get imitated (witenss the ad takeoffs on SNL). I think it’s surprising they used RUBICON as I don’t think it had much of an audience so people probably missed the point. I think as fans, we are a distinct minority.
I don’t think they wanted people to know; I think they wanted to present it as their own concept. After all, SNL is satire – this was an actual advertisement.
That said, you’re right, good stuff gets imitated. I think it just pissed me off. It was wasn’t just derivative – it seemed like an actual copy. Kind of like plagiarism.