[lit-ideas] Re: Possible ban on Fahrenheit 911 ads

  • From: Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 08:57:49 EDT

R. Paul quotes: 
>>The opinion is generated under the new McCain-Feingold  campaign-finance 
>>which prohibits corporate-funded ads that  dentify a federal candidate 
before a
>>primary or general  election.<

and comments: 
>'Identify' is such a precise word. How about 'depict,' 'refer to,'  
>'name,' etc.? Surely one's first Gricean response might be  (mine was) to 
>this as meaning that no corporate-funded _campaign_  ads which identify or 
>to a federal candidate may be run. This isn't  an anti-Bush ad. It's an ad 
for an
>anti-Bush movie. If this be sophistry,  I don't want to hear about it.

Oddly, my first Gricean response was that 'dentify' -- since that's what  
written -- was some action of taking the teeth off (-- cf. beheading).

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