So as long as its private companies trying to steal people's money, its okbinary visions said:Government propaganda is different, that is public figures using underhanded measures to change public opinion on issues that directly impact their lives and their country.
Are you really comparing a marketing campaign for an MP3 player or "extreme" potato chips to government propaganda? Way to have perspective.
If an effective marketing campaign seperates a few sheep from their money, big deal. It's what makes the world go 'round.
I am saying they are all wrong and taking advantage of people's ignorance should not be applauded or even acceptable.
Blatant false advertising is illegal for a reason. Slick marketing isn't too far from false advertising - in fact the BBB and other organizations overseas have required Apple to stop some ad campaigns in the past (G5 commercial claiming world's fastest and first 64-bit PC comes to mind as the most recent one).