Sunday, January 7, 2007

Use of Lawyer in Sprint Commercial

Posted by Nancy Rapoport

I've just seen the new Sprint-Ron Livingston commercial, in which every time Ron Livingston makes a statement, he looks behind him to the lawyer, to see if the lawyer has OK'd the veracity of the statement.  Of course I like it--who couldn't like seeing one of the Office Space actors working with a lawyer on a "more truthful" ad (or testing the lawyer's abilities by stretching the truth with the line about meteors)? 

What made me smile is that, at least in this ad, the lawyer isn't seen as trying to facilitate lying about something.  That's a small step in the right direction.

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