This commercial for The Independent was made in 1998, but feels like it could be brand new. I see it as representing our daily struggle between ignorance and enlightenment. That’s pretty heavy.
According to a story in The Guardian, British newspapers have not been immune to circulation troubles:
Last month the Independent sold an average of 185,815 copies each day, down 13.78% year on year and 0.6% month on month.
The final line of copy in that commercial is the most chilling one of all: “Don’t read.”