The Weekend Daily Heller: Product Misplacement

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When yesterday the executive-snake-oil-salesman-in-chief (“I am not a doctor but I play one on TV”) pronounced his support of ingesting disinfectant, notably Lysol (and Clorox), his comments were met with incredulous disbelief. Was this his sarcasm? Stupidity? Or both? Here are just two headlines ripped from the teletype:

“Trump’s Suggestion That Disinfectants Could Be Used to Treat Coronavirus Prompts Aggressive Pushback” (NY Times) and “Lysol maker warns against internal use of disinfectants after Trump comments” (NBC News).

Well, “Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ships at sea” (Walter Winchell) it begs the question: Dateline Washington: Is the President plugging brandnames at briefings to make up what he’s lost in a collapsing stock market (stop!) or simply medicinal malpractice? (Stop!)

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Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →