WikiLeaks Spoofs MasterCard

Assange and Co. rail against banking blockade
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2011 11:07 AM CDT

(Newser) – WikiLeaks is fighting back against MasterCard and the banks that have cut it off with an Internet ad spoofing those ubiquitous MasterCard “priceless” ads. (Side note: Those pretty much have to be the most parodied ads of all time at this point, right?) The ad outlines all the costs WikiLeaks has incurred—“Donations lost due to banking blockade? $15,000,000. Added cost due to house arrest? $500,000”—and concludes with, “Watching the world change as a result of your work? Priceless.”

New York adds this quip: “Having to look at Julian Assange’s smug face at the end of an otherwise perfectly fine spoof? Not necessarily worth it.” Catch the ad in the gallery.

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