I finally figured out why I hate the Target Market stuff so much. At first I thought I hated it because it was so irritatingly obvious. It's like somebody standing there shouting about how the sky is blue or that gravity seems to be working. I thought I was just offended by the idea that I'd be surprised to discover that tobacco companies are bad and cigarettes kill people, or that the ads were made by whiny, smug, self-righteous idiots.
I was wrong. I think I actually hate they ads because they realize what I try to pretend I don't know. Most people are complete and utter idiots who need this sort of thing spelled out to them, and they actually aren't underestimating the intelligence of the general public.