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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dunkin Donuts Caters to Crackpots

By Keith Schmitz

What a great country we live in. Here in Milwaukee we have one-man crazed mob John McAdams hounding radio stations and furniture stores. Nationally Michele Malkin, who proves clowns can be played by women, sees Rachel Ray as a terrorist.

Watch out for those exploding bottles of EVO.

On the Huffington Post:
Dunkin Donuts has pulled a commercial featuring pitchwoman Rachael Ray wearing a scarf because Michelle Malkin and other conservative observers thought the scarf looked too much like a keffiyeh, what Malkin describes as "the traditional scarf of Arab men that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad."
Well. Now we all know what a keffiyeh is. And I thought the chain only sold pastry that coats your teeth.

Malkin crowed after DD yanked the ad...
It's refreshing to see an American company show sensitivity to the concerns of Americans opposed to Islamic jihad and its apologists. Too many of them bend over backward in the direction of anti-American political correctness....(no, now they are bending over for something else).

Fashion statements may seem insignificant, but when they lead to the mainstreaming of violence -- unintentionally or not -- they matter. Ignorance is no longer an excuse. In post-9/11 America, vigilance must never go out of style.
Looks like advertising stylists everywhere had better watch their wardrobe choices or they will have to answer to astro-turf bloggers.

My question is who gets to eat the cost of this prematurely pulled ad - the agency or the client?

If Dunkin Donuts had any donut holes they would have told Malkin to take a dunk -- in the Boston Harbor.

Could this country find more ways to turn itself into a laughing stock?

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