Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Keeping it unreal

It would be a curious fact that the jobs of politicians never become redundant, except when one remembers that they are absolutely essential for hardening and inflating perceptions for the never-ending battle against reality.

From Tart Cider:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
APRIL 24, 2007

NDP MPs CALL FOR REMOVAL OF DAIRY QUEEN COMMERCIAL

OTTAWA – Brian Masse (Windsor West) and Joe Comartin (Windsor-Tecumseh) will be holding a press conference tomorrow to discuss Dairy Queen Canada’s refusal to pull its recent TV ad for Kit Kat Blizzards.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 PARLIAMENT HILL

Time: 11:00
Place: Charles Lynch Press Room
130-S Centre Block
Update, April 25: This is ridiculous.
The commercial will stop airing this Sunday. But one NDP MP who's spoken out about the controversy was still upset last night.

"It's continued corporate irresponsibility from Dairy Queen," said Windsor West MP Brian Masse, who is holding an Ottawa news conference today about the commercial. "I just can't believe they wouldn't want to conclude this with a public apology."
Outrage peacocks may imagine for the sake of their strut that an ad agency in the U.S. deliberately targeted a Southwestern Ontario's tragic but isolated misfortune for ridicule, and they're free to flatter their pretension as such, but for goodness sake don't give them coverage.

2 comments:

Jake said...

The fake outrage expressed by this NDP MP over the Dairy Queen ad is taking things way too seriously.

Apparently some ten years ago, a boy in Chatham was asphyxiated to death on a school coat hook by some bullies and his parents believe the ad condones it.

Although I feel sorry for the parents loss, they should realize that television commercials are solely used for promoting the sale of a particular product--not condoning a violent or mischievous act.

This MP is using the same premise that those on the left use frequently--that the media is the culprit for all of society's problems with violence.

Anonymous said...

definitely fake outrage.

why should DQ be reasonably expected to shell out 100s of thousands producing and paying for ad time and then be expected *10 years after the fact* to do a big fat 'oooo sowwy !!! we didonnn noooooooooo'

cripes people, DO SOMETHING ABOUT THE KIDS ALIVE TODAY GETTING BULLIED SOMEWHERE NON-STOP.