John Lewis is a department store chain in the UK – their first store opened in 1864 while Sherman was marching through Georgia and Grant and Lee faced off at Petersburg
Here’s an apparently award-winning ad campaign for the World Wildlife Fund:
If you can’t read the tagline up there it is:
“The tsunami killed 100 times more people than 9/11. The planet is brutally powerful. Respect it. Preserve it.”
Absolutely no respect for the people who were trapped and had to choose between burning to death or jumping 105 floors down. No respect for all the firemen and policemen who responded and ended up crushed under tons of rubble. No respect for anything other than their trivialization of a major terrorist attack.
Thanks to AdFreak for noting this.
And if you’d like to tell the World Wildlife Fund what you think of their ad campaign, its http://www.wwf.org
Very controversial, eh? I guess reminding people that many babies like those who grew up to be the President are aborted every single day.
The Anti-Idiotarian Rotweiller has a wonderful article about the latest Obamessiah’s pronouncement that his poor, suffering, first-time-proud-of-America-in-her-adult-life wife was off limits to Republicans. (Beware the emperor has very very strong language):
Here is the latest issue that must not, EVER be talked about, presumably because it “distracts from the real issues”, whatever in the name of Socrates’ left nut those might be.
So now we’re not allowed to talk about his wife’s statements when she’s on the campaign stump, stumping for him?\
The rest is hilarious, but what I found just outstanding was the first comment posted:
I can hear that sippy cup banging all the way down here.
So we can’t talk about his wife, his pastor, his “Typical White” grandmother, his wanting to sit down for a bender with Amadinnerjacket……..what the hell else is this piker gonna want to stamp his feet and hold his breath about?
Someone needs to change his diaper and put his ass back in his crib. Definitely NOT ready for Prime Time.
This fripping idiot is only happy when he’s criticizing Republicans:
Republican U.S. presidential candidate John McCain accused North Carolina’s Republican Party of being “out of touch with reality” over its refusal to pull an advertisement criticizing Democrat Barack Obama.
In an NBC interview aired on Friday, the Arizona senator said he has done all he can to persuade the state party to cancel the television ad that criticizes Obama as “too extreme” because of controversial remarks made by his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
“They’re not listening to me because they’re out of touch with reality and the Republican Party. We are the party of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan and this kind of campaigning is unacceptable,” McCain told NBC’s “Today” Show.
But this video from Redstate Update gives the McCain slogan (content warning for language):
Unfortunately you run into this kind of stuff in all the online “social” sites. The leftists who have absolutely nothing better to do (which is why they set the tone on most of these sites) do everything they can to shut out ideas that they don’t want anyone to know. And the perfect example is the “reconquista” ad from Absolut Vodka:
Newsbusters Matthew Sheffield notes:
it seems left-wingers at the online encyclopedia site are angry that anyone would want to mention Absolut’s reconquista controversy in the vodka maker’s article.
Apparently liberals there do not want the public to know that the company got in big trouble win consumers after it ran an ad in Mexico portraying that country as having taken over certain parts of the United States.
“Could someone protect this page to new users? Apparently some non-notable bloggers have taken offense to their recent ad campaign and have repeatedly vandalized this page.”
Just think about that for a second. This little dustup even made it into the dead stream media. The fact that it became an issue is certainly a fact. Why would someone want to make sure that it wasn’t noted in a site that is supposed to report facts? Because its a fact that doesn’t make the company look very good? That it makes Mexico look like a bunch of bedwetters for thinking that they can get back all the land that they keep trying to come to illegally so they can actually work for a living? Because it actually brings out the reconquista idea which has a big following but that they don’t want the gringos to know about until its a fact?
Mr. Sheffield sums it up nicely:
All that aside, though, Absolut’s controversy is eminently relevant to the vodka distributor’s entry. From a marketing angle alone, this story is a fascinating example of the power of the blogosphere, viral emails, and bad multinational decision-making.
This story has a happy ending, though. Thanks to some sane people who made a difference, the Absolut Vodka entry now has language describing the controversy, a perfect example of how there’s no need to cede dominance of the critically important resource of Wikipedia to the left.