Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Via Kevin Drum, some background on the AFA's boycott history:|
CRAVEN AND STUPID....The Carpetbagger reviews the recent boycott history of the American Family Association:Needn't comment more. I do have a few things I want to post on today, and I should have time, so be on the lookout.The AFA launched a nine-year boycott of Disney, for example, during which time none of the group's demands were met and the company enjoyed a surge in profits. The AFA also launched boycotts against Crest toothpaste, Volkswagen, Tide detergent, Clorox bleach, Pampers, MTV, Abercrombie & Fitch, K-Mart, Burger King, the Carl's Jr. hamburger chain, Kraft Foods, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Old Navy stores, NutriSystem, and American Airlines. Late last year, the AFA went after the movie "Shark Tale," because the group believed the movie was designed to brainwash children into accepting gay rights. Then, it was American Girl dolls. Then it was Target for its lack of the word "Christmas" in its advertising. The whole thing is pretty embarrassing, but the AFA just keeps doing it.Everyone just ignores these yahoos. Everyone but Ford, that is, which apparently didn't understand the ground rules of the AFA game and immediately caved in when they complained recently about Ford's advertising in gay publications. So not only is Ford management craven, but they're stupid as well.
That explains a lot about the American car industry, doesn't it?
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