Sunday, August 21, 2005
It Can't Happen Here
KTVX, the ABC affiliate in Utah, is refusing to run an anti-war ad featuring Cindy Sheehan because it was deemed an "inappropriate commercial advertisement for Salt Lake City."
Since when are casino ads for Wendover and the nearby Indian reservations, plus the multiplicity of spots for skanky beer, unhealthy food and all kinds of pills to grow your hair, trim your fat, or enlarge your penis (you know that always smiling guy commercial for male "enhancement") any more "appropriate" than an anti-war ad? Peace versus belch?
In a statement Saturday evening explaining its decision, KTVX said that after viewing the ad, local managers found the content "could very well be offensive to our community in Utah, which has contributed more than its fair share of fighting soldiers and suffered significant loss of life in this Iraq war."
Oh conservative, oh so loyal Utah, you've been shown to be what ye are: a stupid witless cheering section for Empire, merrily sending your sons & daughters off to fight the Arabs, like good little obedient sheep in the unholy service of your false god Moloch. Now, it suddenly seems, you wish to shun the offensive stench from your nostrils that your God is now rebuking you with. It says in your book do not worship false idols like the gods of war. Your God is about to exact a terrible price for your unyielding fealty to Moloch. Prepare to be judged. So it has been said in YOUR book.