How fiercely crass is The New York Times? We’ll tell you.
On April 12th 2017 they promoted a “controversial” story about the “Fearless Girl” statue on Wall Street and how it turned the sculptor of the Wall Street bull rather peevish.
It turned out to generate massive coverage and feedback from people all over the world.
Great, you might say?
Not so great, we say.
Because the “Fearless Girl” statue was commissioned by State Street Capitol Advisors – Who The New York Times took Big $ from for a Big Ad in their same day’s Business Section which just so happened to blare – get this – “Sometimes Shit Happens.”
Well, actually, the ad said – “Sometimes —– Happens.”
But why be coy when you’re in bed with The New York Times and promoting yourself by ludicrously tying your corporate profits onto the back of the Women’s Rights Movement?
Talk about shame.
Shame on The New York Times.
Shame on State Street Capitol Advisors.
Shame on all those who got suckered into this false “discussion” of “Fearless Girl” when the real issue is about two corporations making a tempest in a teapot in order to generate corporate profits.
If you thought Pepsi and Kendall Jenner were tone deaf on race relations before, NOW it’s even worse!
That TV ad about race relations in America was actually filmed by Pepsi in Thailand!
Because it was CHEAPER.
Actor in Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Ad Reveals Most Extras Were Not from U.S and Didn’t Understand the Racial Issues
People magazine talked to an extra on the shoot who spilled the beans. They said no one on the shoot even knew what was going on.
I mean, how many Black Lives Matters groups are there in Bangkok?
Again, a monstrous US multi-national corporation that cares only about profits tries to make money off the deaths and abuse of thousands of humans.
Pepsi – Pour a taste on a grave, why dontcha.
We should have known it was fishy when the US gave Russia advance notice that we were going to bomb Al Shayrat Airfield in Syria.
Since when do you give the ENEMY advance notice they are going to be bombed!?
Now, the proof is in: Less than 24 hours after Trump’s “triumphant” Syrian strike the airbase is up and running and fighter jets are flying off the runways and hitting innocent Syrian civilians.
Reminds us of that episode from Joseph Heller’s classic WWII novel “Catch 22” where the US Air Force makes an agreement to bomb their own airbase.
It was a good business decision.
Now, Trump can pretend he took a stand. The Russians can pretend outrage over an action that did no material damage.
The US media can fawn all over Trump as being more “presidential” than Obama who was the Syrian “wimp” while the Democrats can whine and pontificate about why they weren’t consulted about such “war” actions when actually they’ve got no alternatives, meanwhile they’re crying rivers over Assad’s repeated gas attacks.
As big corporate sponsors such as Mercedes Benz and Allstate withdrew their advertising money from Fox’s Bill O’Reilly’s TV program based on multiple lawsuits where he settled sexual harassment claims, the Indianapolis based corporation Angie’s List has decided to Stand By Its Sexually Harassing Man O’Reilly.
Cheryl Reed, spokeswoman for Angie’s List, as quoted in The New York Times said, “Just as we trust members to make their own hiring decisions, we trust them to make their own media consumption decisions.”
By Angie’s List’s own logic, then…if a corporation such as Angie’s List CHOOSES to sponsor a PROVEN CORRUPTOR such as Bill O’Reilly, then consumers should CHOOSE NOT TO USE that corporation – ANGIE’S LIST.
Thanks for giving us that option, Angie!
Cause when Bill O’Reilly comes after you or your daughters or your friends or anyone you know, he’ll be smiling that creepy smile knowing YOU’VE got his back.
Angie’s List has proudly touted their Indianapolis, Indiana headquarters location, knowing they are in the heart of Mike Pence territory where religious-backed Right-Wing politics rule the land and women’s rights are held in such low esteem that Governor Pence made it his policy never to sit down at a table with a single woman, fearing the supposed backhand of God swatting him across his dirty little mind.