Friday, August 28, 2009

Microsoft steps in it

Microsoft ran the ad on the top in the United States.
The bottom ad is the version they used in Poland.
And the BBC and Americans are livid about it.

You can't marginalize a minority any more definitively than airbrushing him out of history. Or so they say.

So what's the solution? Well, Microsoft pulled the ad and apologized. And race-baiters like Dawn Trice over at the Chicago Tribune are milking it as part of her "dialog" on race in the United States.

(Trice can be read here:

Me? I think the whole thing is foolish. If Microsoft wants to put Homer Simpson's face on that body they should have a right to do so.

In fact, I get a little more than irritated when advertisers and institutions go out of their way to represent the UN in all their ads. We get spun enough; we don't need the rainbow coalition jammed down our throats.

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