Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Walmart hearts Nazi Advertising

I love this. Walmart's PR director over AZ and So Cal recently resigned after backlash against the company's "Nazi" ad. According to a CNN article:

"An ad last month in the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff showed a picture of a Nazi book-burning and compared such censorship to a local proposition that would limit expansion of Wal-Mart's supercenters. "

"Should the goverment tell us what we should read?" What a headline! Walmart doesn't want the man telling us what we can read, because they want to tell us. Walmart refuses to carry all sort of books and won't sell CDs that have explicit lyric stickers.

Weren't the Nazis bad because they wanted to run everything and stomp out any competition? Maybe this ad was a good fit for Walmart.

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