Rachel Ray Duncan Donut ad is *NOT* promoting terrorists! This wouldn't happen

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Taylor
If you go to Starbucks, you support the left. If you go to Dunkin
Donuts, you support terrorists. You just can't win, so come up here to
sane Canada and have yourself a double-double at Timmys! :-)

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Dunkin' Donuts yanks Rachael Ray ad

May 27, 2008

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Does Dunkin’ Donuts really think its customers could mistake Rachael
Ray for a terrorist sympathizer? The Canton-based company has abruptly
canceled an ad in which the domestic diva wears a scarf that looks
like a keffiyeh, a traditional headdress worn by Arab men.

more stories like thisSome observers, including ultra-conservative Fox
News commentator Michelle Malkin, were so incensed by the ad that
there was even talk of a Dunkin’ Donuts boycott.

‘‘The keffiyeh, for the clueless, is the traditional scarf of Arab men
that has come to symbolize murderous Palestinian jihad,’’ Malkin yowls
in her syndicated column.

‘‘Popularized by Yasser Arafat and a regular adornment of Muslim
terrorists appearing in beheading and hostage-taking videos, the
apparel has been mainstreamed by both ignorant and not-so-ignorant
fashion designers, celebrities, and left-wing icons.’’

The company at first pooh-poohed the complaints, claiming the black-
and-white wrap was not a keffiyeh. But the right-wing drumbeat on the
blogosphere continued and by yesterday, Dunkin’ Donuts decided it’d be
easier just to yank the ad.

Said the suits in a statement: ‘‘In a recent online ad, Rachael Ray is
wearing a black-and-white silk scarf with a paisley design. It was
selected by her stylist for the advertising shoot. Absolutely no
symbolism was intended. However, given the possibility of
misperception, we are no longer using the commercial.’’

(In case you’re wondering, the stylist who selected the offending
scarf was not Gretta Enterprises boss Gretchen Monahan, who appears on
Ray’s TV show as a style consultant.)

For her part, Malkin was pleased with Dunkin’s response: ‘‘It’s
refreshing to see an American company show sensitivity to the concerns
of Americans opposed to Islamic jihad and its apologists.’’

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David
Well, we've failed.  Time for the human race to start over from
scratch, I say.
                                            
Default
You didn't even bother quoting so I can figure what you're talking
about. It's a good thing I plonked you, or that would piss me off.




Brian
                                            
David
I was doing you a favor!!


Well nobody appreciates all that I do. That pisses me off!
                                            
David
Well fine
http://groups.google.com/group/rec.arts.tv/browse_frm/thread/59af0db37e3366e6/372161a8c9953851#372161a8c9953851
I continue to do and do and do for you people...


It doesn't come across in writing but I put my writing to a
hard-edged, old-school rap beat. Matter of fact I've never been
streetier.
                                            
Default
Yes, I was better off before.


Good thing you're plonked, I'd hate to experience that.




Brian
                                            
David
That'll learn ya to trust my judgment. 


Few people feel they're ready to full-on immerse themselves in the
feel, sights and sounds of the David experience. Even reading me can
be heady stuff.
                                            
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I thought I heard something for a second.



Brian
                                            
David
Once in awhile I hit a really low note.
                                            
Default
Must be the wind.




Brian
                                            
David
I think you're having a larf!
                                            
tomcervo
Somewhere, somehow, the conglomerates that own DD and /or RR, maybe
the same one, is toting up the income they lost or may lose from this
stink and is presenting Fox/Murdoch a bill. And the Digger will pay it
out of the money he's getting from China to sell us out while MM
screams about the Arabs.