Monday, December 16, 2019

Chick-Fil-A, Hallmark, Churchill, and More

Chick-fil-A and Hallmark have dived headfirst, after the ~3%.

The Hallmark Channel has reversed its decision to pull a wedding advertisement that features a lesbian couple kissing at the altar.

The channel decided to stop airing the ad for Zola, a wedding planning website, on Saturday after a group of conservative moms called "One Million Moms" complained that the commercial was not "family friendly." The company claimed the move was "in line with our current policy, which includes not featuring political advertisements, offensive language, R-rated movie content, and many other categories."

Zola, however, pushed back on the decision, saying, "The only difference between the commercials that were flagged and the ones that were approved was that the commercials that did not meet Hallmark’s standards included a lesbian couple kissing." The company also stated it would no longer advertise with the Hallmark Channel...
Both are chasing a near-zero market segment for the purpose of increasing their revenues.

Winston Churchill comes to mind.

“Churchill: "Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?" 
 Socialite: "My goodness, Mr. Churchill... Well, I suppose... we would have to discuss terms, of course... "

Churchill: "Would you sleep with me for five pounds?"

Socialite: "Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!" 

Churchill: "Madam, we've already established that. Now we are haggling about the price”
And of course, Thomas More's (perhaps fictional) line:
“For Wales? Why Richard, it profit a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world. . . but for Wales!”
It's a new game show:  The Price Is Wales!!  Wonder no longer why 'liberal capitalism' is an infection that cannot be cured.

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