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Chick-fil-As Latest Horror
Salon ^ | THURSDAY, DEC 27, 2012 | DAVID SIROTA

Posted on 12/31/2012 12:10:24 PM PST by nickcarraway

The controversial fast-food chain publishes a children's book loaded with half-truths about farms and animals

As my son enters the so-called Terrible Twos, I’ve become keenly aware of one thing that makes them so terrible: awareness. After 24 months outside the womb, kids slowly but surely start becoming cognizant of what they have, what they don’t have — and what they want. At this point, too, kids begin more fully processing how the world works — or at least what the world is telling them about how the world works.

Advertisers obviously know all of this. They not only know that kids will go full-on terrible in annoying their parents into buying stuff they realize they want, but also that two-year-olds are already starting to develop their own future preferences. Hence, when my son hears the discrete piano tune and Ed Harris’ soothing voice on the radio and then cheerily shouts “Home Depot,” it is a sign that he is already equating home projects with the local-business-crushing orange Godzilla — just as that Godzilla’s marketing team hopes. Same thing for the Happy Meal, whose child-focused marketing equates junk food with emotive joy and cheap toys — a terrible-yet-irresistible combination for a two-year-old.

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1 posted on 12/31/2012 12:10:27 PM PST by nickcarraway
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So why doesn’t this stupid bimbo mom just turn off the TV? Better yet, get rid of it altogether!


2 posted on 12/31/2012 12:13:05 PM PST by miserare
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To: nickcarraway

David Sirota is an idiot.


3 posted on 12/31/2012 12:16:02 PM PST by Kent1957
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To: nickcarraway

Thank God I didn’t have parents like this whiner.


4 posted on 12/31/2012 12:17:58 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: miserare

First; it’s a guy???

Second; He acts like this is something new that Chick-fil-et just invented. He and we grew up with this kind of advertising and BS. Look at our school system in general. It is not teaching facts, it is teaching opinions to our children. The lfact that he grew up in this adverting blitz and he is ‘okay’ why does he feel tha his children can’t get through the same crap on TV and the education system and still be okay.

It is called parenting. Some of us were good at it and some of us were not so good I am sorry to say.


5 posted on 12/31/2012 12:21:21 PM PST by dirtymac (Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.)
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To: nickcarraway
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6 posted on 12/31/2012 12:22:42 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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“too much of a push-over” this poor kid is going to grow up to be a total jerk.


7 posted on 12/31/2012 12:22:58 PM PST by Mercat (Adventures make you late for dinner. Bilbo Baggins)
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To: miserare
LOL! I read this article and was thinking the whole time that I was reading a liberal feminist screed. I've read them before, and this sounded just like them. I get to the bottom, and I find out that the writer is:

David Sirota

Honestly, this article is a riot. It's a lib pontificating and taking something way out of proportion, and libs in the comments are equally serious about it.

8 posted on 12/31/2012 12:23:41 PM PST by Pinkbell
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To: miserare

I feel sorry for this kid. They should take the child away from this nutcase.

I grew up on a family farm
When we wanted chicken my dad got out the old hatchet, whacked it;s head off and when it quit flopping he stuck the body in boiling water and polucked the feathers off.

I watched this done many times before I grew old enought o do it myself.
We killed and slaughtered the hogs, and even a beef once a year. We poisoned rats and mice and hunted squirrels and rabbots and deer.

We understood the food chain.

The a-hole that wrote this I am sure would have opposed the happiness found by Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig, because animals reall weren’t that happy.


9 posted on 12/31/2012 12:24:19 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Pinkbell

OMG! What a sissy!


10 posted on 12/31/2012 12:25:03 PM PST by miserare
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To: Mercat

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I predict another whiney liberal who refuses to let anyone live their lives in peace will emerge in 16 or 17 years.


11 posted on 12/31/2012 12:25:12 PM PST by FredZarguna (Cryin' won't help ya, prayin' won't do ya no good. When the levee breaks, momma you got to move.)
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To: Pinkbell
It is a liberal feminist screed. The New Castrati: He prays he never meets Tiny Tim in a dark alley.
12 posted on 12/31/2012 12:27:37 PM PST by FredZarguna (Cryin' won't help ya, prayin' won't do ya no good. When the levee breaks, momma you got to move.)
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... The company has cows, painting signs on roadway billboards, stating ‘eat mor chikn’... And the ‘parent’ is upset that they’re not getting their children’s books from PITA?

Wow, Chick-Fil-A has certainly lost a customer in this moron... Oh, right, vegetarian that would NEVER go to a fast food place, so who knows HOW that book came to the household, not that, you know, some parent might have stopped off to get some food for the child..

The insanity of the left never ends.


13 posted on 12/31/2012 12:40:21 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: FredZarguna

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

Actually, with parents I often find that the child goes in the opposite direction. We have in our fair city an honest-to-G*d commie on our city council. I practically fell out of my chair when I learned that his son (with the same name) is a registered Republican!


14 posted on 12/31/2012 12:40:31 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Kent1957

“David Sirota is a best-selling author of the new book “Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live In Now.”

????

Reagan was right? We have screwed up things now because we rejected Reagan’s principles?

Obama is really one of the Milli Vanilli guys?


15 posted on 12/31/2012 12:41:13 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: Kent1957

Of course he is, he’s a Salon writer.


16 posted on 12/31/2012 12:41:32 PM PST by darkangel82
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To: nickcarraway

Salon? Now there’s an unbiased blog.


17 posted on 12/31/2012 12:45:08 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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Whoops! Gaydar just pegged....


18 posted on 12/31/2012 12:45:47 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: nickcarraway
and I’m too much of a pushover to say “no.”

Let me know how that works out when he wants the multiple facial piercings and the methlab in the basement.

Not a hard word dad and you better learn it fast.

19 posted on 12/31/2012 12:50:18 PM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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David Sirota openly admits that he's "a pushover" for his children, who can't even take away a book he obviously finds detestable. Next step is probably to try banning Chik-Fil-A from even distributing books like this, since it obvious that he's incapable of being a responsible parent to his two year old. I suggest that someone call Child Protective Services in whatever state he lives, and report him as an unfit parent.

Mark

20 posted on 12/31/2012 12:53:00 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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