Labour’s Bullsh*t Sign Offensive to Families

Media Release 21 May 2011
Family First NZ is calling on the Labour party to clean up their advertising act after they unveiled their latest election hoarding. The sign says “Privatisation is not a dirty word. Bullsh*t.” 

“The Labour party needs to understand that large public billboards are seen by all members of the public, including young children,” says Bob McCoskrie, National Director of Family First NZ. 

“Asterisks don’t hide the words and intention of the billboard and parents will either be telling their kids to look the other way or explaining that only politicians talk like that!” 

“If Labour wants to be supported by families, they need to get their message across in a way that doesn’t offend them.” 

“We hope that this first billboard in the election campaign hasn’t set a precedent for the tone of future billboard advertising,” says Mr McCoskrie.
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3 comments for “Labour’s Bullsh*t Sign Offensive to Families

  1. Massoud
    22 May 2011 at 12:35 am

    An observation. Yes, this tone of billboard is crass and cheap. As such it merely mirrors the intellectual content of our political masters. But offensive to families?

    Politics is something families should find offensive. I doubt if parents nowadays finds this mere word untasteful. The vast majority of parents, for better or worse, speak exactly like that in front of their children. Or worse.

    If the children are advised to turn away, what will they see? I suggest they will be subject to other, decidedly, ubiquitously vulgar billboards. Female models looking like holocaust survivors. Others urging us to stuff ourselves with crappy, fatty food in exchange for a cheap plastic toy. Yet more billboards showing clothes created in sweatshops in Asia by another set of unfortunate teenagers.

    Is not this clarion call to consumerism and exploitation more disgustingly corrupting of our children than a mere asterisked word? So, there is lies and deception everywhere, of one sort or another. Are we to blindfold our children on outings?

    This crass consumerism will, IS, more surely destroying families than any single word of the english language ever will.

    Dear reader,are you outraged by these signs? Will you revolt against this disease?

  2. Bob
    22 May 2011 at 1:55 am

    I’m off to McDonalds for a “Happy Meal” with my kids.

    I’ll respond to this when I get back 🙂

  3. R
    23 May 2011 at 2:14 pm

    McDonalds? I gave up going there after they towed the PC line and capitulated to the “gays” re free internet.

    But seriously, Labour have totally lost the plot on objective morality. Moral relativism is their standard (or better, non-standard) and their compass swings whichever way the tide turns.

    Not that the other parties are much better.

    At the end of the day, I think our culture is in big trouble as it hurtles toward the bottom of the pit.

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