Thursday, July 15, 2004
Witness the Power
Of bad press, threats to boycott Marriott, and oh yes, a law suit:
Anti-War Group, Media Company Reach Settlement Over Times Square Billboard
NEW YORK (AP) - An activist group and media giant Clear Channel on Thursday settled a dispute over an anti-war billboard that would have loomed over Times Square during the Republican National Convention and until Election Day, the group said.But wait! It gets better: the dove will be up until October, and the ticker up thru December.
Project Billboard has agreed to two billboards to run during the convention - a giant peace dove and a ticker displaying the cost of the war in Iraq in dollars [ed. the money thing always gets them].
That proposal replaces one that would have shown a stylized bomb and fuse decorated in stars and stripes above the message, "Democracy is best taught by example, not by war." Clear Channel had objected to a bomb image in New York.
The 105-foot-long dove will be decorated in stars and stripes and retain the message about democracy, said Deborah Rappaport, a board member for the group.
Well, well, well. The version they didn't like are here.
And now, good night. IL Senate Race watch Day 21 (or whatever) coming to a close.
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