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Monday, Oct 3, 2005, 5:40 am

Advertising: Offending Even MORE People

By Phoebe Connelly

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In today's Washington Post
An ad listing Boeing, Bell Helicopter and other companies making the troubled Osprey CV-22 attack helicopter appeared in the National Journal last week. It shows soldiers rappelling from the chopper onto the roof of a building, which says in Arabic on the side, "Muhammad Mosque."

"It descends from the heavens. Ironically it unleashes hell," the ad touts. "The CV-22 delivers Special Forces to insertion points never thought possible."

I'm just going to second the Post: "Like a Mosque?"

When did Boeing start subcontracting it's advertising out to Stay Free? And doesn't it realize they deal in parody?

Phoebe Connelly, a former managing editor at In These Times, is Web Editor at The American Prospect.

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