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Ad Putting L.A. in Mexico Called Slap in Face
L.A. Times ^ | 4/27/05 | Anna Gorman and Susana Enriquez

Posted on 04/27/2005 9:43:52 PM PDT by lonewacko_dot_com

New billboards advertising a Spanish-language newscast on KRCA-TV Channel 62 were intended as an attention-grabber for its core audience, but instead have struck a nerve with activists seeking to curb illegal immigration.

The billboards show two cable newscasters sitting in front of the downtown skyline, with "Los Angeles, CA" printed above. The "CA" is crossed out, and "Mexico" is stamped alongside in bright red letters. Underneath are the Spanish words, "Tu ciudad. Tu equipo." — Your city. Your team...

"We tell the story behind L.A.., and we tell the story behind Mexico," [Executive Vice President Lenard Liberman of Liberman Broadcasting, owners of KRCA 62 UHF] said. "If they find that offensive, I'm sorry. But you just have to drive around L.A. to know that this is a Hispanic city."

Stuart Fischoff, who teaches media psychology at Cal State L.A., said the billboard was like "sticking a finger in your eye" to immigration reformers. "The joke here is, 'We're taking back California,' " Fischoff said. "Underneath the joke is part of the truth."

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; billboard; illegalimmigration; mexifornia
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I watched KRCA's 9pm news last night, and I saw what appeared to be national advertisements from a few companies.

I tried to contact those companies for a statement on the billboard:

Dodge's customer service wouldn't connect me with anyone in their corporate offices. Even their WHOIS has that same customer service number, but I'll see if I can find a direct number.

Kia has not (yet?) returned my call.

Coors returned my call but said they only advertise on national networks. I did see one of their national ads, but it might have just been a space filler, a test, or placed by a local group or similar.

If anyone contacts those companies for a statement, please post the details in this thread. More on this matter here and here. Note that I didn't see any ads for any KFC/Taco Bell-related companies.

1 posted on 04/27/2005 9:43:54 PM PDT by lonewacko_dot_com
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To: lonewacko_dot_com; Former Dodger

Good post!


2 posted on 04/27/2005 9:47:15 PM PDT by swordfish71 (PRAYERS for TEXAS COWBOY!!!)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com

Thanks!!!


3 posted on 04/27/2005 9:47:52 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (I'm praying for a LoganMiracle! It CAN happen!!!!)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com

Will the last American out of California please remember to bring the Flag with them. Thank You


4 posted on 04/27/2005 10:14:11 PM PDT by marty60
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To: marty60

No kidding, it's time to write that state off and abandon ship.


5 posted on 04/27/2005 10:18:58 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com

Let's get this straight.
You are contacting radio station sponsors to complain about some idiotic billboard?
Does the fact that over Ten Million illegal aliens are already living in the USA and no one is doing anything about it cause you any discomfort at all?
You just might have to add "andcompany" to your screen-name and brush up on your Spanish,Gringo.


6 posted on 04/27/2005 10:28:12 PM PDT by CBart95
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To: Spktyr
Don´t believe we should right anything off. This crap is like a cancer. These Mexican groups like La Raza have this as an agenda to take these states back under Mexico's control. It may take a few years but I see bloodshed coming before this issue is resolved. All those illegals coming into this country end up in these large cities and burrow in like rats.

We can thank our "elected" state and local governments for allowing this to happen by refusing arrest and deport these people.
7 posted on 04/27/2005 10:35:03 PM PDT by Americanexpat (A strong democracy through citizen oversight.)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com

Obviously, that channel is the mexican version of al jereeza of the middle east.


8 posted on 04/27/2005 10:36:02 PM PDT by stumpy (M)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com

What about trying to yank their FCC license?


9 posted on 04/27/2005 10:55:31 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty
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To: Spktyr

No it's not. And NOT cuz I live here. Think about it...what if EVERYONE abandons ship? The illegals take over, right?

Well, do you think that's going to stop them from moving north and east?

Coming soon, to YOUR state, everyone...we've gotta band together here...


10 posted on 04/27/2005 11:10:12 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (I'm praying for a LoganMiracle! It CAN happen!!!!)
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To: Brad's Gramma

I'm suggesting that we fall back to Nevada, Arizona, and Oregon and then fortify heavily. It's not running away if you're falling back with a plan. What's to keep them from spreading North and East? Angry ex-Californians.

The People's Republik of Kalifornia is already lost. Time to cut our losses and contain the plague before it can spread.


11 posted on 04/27/2005 11:13:20 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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No kidding, it's time to write that state off and abandon ship. by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)

Boy your tagline sure does'nt match you respone. All hat and no wavoos huh ? Bet Travis is proud of you. spit

12 posted on 04/27/2005 11:19:01 PM PDT by jokar (On line data base http://www.trackingthethreat.com/db/index.htm)
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To: jokar

Travis didn't have anywhere to fall back to, he was surrounded.

And besides, firepower is illegal in my former home state of Kali-for-nye-aye, donchaknow.

Only a fool fights in a burning house, and Kali's been burning down for years. I propose that the smart people leave, quarantine the place, wait for the inevitable collapse, then retake it. Sam Houston did something similar - he retreated, waited for the inevitable mistake, then capitalized on it.


13 posted on 04/27/2005 11:25:25 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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And besides, firepower is illegal in my former home state of Kali-for-nye-aye, donchaknow.

Hogwash. (to a degree....)

14 posted on 04/27/2005 11:26:23 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (I'm praying for a LoganMiracle! It CAN happen!!!!)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com

15 posted on 04/27/2005 11:27:22 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Spktyr
I'm suggesting that we fall back to Nevada, Arizona, and Oregon and then fortify heavily.

Who's this "we" you speak of? If America isn't willing to fight for CA, TX, etc., what makes you think she's got the guts to fight for anything?

16 posted on 04/27/2005 11:27:55 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (I'm praying for a LoganMiracle! It CAN happen!!!!)
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To: Spktyr
For a Texan you are one cowardly weasel. God Austin, Travis and Bowie must be spinning in their graves.

Bet your gran daddy was a joy to have around the Alamo. You bring dishonor to this forum Newbie. We fought through the Clinton years and we don't run just because of some sign. Run on home to your ma boy.

17 posted on 04/27/2005 11:29:37 PM PDT by jokar (On line data base http://www.trackingthethreat.com/db/index.htm)
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To: lonewacko_dot_com
"Underneath the joke is part of the truth."

Continue sending Federal tax returns to Fresno for the time being.

18 posted on 04/27/2005 11:35:24 PM PDT by RightWhale (50 trillion sovereign cells working together in relative harmony)
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To: Brad's Gramma

(shrug) I moved from the PRK to TX to help reinforce the place - the fight's still going on here. The fight in CA was over in 1995 - the good people lost.


19 posted on 04/27/2005 11:36:42 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: jokar

I left the PRK and went to a free state when they announced they were thinking of confiscating things like SKSs and nobody seemed to complain. Pretty good sign that the battle was over and we'd lost.


20 posted on 04/27/2005 11:42:31 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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