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Rachael Ray ad pulled as pundit sees terror link
MSNBC ^ | 5-28-2008 | MSNBC

Posted on 05/28/2008 11:41:39 PM PDT by Westlander

Dunkin' Donuts pulled a television spot featuring talk show host and Food Network personality Rachael Ray this weekend after a Fox news commentator associated it with terrorists.

In the ad, Ray is wearing a scarf that Michelle Malkin said in her nationally syndicated column resembled a kiffiyeh, Middle Eastern garb that is "popularized by Yasser Arafat and a regular adornment of Muslim terrorists appearing in beheading and hostage-taking videos."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Israel; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ads; fashionstatement; keffiyeh; malkin; scarve; terrorist
http://michellemalkin.com/2008/05/28/the-keffiyeh-kerfuffle/
1 posted on 05/28/2008 11:41:40 PM PDT by Westlander
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To: Westlander

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/05/28/the-keffiyeh-kerfuffle/


2 posted on 05/28/2008 11:41:57 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Westlander

Hey, I really like Michelle, but according to Dunkin Donuts a stylist chose the scarf.

Any scarf with a black and white graphical design would be suspect. This has become ridiculous.


3 posted on 05/29/2008 12:10:18 AM PDT by SatinDoll (Desperately desiring a conservative government.)
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To: SatinDoll

OPINION: It’s not about Michelle Malkin, Rachel Ray or Duncan Donuts.

It’s about symbolism.

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http://images.google.com/images?gbv=2&hl=en&q=%22Proud+Infidel%22&btnG=Search+Images


4 posted on 05/29/2008 12:17:23 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

sp=Dunkin Donuts.


5 posted on 05/29/2008 12:18:16 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Westlander

I wore many of those kafayas while on combat patrol in A-Stan. Kept the sun and dust out. Millions wear them, they are not all terrorists. This kind of xenophobic overreaction makes us all (Americans) look like asshats.


6 posted on 05/29/2008 12:20:40 AM PDT by roughman ( roughmen stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm (orwell))
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To: SatinDoll
If you read the article this is not a mere coincidence.
Malkin is right. Radical sheik, how trendy!

Besides, Rachel Ray is a big lefty ditz.

7 posted on 05/29/2008 12:28:34 AM PDT by ChiMark
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To: Westlander
From this post on another thread ... "Keffiyehs can be all sorts of styles, patterns, and colors. Frequently no color, though the pro-palestinian scarf versions are usually black or red with the houndstooth pattern." That pretty much covers any scarf you can imagine.
8 posted on 05/29/2008 12:53:05 AM PDT by TigersEye (Berlin 1936. Olympics for murdering regimes. Beijing 2008.)
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To: ChiMark
That jerk Howard Dean wore one, too.

The intent of that pro Pali, loony creep was obvious.

9 posted on 05/29/2008 12:55:07 AM PDT by Stepan12 ( "We are all girlymen now." Conservative reaction to Ann Coulter's anti PC joke)
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To: Westlander
Pam Gellar was the first to break the story


Pamela Geller and Ann Coulter

10 posted on 05/29/2008 12:56:59 AM PDT by Stepan12 ( "We are all girlymen now." Conservative reaction to Ann Coulter's anti PC joke)
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To: Westlander

Thanks!

Re: Urban Outfiters:

Most recently, the company halted sales of a violence-promoting t-shirt last week depicting a young Palestinian boy in a keffiyeh carrying an AK-47 assault rifle, over the word “Victimized.” The t-shirt also featured the Palestinian flag, a map of the Palestinian territories and a small white dove.


11 posted on 05/29/2008 1:03:44 AM PDT by endthematrix (Now that we use our corn for fuel, when do we eat coal for dinner?)
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To: ChiMark

I don’t know if Rachel Ray is pro-terrorist or she was just unaware of the kind of scarf she was wearing. This points out how we can be misled. Like Michelle said, we have to be constantly vigilant for Democrats, Leftists and terrorist supporters trying to sneak in this kind of subversive, anti-American, pro-Terrorist message.


12 posted on 05/29/2008 1:10:24 AM PDT by FFranco
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To: Westlander
While I'm certain Rachael Ray completed intended to terrify some random donuts, I don't think it was the message she was trying to get across.

Still, yeah, in a quick spot, the scarf could be mis-identified.

13 posted on 05/29/2008 1:30:47 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: ChiMark

Rachel Ray is a big lefty ditz.

I love her! To me she is georgeous. What proof do you have about this scathing statement? I have never heard anything of the sort.


14 posted on 05/29/2008 1:38:30 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Westlander

It doesn’t just look like one. It is one! I lived in Turkey 6 years. This is one! I also wrote DD and complained.


15 posted on 05/29/2008 1:54:01 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: napscoordinator
To me she is georgeous

she still owes me rent money, and my ELO albums

16 posted on 05/29/2008 2:39:42 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: Stepan12

nnn tangyou verddy much


17 posted on 05/29/2008 2:40:28 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: Westlander

Looks like conservatives can be as hopelessly sensitive as liberals, in the right circumstances.


18 posted on 05/29/2008 2:44:11 AM PDT by Sgt Joe Friday 714
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To: Sgt Joe Friday 714

The Dunkin’ Donuts in our area are owned by moslems. I won’t knowingly support them. I’ve had enough. (coming from a guy whose every dollar spent at the gas pumps supports moslems...Sigh)


19 posted on 05/29/2008 3:03:17 AM PDT by chadwimc (Proud to be an infidel ! Allah fubar !!!)
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To: napscoordinator

I know someone who knows her personally( friend with her husband ). Say she is the most obnoxious *itch that ever walked the earth. Very arrogant , very snotty and thinks who the hell she is .


20 posted on 05/29/2008 3:08:24 AM PDT by sonic109
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To: Westlander

This is stupid. The scarf is not terrorist garb. Arab men wear it in the Middle East.


21 posted on 05/29/2008 3:42:50 AM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Sgt Joe Friday 714
Looks like conservatives can be as hopelessly sensitive as liberals, in the right circumstances.

You can say that again. I think MM is heading for a breakdown. Used to be a regular reader of her blog. It now seems like a right wing version of a a typical moonbat site.

22 posted on 05/29/2008 4:21:24 AM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: sonic109

If you look at the product lines, endorsements, tv shows and magazines, Rachel Ray has more money than God, I mean almost as much money as her mentor, Oprah.


23 posted on 05/29/2008 4:24:40 AM PDT by Williams
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To: napscoordinator
The "best" is Rachel Ray's racy photo shoot where she is covering herself with whipped creme and licking spoons for maximum effect. We used to watch her little show on the Food Network, never guessed she would be turned into a megamillionaire Oprah clone.

My theory is you could stand up a cardboard box as the host of some of these morning shows and it would get ratings. The Today Show proves my theory.

24 posted on 05/29/2008 4:28:34 AM PDT by Williams
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In no particular order I'm adding a couple of my posts from other threads.

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That they're marketed, not all that successfully, as palestinian solidarity and anti-war (Iraq) symbols is beyond question. Did Rachel Ray know that, who knows, but she doesn't strike me as politically aware, so my guess no. The guy at the ad agency who set up the shot, you bet. Similarly, remember the many incidents where corporations are embarassed because suddenly their websites or travel schedules or phone directories no longer list Israel, rather palestine. Same thing, and not an accident.

 

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Looks to me like she bought one of the Urban Outfitters "Anti-War Woven Scarf" scarves at $20 a pop, or a similar product. Wonder if she has all the colors? Had to buy one right away, they pulled them from the shelves after a few weeks.

Or it could be a http://islam.about.com/library/products/aabybpalestinescarf.htm>http://islam.about.com/library/products/aabybpalestinescarf.htm

Matt Lauer was rumored to have one.

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Keffiyehs can be all sorts of styles, patterns, and colors. Frequently no color, though the pro-palestinian scarf versions are usually black or red with the houndstooth pattern. Her's looks like a lousy digital photo of houndstooth to me, but it could be floral. Obviously there's no way of knowing what or why Ray is wearing, these things haven't been stylish for a couple years. I can see them not using the ad and shooting another, I don't think anything should happen to her.

Here's Meghan McCain in one.

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You'll note the comments above about Urban Outfitters who sold the original anti-war scarf. Replaced after the controversy by the trendy Skull Desert Scarf, essentially the anti-war palestinian solidarity scarf with an SS skull.

I thought they quit after that fiasco, but this is still on their UK website, and looks to be what she's wearing, now known as the Lace Print Silk Scarf, redesigned a bit with no skull. I wasn't aware they were selling these in the US, but others do, and the symbolism is clear.

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25 posted on 05/29/2008 4:32:17 AM PDT by SJackson (It is impossible to build a peace process based on blood, Natan Sharansky)
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To: SatinDoll

This is just stooooooopid. It makes conservatives look moronic, and is akin to seeing swastikas in a tie design. Is Michelle out of stuff to write?


26 posted on 05/29/2008 4:59:37 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: Cindy
No, it's about stupidity---Michelle's.

A REPUBLICAN U.S. senator is worrying about televangelists, and leading conservative commentators are worried about what someone wears in a donut ad. And people wonder why libs just do whatever they want in this country.

27 posted on 05/29/2008 5:01:13 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: LS
I would have agreed with you if not for this post.

Makes me go hmmm?

28 posted on 05/29/2008 5:08:59 AM PDT by McGruff (Et tu, McClellan.)
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To: sonic109

Yes and she is a big lefty. Look who she supports. Sorry I think she is cute too BUT, I could not live with a woman who talks 24/7.


29 posted on 05/29/2008 5:24:44 AM PDT by 70th Division (If we lose the Republic we have lost it all.)
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To: napscoordinator

amen man


30 posted on 05/29/2008 5:35:02 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Westlander
I have to admit when I saw the ad, it caused me to wonder where in the world Ray was. Yes, Palestine was my first thought, then I realized it was a DD promotion.

Feelings? Naw, it was my first impression and had me wondering even after the ad should have left my mind. And not about Donuts.

31 posted on 05/29/2008 5:45:44 AM PDT by EBH ( ... the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness. --Alculin c.735-804)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

i should have figured you would be here....


32 posted on 05/29/2008 5:48:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SatinDoll
Hey, I really like Michelle, but according to Dunkin Donuts a stylist chose the scarf.

I heard the same thing. It appears there a many people, that includes Michelle and a boatload of FReepers, that need to stop by DD and get a cup of DECAF.

This place is starting to get creepy.

33 posted on 05/29/2008 5:54:05 AM PDT by politicalwit (AKA... A Tradition Continues...Now a Hoosier Freeper)
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To: Westlander

If we lose in November, it will be partly because people on the right came off as drooling loons. MM needs to have a nap or something if she thinks silk paisly is the symbol of Yassir Arafat. This kind of nuttery does not advance conservatism.


34 posted on 05/29/2008 6:13:29 AM PDT by dante1187
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To: ChiMark
"Besides, Rachel Ray is a big lefty ditz."

I don't know about that, but after watching a couple of her dining out on $40 a day shows, it's obvious she is a cheapskate tipper.

35 posted on 05/29/2008 6:16:39 AM PDT by shove_it (and have a nice day)
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To: xsmommy

so what are you gonna do? Switch to KK?


36 posted on 05/29/2008 6:19:53 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

NEVA.


37 posted on 05/29/2008 6:22:07 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

then you, like me, are part of the problem, not solution. We just suffer different addictions.


38 posted on 05/29/2008 6:28:27 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: FFranco

When you allow the terrorists to appropriate styles of scarfs, the terrorists win.

When you tell people there are things they cannot where, freedom loses.


39 posted on 05/29/2008 6:45:16 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: BallyBill

Sadly, I agree with you.


40 posted on 05/29/2008 6:46:26 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Revelation 911; sonic109

Your experiences with Rachel Ray is saddening.


41 posted on 05/29/2008 7:00:03 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: McGruff

That’s like saying every white shirt is a “surrender shirt.” They can call it what they want, but it’s silly. I see kids on campus all the time wearing Che t-shirts and Jimi Hendrix t-shirts and they don’t know the difference.


42 posted on 05/29/2008 9:29:46 AM PDT by LS (CNN is the Amtrak of News)
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To: Westlander

Malkin’s lost her marbles..

Oh no, the chubby annoying chick is wearing a scarf... she must be a terrorist sympathizer....

Uh oh, I better not buy my latte and doughnut from them... or I’m being a bad citizen?

Sorry Malkin, but this grip makes you look like Jesse Jackson.


43 posted on 05/29/2008 9:33:29 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: roughman

Gotta agree 100% with ya... Malkin et al look like major a$$hats on this one.


44 posted on 05/29/2008 9:36:03 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: LS

Thanks for your feedback, LS.
I’ll have to stand by my original answer.


45 posted on 05/29/2008 1:44:45 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: SJackson

Fashion statements...they’re all over the internet.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg5NLk61OjY


46 posted on 05/29/2008 10:47:12 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; george76; ...

This isn’t just an overreaction, but may have been intended to create one, as ‘plausible deniability’ is written all over it.

Dunkin’ Donuts yanks Rachael Ray ad
Boston Globe | 5/27/08 | staff
Posted on 05/27/2008 4:56:44 PM PDT by pissant
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2022173/posts


47 posted on 05/30/2008 10:06:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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