Newt Criticizes Top 4 Republican Presidential Candidates for Skipping Black Forum | Main | WSU Nerds Plan To Auction Themselves to Women
September 25, 2007

San Francisco says No to Marine Commercial

Just put this in the headlines, but I guess it deserves a post of its own. The San Francisco Film Commission has decided the streets of their fine city are just too pristine to be sullied by Marines and their recruiting efforts.

City officials barred members of the U.S. Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon from shooting a recruiting advertisement in San Francisco, according to KGO-TV.

A police official tells the station that Stefanie Coyote, the head of the San Francisco Film Commission, would only give the camera crew permission to film a city street if they didn't have any military personnel in the shot.

"This -- a slap in the face of every veteran and every parent of men and women who are doing their duty -- is shameful," says police Capt. Greg Corrales, a Marine veteran who commands the city traffic bureau.

They filmed near the Golden Gate area and they will insert soldiers Marines into street scenes during post-production.

Now, the Film Commission of San Francisco is under no obligation to allow Marines to film a commercial in their city, but that doesn't make their actions any less shameful. I wonder if their anti-military sentiments will be as strong if a future natural disaster makes sending in the National Guard necessary?

This story does raise an obvious question. If the city of San Francisco won't play nice with the military, why does the military reward them with a large event that dumps tons of cash into that city's economy?

digg this
posted by Slublog at 02:00 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Zettai Roshia-no Botto: "Thirſt! ..."

tbodie [/i] [/S] [/b] [/u]: "**pours gin martini for Jane** Posted by: rick ..."

Sebastian Melmoth: "443 So much for the Bill Murray love Posted by: B ..."

Moki: "Jewels, prayers up. It sounds like she may have ..."

Grump928(C) clings desperately to hope: "Who was asking about .308s today? CDNN has discou ..."

chavez the hugo: "439: "He's an interior decorator or something!" ..."

#neverskankles : "Is Trump still literally worse than Hitler for the ..."

Prince Ludwig the Deplorable: "I'm going to miss the kids crusade by avoiding the ..."

Muad'dib: "**pours 2nd vodka martini for Jane**You'll need th ..."

Jane D'oh: " [i]**pours gin martini for Jane** Posted by: ..."

BeckoningChasm: "#MuhMoney #MuhPower #MuhPrivileges ..."

yankeefifth: " second one at the bar. And this woman claims thei ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64