Over the past couple of days, I've received numerous emails, messages and snaps from Ogle Moles asking about the Fox News-inspired David Stanley holiday ads that have been running on local TV. Before we get to them, I'd like to share our TLO Bible Verses of the Week:
Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, for the Lord will take up their case and will exact life for life.
— Proverbs 22:22-23
"Because the poor are plundered and the needy groan, I will now arise,” says the Lord. “I will protect them from those who malign them."
— Psalm 12:5
Just like last year's commercials, the new David Stanley spots pander to ultra-conservatives, religious zealots and the Oklahoma legislature. One of them literally starts with the phrase "Big Government Has Failed Us On All Fronts," which I guess is kind of true when you consider David Stanley is still open and doing business.
Check it out:
Yes everyone, it's official. Even though a car dealer can freely exploit the religious meaning of Christmas in TV commercials that air in heavy rotation on the 10pm news, the government and PC police are trying to silence Rob Stanley's "freedom of Christian expression and faith." Also, "God has seen it all," so if you're a David Stanley salesman, please don't try the old bait and switch on the Lord the next time he comes inside to buy a new car. He may send a hail storm in the dealership's direction as retribution.
Here's the other commercial making the rounds...
That's nice. I bet Jesus got a kick out of that. I heard he's actually a big fan of the dealership. It's the only place in town that will give an unemployed carpenter with no credit a car loan.... at 22% interest... for 82-months... with the warranty.*
Anyway, I don't know about you, but I totally trust David Stanley so much more now that I know they say MERRY CHRISTMAS and Love Jesus and America. Who cares that David Stanley has been fined nearly $400,000 since 2014 for deceptive advertising, that they're involved in several civil lawsuits alleging fraud. They are good devout Christians, which means they are more reputable and trustworthy than those inconsiderate losers who are inclusive of all people and faiths during the holiday season. Merry Christmas!
P.S - Despite everything being public record, we're still the only media outlet to cover David Stanley's fines and lawsuits. Considering the web traffic and social media shares these stories generate for us, you'd think the desperate for clicks and ratings local TV news media would be all over this. I wonder why they haven't covered it?"