By the Left Coast Rebel
File this one in the altogether weird and how-the-hell-is-this-good-for-their-business-model file:
(MSNBC) Daimler AG apologized Thursday for using an image of Marxist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara during a promotional presentation for Mercedes-Benz cars.I guess there are a lot of communist moonbats residing in Los Angeles driving luxury cars. I guess this kind of plea appeals to them.
The image briefly appeared Tuesday during a presentation by Dieter Zetsche, head of Daimler's Mercedes unit, at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. It reproduced a famous Alberto Korda photo of Guevara, the Argentine communist who spearheaded the revolution that brought Fidel Castro to power in Cuba. The photo became a symbol of communist revolutionary movements during the 1960s and '70s.
As to any of you that know the truth on the despot, murderer that was Che Guevara, you just gotta love this line in the MSNBC article:
Activists reacted with horror to the appropriation of Guevara, whom many political conservatives and Cuban-Americans consider a mass murderer who helped subjugate Cuba.Of course, as is the case with any figure on the communist left (Lenin, Mao, Che, the list goes on), the left in this country handles the figure (and history of the person) with kid gloves. Some say Lenin is responsible for millions of deaths but, some say that Mao slaughtered his fellow countrymen while others claim, conservative activists say....
This is not a photo-shop: