One of the irritating commercials on TV right now is the one for Samuel Adams beer, trying to tie beer to the Founding Fathers and the Declaration of Independence. But to one of Bill O’Reilly’s producers, the problem is that it doesn’t use God to sell beer too. And, uh, terrorism.
In the “Independence” television spot that began airing last month, an actor in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager commercial quotes from the Declaration of Independence.
“Why name a beer after Samuel Adams? Because Samuel Adams signed the Declaration of Independence,” the actor says. “He believed there was a better way to live: all men are created equal. They are endowed with certain unalienable rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Smooth, flavorful, we bow to no kings. Samuel Adams Boston lager: declare your independence.”
On Friday, the three Fox & Friends guest hosts expressed outrage that the brewer had not included the phrase “endowed by their Creator” in the commercial.“When political correctness takes over the beer advertising industry, the terrorists have won,” said Watters, who is better known for his job as a producer on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show. “I mean, this is absolutely outrageous!”
“You know, maybe it’s because Sam Adams was the tea party guy — he started the Boston Tea Party — maybe the tea party’s being targeted here,” he added.
No, there clearly is no limit to how utterly ridiculous these people can be. Seriously? The terrorists have won if they don’t use God to sell beer? That’s “absolutely outrageous”? That’s what gets you outraged? Really? Seriously, how does someone say something that stupid without feeling any shame or embarrassment?