The brouhaha surrounding Starbucks stark red and allegedly non Christmas-y coffee cup has caused such an uproar that even Republican front runner Donald Trump jumped into the fray. He calling for a Starbucks boycott even though one such venue resides in Trump Tower. “We’re sure gonna be saying “Merry Christmas” all the time if I’m elected” puffed the publicity hungry candidate. But Starbucks’ veteran friendly policies call into question the narrow motives of those who seem threatened that Starbucks’ cups don’t reinforce their religious beliefs.
Media Strategist Shawna Vercher says, “What is shocking is how much media continues to fan the flames, asking if “Dunkin’ Donuts is going to win the coffee cup wars. Just because you use the word “war” does not make it one!”
Author and commentator Anita Finlay agrees and asks that we check the motives of the six conglomerates that own 90% of news media in this country: “Maybe those who push this faux controversy would rather you focus your anger on coffee cups so you’re too spent to notice other issues they don’t want to cover – like job outsourcing, gerrymandering or lobbying groups that write legislation and hand it in to Congress, while it gets served up unaltered. Raw Story shared an article detailing some other disturbing stories they might not want you to see either!”
What are we not talking about – that’s the question we want to be asking. You won’t want to miss our answers on this episode of Dare We Say.