Wednesday, October 10, 2012

DU Ripped For Giving Away Chinese Swag

by David Shuster

The host of last week's presidential debate, the University of Denver, either doesn't understand how to support American workers or doesn't care. 

The University's souvenir bag, given to all campus visitors, had a series of "Presidential Debate 2012" items that were "made in China." That's right. At the very site of one of the most important and symbolic political events this year -- the host campus gave U.S. textile and manufacturing workers the shaft. The baseball cap sporting a mountain/university logo and the words "Presidential Debate 2012 -- University of Denver" has a label inside that says "Made in China." The water bottle featuring that same University/debate logo also says "Made in China." The reporter's notebook doesn't say where it was produced but features the debate logo and a quote from Benjamin Franklin that says, "Where liberty dwells, there is my country" [read entire article].

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is just plain embarrassing and is definitely a scandal. Support the good 'ol USA, DU! This type of chit pisses me off. "Gee, lets pay well over a million dollars for this honor but let's, at the same time, save a couple of bucks by not supporting American jobs." Whatever.

Anonymous said...

No scandal whatsover.

1) Every frickin' one of us has Chinese-made clothing in our closets. In fact, you are probably wearing something made in China now. Stop your hypocrisy.

2) Just because something is made in China does not mean it wasn't designed in America by Americans.

3) Part of what makes America competitive is our ability to outsource low-wage work to low-wage countries. This is how profits are made and American business stays competitive. If all the work on all products was done here in the USA, you would not be able to afford it, and companies would lose money. That's how a global economy works, folks. Protectionism kills.

Anonymous said...

Gag. A bunch of self righteous twaddle. Puffington Host material is fit for CC, not DU.

Anonymous said...

Safety school trying to save money. Way to go DU

Anonymous said...

I would bet Obama and Romney are both currently wearing or using a product from China as we speak. GTFO.

Derp said...

Pretty sure the entire US Olympic teams stuff being made outside the USA should be a bigger deal than anything a university does to keep their internal costs reasonable so that it doesn't get passed on to their consumer; the tuition payers.

Max Power said...

Any article that starts off with the acronym "WTF?" sure doesn't lead me to believe there is anything intellectual following. I stopped right there.

Anonymous said...

Seriously, that libtard who wrote the article scolds DU for buying made in China hats when the president he will vote for wasn't 'made in the USA'.

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure most of these comments have been made completely ignoring the fact that this columns was pretty obviously written with a bit of satire and sarcasm. You're playing right into it. Get over yourselves just the same.

Max Power said...

lol .. I read it in a hurry earlier and didn't see the tags below the headline.

I prefer Louisiana Hot Sauce™ with my foot in mouth, thank you very much.

Anonymous said...

So, 2:28 is a dumphuck, birthing teatard...what an idiot

achsdu17 said...

First the US Olympic team now DU... it breaks my heart.