Knowing full well that a lot of people would already be saying “whaaaaaaaa?” on 4/20, CNN published the skank weed of think pieces yesterday: “Can this KKK leader rebrand?” Or as it was originally headlined before the Internet threw a justified sh*t fit, “Can the Klan rebrand?” Ku Klux oh man…
The article is over 1,500 words, but really, it can be summed up in three paragraphs:
[Imperial Wizard/Traditionalist American Knights leader Frank] Ancona, who lives in Missouri, insists there’s a new Klan for modern times — a Klan that’s “about educating people to our ideas and getting people to see our point of view to … help change things.”
He said he and those like him can spread that message without violence — a sort of rebranding of the Klan. The idea may sound absurd, but is it conceivable?
No, say top marketing experts, brand gurus, and historians. (Via)
Darren Rovell disagrees. Anyway, Twitter quickly responded to CNN’s #kkk #brand.
Where the CNN common sense at?