Satire: Home Depot Honors Fallen Veterans With "Memorial Decks"
By consumerist.comApril 25, 2008
The Onion News Network delivers a mock news sketch where an interview with the mother of a fallen US soldier is interwoven with bald-faced Home Depot ads. It skewers in-programming product placement, retailers bestowing empty honors to capitalize on tragedy and drive sales, and all those morning “news” talk shows with the substance of a used candy wrapper. And, according to America’s second-finest news source, Best Week Ever, this is actually sorta based on reality.
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