My Memorial Day Weekends are generally spent thinking about many of my buddies and family who have passed on, but this Memorial Day Weekend turned out to be a little different because when I opened my email today I found something that quite frankly pissed me off.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t in the least bit object to Northtown Auto Liquidators, LLC donating a portion of their sales to the very worthy organization Veterans Community Response and offering a deal to Vets.
My objection is to using Ozzie Knezovich’s close friend Phil Tyler as the Pitchman given that although Tyler would like to try and take advantage of “Veteran Owned Business” status he was not Honorably Discharged from the United States Air Force, and in fact received a General Discharge resulting from an Article 15 Domestic Violence Issue.
Admittedly, I’m no marketing expert but I’m at a lose as to how using Tyler as a Pitchman would benefit VCR or Northwest Auto Liquidators given his well-publicized history.
I seriously doubt that any of the women who have given statements during the Fossum Investigation about Knezovich and Tyler would be impressed with the Pitch, and even some Vets if they knew the history might feel the same way, to say nothing of the folks who have tried to distance themselves from Tyler since some of the truth stated to come out… but then again, I’m no marketing expert.
In most cases I would include this story in the Hilarious Spokane Stuff (HSS) category but on this Memorial Day Weekend I find nothing Hilarious about this!!!
I REPORT YOU DECIDE!!!