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Ted Nugent Knocks Those Pesky 'Pure Michigan' Ads

AP PhotoTed Nugent, the stochastic terrorist and scary musical clown from Detroit, managed to get into the news again Friday by ripping the Pure Michigan ad campaign.

Michigan-born rocker Ted Nugent struck a nerve today when he savaged the popular Pure Michigan tourism campaign and criticized Holland's Tulip Time Festival in a radio interview.

Nugent said during a telephone interview on the Lansing-based syndicated program "Michigan's Big Show starring Michael Patrick Shiels" that liberalism and political correctness prevent Pure Michigan officials from highlighting in its ads what he said are the state's biggest draws - hunting and fishing.

"How dare the Pure Michigan campaign not mention any of that because some Hash Bash hippie in charge of Michigan's promotional campaigns is afraid to put a dead salmon, or a dead grouse, or a dead deer on the tourist brochure; but will put paragliding and tulip festivals on that brochure when no one is going to come to Michigan to go hang gliding or to go to the tulip festival?" Nugent asked.

In addition to there being no "Hash Bash hippies" running the Pure Michigan campaign, Nugent is wrong about there being no videos about hunting and fishing.

"We certainly have a hunting and fishing effort," [spokeswoman Michelle Begnoche] said.

The agency launched a digital ad campaign focused on hunting and fishing last fall and has a TV ad focused on fishing that is part of its national campaign, Begnoche said.

She's not kidding.  I found six videos with fishing in their titles on Pure Michigan's YouTube channel, six more that mention fishing in their descriptions, and one that mentions both hunting and fishing. That's way too many to embed.  Instead, I'll just post the one that Old Motormouth should have seen just sitting in his living room and watching TV this month.

When heading off to do something we love, "Gone Fishing" means many things - biking, golfing, boating and more.

That may have been too subtle for Motormouth's taste. Instead, he may have had something more like this John Kerfoot parody that was posted Friday.

Note: Spoof of the Pure Michigan ads, by John Kerfoot, highlighting Hunting.

Well, more like this fake ad, except for its pointing out what a coward and clown Nugent is.

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Crossposted to Crazy Eddie's Motie News and Daily Kos.

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