Classic Miranda, 2004: Yet to listen to ABC Radio on Friday, you’d think McDonald’s was a terrorist outfit. Sylvania Heights Public School had extracted $500 apiece from local businesses in return for a plaque out the front of the school. Along with a local realtor and computer shop was poor old McDonald’s, pariah of the West. Even federal Education Minister Brendan Nelson blasted the sponsorship. Local P&F fundraising isn’t for the basics, as ABC announcers would have you believe, but for extras such as “smart” whiteboards or additional playground equipment, as NSW Primary Principals’ Association vice-president Kerryanne Knox pointed out on Friday. If we want businesses to be good community citizens, abuse is not the way to reward their largesse.
|—||The one time Miranda isn’t sprouting slippery slope arguments; when it’s in a corporation’s interest of course. The article begins “Poor McDonalds” for god’s sakes.|