Crikey apologises to The Franklin Mint

Crikey readers have their say.

Correction and retraction:

CRIKEY: Last Wednesday, in a work commemorating the impending nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton, Crikey cartoonist First Dog on the Moon used the registered service mark of The Franklin Mint.

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16 thoughts on “Crikey apologises to The Franklin Mint

  1. Holden Back

    Yep, when a correction is that funny, you’d almost want to keep on making mistakes like that.

  2. Stevo the Working Twistie

    Not good enough Crikey. The least you could do is take a full page in each of the major broadsheets and print the full retraction. Maybe a prime-time slot TV too.

  3. Ern Malleys cat

    I’d like a tea towel with this on it please.

    And BTW could you please ‘correct’ that effin’ Choice mouseover popup ad?

  4. Davo

    You mean I can’t get the ‘William and Kate Royal Wedding Commemorative Gigantic Pile of Animal Excreta, collected by hand from the perfumed bottoms of endangered animals carefully selected by David Attenborough.’ Oh, Franklin Mint, because the first place I go for advertisement of your products is a satirical cartoon! Now what can I get?

  5. Dajopa

    Thank you to Neil James and Professor Kirsner. Lowenstein’s article yesterday really made me question the editorial rigour applied at Crikey. It became farcical when a defence budget analyst was used to support (he said it would be bad if it was true) a vague hypothesis. I also see the ‘humorous’ apology to the Franklin Mint takes precedence over an apology to Australian soldiers who were yesterday accused of galavanting around Europe and the Middle East murdering people. Perhaps ‘Loose Change’ for video of the day?

  6. Venise Alstergren

    Crikey, Crikey, Crikey. I am shocked šŸ˜Æ Shocked, I say šŸ˜Æ shocked.

    MR ON THE MOON: How could you have lifted your lip at this wonderful, let’s tiptoe though the flash guns of a million stars, little R O Y A L event. Be careful or you might ruin David Flint’s orgasm as he trips over a pile of moth-balls and dead memories.

    In Oz, it is a time honoured and hallowed tradition, to love royalty. It sets off our poverty of thought in this land of sport, beer, and whinging rurals.

  7. paddy

    I think the Franklin Mint should make a memorial plate of that “Correction”.

    P.S. Another vote for kill the Choice mouseover ad.

  8. Kevin & Julie Harris

    Dear Paddy

    Even Julie and I, as dumb as we are, understand that the Choice mouseover add is necessary for the sustainence and well being of the Crikey online independent news site.

    We suggest a bit of temperance and tolerance in this regard for the over-all good.

    Both Julie and I agree, that going to sleep at night while reviewing and comparing household products can be fun.

    Yours Sincerely

    Kevin & Julie harris

  9. paddy

    Dear Kevin and Julie. šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

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