Pathetic Post Office Commercial Urges Americans To Go Low-Tech

"A refrigerator has never been hacked. An on-line virus has never attacked a cork board." -- from United States Postal Service TV commercial urging people to use mail.
 

Right. And a buggy whip has never had a broken transmission--so why don't we junk our cars?  Really, that was the kind of pathetic logic on display in the USPS TV commercial that aired during today's Fox News Sunday.  Video after the jump.
 

 

The Post Office was trying to make the argument that snail mail is safer and more appealing to people in general and customers in particular.  You might call it trying to sweep back the internet age with a soggy envelope.  With thinking like this, no wonder a USPS in financial crisis has had to go begging to President Obama.

TRANSCRIPT OF USPS TV COMMERCIAL: A refrigerator has never been hacked. An on-line virus has never attacked a cork board. Give your customers the added feeling of security a printed statement or receipt provides--with mail. It's good for business, and even better for your customers.  For safe and secure ways to stay connected, visit USPS.com/mail.

 

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Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.