The Pepsification of America

Coming soon: 'Bill of Rights Classic'


| September 22, 2003


On September 4, the Interior Department rented part of the Washington Mall to PepsiCo for an event promoting the launch of its latest product, 'Pepsi Vanilla'. In a whimsical essay on Workingforchange.com, Greg Palast, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, ponders the implications of the increasing corporate sponsorship of public assets and speculates on where this all might be headed: 'Attorney General John Ashcroft is expected to announce today that those 10 outdated amendments will be called 'Bill of Rights Classic,' while the post-PATRIOT Act version will henceforth be called 'New Rights Lite.' A spokesman for Mr. Ashcroft added that Anne Coulter will be renamed, simply, 'Lite.''
-- Leif Utne

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