Tuesday, September 25, 2007

San Francisco Bans Marine Film

Marines Barred From Filming Commercial on Streets of San Francisco

They're the strong and the proud, but the Marines aren't free to stand on the streets of San Francisco.

The Silent Drill Platoon of the U.S. Marine Corps wasn't allowed to be filmed Sept. 11 on California Street in San Francisco for a segment of its new advertising campaign, a Marine spokesman told FOXNews.com.

Instead, the elite group took its austere display to the Golden Gate National Recreation Area for the final segment of its "America's Marines" TV commercial. The group is on a two-month nationwide tour as part of the campaign.

Stefanie Coyote, the executive director of the San Francisco Film Commission, the group that denied the permit, was unavailable for comment Tuesday. Her office referred calls to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's press office, which did not immediately return a request for comment.

Coyote told KGO-TV that "traffic control was the issue."



Anonymous catfleas said...

Stephanie Coyote passed the buck.
Her office referred calls to San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom...who didn't bother to pass the buck.

They should be honored that that those good-looking Marines even came to their unloving city.

7:28 AM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

Why can't they ever announce this stuff in the middle of Parris Is. and see what type of response they get?

7:55 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

They were afraid of the riots that would ensue because the 'nasty, mean and militaristic' marines were on 'sacred ground'...cough,cough!


8:30 AM  
Anonymous cassie said...

My stepdad was a Marine--and no finer group of men exists. These people needto be ashamed of themselves!

9:04 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

cassie-They are so far beyond shame, they don't remember how to blush!


10:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


All I can say is F@#$ San Francisco!

I have not liked that city since 'Streets Of SanFrancisco' was canceled.

/yup...I am old and I like lame 70's TV.

12:52 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

All of us that post here grew up watchin' that, too, Phan. We're all in the same boat! ;-)

2:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cassie, My late-father-in-law was an Iwo Jima vet and my oldest brother served as an officer in the Marines in the late '70s. This is a disgrace ,if these gays had any idea what the jihadis have in store for them they'd understand theonly thing standing between them and the be-headers is the likes of the US Marine Corps. J'Mac.

4:57 PM  

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