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The Greatest Story Ever Sold

by | 10th, October 2003

‘THE Times brings news of another troubled cleric.

Lo! A voice crying in the wilderness

The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, has attacked the “tyranny” of advertisers and accused them of using children to persuade adults to buy them things they do not need.

“What makes me wince, I suppose, is the conscious targeting of young people – who don’t actually have purchasing power themselves, but can use what advertisers call ‘pester power’ with parents,” he complains.

Dr Williams is particularly critical of stories and hyped-up events that are little more than excuses for selling toys and sweets.

We heartily concur, and look forward to the cancelling of Easter and Christmas, as well as that book that weirdly-dressed people always seem to be reading on the bus.’

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