Simmons College says if only it had known what the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association was printing in its bi-monthly newspaper, it never would have taken out ads in it. In response to a complaint about "highly offensive" content in the newspaper, the college marketing team wrote today about the full-page ad the college took out in the current issue of Pax Centurion (in addition to past full-page ads):
Simmons's sponsorship of the Police Patrolmenâ€™s Association was intended to support the Boston Police Patrolmenâ€™s Association Scholarship Fund, which benefits the families of Police Officers and Emergency Medical Technicians. Our hope was to support Boston's first responders through participating in this scholarship program.
Simmons was unaware of the editorial content of the Police Patrolmen's Associationâ€™s newsletter, and after careful review, will no longer advertise in this publication. We do intend, however, to continue our support of the scholarship fund through a direct donation.
While Simmons has no control over any of the editorial content of the many publications we advertise in, we regret our inclusion in this publication.
The current issue features commentary such as:
How coincidental was it that the Occupy Movement chose May 1 to stage another protest. For those of you not in the know-May 1 is the Communist 4th of July. Redistribute wealth, anarchy, upend the government, new morals, if that's not Marxism I don't know what is. Happy Birthday you rotten Commies! Maybe your candidate for squaw I mean senator, Liz Warren (your founder) can bake you a cake. I hear she has a whole cookbook full of plagiarized recipes...
Also be sure to check out the cracks about liberals and look for the joke about Egyptian men and their dead wives. It's a corker.
Oh, and look, a bit of national attention.