The Advertising Standards Authority – re arranging deck chairs on Planet Titanic

If a large ocean liner runs against an iceberg and is damaged as a result, the captain will order to crew to try to fix the damage. Indeed, if necessary, all the passengers should help to keep the vessel afloat, as their lives depend upon it. However, there will always be someone, who while most people are busy trying to keep the vessel afloat (often at great sacrifice), busies himself with re-arranging the deck chairs. When challenged, that person will defend himself with “but that is my job” which is the defence and mantra of scoundrels and incompetents.

Who are the latest people who are re-arranging deck chairs on our Planet Titanic? For me the award must go to the Advertising Standards Authority. Continue reading