NPR logo

Ad Backing Boeing In 'Seattle Times' Uses Airbus Photo

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/246502669/246503364" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Ad Backing Boeing In 'Seattle Times' Uses Airbus Photo

Around the Nation

Ad Backing Boeing In 'Seattle Times' Uses Airbus Photo

Ad Backing Boeing In 'Seattle Times' Uses Airbus Photo

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/246502669/246503364" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Boosters of Washington State want work on Boeing's new 777 airplane to stay in the state. Boeing is demanding tax breaks and union concessions. The ad headline read: "The Future Of Washington," but the photo was of an Airbus plane.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

Boosters of Washington state decided to advertise. They want work on Boeing's new 777 airplane to stay in the state. Boeing is demanding tax breaks and union concessions. To build political support, the state boosters took out an ad in the Seattle Times.

But maybe it's a subliminal jab at Boeing. The ad headlined "The Future of Washington" has a picture of an airplane that's not by Boeing. It's built by Boeing's rival, Airbus.

It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2013 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.