Frontier's "Don't Delete This E-Mail" Deal Won't Amuse Hillary Clinton Fans

Businesses tend to steer clear of politics when it comes to advertising for fear of alienating potential customers.

Granted, there are a few exceptions — like, say, the new Rocky's Autos spot that makes fun of Donald Trump's hair.

Yet we were still surprised that Frontier Airlines would take an apparent swipe at Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton to promote its latest low-cost deal.

The offer itself, which hypes one-way fares starting at $25, seems entirely nonpartisan. But the subject of the e-mail sent out to folks on the carrier's list yesterday seems like a reference to the ongoing controversy over Clinton's e-mails, and particularly her reported deletion of 30,000-plus messages from a server maintained by a company right here in Denver.

The subject line reads, "Confidential: Don't Delete This Email."

Amusing? Probably to about half the electorate, give or take a few percentage points.

Look below to see a screen capture of the e-mail sent our way — and then, just for fun, that Rocky's Autos ad.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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