Move on and daily kos pressuring FOX advertisers

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by sputdr, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Pretty f'ing sad. Whiney bunch of liberal punks.

    Liberals Going After Fox Advertisers

    Jul 27 04:08 PM US/Eastern
    By DAVID BAUDER
    AP Television Writer


    NEW YORK (AP) - Liberal activists are stepping up their campaign against Fox News Channel by pressuring advertisers not to patronize the network.
    MoveOn.org, the Campaign for America's Future and liberal blogs like DailyKos.com are asking thousands of supporters to monitor who is advertising on the network. Once a database is gathered, an organized phone-calling campaign will begin, said Jim Gilliam, vice president of media strategy for Brave New Films, a company that has made anti-Fox videos.

    The groups have successfully pressured Democratic presidential candidates not to appear at any debate sponsored by Fox, and are also trying to get Home Depot Inc. to stop advertising there.

    At least 5,000 people nationwide have signed up to compile logs on who is running commercials on Fox, Gilliam said. The groups want to first concentrate on businesses running local ads, as opposed to national commercials.

    "It's a lot more effective for Sam's Diner to get calls from 10 people in his town than going to the consumer complaint department of some pharmaceutical company," Gilliam said.

    Some of videos produced by Gilliam's company compile statements made by Fox anchors and guests that the activists consider misleading, such as those that question global warming.

    Representatives for Fox News Channel, which is owned by News Corp., did not immediately return calls for comment.

    Home Depot has not had an unusual number of calls, said spokesman Jerry Shields, and the home improvement chain will not change its advertising strategy.

    "We're not in the business of censoring media," Shields said. "We need to reach our customer base through all mediums available."

    Groups like the Sierra Club have targeted Home Depot because they believe it's inconsistent for the company to promote environmentally friendly products while advertising on a network that has questioned global warming.

    The groups seem particularly angry at Fox's Bill O'Reilly, who has done critical reports on left-wing bloggers. On July 16, O'Reilly said the DailyKos.com Web site is "hate of the worst order," and sent a reporter to question JetBlue Airways Corp. CEO Dave Barger about the airline's sponsorship of a gathering run by DailyKos.

    He'll never ride on JetBlue again, O'Reilly said.

    MoveOn.org is campaigning against Fox because it says the network characterizes itself as a fair news network when it consistently favors a conservative point of view, said Adam Green, the organization's spokesman.

    "We're not trying to silence anybody," Green said. "Rush Limbaugh has a right to be on the air—he admits his point of view. Fox doesn't."
     
  2. Liberals railing against the sole non-Liberal network.

    Isn't the free exchange of ideas one of the basic tenets of liberal society?

    I guess CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, etc. aren't enough for them.

    Imagine if the right tried such tactics with a successful Lib talk radio program ...... the outrage in the (Lib) media would be endless.

    Today's moonbats are pathetic hypocrites. And their numbers are growing.
     
  3. you know whats worse than a liberal moonbat? an idiot neocon moonbat... you are just as stupid.. at least the liberal moonbats hate illegal wars.
     
  4. Oh yeah? What laws were broken and just who created these so called laws that were broken. I've got it! The liberal moonbats invented these laws,(in their minds), just like they invented the term "neoconservative".(see wikipedia for how the term neoconservative came into being)

    That's the thing about these pro-choice people. They think they have the choice to make things up and count them as facts. And it extends to everything in their mixed up worlds.
     
  5. Did you read that last part of your own post?
     
  6. you are all over the board... stick to one topic. wikiipedia is extremely unreliable... i use it strictly for finding leads/links or non-political info. neocons were self named... they are ex-liberal socialist. they trace their roots to trotsky and strauss.

    odd that you bring up pro choice.... who is pro choice and why include it in this post. very strange.
     
  7. From that article:

    "The Moral Majority was a political organization of the United States which had an agenda of evangelical Christian-oriented political lobbying. It dissolved during 1989."

    Also, at the top of the web page itself:

    "This article does not cite any references or sources.
    Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. (help, get involved!)"
     
  8. Ah, so CBS, ABC, NBC, PBS, etc. admit their bias?

    Puhleeze.....
     
  9. Except for the illegal war Bill clinton got involved in in Yugoslavia.
     
    #10     Jul 28, 2007