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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-11 10:28 AM
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Travel Site Kayak.com Pulls Ads From TLC's 'All American Muslim'
Source: ABC News

Travel website Kayak.com will remove all advertising from TLC's new reality-TV program "All American Muslim" days after an outcry over a similar decision by home improvement retailer Lowe's tore across the Internet.

A Kayak.com spokesman says that it has not pulled advertising from the program because of protests and backlash from conservative groups, including the Florida Family Association, but because TLC was "not up front about the nature of this show."

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Robert Birge, Kayak's chief marketing officer, wrote a letter on the company's website Wednesday saying that he is deeply sorry that the company's decision comes across as bending to bigotry.

"It's a worthy topic, but any reasonable person would know that this topic is a particular lightning rod," Birge says in the letter. "We believe TLC went out of their way to pick a fight on this, and they didn't let us know their intentions. That's not a business practice that generally gets repeat business from us. I also believe that it did this subject a grave disservice. Sadly, TLC is now enjoying the attention from this controversy."



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Cowards! Hope this costs them big time $$$'s!
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tomg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-11 10:37 AM
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1. "Not upfront about the nature of the show."
Yeah, they should have said up front that Americans who are Muslim are uhhhhh - Muslims who are Americans. So maybe the show should have been called Muslim All-Americans instead of All-American Muslims. I mean the title as is is. . . . ummmmm ambiguous.


American Exceptionalism - ( too many )Americans are Exceptionally Stupid.
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-11 11:41 AM
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2. Boycott -- sink that kayak.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-11 02:26 PM
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3. Plus one!
Edited on Thu Dec-15-11 02:28 PM by Enthusiast
Muslims and Muslim nations are the new American Indians.

TPTB? They see, they want, they take. It's manifest destiny all over again, baby.

"Oh, Iran is a threat to our security. Bomb bomb bomb Iran!"

U.S. military bases.

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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-11 06:23 PM
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4. Since I have a Muslim son-in-law,
this stuff really pisses me off. He's just like the rest of us except he doesn't eat bacon.
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-16-11 02:26 PM
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5. Who is kayak.com's biggest competitor? I'm going to get everyone I know to send business their way.
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-16-11 06:06 PM
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6. What is not upfront in the title "All American Muslim"?
What the hell did they think it was about?!? :wtf:
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