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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:22 PM
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Farmers Insurance Yanks Clear Channel Ads
Farmer's Insurance is pulling advertising from Clear Channel Radio's national network after a host in Pittsburgh made disparaging remarks about gay people.

Jim Quinn, cohost of The War Room With Quinn & Rose, said July 28, Pedophilia is far more rampant among the gay community than it is among the straight community.

At the urging of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, almost 2,000 people wrote complaints to Clear Channel, one of the largest radio networks in the United States, which airs the show. In addition to the letter-writing campaign, GLAAD reached out to advertisers, asking them to consider pulling their radio spots from the company's stations.

Farmers assistant vice president for media and public relations, North America, Jerry Davies, confirmed the ad pull and thanked GLAAD for making the company aware of Quinns defamatory attacks against LGBT people, according to a statement.

http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2010/08/11/Farm...
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:25 PM
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1. Good. KNR
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doc03 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:32 PM
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2. Good, I think Quinn is one of the top five most obnoxious talk
radio assholes in the country.
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:33 PM
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3. I am so glad I have Farmers now! And CREDO cell phones. nt
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:48 PM
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5. I'm looking for new home and car ins.
They just moved up a notch or two on my list.
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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:44 PM
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4. GOOD!!! Silence the Bigots! n/t
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