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Sat Dec 31, 2016, 09:39 AM

400 Companies Have Now Pulled Their Advertising From Breitbart News

Major companies are bailing out in droves

Many people have now joined the effort to inform major companies about the racist
and misogynist nature of Breitbart “News” and urge them not to advertise at this “alt-right” hate site, and this ad hoc campaign is getting serious results.

The number of companies that have now pulled their ads from Breitbart is at 400. That’s gotta hurt their bottom line (although they’re also being financed by some shady right wing organizations, and possibly by Donald Trump himself).

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Reply 400 Companies Have Now Pulled Their Advertising From Breitbart News (Original post)
HAB911 Dec 2016 OP
Cha Dec 2016 #1
HAB911 Dec 2016 #4
Cha Dec 2016 #5
HAB911 Dec 2016 #6
Cha Dec 2016 #7
wryter2000 Dec 2016 #19
Mellomugwump Dec 2016 #26
Me. Dec 2016 #32
Equinox Moon Dec 2016 #15
ailsagirl Dec 2016 #17
smirkymonkey Dec 2016 #2
HAB911 Dec 2016 #3
smirkymonkey Dec 2016 #8
sarah FAILIN Dec 2016 #23
otohara Dec 2016 #24
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2016 #9
eppur_se_muova Dec 2016 #10
HAB911 Dec 2016 #12
eppur_se_muova Dec 2016 #16
SecularMotion Dec 2016 #25
dhol82 Dec 2016 #11
PatSeg Dec 2016 #20
catsudon Dec 2016 #13
eggplant Dec 2016 #18
frankieallen Dec 2016 #28
calimary Dec 2016 #21
catsudon Dec 2016 #22
KittyWampus Dec 2016 #14
BumRushDaShow Dec 2016 #27
LAS14 Dec 2016 #29
HAB911 Dec 2016 #30
Initech Dec 2016 #31

Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 09:44 AM

1. Wow.. that's substantial!

Thanks HAB~

I doubt if they can squeeze bucks outta trump

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Response to Cha (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 09:56 AM

4. Amazon is refusing to stop.........n/t

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 09:58 AM

5. Damn them.. and I can't stop amazon.

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 10:03 AM

6. I know what you mean

for this and them selling Trump branded junk I did not purchase anything from them for Christmas, sent them an email etc. but they don't care.

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 10:14 AM

7. They have so much damn business.. they could afford

to drop the predator's shit and his pimp.

I'm out here on an Island where everything is sooo expensive and amazon is much cheaper and they even have what I can't find here.

I wish they had more principles.. wonder if it would do any good to email this article on the 400 companies who do?

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 11:40 AM

19. I hate Amazon

And unfortunately my brother and sister send me gift cards.

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 01:24 PM

26. Jeff Bezos also owns the Washington Post

They just hired a bunch of new reporters. I suppose we could look it as some of that money going to support them and the work they've doing. Hopefully, they keep it up.

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Response to Mellomugwump (Reply #26)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 02:58 PM

32. Right

And the Puppet is so displeased w/WaPo that he has removed their credentials which means they'll keep more truth in their article than most.

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 11:16 AM

15. They probably have conservative CEO's

It is very important to stop using Amazon.

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Response to Equinox Moon (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 11:28 AM

17. Oh yes-- they're repukes

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 09:45 AM

2. Who is left? We need to start putting the pressure on them until

there aren't any backers at all.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 09:55 AM

3. You can help if you use twitter

I don't.

If you do, go to http://www.breitbart.com/ and tweet the advertisers you see there to https://twitter.com/slpng_giants

They are killing it

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 10:18 AM

8. I'm embarrassed to say, but I have never used twitter.

Maybe I should give it a shot in this case.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 12:51 PM

23. it's not that bad. my icon has a nude 3rd "lady" on it

I would say 1st, but she is 3rd Trumpette.

I only have twitter for that D-bag

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 12:54 PM

24. I Like Twitter

 

the news comes in fast and furious.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 10:48 AM

9. On a positive for Breitbart, they did gain at least one new sponsor

Bob's House of White Sheets and Hair Razors.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 10:51 AM

10. Why in Hell did they ever have 400 advertisers in the first place ?

Don't advertisers exercise any judgment at all in placing their ads ? Or do they just buy multi-site "packages" through an agency ?

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #10)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 11:04 AM

12. Companies don't advertise with individual sites

they use aggregators and never really know where the ads are appearing, but can blacklist individual sites if they choose.

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #12)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 11:19 AM

16. Thanks, I kind of figured that. Good, fast, cheap: pick two. Most choose fast and cheap.

Maybe the backlash against the whites-über-alles crowd will make advertisers start to pay more attention, earlier in the process.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 01:14 PM

25. Advertisers are starting to pay attention to where their ads are displayed online

 

Advertisings Moral Struggle: Is Online Reach Worth the Hurt?

Advertising on the internet has never been easier. Data and automation increasingly allow companies large and small to reach millions of people every month, and to tailor ads to specific groups based on their browsing habits or demographics.

Now, however, the marketing industry is facing a moral quandary in the face of a national debate over the role that fake news played in the presidential election and the realization that many websites that promote false and misleading stories are motivated by the money they can make from online advertising.

In the zeal to follow consumers wherever they may roam on the internet, advertisers now risk bankrolling sites that are toxic to society, whether by amplifying manufactured political stories or by spreading conspiracy theories virulent enough to drive a man to walk into a Washington pizzeria with a gun. That has inserted a new ethical cost into the automated advertising equation, which promises companies large, desired audiences at low prices with little need for human intervention.

“I would much rather pay a little premium as a brand and go for verified sites,” Raja Rajamannar, the chief marketing officer of MasterCard, said, noting that the company mostly advertised on sites it had evaluated and approved. “But it’s a question again of how much and where. And I think all brands are doing this soul-searching at this point in time.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/26/business/media/advertising-online-ads-fake-news-google.html


http://www.democraticunderground.com/1016173482

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 10:57 AM

11. Seriously doubt Trump gave them any money

He does not give anything, he only takes. And takes. And takes.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #11)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 11:57 AM

20. That was my thought as well

Plus I don't think Trump has much in the way of "cash flow". Maybe Putin, allegedly the riches man in the world, is financing the right-wing rag.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 11:12 AM

13. This is dumb

this nothing more than a bait and switch. are we suppose to forgive them for signing up with breitbart news in the first place?

and is there going to be news when they quietly sign up with them later?

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Response to catsudon (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 11:40 AM

18. Actually, boycotts like this work.

Just look at what it did to Limbaugh.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 01:52 PM

28. He has a new 8 year deal, 38 million per year.

 

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Response to catsudon (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 12:08 PM

21. Welcome to DU, catsudon!

No. We should NOT forgive ANYTHING like this. We should take names and keep track.

And eggplant is correct. Boycotts do work. They've totally kicked the stuffings out of limbaugh. He's on borrowed time now. Took long enough, and much damage was done, but those boycotts finally drew blood.

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Response to catsudon (Reply #13)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 12:40 PM

22. of course

as long as we remember and take down names...

but remember kellogg's? i never forgave them... In the young United States, one of the most ardent anti-masturbaters was a Michigan physician named John Harvey Kellogg.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 11:16 AM

14. What about FOX News?

 

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Response to KittyWampus (Reply #14)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 01:36 PM

27. THIS

It will be the beginning of the end of them... although that type tends to hang on longer than expected because they are willing to take a loss all the way to bankruptcy to keep their scam going.

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 01:55 PM

29. Where did this list come from? Can we get regular updates?

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Response to LAS14 (Reply #29)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 02:03 PM

30. just return to it daily, it's their spreadsheet of constant updates

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Response to HAB911 (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 02:05 PM

31. Excellent!!!!

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