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Sat Jul 14, 2012, 01:13 AM

Angie's List Sponsors Hate Radio Demagogue Mark Levin

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My friend was driving me to the grocery store early this evening. The radio was on FM but we got stuck in a traffic jam so to hear if there was a cause for the jam, we switched to 640 am in Atlanta.

I 'd heard radio demagogue Mark Levin briefly a couple of times. I know an older lady (in NJ) who'd began listening to his garbage back in 2008 or so and has since become frightened beyond reason because of the poisonous propaganda Levin spews.

What my friend and I heard on Levin's 7/13/2012 program was beyond disgusting. Misinforming the undereducated with lies is Levin's M.O..

My friend and I were shocked to hear Angie's list is a sponsor of Levin.

Anyhow, I can't remember the last time I ever felt compelled to write a company about their commercials. BTW, I LIKE Angie's List and have been a contributing member for a few years. I recently wrote a 5* review of the wonderful animal clinic which has treated our pets for 5 years.

Anyhow, here is the letter I just emailed to Angie's list:

A friend and myself were stuck in traffic this evening about 7:00pm, a time when traffic jams in our Atlanta neighborhood are unusual. We switched car radio to AM station 640 to try to catch a traffic report.

'Mark Levin', a radio personality I know about but had heard on the radio only a couple of times, briefly, accused the President of the United States of being a liar and 'an agent of Marxism whose goal is to destroy America'. We were shocked by how many falsehoods or and ignorant statements Levin included in 15-20 minutes of his program.

However my friend and I were more shocked to discover Angie's List is a prominent sponsor of Mark Levin's hate radio program.

My friend is also an Angie's List member. Both of us are about 60 and are patriotic, middle class Americans.

Have Angie's list corporate officers ever listened to Mark Levin's radio program? Mark Levin's poisonous propaganda far exceeds controversial 'free speech' content.

It's hard to believe that a responsible American company would sponsor a hateful, possibly even dangerous demagogue like Levin.

I have used Angie's List as a resource to hire home service companies as well as professionals including doctors, dentists and veterinarians. I have enjoyed writing reviews in order to help fellow members.

However, if the management of Angie's List continue to support 'hate radio' with the money you collect from List members such as myself then I will have to discontinue my Angie's List membership in the future.

Sincerely,

***** ********

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Reply Angie's List Sponsors Hate Radio Demagogue Mark Levin (Original post)
Mimosa Jul 2012 OP
bhikkhu Jul 2012 #1
Mimosa Jul 2012 #3
justice1 Jul 2012 #2
Mimosa Jul 2012 #4
PatSeg Jul 2012 #5
physioex Jul 2012 #6
Mimosa Jul 2012 #7
physioex Jul 2012 #8
democraticinsurgent Jul 2012 #9
JDPriestly Jul 2012 #10
SunSeeker Jul 2012 #11
alp227 Aug 2012 #12

Response to Mimosa (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 01:37 AM

1. Another company I'll avoid like the plague

...along with carbonite, sleep number mattresses, etc, etc. I only ever hear the stuff occasionally in other people's cars, so I wouldn't know if they still advertise, but there's no separating the names of the companies from the hate they support.

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Response to bhikkhu (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 01:50 AM

3. I hope Angie's List will answer my letter

No matter how low the ad rates may be it's an VERY STUPID business decision to sponsor the likes of Limbaugh and Levin.



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Response to Mimosa (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 01:48 AM

2. I believe Angie's list is tied to ALEC.

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Response to justice1 (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 01:50 AM

4. What's ALEC? n/t

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Response to Mimosa (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 01:55 AM

5. Recently I read that Angie's list

is a sponsor for Rush Limbaugh and has endorsed Mitt Romney. I cringe whenever I hear one of their commercials on TV and fast-forward as quickly as I can.

Edit to add: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/09/1090121/-Angies-List-becomes-Rush-Limbaugh-s-new-sponsor

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Response to Mimosa (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 02:44 AM

6. Sorry but I have NEVER been a fan of Angie's List

What exactly does she provide that you cannot do for yourself? I find the best service providers when I talk to my friends, family, and neighbors. I have been in the current residence for sometime and I have built relationships with the plumber, electrician, HVAC, carpenter, etc. We should all strive to build relations with our service providers that way we know exactly what to do when the situations arise. Angie's List would serve no purpose and not worth the expense, I strongly suggest you end you membership with this organization.

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Response to physioex (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 02:55 AM

7. If you're new in an area...

Physioex that was exactly how I managed for 18 years in New Orleans.

But when I'd moved to ATL and was busy managing the repairs of my hurricane damaged NOLA home, I got ripped off by a couple of home repair people here who were recommended by locals.

Angie's list has actually been very useful to me. For a couple of years I have enjoyed contributing honest reviews of the service providers and professionals I've employed. Only one out of 12 has been a negative review. I also write reviews on the local YELP site.

If Angie's list will respond to the concern of members and stop sponsoring hate radio I may consider remaining a member.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/krystal-ball/angies-list-rush-limbaugh_b_1523842.html.

Given the company's emphasis on women, I was pretty surprised to find that there is not even one woman on the Angie's List board of directors. Senior management is little better, with Angie herself being the sole female representative who made the cut. Couple the lack of female voices at senior levels within Angie's List's management with their current support of the practicing misogynist Rush Limbaugh, and Angie's stance becomes pretty clear: their actual support of women goes as far as taking their money. Rush Limbaugh, like any citizen, has the right to say whatever he wants. And businesses are free to place ads as they see fit, and where they see fit. But millions of people who find Rush's misogyny and hate speech offensive also have a right to make their values known through how they spend their money, and whom they spend it with. By choosing to place their ad dollars with Rush Limbaugh, Angie's List is supporting Limbaugh's regular spew of offensive, vulgar and divisive rhetoric about women, minorities, and just about anyone else that he or his tightly-coupled Republican party war machine have in their gunsights at any given time.

When asked about becoming the public face for Angie's List, Hicks Bowman said: "I love what we do for consumers. I love being an advocate for the right, fair way to do things." I hope that William Oesterle, Angela Bowman Hicks and the rest of the Angie's List executive team will take Angie's words into consideration and end their support for hate media. Until they do, I hope that you will withhold your support from Angie's List, spread the word, and politely voice your concerns directly to Angie's List via Facebook, Twitter and by calling them directly at 888-888-5478. For more information about Angie's List and other sponsors of hate radio visit stoprush.net.

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Response to Mimosa (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 03:38 AM

8. Cool I understand....

I had a neighbor who moved in recently and was about join Angie's List. She didn't know who to call for a plumbing repair and ended up calling the plumber with the biggest ad in the yellowbook. I ended up referring my plumber to her and he gave an estimate 1/3 of the big name plumber. Me and another neighbor told her we would be happy to give her references for the any trade and she didn't have to join.

Sorry for your situation in NOLA and even more sorry to hear you got ripped off.

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Response to Mimosa (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 04:02 AM

9. Angie's List is a very Repub company

Bill Oesterle (Angie's List co-founder and head dude) ran Mitch Daniels' successful campaign for governor of Indiana in 2004. The company is well known for employing Republican campaign operatives when they are in between elections, etc. I have friends who work at Angie's List and they do provide a useful service, but there's no surprise that they advertise on right wing media. That's just who they are.

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Response to Mimosa (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 04:11 AM

10. I think that the stations sell the ads and then just put them in at

the times into which they fit. I don't think that the sponsors choose the shows they advertise on. I could be wrong, but that is my impression.

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Response to Mimosa (Original post)

Sat Jul 14, 2012, 04:17 AM

11. Got the worst fridge repair guy EVER using Angie's List.

I don't know how this guy got good reviews, but he was clueless and beyond creepy. He show up in flip flips--which he immediately kicked off. He walked around my kitchen in his filthy bare feet with his long toenails clacking on my floor like a dog. Beyond gross. After three hours, he was no closer to figuring it out than when he started. He offered to "go home and do some research" and get back to me. I told him that would not be necessary. I tried to leave a bad review but it never showed up on the site.

I ended up just using the freaking phone book to find an authorized service place who sent a guy who fixed it within half an hour. It just needed a small part.

I immediately canceled my subscription and would never use Angie's List again. I thought it was a scam then, and after reading this post, I am even more convinced.

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Response to Mimosa (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 04:50 AM

12. Psst...ATL now has a progressive talker

WGUN 1010 (atlantas1010.com)...Warren Ballantine, Ed Schultz, Randi Rhodes, Thom Hartmann, and Atlanta's very own Mike Malloy!

As for Levin, whenever I listen to his show he keeps repeating the same old "freedom/deregulation/capitalism/individual liberty" mantra without regard to any facts calling those things in question. He was howling about Obamacare because...how DARE a penny of tax dollars fund HEALTH CARE...

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