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DuaneBidoux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:24 PM
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Liberals Going After Fox Advertisers
Source: Associated Press via CNBC

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.

Read more: http://news.moneycentral.msn.com/provider/providerarticle.aspx?feed=AP&Date=20070727&ID=7241717
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:25 PM
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1. YAY!!!!!!
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dollie300 Donating Member (64 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:25 PM
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2. I hope it works. Americans are so comfortable with thier biases
I doubt that it will work but it's worth a try.
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melody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 08:42 PM
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73. Apparently some Americans aren't n/t
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Mythsaje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:25 PM
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3. About time we used their own tactics against them...
:evilgrin:
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clixtox Donating Member (941 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 08:38 PM
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72. I wrote to BMW USA

CLIFTON BUCK-KAUFFMAN <cotatikid@earthlink.net> Flag Message | Mark Unread
To: gabriella.molteni@bmwna.com
Subject: Advertising On O'Reilly/Fox
Date: Jul 25, 2007 10:25 AM
7/25/2007
Hello Gabriella

I am shocked that a company with your steller reputation would be involved with
such a hateful ideologue. O'Reilly has made his reputation as someone who doesn't
care about the truth and is willing to smear those with whom he disagrees by calling
them "Nazis" among other slurs. In Germany, the home of the BMW marque,
this sort of name-calling would generate opprobrium and widespread condemnation,
as it rightly should.

How can you, and all those at BMW/USA who decide where to allocate your advertising
resources, allow your prestigious stature to be associated with such a malicious
monster? Please examine this sorry situation quickly so that the necessary changes
are implemented ASAP.

Thank you for sharing my concern with your colleagues.

Best Wishes
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 02:26 PM
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121. FYI: Check out BMW's sordid history in the 1930's and 40's and
their support of the Nazis at Fox won't be so surprising:

"The image above comes from the affidavit of Karl Sommer. Sommer was an SS officer working in the Economic and Administrative Main Office (EAMO) in 1942, becoming its departmental head in 1944. EAMO was responsible for giving companies access to prisoners for slave labor (kind of a fore-runner of modern temp agencies).

After the war, Sommer was interviewed by the US Chief of Counsel on his activities under the Nazi regime, and specifically, about which companies used Nazi slave labor. Sommer said that the firms, after filling the necessary prerequisites, were allowed to come in to the camps and choose the prisoners they wanted. Even after seeing the horrible conditions in these camps, seeing the death, starvation, torture... these firms chose to take some of these people and exploit them for profit.

The first such firm named on Sommer's list is BMW, which makes 4 further appearances on the list. Altogether, BMW admits to using to using 25,000 - 30,000 slave laborers, POWs and concentration camp inmates. If they were payed, their meager earnings (20 cents an hour) went into the SS treasury to further fund their own annihilation (information from The Ethnic Newswatch 03.31.98). Other firms listed by Sommer include Ford, Volkswagen, Krupp, Siemens, Bayer, Porsche and Daimler-Benz (Mercedes)."

More info at http://www.theawfultruth.com/salbmw/

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Chemical Bill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 11:04 PM
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133. Ford of Europe, sure. What about GM?
Opel is the GM subsidiary in Germany, and they fed the Nazi war machine. Did they use Jews as slave labor too?

Also, I didn't think the Porsche company made cars until the 1950s. Dr. Porsche was making Volkswagens, I believe.

Bill
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zanne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 08:14 AM
Response to Reply #3
96. Exactly.
The RW has always been well organized. It's about time we become organized in our efforts, too.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:26 PM
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4. One more R, and this dispatch to America from the reality-based world...
...gets onto the Greatest Page!

NGU.


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UpInArms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:27 PM
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5. I will be more than happy to never buy a product
that supports that lying piece shit murdock rag station again in my life. Whatever it is, I'm certain I can live well enough without it.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:28 PM
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6. You bet yer sweet Aspercreme!
Head-On - apply directly where it hurts!

:rofl:

NGU.


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frankly_fedup2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:04 PM
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22. Doesn't Murdock Own Myspace? Does this mean I have to give up my real
Edited on Fri Jul-27-07 04:06 PM by frankly_fedup2
friends on Myspace pages?
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 02:27 PM
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122. Think globally, buy locally -n/t
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:29 PM
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7. If the republicans can do it we sure can.
They got Whoopi Goldberg removed as Slim Fast spokesman. Why can't we...if we do it in more numbers.

My new ISP which I hate grrrrr. advertises on Fox News, but they advertise on every single site on our cable so they didn't pick Fox News per se.
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:31 PM
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9. But by choosing Fox from among the group, they're tainted. Dump them. nt
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 06:24 PM
Response to Reply #7
56. I'm thinking that was a
blessing in disguise..the proverbial silver lining.
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Tunkamerica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 07:51 PM
Response to Reply #7
68. Local businesses buy their spots from the cable company
I'm not sure how much say they have over where the spots are placed. A way to find out would be to call your cable company's traffic department and ask.
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lakeguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 09:38 AM
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105. if they are paying the money...
i think they can have a say. or if they don't now, they sure as hell better have one soon.
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:29 PM
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8. K& R'ed
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:34 PM
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10. about freakin' time
what's good for the Dobson/Wildemon geese, is good for the progressive ganders. so to speak.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:37 PM
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11. I do NOT patronize restaurants who show Fox Noise Channel-- and I let them know it.
Edited on Fri Jul-27-07 03:37 PM by IanDB1
So far, I am boycotting:

Bickfords restaurants, in Brockton, Mass.

Fresh Catch, West Bridgewater, Mass.


And on-notice, with ONE more chance before I stop going there forever:

Halfway Cafe, Holbrook, Mass.

Why does a SPORTS Bar need to show Fox Noise?


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yorkiemommie1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:51 PM
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me, too
and i let them know it too. it would give me indigestion to ingest FoxNews along w/ my food.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 11:59 PM
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83. Yeah, what is up with that shit?
Seems that every eatery with a noise box in my tri-county area has FOX on. Every time, I complain to management and they say they didn't realize news could be offensive.

It really sucks because Culver's has awesome burgers.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 08:50 AM
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99. Tell them it's because it's not NEWS, it's OPINION.
Edited on Sat Jul-28-07 08:50 AM by IanDB1
Would their restaurant serve tuna labeled as salmon?

I have no problem with Faux News existing, if only it was properly labeled.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 07:49 AM
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95. My dentist has either FOX Snooze or crazy fundie crap on in the lobby ALL THE TIME!
Unfortunately, I can't switch dentists because I am on Minnesota Medical Assistance and for some stupid bureaucratic reasons it's almost impossible to switch dentists.
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 02:30 PM
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124. The fox noise machine
As a retired military person,when I go to the PX and they have fox on(they usually do),I ask if they will change channels,they usually will.
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sellitman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:40 PM
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12. I do not like targeting companies.
It usually hurts the little people way before the CEO's or other fat cats even knows it exists.

Just my .02
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redacted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:46 PM
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16. I do.
Top brass has a way of finding out about boycotts almost immediately because the ad buy decisions come from the top, not the mailroom. And these firms are free to choose many other advertising vehicles in the marketplace to hawk their products so that their flow of sales isn't interrupted, and the rank and file doesn't get hurt.

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slampoet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:49 PM
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17. and your evidence is?
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catgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:13 PM
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26. Like Home Depot?

Home Depot claims to be friends of the environment. Fox Noise fights the idea of
global warming. Home Depot is one of their biggest advertisers. No brainer. I've written
to Home Depot expressing my feelings about this. Until they drop advertising with Fox, I'll
shop elsewhere.
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JudyM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:14 PM
Response to Reply #26
28. Great point, catgirl! nt
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murielm99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 05:08 PM
Response to Reply #26
46. Home Depot is a very red company.
They support repukes financially, too.
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Hawaii Hiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 06:26 PM
Response to Reply #26
57. Don't go to any LA Galaxy games, as they play at the Home Depot Center
Now, I can't stand soccer anyway so I'm not going, but no doubt there's alot of buzz about the Galaxy since David Beckham arrived....

So soccer fans, see the Galaxy play on the road....
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JudyM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 09:22 PM
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74. Interesting timing: Lowe's just pulled its ads from The O'Reilly factor!
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:16 PM
Response to Reply #26
138. YES
I understand Lowes pulled their ad dollars from O'Lielly
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JudyM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:13 PM
Response to Reply #12
27. But all things being equal, wouldn't you rather support the competitor companies' "little people"?!
Edited on Fri Jul-27-07 04:15 PM by JudyM
:shrug: :hi:
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 02:30 PM
Response to Reply #27
123. Think globally, buy locally -n/t
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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 11:06 PM
Response to Reply #12
81. Horseshit. n/t
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 12:31 PM
Response to Reply #12
113. Bullshit - and that opinion is worth only 2 cents...
They are DESTROYING this country - NOTHING is more important that getting them OFF THE AIR...
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Exiled in America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 06:41 PM
Response to Reply #113
139. I can think of a few things more important than getting them off the air.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 12:29 AM
Response to Reply #139
145. We know. On the other hand, WE can multitask, YOU obviously can't...
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Exiled in America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 10:02 AM
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146. You know? So that's why you wrote "NOTHING is more important" - who's not multitasking?
Yeah... :eyes:
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CubicleGuy Donating Member (271 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:40 PM
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13. Correction...
Liberal activists are stepping up their campaign against Fox News Channel...

Fox Opinion Channel, you mean.
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hvn_nbr_2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 05:22 PM
Response to Reply #13
51. Correction to correction
It's Fox Propaganda Channel.

I was about to say "Welcome to DU" but then I saw in your profile that you've been here awhile and just don't post much. Aw, heck, welcome to posting on DU.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 12:33 PM
Response to Reply #51
114. Fox REPUKE PARTY Channel...
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Writer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:41 PM
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14. This is the only effective means of media advocacy today.
Bravo to these groups for doing this intelligently.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:44 PM
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15. Wooooo and
Hoooooooo! :toast: Go scary leftist bloggers! :P
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King Coal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:50 PM
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18. There are a hell of a lot more liberal literates than conservative.
Count me in.
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rmgarrette64 Donating Member (162 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 05:57 PM
Response to Reply #18
53. Are there?
First off, to the topic, cool. Good idea, and does some one keep a link to a list of those advertisers?

But my actual question is to your message title, King Coal. Are there more liberal literates than conservative? What's the source?

I ask because it goes against my personal experience. My husband is quite conservative, but he and his friends are, I confess, highly literate. I disagree with their politics, but still like most of his friends because they're quite interesting. On the other hand, that's a small sample. So I'm curious as to any broader data.

R. Garrett
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 12:44 AM
Response to Reply #53
85. Yes.
"Liberals have the highest education level of any typology group. 49% are college graduates and 26% have some postgraduate education."

http://people-press.org/reports/display.php3?PageID=945

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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 02:32 PM
Response to Reply #85
125. I think, therefore I am . . . Socialist -n/t
Edited on Sat Jul-28-07 02:32 PM by coalition_unwilling
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:51 PM
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19. So there's no list yet? nt
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 03:53 PM
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20. So if the KKK has a tv station...
>>>"We're not in the business of censoring media," Shields said. "We need to reach our customer base through all mediums available.">>>

... Home Depot is looking to advertise on it?

One doubts that. Though one never knows.


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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:00 PM
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21. umm.. it is an AP story---should get wide circulation
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Voltaire99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:07 PM
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23. Economic resistance is the best politics. Just don't tell Hillary.
Economic resistance to the right wing business agenda is a good idea. It's simple: spend your money where it won't be used against you. Instead, support businesses that want and work toward sustaining the same world you do.

But bear in mind that Hillary has benefited directly from FOX News, Murdoch having already infamously held a fund-raising dinner for her. She's gladly taken the tainted money, which she'll have to repay with obedience later.

So, please, no pretending that anyone can back a right wing politician like Hill *and* punish a right wing network's advertisers. That's just the sort of silly trap into which triangulating centrists often blindly stumble.
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 02:33 PM
Response to Reply #23
126. Think globally, buy locally -n/t
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AndyTiedye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:08 PM
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24. About Friggin' Time! Boycott Fox's Advertisers!
But do I actually have to watch that drek to find out who their advertisers are?
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Patriot Abroad Donating Member (242 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 05:17 PM
Response to Reply #24
47. Maybe these guys can help:
http://www.newshounds.us/

"we watch fox news so you don't have to" . . .
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 08:54 AM
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100. I just found that site--bookmarked. Welcome to DU. nt
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HootieMcBoob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 07:40 PM
Response to Reply #24
65. It's not a boycott
It's calling the advertisers to let them know what they're supporting by advertising on Fox News. Go here http://bravenewfilms.org/foxads to sign up!
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 09:25 PM
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75. Plus....
they're preparing a database of Fox advertisers and will give us the list in a few days once it's complete. C'mon everyone...sign up and agree to at least email their advertisers once the list is out. They also ask you to watch Fox news and report the advertisers. I don't know if I could stomach doing that. :D
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JitterbugPerfume Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 11:22 AM
Response to Reply #65
110. signed up
and ready to GO!
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 02:36 PM
Response to Reply #65
127. I just signed up to call and write. (I can't stand to watch it - sets my
teeth on edge. Guess I do not have the makings of a cultural anthropologist in me, as one might watch it as one might study a cultural artifact of a decrepit and moribund culture, I suppose.)
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:09 PM
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25. It's about time. We need to start making lots of noise....
The American Freakazoid, I mean, Family Association raises hell when Ford advertises with LGBT-focused magazines and TV stations.....We need to raise our own hell.
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:15 PM
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29. Interesting thing is they refer to us as "Liberal activists" instead...
of "left wing groups", "leftists", and "extremists".

:thumbsup:

:kick:
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kimmerspixelated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:16 PM
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30. See? Positive things can happen!
This is great news!
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Dollface Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:17 PM
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31. I hope these brave volunteers have TIVO so they don't have to watch O'Reilly et al
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Politicub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:17 PM
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32. Kick for liberal activism!
:kick:

I look forward to boycotting the Fox advertisers, and telling them why I'm doing it.
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onewholaughsatfools Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:19 PM
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33. when the power shifts the same tactics are used
now that it seems the power is shifting to wards truth, the ame tactics are going to be used, well all i can say is count me in.......
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northamericancitizen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:19 PM
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34. One more kick.
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:20 PM
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35. What the advertisers need to know is this is not about Conservative
Edited on Fri Jul-27-07 04:22 PM by harun
vs. Liberal. It is about Truth vs. Lies. Misleading people vs. informing them. Cheerleading vs reporting.

Conservatives want to have a channel that does nothing but talk about how awesome greed is, so be it. But consistently distort the truth and lie about it (and lie about those opposed to it) and I am going to boycott your sponsors.
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Doc Martin Donating Member (233 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:33 PM
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38. This is an excellent point; we do favor freedom of speech
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 09:55 PM
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77. Yes, unlike them. They favor bullying, smearing and intimidation
We want to stay on the side of the truth, a winning position :-).
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 02:41 PM
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128. A little dash of reality - I canceled my sub to the LA Times when
Edited on Sat Jul-28-07 02:42 PM by coalition_unwilling
they canned Robert Scheer. I then became the subject (or object?) of a massive mail andtelemarketing campaign trying to win me back as a subscriber. No matter how many times I told their telemarketers why I had cancelled and my conditions for returning (rehiring Bob Scheer and firing the dickwad from Tribune Corp brought in to fire him), nothing ever happened. In other words, withholding economic support from fascist groups can only do so much.

Well, revenge is a dish best served cold, I must say. LA Times paid circulation continues to plummnet, even though their coverage of BFEE has markedly improved since they fired Scheer. But I don't really read them much anymore, as they pimped for the war almost as much as the NYTimes and the Washington Post in the days leading up to the invasion\occupation.
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 02:40 PM
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134. I blocked Fox and CNN on my Sat dish
along with all the shopping channels.

I don't want either of those cheerleading networks on in my home and it is a better place for it. No one in my family has complained :-).
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The Stranger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:21 PM
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36. It's about time -- starve that evil, giant monster of what it needs -- money.
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:32 PM
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37. I looked on the MoveOn website
Where the hell is the list???

How the hell can I boycott without seeing a list of who to boycott.

What idiots... :shrug:

Ok, "Once a database is gathered"...

'Cause I sure as hell ain't gonna start watching that crap just to find out who to boycott.
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Bleacher Creature Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:35 PM
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39. Anyone else bothered by this part of the story?
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.

<SNIP>

Maybe I'm being overly sensitive, but it makes it sound too much like O'Reilly is taking a legitimate position, as opposed to what he's really doing -- engaging in a vendetta on behalf of his right wing masters.

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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 05:17 PM
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48. If you haven't seen it, you can watch all of that here:
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 07:28 PM
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64. Never mind.
Edited on Fri Jul-27-07 07:29 PM by madfloridian
.
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Doc Martin Donating Member (233 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:42 PM
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40. What if We Don't Buy What Advertisers sell on Faux Noise?
I went to the Faux Noise web site.

Ads I found... only NASCAR on the home page; Only Lotrimin (Schering Plough) on the politics page.

I don't follow NASCAR and don't suffer from jock itch.

Is there a research project here?

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cboy4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:45 PM
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41. Boy, I bet Senator Vitter and all of the other whiny conservatives
at the usual websites are wetting their diapers in anger.

Perfect.
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cureautismnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:46 PM
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42. Yes! Strike them where it hurts the most...
Their pocketbooks. :applause:
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:53 PM
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44. Absolutely
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:50 PM
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43. Excellent! I am with them!
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bonito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 04:57 PM
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45. Yahoo!!!
Yes!
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greiner3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 05:21 PM
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49. Yell it from the highest points;
Hatred sucks!
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 05:22 PM
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50. look out AFA and other conservative tapeworms
we are gettting in the act in a big way now.

lol -- i love this MORE than i can say.
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 05:55 PM
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52. This is going to be fun....
I'm on a consumer strike anyway. Love to boy/girlcott
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 02:46 PM
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130. Me too. Haven't flown on personal trips since 9/11 . Have held
off on buying a new car. Have canceled subs to NYTimes and LATimes. No longer watch corporate whore media (so their advertisers aren't getting any attention from me).

Next up: canceling my cell service with Cingular\AT&T, since AT&T collaborated with NSA in illegaly wiretapping American citizens. Have to make sure my spouse is on board for that first.
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PoconoPragmatist Donating Member (449 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 06:10 PM
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54. Awesome!!
Let me know who's on the list! I already won't set FOOT into a WalMart until they start treating their employees right.
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ObamaNationYes Donating Member (78 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 06:13 PM
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55. As a first order of business, someone needs to tell Michael Moore and MoveOn
"SICKO" is advertised on Fox News. Seems quite silly to incite such a rebellion AND participate (pay) as an advertiser!!!
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 06:28 PM
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58. It's about time!
:toast:
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deacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 06:28 PM
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59. k + r
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pstokely Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 06:31 PM
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60. Avoid Jay Wolfe dealers in the Kansas City
they support the liers
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 06:53 PM
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61. According to another thread, Lowe's will no longer advertise on the O'Reilly factor.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=389&topic_id=1455623&mesg_id=1455623

I always go to Lowe's rather than to Home Depot if I have to go to a large chain. :D

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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 08:07 PM
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70. Call Lowe's to thank them!
Lowe's Public Relations
Phone: 704-757-9210

I chose "5" from the menu and was connected with a real person, even though it is 6 pm on the West Coast and 9 on the East. I think this move by Lowe's will have more of an impact if they hear positive feedback.

Also, I told the rep. that I have a Home Depot and a Lowe's about equal distance from my house (true), and I will choose Lowe's every time.

community relations: http://lowes.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=community
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 06:57 PM
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62. It's about time!!!!!!
That's all I can say.

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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 07:27 PM
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63. Here you go...the link to be a Fox Attacker, video also.
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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 07:44 PM
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66. Raising awareness
They know not what they do. Or what their paid media services are doing for that matter. If they do know, knowing that we and more and more people will know would make things more interesting.

This should have been done long ago and still needs to be broadened.

For example, the scoundrels within the rascally media itself are getting away with things even the editors have not bothered to be aware of. For example, should not all papers be made much more aware of the pointed spin and bias(some of it very much indicating deceitful, planned agendas) of the news services they employ in their lazy outsourcing of clip and bit news? AP and other news wires that routinely edit, reword and characterize shallow treatments(too brief to source properly which is convenient, too brief to be considered punditry even with a byline). Think tanks and the anecdotal examples(often completely false) and the spokespersons without real credentials and much less non-partisan credibility. A lot of footwork has been done by individuals critiquing and exploiting what the critical eye and humble research EASILY uncovers.

The news reporters and the editors, if they do come looking, shrug off the discovery they did not make themselves, of the horrible fact of betraying news by lazily trusting, taking for granted, their outsourcing of the profession. Naturally the shock is greater and the inoculation against being first threatened with the shock that they have been duped and not doing their job if it is an advertiser. Most advertisers below the exalted circles of renegade conspirators aspiring for dominance would find it easier to get over the shock. Not their fault. Not their foolishness. Simply betrayal and recognition they are paying to dig their own graves(unless they know that commercials are to a large extent graft supplied to the corporate media control mechanism).

Newspapers and locals show some condescending sympathy or something less as they shrug off the individual caller. They are used to cranks and angry consumers threatening to tune out and cancel. Much of the measured sympathy and time you get you suspect may just be because of that. To be fair you get an LTTE. So do liars and jerks who apply pressure. What all theses people who buy into the propaganda beast must get is the same massive treatment and wakeup call. When THEY get mad or retreat or simply aware of the reality a lot more is accomplished. Otherwise being absorbed into the lazy sponge, the "wisdom" of a news environment that fancies itself competent and fair aims mostly for the tragic pattern of the good prophet. A hero for posterity, a losing voice for change in the present.

Then of course all those officials and functionaries, all those local political groups and every unit of society can also be made more critically aware that assumptions and trust misplaced may be the reason for a huge amount of our troubles and why societal illusions come crashing down suddenly when the wall of reality(or a Michael Moore documentary) suddenly smacks into your media dazzled eyes.

In the commons this is spreading and the realization all the more easier to win, but because of the media beast controlling access to swift contact with the masses we need not be patient with small person to person measures finally overcoming the huge problem. Petitioning the media and their sponsors and decreasing viewership of the public forum squatters and deceivers is also not enough. A public rivalry to corporate news must rival and supersede its crippled, perhaps untenable stewardship over public interest news. Where that leads is public necessity and their problem, for once, instead of ours.
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kevin4589 Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 07:47 PM
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67. We need to go after entire corporate media
We, whether liberal or not, need to after the entire structure of corporate media that is engaged in corporate and right wing propaganda design to disinform the public to control the terms of debate on any subject of importance to the corporate elite.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 07:56 PM
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69. I think the corporate MSM are finally getting an inkling that we are on to them.
Some of them are smearing those wacky leftest web sites -- and that is a sign that we are having an impact, not just being ignored as in the past.
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 09:57 PM
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78. I think so too. (n/t)
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ProudDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 08:09 PM
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71. Ah, hell
ok, I'll watch faux for a couple of hours to put together a list of local advertisers...

Where do I sign up, MOveOn???

I'll try...
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Oilwellian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 09:41 PM
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76. Advertisers are the belly of the beast
They finance American Pravda and we're helping them do it when we buy their products. With DailyKos & MoveOn involved in this campaign, you can be certain the response is going to be huge. I think DailyKos has over a million hits a day and last I heard, MoveOn has 3 million members. Now that's some power to the people kinda stuff! It's the ONLY way to stop the nonsense we call news these days.
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kaygore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 10:01 PM
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79. I love this! I can't stomach watching faux new? but would join and
boycott in a heart beat of any products that advertise on that bastard network.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 10:53 PM
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80. It's about damn time. FINALLY the left catches up to the right
on the issue of boycotts and protests against RW enablers! The right have been successful at this for so long because THEY WERE THE ONLY ONES ORGANIZING BOYCOTTS! Look at what happened to the Dixie Chicks; the Freepers organized and had their music taken off of nearly every country station in the US for a time-just because Natalie Maines said that she's ashamed that Bush was from Texas. We have not organized to take down anyone no matter how horrible their statements because half of DU would say "it's an issue of freedom of speech-O'Lielly can say whatever he likes" while others would say "a boycott changes nothing-let's focus on the 2008 election"! Meanwhile the right fights their battles on every front while we've haggled over which battles are worth fighting. Like Will Rogers said "I don't belong to an organized political party; I'm a Democrat". Until we do get organized and on the same page, and until we do cease to "pick and choose" our battles, "keeping our powder dry" and instead leap into the fray at every opportunity to gain every bit of ground possible, nothing will ever change. I hope that everyone here gets on board once the MoveOn list is compiled!
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farmboxer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-27-07 11:22 PM
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82. I Hope we are kept posted. I will never buy anything from Home
Depot! Fox is a Neocon propaganda channel. Home Depot does not appear to want any non-right wing Nazis to buy from them.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 12:09 AM
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84. great idea..K&R
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Lindsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 12:54 AM
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86. Agreed - great idea. n/t
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 01:14 AM
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87. Good to hear
Thanks for sharing
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hayu_lol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 01:25 AM
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88. Bob Fertik's democrats.com has a petition and form to send your...
personal message to Faux News. There is also a link(newshounds)where you can see the list of advertisers with addresses and persons at each company to contact.

http://www.democrats.com
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LaPera Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 04:10 AM
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89. Who are these crazy liberals...I want to sign up!
Edited on Sat Jul-28-07 04:14 AM by LaPera
Fox will cry foul... because they know...they are liars, scum...just watch Tony Snow, dying, yet still throwing out curve balls and complete distortions, lies, underhanded smears and bullshit...Fox consumes it then regurgitates it all as truth, and worse, as real "news". No truth has ever been spoken at Fox... An effective republican corporate media tool is Fox...Republicans, how I wish they would all die, however, there would just be some other greedy corporate monsters to take their place...got to stomp them all out in order for our democracy to survive!
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tom_paine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 05:55 AM
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90. K & R
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 05:58 AM
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91. Would cause an issue in the UK
Fox hunting is illegal :)
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snot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 06:49 AM
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92. HOLD IT.
FOX IS OWNED BY ITS ADVERTISERS. It is merely their p.r. subsidiary. My concern is that, by writing its owners, all you're doing is telling them that their attempted mind manipulation has been a bit too obvious.

This is treating the symptom, not the disease. The disease is the rampant consolidation of ownership of the media in corporate hands. The cure is the intellectual equivalent of anti-trust laws: restrictions prohibiting any one person, entity or conglomerate from directly or indirectly owning a majority of media in any given market.

Without those reforms, writing the advertisers is a temporary fix at best.
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clixtox Donating Member (941 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 07:36 AM
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94. A very unorthodox supposition...

That Fox Network is a subsidiary of those companies who ladle advertising dollars into Fox's coffers. How this radical perspective relates to the effort to dissuade those who do use the Fox Network to disseminate their promotional propaganda is too deep for me,

"Temporary fixes", along with the educational possibilities inherent in actions like this are positive developments in my estimation. Far better than waiting for more balanced media ownership or the resurrection of the "fairness doctrine".

Don't be sidetracked from participating in this by those who would prefer that we sit on our hands waiting for a "pie in the sky".

Please get the list from the links above and do something to make a difference. Please!
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humbled_opinion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 06:49 AM
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93. Thats right lets shut them down. Fake news impedes reality.
Whats with that Fair and Balanced crap anyway... Liberals are always painted negatively and weak and Conservative points are always glorified. I mean no one wants to stifle alternative points of view but mass hypnosis should not be tolerated either.
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Summer93 Donating Member (439 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 08:19 AM
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97. Kick and recommend
I like the idea of supporting the products/news media that I prefer. The truth has value to me.

I have been putting my money where my mouth is when it comes to food for several years. I shop for organic food and go to local vendors where possible.

I have always liked the service that I get at local vendors and I don't have to walk a mile like in those big box stores.

Small can be really pleasant for the consumer.
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rndmprsn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 08:25 AM
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98. two words...HELL YEAH!
i've been waiting for this shit to happen!
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NotGivingUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 08:58 AM
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101. What about CNN...NBC...ABC...and all the rest of them? Singling(sp?) out Fox is like saying they are
the only propaganda machine. They are ALL propaganda 24/7. Corporate-owned = corporate propaganda.
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lakeguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 09:50 AM
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108. faux is the worst and you have to start somewhere...
if we would all *really* stick to this and get the word out, i'm sure the other stations would notice. could you imagine hundreds of thousands of letter from people to each of the advertisers? and, for every one letter they get, they realize there are many more people who feel the same (something like 10x) yet don't write.

not other stations would change, but they might if faux takes a big hit.
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llmart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 09:14 AM
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102. Count me in.............
Last time I was at the dentist they had a TV right in the room while I was getting my teeth cleaned. I asked them to turn it off and they did.
I shop at Lowes even though it's a little farther away than Home Depot. When the list is published I'll boycott and I'll write letters. Every little bit helps. You can boycott, but without telling them why you are boycotting it does no good. I told one specialty grocery store that until they stop showing Faux News while I'm shopping, I will not continue to shop there.
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Doctor_J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 09:22 AM
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103. Why do we have to wait for a database?
Start now!
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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 09:35 AM
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104. Why don't you change the channel?
Am I mistaken, or is not Fox News Channel a cable and satellite channel? You know, the kind that you pay to watch. If you don't like what you see, stop watching it.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 12:42 PM
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116. Ahhh - I wondered when the idiots would show up to poo poo this...
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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 01:23 PM
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119. I have to hand it to you.
Edited on Sat Jul-28-07 01:30 PM by mahatmakanejeeves
You really know how to win converts to your cause. Allow me to congratulate you for your remarkable power of persuasion.
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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 12:28 AM
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144. You prove my point nicely...
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 11:26 PM
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141. Truth isn't optional n/t
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slj0101 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 09:40 AM
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106. A former coworker of mine (who just happens to be a DUer)
raised hell after the company started broadcasting Fox Noise in the cafeteria during lunch.

It worked. :)

this is good news.
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 02:51 PM
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131. A boss at a job I used to work at put up a "United We Stand" poster.
I waited until everyone had left one night and covered over the "We Stand" with "My Ass!" so that it read "United My Ass!" Poster came down the next day and never went back up. I still giggle when I think about it :)
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The Witch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 09:41 AM
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107. But that's not what they're doing!!

This is a spin to make it look like liberals are attacking conservatives. Bill O'Reilly and his far-right friends pressured JetBlue into dropping their sponsorship of Daily Kos by picking anonymous comments off the site and saying they represent the whole community's mind-set, so liberals are (somewhat ineptly) trying to make the point that you could do the same with commenters on BO's site, etc.

argh.
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 12:45 PM
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117. "Sicko" is advertised on FOX
should Michael Moore pull those comercials ?
It's all about market share.
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 02:53 PM
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132. Not Moore's decicison to make. Film is distributed by the Weinstein
Company, I believe, and their corporate office probably contracts with an ad agency to do media buys.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 11:29 PM
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142. No, this is organized, finally
To watch and notify advertisers what is being said on the Fox programs they're paying money for.
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file83 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 11:14 AM
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109. I'm not sure if this makes sense...
Don't get me wrong - I know their heart is in the right place and I hate FNC just as much as the next liberal.

However, we are talking economics here. The worst this campaign will do is free up some advertising space on FNC, which at worst will lower their price per spot. The cheaper prices will then increase demand for FNC's advertising time product and we are back to square one.

It seems fun, but as long as FNC has viewers, this is a never ending uphill battle of economic forces.

The ONLY way to destroy FNC is to lower it's viewer numbers. Not sure how to do that (that's their competition's job).

Anyway, I'm sure it'll keep the blogosphere entertained while the campaign goes on.
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 11:48 AM
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111. Lowes caved in..according to Kos
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/7/27/205510/101

I'm sure Home Depot will benefit and get the time slots at a slightly reduced rate.
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greyghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 02:18 PM
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120. Very true.
It's the Fox entertainment division that props up their news.

Unfortunately they have hit shows that pull in viewers who stick around for their "news".

Try boycotting the entertainment division and the cookie will crumble.

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TankLV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 12:26 PM
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112. It's about time - hit them in the wallet...
Edited on Sat Jul-28-07 12:43 PM by TankLV
It's the only thing they understand...

Gee - only a couple trolls posted to poo poo the idea - I thought more cockroaches would come out of the woodwork!
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 12:40 PM
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115. Something interesting from the article
MoveOn.org, the Campaign for America's Future and liberal blogs like DailyKos.com are asking thousands of supporters to monitor ......


They want their supporters to watch programs they feel 'brainwash' people.not
What if these thousands of supporters that monitor the 'kool aid' have a falling out with the blogger and organizations?


Seems like viewership ratings will increase, no?
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 12:53 PM
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118. you changed the headline? should be "Fox NEWS advertisers"
or MSNBC changed it after you posted
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Pyrzqxgl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-28-07 02:44 PM
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129. If the Democratic Party can boycot Fox, we sure as hell can
In fact we must.
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Libby Libenstein Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 03:22 PM
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135. I don't know about this, friends.
I don't like the idea of trying to "shut up" and censor those whose speech we don't like. I'd rather have an open forum of ideas and win the battle of ideas.

The way to marginalize O'Reilly and Hannity is to win the battle of ideas against them, not to silence them.

Have we forgotten what true liberalism is?
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 04:07 PM
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137. People contacting companies to voice displeasure over that company's advertising
is free speech. You got a problem with that?

Thanks for stopping by and telling us what liberalism is all about.

I'm sure you're a big expert. Here's a link for you:

www.goarmy.com

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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 11:31 PM
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143. Free Market
That's what they always say. If people put out a product that is faulty, then the consumer will rise up and demand it be fixed. Well we're rising up, finally. Thank you for your "concern".
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 10:30 AM
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147. Thank you for your concern. n/t
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antiimperialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 03:55 PM
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136. It will not work. The right has all the money
The right wing has lots of money available to use against a free, fair press.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 10:31 AM
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148. Thanks for your concern.
I guess we should all give up. :shrug:
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BornagainDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-30-07 06:39 PM
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149. OK it may not take the basteeed down, but it will make his supporters
think twice if the boycott cuts into profits.

It is just another punch thrown and will have an impact.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-29-07 11:24 PM
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140. Boycott
Edited on Sun Jul-29-07 11:25 PM by sandnsea
Well what an original idea.
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