Friday, July 27, 2007

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Liberals Go After Fox News Advertisers
NewMax

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.

The groups have successfully pressured Democratic presidential candidates not to appear at any debate sponsored by Fox, and are also trying to get Home Depot Inc. to stop advertising there.

At least 5,000 people nationwide have signed up to compile logs on who is running commercials on Fox, Gilliam said. The groups want to first concentrate on businesses running local ads, as opposed to national commercials.

"It's a lot more effective for Sam's Diner to get calls from 10 people in his town than going to the consumer complaint department of some pharmaceutical company," Gilliam said.

Some of videos produced by Gilliam's company compile statements made by Fox anchors and guests that the activists consider misleading, such as those that question global warming.
Representatives for FoxNews Channel, which is owned by News Corp., did not immediately return calls for comment.

Home Depot has not had an unusual number of calls, said spokesman Jerry Shields, and the home improvement chain will not change its advertising strategy.

"We're not in the business of censoring media," Shields said. "We need to reach our customer base through all mediums available."

Groups like the Sierra Club have targeted Home Depot because they believe it's inconsistent for the company to promote environmentally friendly products while advertising on a network that has questioned global warming.

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.

He'll never ride on JetBlue again, O'Reilly said.

MoveOn.org is campaigning against Fox because it says the network characterizes itself as a fair news network when it consistently favors a conservative point of view, said Adam Green, the organization's spokesman.

"We're not trying to silence anybody," Green said. "Rush Limbaugh has a right to be on the air - he admits his point of view. Fox doesn't."

http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/7/27/222119.shtml?s=ic

4 Comments:

Anonymous bobcat said...

Their 'Fairness Doc' is really speaking to them, isn't it - the little commies!

11:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sierra Club said that? To think I actually gave them money once upon a time...

Morgan

5:20 AM  
Anonymous z said...

To think lefties think FOX is 'so conservative' when CNN's agenda is so far more consistently leftist is adorable, isn't it?

I just saw Anderson Cooper do a piece on two murderers who just killed a family somewhere in the South, I beleive..the coverage said "and Joe Shmo, the son of Born again Christians, had been in and out of jail and finally killed this family.." I thought "born again Christians? how important is that to the piece? " Laughable.

Imagine the hushing of anybody criminal being a muslim (was it ever mentioned finally in Seattle after those Jews were murdered?), the news never mentions it until they absolutely must, and CNN does this kind of stuff to Christians?

Well, there are thousands of examples....If Sheperd Smith is a conservative, I'm a lefty, believe me. But CNN? ANybody there a conservative? HELLOOOOO?

When AMericans wake up and realize how hard the left is acting at trying to shut us down, they're going to finally 'get it'. When Pelosi comes, bug-eyed, to press conferences bemoaning that "those Republicans blocked this again, this IMPORTANT bill that's for ALL AMericans.." you'd think Republicans are some kind of plague on the congress instead of what America's always been : a two party system, both of which deserve respect.

Let them push a little harder..I'm finally starting to see light at the end of the dark liberal tunnel, people will have to wake up. WON"T THEY?

9:44 AM  
Blogger Russet Shadows said...

Does anyone really believe that if Fox News were to one day say, "Ok, we are all conservatives." that MoveOn.org would halt their campaign? Les, I await your asinine dissembling.

3:20 PM  

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