By Bill Mann in the USA:
Want to Boycott Fox News Sponsors? Here’s a List
August 21, 2009
Fox News, the future home of Lou Dobbs, aka “The Bill O’Reilly/Megyn Kelly Network,” has recently lost some big-name advertisers on psychic exile Glen Beck‘s race-baiting carnival sideshow, you’ve probably read here.
I mentioned here last week that it’s possible to have your local city council pull that toxin-spewing outfit off the local cable lineup in your town when the cable operator’s contract comes up for But there’s something else you can do in the meantime that could be far more effective in stopping the ringleaders of the Disloyal Opposition.
“I’m ready to boycott all of Fox News‘ sponsors,” one female Commenter on my blog last week here said, adding, “It sickens me to watch Fox News. Could you provide a list of Fox advertisers?”
Hey, we’re here to help. So, as Ko-Ko sang so humorously in Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic comic opera, The Mikado:
“I’ve got a little list.”
Here’s a Clip ‘n Save list of many of Fox‘s current clients taken from several day-parts this week. Not all Fox Noise advertisers are here, because, as the Commenter posted, it’s impossible to watch this cable hatefest for too long without kicking in one’s TV. Ironically, the ads are usually the least objectionable thing on the disreputable, extremist cable net.
You may wish to take note of the companies and products that follow when youre making buying decisions in the future, and/or send them a note or an e-mail reminding them that these are the same Fox “political terrorists” who are, as MSNBC’s Ed Schultz also recently put it so well, “planting intellectual car bombs to drive into health-care debates in town halls.”
Some of these advertisers may not realize — yes, it’s possible — just how disgraceful and mean-spirited Fox Noise’s programming is today, and how it could damage their carefully tended corporate image.
Here, then, a partial list of enablers of the Disloyal Opposition: .
CLIP ‘n SAVE. Print this out … Put it on your fridge!
AARP Medicare Supplemental Insurance
“Anything Goes” CD
Baron & Budd P.C.
Binder & Binder
Bush’s Baked Beans
Celadrin (joint health)
Chef Michael’s Canine Creations
Dove Deep Moisturizer
Easy Water (water softener)
HSBC Life Insurance
Lear Capital (gold)
Loan Modification Help Line
NFL Sunday Ticket
Slap Chop (kitchen device)
USPS Priority Mail Flat-Rate Box
ZeroWater (water tester)
AP: List of Fox advertisers no longer airing commercials on Beck reaches 33: here.
Right-wing terror groups on the rise in the USA: here.
How far gone is Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)? He isn’t even willing to reject the “death panel” nonsense pushed by his former running mate: here.
Health Insurers sending thousands of employees to Town Hall Meetings as Teabaggers: here.
James Murdoch’s claim that his hostility to the BBC as a public-service broadcaster is based on concerns for journalistic excellence and consumer choice would make a cat laugh: here.
Now Glenn Beck loves American Nazis: Promotes book by prominent Hitler advocate of the 1930s: here.
How the Fox-Comcast Machine Crushed a Journalist Who Spoke Out Against Bill O’Reilly: here.
Rabbis Protest Fox Host’s Use of Holocaust Imagery: here.
In 1992, Michael Franti from The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy warned that television was “the drug of the nation, breeding ignorance and feeding radiation”. Almost two decades later, the addiction and the ignorance are accepted as the norm: here.