Fox Attacks Bloggers updated
UPDATE: The good guys win a big one. Via Markos, Lowes drops O’Reilly.
Lowe’s constantly reviews advertising buys to make certain they are consistent with its policy guidelines. The O’Reilly Factor does not meet Lowe’s advertising guidelines, and the company’s advertising will no longer appear during the program.
O’Reilly threatened that Monday is the day he deals Daily Kos the death blow.
No doubt the incredible people at Brave New Films will have to add that slur
to the compilation they’ve already put together. But we’re getting through.
Via the AP, which picked up the fight:
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. … ..
Aravosis: Home Depot and jetBlue should stop supporting death threats, which we’ve proven are on BillO’Reilly.com.
Home Depot Web
Phone number 1-800-553-3199
2455 Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta, GA 30339
Monday should be interesting, proving one thing. Bill-O will do anything for ratings.