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Update 8: If you wish to help this diary along, please dvr Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity, and start a similar diary four days from now with an updated list of all of their advertisers. We will contact the updated list as well, targeting advertisers on both shows. I would love to do that, but will unfortunately be unable to log on for two weeks for reasons outlined below.

Ever since the boycott of Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity's shows, I've been DVRing Beck's show regularly, fast forwarding through the show but jotting down a list of the advertisers on the shows, and calling, writing, and emailing the companies expressing my displeasure at the views they are endorsing through their advertising dollars.

On average, nationwide corporations consider each angry letter they recieve, the equivalent of atleast a thousand customers who feel the same way, but didn't bother to write. That someone gets upset over something enough to look up their corporate address, and handwrite them a personal letter is actually very rare, so when it happens, corporations do take such letters seriously.

I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Fox News is already well aware of this boycott effort. They already publically to our knowledge lost three major sponsors as a direct result of it within a weeks time, and probably several more sponsors backed out but chose not to advertize this fact fearing a conservative backlash. Right now, Fox, Beck and Hannity are desperately hoping that this boycott effort will run out of oxygen and die down on it's own. We ABSOLUTELY cannot let it. The protests, letters, emails and phonecalls have to grow stronger and stronger with each passing week, not the other way around. So please, recruit your friends and family member who don't post on Kos, but are equally fed up with Fox New's regular almost daily comparison of the Obama Adminstration to Nazis, Commmunists and Fascists to write letters as well.

Remember, sponsors are spending precious ad revenue in this economy because they want to GAIN customers. If they realize that a certain ad buy is actually angering and costing them customers, and being seen as an endorsement of hateful racist language and rhetoric, they're going to stop. So please do write letters, include receipts of competitors products that you purchased instead of their products as a result of this boycott. Make phone calls. You are having an impact.

NexisLexis-owned Lawyers.com, Proctor & Gamble and Progressive Insurance -- today distanced themselves from Beck. LexisNexis has pulled its advertising from Beck and says it has no plans to advertise on the program in the future. Both Proctor & Gamble and Progressive Insurance called the Beck advertising placements an error that they would correct.

The decision by the three companies comes as over 45,000 ColorofChange.org members call on advertisers to pull their ads from Glenn Beck after the controversial news host called President Obama a "racist" who "has a deep-seated hatred for white people" on "Fox & Friends" last week.

"Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention," said John Michaels, Senior Communications Manager at LexisNexis in an email to ColorOfChange.org. "We have suspended further advertising during Mr. Beck's program."

My letter and email usually outlines information about the Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity boycott, including the petition that has over fifty thousand signatures online, with a constantly updated list of corporations that continue to sponsor Fox News, as well as the specific language used by Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity that was so offensive and inflammatory...

"The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. Because it’s going to take a grassroots, bottom-up pressure, because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. Only — it’s an absurd situation. Again, only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary."

"The President has exposed himself as a guy ... over and over and over again ... who has a deep-seated hatred for white people ... or the white culture... This man is a racist."

As well Sean Hannity's comparison of Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.

I then outline why as a person of color, I am deeply offended to hear such hateful, loaded and deragatory language used to describe our elected president.

I sometimes explain how the language that Hannity, Beck, Cavuto, and O'Reilly are using, or the language frequently used by their guests that is never challenged, and used by the people that are hired to administrate Hannity's popular online forums, language saying that Obama is a fascist, with terrorist associates that he pals around with, comparing him to Hitler or Marx, and comparing his policies to fascism, that's precisely the kind of hatefilled fearmongering language that could convince an already unbalanced person to think that he is justified in whatever he does to stop Obama from "setting up a fascist state" as Hannity, Beck, Cavuto and O'Reilly and the people they have on repeatedly insist that he is. That kind of language needs to stop immediately. It is both extremely offensive and dangerous, and while these hosts and their guests have the freedom to use such language and go completely unchallenged on these shows, that your corporation would endorse such language and viewpoints by advertising on these programs is appaling.

I explain that I consider their advertising dollars being spent on the Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity programs as an implicit tacit approval of the inflammatory and deragotory language and comments that the hosts of these programs, and the guests they frequently have on are using to describe our president, and urge the corporations to stop advertizing on these programs or lose the patronage of the tens of thousands of people partaking in this boycott.

It is my sincere hope that other people on this site are doing the same thing.

Corporations do care if their ad dollars are being used in a manner that might actually lose them customers and customer loyalty. They do care if the corporations are seen as tacitly approving of inflammatory speech directed at our elected president.

I've noticed something interesting over the past week.

Pretty much all of the regular advertisers on the initial list of companies to be boycotted have stopped advertizing on these programs...

Here is a small partial list of regular advertisers on Glenn Beck's show a week ago that were targeted as a part of this boycott

•General Motors
•Campbell Soup
•Chrysler
•Proctor & Gamble
•Pfizer
•Kellogg
•Walmart
•Kraft Foods
•Nestle

This is only the partial list. But I remember the full list from the original diary, and I remember writing a letter to each one of those companies. So I know their names, and I don't recall seeing a single ad from any of the companies that were targeted last week, showing up during today's (and yesterday's) program.

That list was found in the petition http://colorofchange.org/...

Below is a list of every advertiser from today's 5PM airing of the Glenn Beck show.

Super8 motels (super8.com)
Red Lobster
Ditech (ditech.com)
Sargento Cheese
United States Postal Service!!
AARP Insurance
United Healthcare Insurance Company
Ally Bank (allybank.com)
Conservatives for Patients Rights (cprrights.org)
Mens Warehouse
Wallstreet Journal
Accu Chek Aviva
Avodart
Brita Filter
Radio Shack
Mercedes-Benz
Pepboys
Nexium
Healthy Choice
Golden Corral
ADT Security
HSBC Life Insurance
Weitz&Luxemburg
Metastock
Superior Gold Group
60Plus.org
Apple
Forex.com
Rapid Bath
Broadbive Security

If you notice, not a single one of the original regular Beck advertisers that were contacted as a part of this boycott had even one ad air during today's show. I noted a similar pattern in earlier shows. Instead, other than a few exceptions like Mercedes, Apple, Red Lobster and a few others, many of the newer advertisments are from no name companies that show up during the very latenight hours on Fox ews. Many of these ads (for gold, rapid wash dog wash kit and such) are the advertisements that air during the 1am-5am slots of the Fox News network. These are companies that usually can't afford the higher prices for the 5pm slots.

This boycott is working DailyKos.

Fox News is getting so desperate for ads to air during Beck's show that they are now airing in primetime slots ads originally purchased for the much cheaper 1AM-5AM time slots. We just need to keep up the pressure on these companies that continue to endorse Fox News' hate speech, and extend the boycott to Hannity's show.

I know that we can continue pressure on this new crop of Beck's advertisers and achieve similar results with Sean Hannity by compiling a list of his advertisers and emailing them.

Clearly, some of this maybe coincidence, but it's more likely that most companies on this initial list recieved angry letters and emails from atleast a few hundred customers and privately stopped their ads from going on during the Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity programs. And it's likely that they don't want to publicize having done so, fearing a backlash against them from conservatives.

But regardless, most of these ads have stopped. And while most companies would never publicly admit that they stopped their advertisement on Fox News even after doing so, fearing conservative backlash, there are exceptions...

Instead these slots as well as the many many other privately pulled ad slots, were replaced by advertisers that probably didn't even know that their ads would be aired during the Glenn Beck show. Advertizers like Apple who in all likelihood bought ad money on Fox News on the cheap during latenight, but who due to the vaccume of advertizing on Beck's show, had their ads instead moved to the more expensive primetime slots of the Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity shows.

For more proof of this, anyone who is DVRing Beck's show as a part of this boycott can jump to minute 56 of today's (Friday's) 5PM show and see an ad for the Apple iPhone.

Apple never used to have any ads on the Glenn Beck show. Their ads mostly showed up mid afternoon or very latenight on Fox News, and sometimes on the O'Reilly Factor, but never during either Glenn Beck or Sean Hannity. In all likelihood, Apple's ads purchased for very late night airings were moved free of charge to more lucrative spots, without Apple's knowledge.

Regardless of the reason, there is proof that the boycott is working. Though corporations don't want to publicize it for fear of a conservative backlash, the corporations on the original boycott list seem to have ALL pulled their ad dollars from Glenn Beck's show, our mail, email, and phone calls already had a huge impact on Fox News' bottom line. This is why I think the time is ripe to amp up the pressure on even more advertisers, and go after Sean Hannity's hate speech as well.

So please, keep up the pressure. Please continue to contact the companies advertizing on Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity.

As a start, here is the contact information (compiled by New Earth) for the most current crop of advertizers on the 5PM-6PM airing of Glenn Beck's show. Please contact them about their Fox News advertising...

Super 8 Motels (Wyndham property
Sandra Kelder
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
Wyndham Worldwide
22 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054
(973) 753-8142
Sandra.Kelder@wyndhamworldwide.com

Red Lobster (Corporate Address)
5900 Lake Ellenor Drive
Orlando, FL 32809
(407) 245-4000

Ditech (Networks Headquarters)
825 East Middlefield Rd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
1-800-234-0884 (Toll Free - USA and Canada)
1-650-623-1300 (Direct)
1-650-564-9599 (Fax)

Sargento (Corporate Offices
& Manufacturing)
One Persnickety Place
Plymouth, WI
53073
(920) 893-8484
(800) 558-5802
FAX (920) 893-8399
(1-800-243-3737)

USPS (Marketing & Development)
Tom Kempt
kempt@hq.usps.org
P.O. Box 30423
Raleigh, NC 27622
888-367-8777 (888 FOR USPS)
Fax 888-304-0813

AARP
601 E Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20049
1-888-OUR-AARP
(1-888-687-2277)

United Healthcare Insurance Company
(National Media Contact)
Daryl Richard
Ph. (860) 702-5795
daryl_richard@uhc.com

Rapid Bath (belongs to Jarden consumer solutions)
JARDEN CORPORATION
555 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Suite B-302
Rye, NY 10580
www.jarden.com
Consumer Hotline:  561-912-4100

Ally Bank
For News Media inquiries,
contact us at 1-313-656-6970
or 1-917-369-2364

(I had to shower after going to this site)
Conservatives for Patients' Rights
700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20005
877–330–4CPR
Press Info
For Media Inquiries, contact:
Brian Burgess
703-683-5004

Men's Wearhouse (Store Customer Relations)
1-800-851-6744
Fax us at: 281-776-7038

  Legal Services Department
  (510) 271-7000
  kim.rivera@clorox.com
  Or
  General Counsel
  The Clorox Company
  1221 Broadway
  Oakland , CA 94612-1888
  (510) 271-7000
  laura.stein@clorox.com

Wall Street Journal (headquarters)
200 Liberty St.
New York, NY 10281
Phone: 212-416-2000

Accu Chek Aviva (Roche Diagnostics)
CONTACT: Lori LeRoy
1-317-521-7159,
or 1-317-690-9288,

Avodart (Glaxo Smith Kline)
GSK Response Center at 1-888-825-5249

Brita Filter
U.S. Headquarters
Brita LP
1221 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

Radio Shack (Media Relations)
Riverfront Campus
Mail Stop #CF7-130
300 RadioShack Circle
Fort Worth, TX 76102-1964
Phone: (817) 415-3300
Fax: (817) 415-2585
E-mail: media.relations@RadioShack.com

Mercedes-Benz (corporate office)
650 TOWN CENTER DR
COSTA MESA, CA  92626

Pep Boys (Corporate Office)
3111 W. Allegheny Ave.
Philadelphia, Pa., 19132
(215) 430-9095
                                                                 
Nexium (AstraZeneca)
US Corporate Headquarters  
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
1800 Concord Pike
P.O. Box 15437
Wilmington, DE 19850-5437
Phone: 1-302-886-3000
Phone: 1-800-456-3669

Healthy Choice (Conagra Foods)
Corporate Headquarters
402-240-4000
ConAgra Foods Inc.
One ConAgra Drive

Golden Corral (Corporate Headquarters)
(919)781-9310
5151 Glenwood Ave
Raleigh, NC 27612
Omaha, NE 68102-5001

ADT Security Services, Inc. (Tyco)
Ann Lindstrom
561-988-3258
alindstrom@adt.com

HSBC Life Insurance
Public Affairs:
New York, 212-525-3800
HSBC Bank USA,
Wilmington, Delaware
HSBC USA Inc.
New York, New York

Weitz & Luxemburg
700 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 558-5500
Fax: (212) 344-5461

Metastock
1740 S 300 West #10
Clearfield, UT, 84015-3575
Fax: 801-705-3150
Toll Free: 1-877-386-3763
Direct: 1-780-430-6240
info@metastock.ca

Superior Gold Group,
Larrin Devereaux, General Manager  
1-818-264-0133,
info@gold101.com

60 Plus
515 King Street
Suite 315
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(703) 807-2070
(703) 807-2073 fax
info@60plus.org

Apple (Public Relations)
(408) 974-2042
media.help@apple.com
sjobs@apple.com
dowling@apple.com

Forex.com (Corporate Headquarters)
GAIN Capital Group
550 Hills Drive
Bedminster, NJ 07921-1539
(contact#, not headquarters) 1.877.367.3946

Broadview Security
972-871-3500
8880 Esters Blvd
Irving, TX 75063

Addidional email addresses:
Christine.Dasilva@wyndhamworldwide.com
Evy.apostolatos@wyndhamworldwide.com
Julie.Tenney@rci.com
WVOCorpComm@wyndhamvo.com

Red Lobster
Public Relations Contact Info:
Mark Jaronski, Email: mjaronski@darden.com / Tel: (407) 245-4391  
Jennifer Hacker, Email: jennifer.hacker@cohnwolfe.com / Tel: (404) 260-3509

Sargento.com
Media Contacts
Barbara Gannon, Email: barbara.gannon@sargento.com, Tel: 920.892.3530
Rory Swikle, Email: rswikle@wheatleytimmons.com, Tel: 312.755.6207

AARP
Email: media@aarp.org , Tel: 202-434-2560

United Healthcare Insurance
Media Contacts
Daryl Richard  
Ph. (860) 702-5795
daryl_richard@uhc.com
 
Tyler Mason
Ph. (714) 226-3530
tyler.mason@phs.com
 
Lynne High
Ph. (952) 992-5708
lynne_m_high@uhc.com

Wallstreet Journal
Management Contacts
Daniel Bernard
General Manager
The Wall Street Journal Online
d.bernard@wsj.com

Lynne K. Brennen
Vice President
Circulation Marketing
l.brennen@wsj.com

Kristie Sells
Executive Director
Customer Operations
k.sells@wsj.com

Brian Quinn
Vice President
Advertising Sales and Marketing
brian.quinn@wsj.com

Accu-Check
julie.vincent@roche.com

Pepboys
mediarelations@pepboys.com

ADT
Bob Tucker 
(561) 988-3619
btucker@adt.com

Metastock
pr@equis.com

Superior Gold Group
customerservice@gold101.com

UPS
Corporate Office Mailing Address:
55 Glenlake Parkway, NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
Tel: 1-800-742-5877

Scottrade
12800 Corporate Hill Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314-965-1555
Fax: 314-543-6222
Toll Free: 800-619-7283
kdoria@scottrade.com
atalbot@scottrade.com

Lunesta/ Sepracor
84 Waterford Drive
Marlborough, MA 01752
508-481-6700
info@sepracor.com
investor@sepracor.com

safecount.net
Safecount

11 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10010

Phone Contact: 212.844.3712

Lysol (Reckitt Benckiser)
Morris Corporate Center IV

399 Interpace Parkway,

P.O. Box 225

Parsippany,
NJ 07054-0225

Free Phone: 1-800-333-3899
Telephone:
973 404 2600

Thank you for this excellent compilation New Earth.

To make this even easier, here is just a barebones email list of the corporations from the above list that had an email address readily offered...

Update 9 added email addresses:

Christine.Dasilva@wyndhamworldwide.com,
Evy.apostolatos@wyndhamworldwide.com,
Julie.Tenney@rci.com,
WVOCorpComm@wyndhamvo.com,
mjaronski@darden.com,
jennifer.hacker@cohnwolfe.com,
barbara.gannon@sargento.com,
rswikle@wheatleytimmons.com,
media@aarp.org,
daryl_richard@uhc.com,
tyler.mason@phs.com,
lynne_m_high@uhc.com,
d.bernard@wsj.com,
l.brennen@wsj.com,
k.sells@wsj.com,
brian.quinn@wsj.com,
julie.vincent@roche.com,  
mediarelations@pepboys.com,
btucker@adt.com,
pr@equis.com,
customerservice@gold101.com,
kdoria@scottrade.com,
atalbot@scottrade.com,
info@sepracor.com,
investor@sepracor.com,
safecount.net,

Original List of Emails:

Sandra.Kelder@wyndhamworldwide.com,
media.relations@radioshack.com,
customerservice@1800petmeds.com,
kempt@hq.usps.org,
daryl_richard@uhc.com,  
alindstrom@adt.com,
info@metastock.ca,
info@60plus.org,
sjobs@apple.com,
dowling@apple.com,

customerservice@1800petmeds.com,
Corporate@1800petmeds.com,
joanna.g.lambert@aexp.com,
sbean@attnews.us,
lynnnewman@avaya.com,
gabriella.molteni@bmwna.com,
wwwmail.boeing2@boeing.com,
info@bristolmeyers.com,
investor.relations@capitalone.com,
customer_relations@chattem.com,
advisor@carsdirect.com,
esl_corp@cable.comcast.com,
cfsa@multistate.com,
NewsCenter@bestbuy.com,
info@adrenalfatigueinstitute.com,
Sales@BlaineLabs.com,
presslink@earthlink.net,
customer_relations@chattem.com,
info@goldline.com,
investorrelations@hertz.com,
mktgopp@expedia.com,
cs@ncmintonline.com,
info@sepracor.com,
kim.rivera@clorox.com,
laura.stein@clorox.com,
investorrelations@lowes.com,
CustomerService@LifeScan.com,  
Support@ProtectMyID.com,
rbrennan@rosettastone.com,
mrichter@rosettastone.com,
customerservice@skipgambert.com,
cbriscoe@archermalmo.com,
travelocity@travelocity.com,
comments@ubs.com,
feedback@vehix.com,
PublicRelations@webmd.net

The gap above seperates the first half (the advertisers on Becks show, and the bottom half, the list of emails to companies advertising on Fox News in general during primetime including Hannity and O'Reilly, not just specifically Beck's show. This way, you could at the very least, in a very short amount of time, send a generic email to several advertisers requesting that they stop advertising on Fox News, especially during Glenn Beck and Hannity. If you use the above bulk email list, please copy and paste these addresses into the email field marked BCC: And generalize your complaints to the fact that they are advertizing on Fox News and endorsing it's views. Pasting these email addresses into the BCC field ensures that the company doesn't realize that the email is just part of a mass bulk emailing.

I guarentee that a few unhappy emails from the people here and you will see these new crop of advertizers that are appearing during Hannity's and Beck's shows all but disappear within a week's time.

If enough people send an email via BCC to those addresses above, odds are high that the advertising companies will take note, and quietly request that Fox stop airing their ads during Glenn Beck's and Sean Hannity's programs. Fox executives would be forced to urge the show's host to tone down their hatefilled rhetoric that compares Obama to terrorists and nazis. And all it would take is a moment of your time.

Update 1: I added the list. Thank you so much for reccing this diary up.

Update 2: Getting hatemongerers like Hannity, Beck, O'Reilly, Savage, Limbaugh and Dobbs to tone down their hate speech or risk losing ad dollars can do more good with less effort than many of the other grassroots DKOs engages in. All these hosts, but especially Hannity, Beck, Limbaugh and Savage have crossed the line from respectfully holding the other party's feet to the fire, over to engaging in inflammatory, offensive hate speech. And it's time that they stop getting rewarded with more viewers and higher ad dollars for how much farther over this line they can leap. It really doesn't take many phone calls, letters and emails to a company to get them to reconsider advertizing on a network that carries hateful offensive speech.

But we really need to get more organized about this. The initial boycott of Beck and Hannity was a disjointed disorganized effort. There was no central list of advertizers kept up to date. There was no central list of email addresses, no central list of contact information. Nevertheless, it was enough to get pretty much all of the original advertizers to have their ads pulled from Beck's show. A more organized effort by DKOs, with a regularly updated dairy with a list of sponsors to atleast Hannity and Beck as well as contact information for their advertizers, is all it would take to have a huge impact on Fox News' bottomline.

Update 3: All the contact information for the advertizers on Glenn Beck's program today from 5PM-6PM was compiled by New Earth and added to this diary above.

Update 4: Here is an excelleng excerpt from the "foxnewsboycott.com" website...

"If on the phone:

1- ask to speak to someone in the advertising department (if you start with customer service, they will either feed you a line, or just transfer you anyway)
2- when they get on the phone, i ask them if they agree with the statement made on glenn beck’s show (which i read verbatim)
3- when they say no, i ask them why they are funding a network that broadcasts hateful and disgusting things like this. Then i let them know that, unless they take action, they are going to face a growing boycott i won’t stop at fanning the flames of.

An important thing to note: MAKE SURE YOU ARE ALWAYS NICE!!
Please try and remember that the people you are talking to are hired to act as middlemen between you and the people actually deserving of your indignity.

If via on site, or standard, email:

I just wanted to let you know that after what was maliciously and horribly stated on Glenn Beck’s Program yesterday (6/30/09), I (and the rest of my family, as well as several friends I have talked to) will not buy ANY of your product/services (or product from any parent companies) until you cease your advertising on fox news.

In case you weren’t aware, this is a direct quote from yesterday:

"The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. Because it’s going to take a grassroots, bottom-up pressure, because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. Only — it’s an absurd situation. Again, only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary."

There has been NO rebuke, and no apology from ANYONE at or related to fox news for one of the most horrifying things i have ever heard someone say on TV (especially as a native NYer who lost 2 close friends on 9/11)

Your support of fox news is absolutely unacceptable, and, as such, you will lose out on my business until you make it right. (we all lost people on 9/11, as new yorkers, and we can’t even stomach a company that would pay a network money to advocate murdering american citizens with a weapon of mass destruction for the advancement of political goals)

Have a good day

Sincerely,"

Update 5: Better yet, if you want a list of all Fox News advertisers, rather than just the one's advertising on Glenn Beck, here is a complete list of all the main sponsors of Fox News compiled from here (though it leaves out a few advertisers such as Apple that had ads during today's Glenn Beck show)...

http://foxnewsboycott.com/...
http://foxnewsboycott.com/...

1-800-PetMeds
1441 SW 29th Ave
Pompano Beach, FL. 33069
1-800-PetMeds® (1-800-738-6337)
customerservice@1800petmeds.com
Corporate@1800petmeds.com

24 Hour Fitness
PO Box 2689
Carlsbad, CA 92018
(800) 432-6348
https://www.24hourfitness.com/...

Acura
1919 Torrance Blvd. M/S 500-2N7E
Torrance, CA 90501-2746
(800) 382-2238
Fax: (310) 783-3535
http://www.acura.com/...

Adobe
345 Park Avenue
San Jose, California 95110-2704
408-536-6000
Fax: 408-537-6000
http://www.adobe.com/...

Advair
GlaxoSmithKline
1-888-825-5249
http://www.advair.com

Aflac
1932 Wynnton Road
Columbus, GA 31999
1-706-323-3431
1-800-992-3522
Fax: 1-800-448-8922
http://www.aflac.com/...

American Express
World Financial Center
200 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10285
1-877-877-0987
1-800-525-3355
Media Contacts:
joanna.g.lambert@aexp.com
mike.o’neill@aexp.com
http://home3.americanexpress.com/...
http://www10.americanexpress.com/...

American Movie Channel
11 Penn Plaza, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10001
(646) 273-7105
http://www.amctv.com/...

Ameriquest Mortgage
1100 Town and Country Rd.
Orange, CA 92868
https://www.ameriquestmortgage.com/...

Aricept
Eisai Co., Ltd.
100 Tice Blvd.
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 07677
1-888-274-2378
1-866-4-Aricept
http://www.Aricept.com

Astra Zeneca
21700 Oxnard Street, Suite 300
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
http://astrazeneca.com/...

AT & T
32 Avenue of the Americans
New York, NY 10013-2412
National Broadcast Media
Susan Bean
sbean@attnews.us

Avaya
211 Mt. Airy Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
lynnnewman@avaya.com

Avodart
GlaxoSmithKline
1-888-825-5249
http://www.avodart.com

Bankrate.com *
500 US Highway 1
North Palm Beach, FL 33408
561-630-2400
http://www.bankrate.com/...

Bayer
100 Bayer Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205-9741
http://www.bayerus.com/...

Best Buy
P.O. Box 9312
Minneapolis , MN 55440
1-888-BEST BUY (1-888-237-8289)
http://www.bestbuy.com/...

Black & Decker
626 Hanover Pike
Hampstead, MD 21074 USA
http://www.blackanddecker.com/...

BMW
300 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ 07675
Phone: 201-307-4000
Fax: (201) 307-4095
gabriella.molteni@bmwna.com
http://www.bmwusa.com/...

Boeing
100 North Riverside
Chicago, IL 60606
312-544-2000
wwwmail.boeing2@boeing.com
http://www.boeing.com/...

Boniva
Roche Laboratories Inc.
340 Kingsland Street
Nutley, New Jersey 07110
http://www.rocheusa.com/...

Bridgestone Tires
535 Marriott Drive
P.O. Box 140990
Nashville, TN 37214-0990
Phone: 615-937-1000
Corporate Directory: 1-800-543-7522
http://www.bridgestonetire.com/...

Buick
P.O. Box 33136
Detroit, MI 48232-5136
1-800-521-7300
http://www.buick.com/...

Bristol-Meyers
345 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10154-0037
info@bristolmeyers.com

Burlington Coat Factory
1830 Route 130
Burlington,NJ 08016
http://www.coat.com/...

Cadillac
P. O. Box 33169
Detroit, MI 48232-5169
1-800-458-8006
http://www.cadillac.com/...

Campbell Soup
Chairman: Harvey Golub
President, CEO, and Director: Douglas R. Conant
SVP, CFO, and Chief Administrative Officer: B. Craig Owens
Campbell Soup Company
1 Campbell Place
Camden, NJ 08103-1799
NJ Tel. 856-342-4800
Toll Free 800-257-8443
Fax 856-342-3878
http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com

Capital One Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 85565
Richmond VA 23285
investor.relations@capitalone.com
http://www.capitalone.com/

Capzasin
Chattem, Inc.
1715 W 38th St
Chattanooga, TN 37409
P.O. Box 2219
Chattanooga, TN 37409-0219
423-821-4571
customer_relations@chattem.com
http://www.chattem.com/...

CarsDirect.com *
909 North Sepulveda Blvd. 11th Floor
El Segundo, CA. 90245
1.888.CarsDirect
advisor@carsdirect.com
http://www.carsdirect.com/...

CDW
200 North Milwaukee Avenue
Vernon Hills, IL 60061
http://www.cdw.com/...

Celebrity Cruises
1080 Caribbean Way
Miami, FL 33132
https://secure.celebrity.com/...

Centrum
Wyeth Consumer Healthcare
PO Box 26609
Richmond, VA 23261-6609
1-800-322-3129

CheapTickets.com
7 Sylvan Way
Parsippany, NJ 07054
http://www.cheaptickets.com/...

Chemistry.com
Match.com, L.L.C.
P.O. Box 25458
Dallas TX 75225
1-866-610-MEET
http://chemistry.com/...

Chevrolet
P.O. Box 33170
Detroit, MI 48232-5170
1-800-222-1020
http://www.chevrolet.com/...

Choice Hotels
10750 Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD, 20901
(301) 592-5000
http://www.choicehotels.com/...

Chrysler
Chairman: C. Robert (Bob) Kidder
CEO and Director: Sergio Marchionne
SVP and CFO: Ronald E. Kolka
P.O. Box 21-8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321-8004
1000 Chrysler Dr.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2766
MI Tel. 248-576-5741
1-800-992-1997
http://www-5.chrysler.com/...

Cingular
Glenridge Highlands Two
5565 Glenridge Connector
Atlanta, GA 30342
olinesrv@attwsbw.entp.attws.com

Clairol
1-800-CLAIROL (1-800-252-4765)
http://clairol.com/...

Comcast
One Comcast Center
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-286-1700
1-800-COMCAST (1-800-266-2278)
esl_corp@cable.comcast.com
http://www.comcast.com/...

ComData
5301 Maryland Way
Brentwood, TN 37027-5028
1-800-COMDATA (1-800-266-3282)
http://www.comdata.com/...

Community Financial Services Association of America
515 King Street, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-684-1029
Fax: 703-684-1219
cfsa@multistate.com

Crest Whitestrips
The Procter & Gamble Company
1 or 2, Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45201
513-983-1100
http://crest.custhelp.com/...

Cylapril
Adrenal Fatigue Institute, Inc.
931 Village Blvd Ste 905-75
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
1-888-772-8170
info@adrenalfatigueinstitute.com
https://www.cylapril.com/...

Dawn
The Procter & Gamble Company
1 or 2, Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45201
513-983-1100
http://www.dawn-dish.com/...

Dannon
P.O. Box 90296
Allentown, PA 18109-0296
1-877-DANNONUS (1-877-326-6668)
http://www.dannon.com/...

Dell
One Dell Way
Round Rock, TX
1-800-624-9897
http://support.dell.com/...

Delphi
5725 Delphi Drive
Troy, Michigan 48098-2815
1.888.809.9800
(248) 813-2000
Fax: (248) 813-2673
http://shopdelphi.com/...

Dickensons Witch Hazel *
Dickinson Brands Inc.
31 East High Street
East Hampton, CT 06424
888.860.2279
http://www.dickinsonbrands.com/...

Direct TV
P.O. Box 92600
Los Angeles, CA 90009
1-800-531-5000
http://directtv.com/...

Ditech *
3200 Park Center Drive, Suite 150
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Ditech.com 1-800-DITECH-3
http://ditech.com/...

Dodge
P.O. Box 21-8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321-8004
http://www.dodge.com/...

Dr. Blaines *
Blaine Labs
11037 Lockport Place
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Phone: 562-906-4477 / 800-307-8818
Fax: 562-906-4467
Sales@BlaineLabs.com
http://www.drblaines.com/...

Duracell (Procter & Gamble)
Berkshire Corporate Park
Bethel, CT 06801 U.S.A.
1-800-551-2355
Fax: 1-800-796-4565
http://pggillette.custhelp.com/...

Earthlink
1375 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30309
404.815.0770
presslink@earthlink.net
http://www.earthlink.net/...

Edward Jones Investments
P.O. Box 66906
St. Louis, MO 63166-6909
http://www.edwardjones.com/...

Eloan.com
6230 Stoneridge Mall Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
(925) 847-6200
Fax: (925) 847-0831
https://www.eloan.com/...

Enova
c/o ADM KAO LLC
4666 Faries Parkway
Decatur, IL 62526
http://enovaoil.com/...

Fidelity Investments
82 Devonshire Street
Boston, MA 02109-3614
http://personal.fidelity.com/...

Florida Department of Citrus Headquarters
P.O. Box 148
Lakeland, FL 33802
863.499.2500
http://floridajuice.com/...

Ford
P.O. Box 6248
Dearborn, MI 48126
800-392-3673
http://www.ford.com/...

Franklin Templeton Investments
West Coast:
P.O. Box 997152
Sacramento, CA 95899-7152
East Coast:
P.O. Box 33030
St. Petersburg, FL 33733-8030
800/632-2301
https://www.franklintempleton.com/...

Garlique
Chattem, Inc.
1715 W 38th St,
Chattanooga, TN 37409
P.O. Box 2219
Chattanooga, TN 37409-0219
423-821-4571
customer_relations@chattem.com
http://www.chattem.com/...

General Motors:
Chairman: Edward E. (Ed) Whitacre Jr.
President, CEO, and Director: Frederick A. (Fritz) Henderson
EVP and CFO: Ray G. Young
300 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48265-3000
Contact Media Relations at 888-436-6687 (h/t sueroegge)
MI Tel. 313-556-5000
http://www.gm.com/...

Gold Bond
Chattem, Inc.
1715 W 38th St,
Chattanooga, TN 37409
P.O. Box 2219
Chattanooga, TN 37409-0219
423-821-4571
customer_relations@chattem.com
http://www.chattem.com/...

Goldline International, Inc.
1601 Cloverfield Boulevard
100 South Tower
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 1-877-376-2646
Fax: 1-310-319-0265
info@goldline.com
http://www.goldline.com/...

GMC
P.O. BOX 33172
Detroit, MI 48232-5172
1-800-462-8782
http://www.gmc.com/...

HealthMart Pharmacy
One Post Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
415.983.8300
800.369.5467
http://www.healthmart.com/...

The Hertz Corporation
225 Brae Boulevard
Park Ridge, NJ 07656
201-307-2100
investorrelations@hertz.com

Holiday Inn Express
InterContinental Hotels Groups
3 Ravinia Drive Suite 100
Atlanta GA 30346-2149
1 770 604 2000
1 800-315-2621
http://www.ihgplc.com/...

hotels.com (Expedia,Inc.)
425-679-7200
1-800-2hotels
mktgopp@expedia.com
http://overview.expediainc.com/...

Hewlett-Packard
3000 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1185
Phone: (650) 857-1501
Fax: (650) 857-5518
http://welcome.hp.com/...

Hula Networks
340 East Middlefield Rd.
Mountain View, CA 94043
http://www.hulanetworks.com/...

Hummer
General Motors Corporation
P.O. Box 33170
Detroit, MI 48232-5170
1-800-REAL-4WD (1-800-732-5493)
http://www.hummer.com/...

Hyatt Corporation
200 W Madison St, 30th Fl.
Chicago, IL 60606-3413
http://www.hyatt.com/...

Hyundai
P.O. Box 20850
Fountain Valley, CA 92728-0850
Phone : (800) 633-5151
Fax : (801) 736-3561
http://www.hyundaiusa.com/...

IAMS
The Procter & Gamble Company
One Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
1-800-675-3849
http://www.iams.com/...

Infiniti
P.O. Box 191
Gardena, CA 90248
http://www.infiniti.com/...

Intel
2200 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054-1549
(408) 765-8080
http://www.intel.com/...

Jeep / Daimler Chrysler
P.O. Box 21-8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321-8004
(248) 512 2950
Fax: (248) 512 2912
http://www.jeep.com/...

Finish Jet Dry (Dishwasher Products)
1-800-228-4722
http://www.finishdishwashing.com/...

John H. Daniel, Custom Tailors
120 W. Jackson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 637-6441
Fax: (865) 523-6435
jhd@johnhdaniel.com

Kellogg Company
Chairman: James M. (Jim) Jenness
President, CEO, and Director: A. D. David Mackay
EVP, COO, and CFO: John A. Bryant
1 Kellogg Sq.
Battle Creek, MI 49016-3599
Contact media at 800-323-0768 (h/t sueroegge)
MI Tel. 269-961-2000
Toll Free 800-962-1413
Fax 269-961-2871
http://www.kelloggcompany.com/...

Kraft Foods Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Irene B. Rosenfeld
EVP Operations and Business Services: David A. (Dave) Brearton
EVP and CFO: Timothy R. (Tim) McLevish
3 Lakes Dr.
Northfield, IL 60093
IL Tel. 847-646-2000
Fax 847-646-6005
http://www.kraftfoodscompany.com/...

L. L. Bean
Freeport, ME 04033-0001
1-800-441-7513
Fax: 207-552-3080
http://www.llbean.com/...

Laurie Azzano
Public Relations: 415-786-3317
laurie@cosmo-pr.com

Lee Majors Rechargeable Bionic Hearing Aid
PO Box 2259
Virginia Beach, VA 23450-2259
800-649-4434
https://www.hearingaidtv.com/
https://www.hearingaidtv.com/...

Lending Tree
11115 Rushmore Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
1-800-555-8733
http://www.lendingtree.com/...

LensCrafters, Inc.
4000 Luxottica Place
Mason, OH 45040
513-765-6000
http://www.lenscrafters.com/...

Lexus
P.O. Box 2991 – Mail Drop L201
Torrance, CA 90509-2991
Phone: 1-800-255-3987
Fax: 1-310-468-2992
http://www.lexus.com/...

Liberty Mutual Insurance
Liberty Mutual Group, Inc.
175 Berkeley Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116
617-357-9500
http://www.libertymutualgroup.com/...

Lincoln-Mercury
P.O. Box 1304
Dearborn, MI 48121
http://www.customersaskford.com/...

Lipitor (Pfizer, Inc.)
235 East 42nd Street
NY, NY 10017
(212) 573-2323
http://www.pfizer.com/...

Lowe’s
Hwy 268 East P.O. Box 111
North Wilkesboro, NC 28656-0001
(336) 658-2257
investorrelations@lowes.com

Lunesta
Sepracor Corporate Headquarters
84 Waterford Drive
Marlborough, MA 01752
info@sepracor.com
(508) 481-6700

Mercedes-Benz
3 Mercedes Dr.
Montvale, N.J. 07645
1-800-367-6372
http://www.mbusa.com/...

Morgan Stanley
1585 Broadway, Floor 39
New York, NY 10036
http://www.morganstanleyindividual.c...

Napster.com
c/o Roxio, Inc.
455 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
http://www.napster.com/...

National Collector’s Mint
Half Union Proof TV Offer
8 Slater St
Port Chester, NY 10573
Phone: 1-800-452-4381
cs@ncmintonline.com
https://www.fiftydollargold.com/

Nationwide Insurance *
Nationwide World Headquarters
One Nationwide Plaza
Columbus, OH 43215–2220
1-800-882-2822
http://www.nationwide.com/...

Nestlé USA, Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Brad Alford
SVP and CFO: Dan Stroud
GLOBE Executive and CIO: Kimberly (Kim) Lund
800 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203
CA Tel. 818-549-6000
Toll Free 800-225-2270
Fax 818-549-6952
http://www.nestleusa.com/...

Nextel (aka Sprint)
KSOPHT0101-Z4300
6391 Sprint Parkway
Overland Park KS 66251-4300
1-800-639-6111
http://search.sprint.com/...

Nissan
P.O. Box 685003
Franklin TN 37068-5003
(800) NISSAN-1 (800-647-7261)
http://www.nissanusa.com/...

Office Depot
2200 Old Germantown Road
Delray Beach, FL 33445
http://www.officedepot.com/...

One-a-Day
Bayer HealthCare LLC
36 Columbia Road
P.O. Box 1910
Morristown, NJ 07962-1910
1-800-800-4793
http://www.oneaday.com/...

OneTouch (LifeScan)
Johnson & Johnson
One Johnson & Johnson Plaza
New Brunswick, NJ 08933
800 227-8862
CustomerService@LifeScan.com
http://www.lifescan.com/...

OnStar
400 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48265
1.888.4.ONSTAR (1.888.466.7827)
http://www.onstar.com/...

On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
1-800-983-4637
Brinker International
6820 LBJ Freeway
Dallas, TX 75240
(972) 980-9917
http://www.ontheborder.com/...

Orbitz
500 W. Madison
Chicago, Illinois 60661
U.S.A.
1-888-656-4546
http://corp.orbitz.com/...

Hefty Bags
Pactiv Corporation
1900 W. Field Court
Lake Forest, IL 60045.
1-888-828-2850 or 847-482-2000.
http://www.pactiv.com/...

Pfizer Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Jeffrey B. (Jeff) Kindler
Chairman Emeritus: William C. Steere Jr.
Chairman Emeritus: M. Anthony Burns
235 E. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10017-5755
NY Tel. 212-573-2323
http://www.pfizer.com/...

Pfizer – NFA Nat’l Fibromyalgia Association
1-866-99fibro
http://www.fibrohope.org

Plavix
sanofi-aventis
55 Corporate Drive
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Tel:800-981-2491
http://www.plavix.com

Priceline.com
800 Connecticut Ave.
Norwalk CT 06854
1-800-774-2354
http://www.priceline.com

The Procter & Gamble Company
Chairman: Alan G. (A.G.) Lafley
President, CEO, and Director: Robert A. (Bob) McDonald
CFO: Jon R. Moeller
1 Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45202
OH Tel. 513-983-1100
Fax 513-983-9369
http://pg.custhelp.com/...

Progressive Insurance
6300 Wilson Mills Road
Mayfield Village, Ohio 44143
https://www.progressive.com/...

ProtectMyID.com *
PO Box 19729
Irvine, CA 92623-9729
866-960-6943
Support@ProtectMyID.com
http://www.protectmyid.com/...

Prudential Real Estate
751 Broad St.
Newark NJ 07102
1-800-FINDPRU (1-800-346-3778)
http://www.prudential.com/...

Remax
5075 S. Syracuse Street
Denver, CO 80237
303.796.3208
fax: 303 796 3822
http://www.remax.com

Rosetta Stone *
135 W. Market St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
1.800.ROSETTA
http://www.rosettastone.com/...
Media Relations:
rbrennan@rosettastone.com
mrichter@rosettastone.com
http://pr.rosettastone.com/...

Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaner
SC Johnson
1525 Howe Street
Racine, Wisconsin 53403-5011
1-800-494-4855
http://www.scjbrands.com/...

Servpro Industries, Inc.
801 Industrial Boulevard
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: (615) 451-0200
Fax: (615) 451-0291
http://www.servpro.com/...

Skip Gambert and Associates
Custom Shirtmakers
12 Garden St.
Newark, NJ 07105
973-344-3373
customerservice@skipgambert.com

SpendOnLife.com *
8144 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 510
Dallas, TX 75231
1-800-379-5036
http://www.spendonlife.com/...

Spiriva
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
900 Ridgebury Rd,
P.O. Box 368
Ridgefield, CT 06877-0368
Phone: 1-800-243-0127
http://www.bi-druginforequest.com/...

Splenda
c/o Johnson & Johnson
One Johnson & Johnson Plaza
New Brunswick, NJ 08933
http://splenda.com/...

Sprint *
KSOPHT0101-Z4300
6391 Sprint Parkway
Overland Park KS 66251-4300
1-800-639-6111
http://search.sprint.com/...

State Farm Insurance
One State Farm Plaza
Bloomington, IL 61710-0001
(309) 766-2311
https://online.statefarm.com/...

Subaru
Subaru Plaza
P.O. Box 6000
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-6000
Attn: Customer/Dealer Services
1-800-SUBARU3 (1-800-782-2783)
https://www.subaru.com/...

Target
1000 Nicollet Mall
Mineapolis, MN 55403
http://www.targetcorp.com/...

Terminix
860 Ridge Lake Blvd.
Memphis TN 38120
Phone: 901-766-1111
Clint Briscoe
Phone: 901-260-4227
cbriscoe@archermalmo.com

ThermaCare
Wyeth Consumer Healthcare
PO Box 26609
Richmond, VA 23261-6609
800-323-3383

Time Warner Cable Inc.
290 Harbor Dr.
Stamford, CT 06902-7441
203-328-0600
Fax: 203-328-0690

Totino’s Pizza Rolls (Pillsbury / General Mills)
General Mills, Inc.
P.O. Box 9452
Minneapolis, MN 55440
1-800-775-4777
Fax: 1-763-764-8330
http://consumercontacts.generalmills...

Toyota
19001 South Western Ave. Dept. WC11
Torrance, CA 90501
Phone: 800-331-4331
Fax: 310-468-7814
http://toyota.custhelp.com/...

Travelocity
3150 Sabre Dr.
Southlake, TX 76092
1 888.872.8356
travelocity@travelocity.com

Tyson Foods
P.O. Box 2020
Springdale, AR 72764-6999
2200 Don Tyson Parkway
Springdale, AR 72762
1-800-643-3410
http://www.tyson.com/...

UBS Financial Services Inc.
PO Box 766
Union City, NJ 07087
800-354-9103
comments@ubs.com
http://financialservicesinc.ubs.com/...

Vehix.com
1165 East Wilmington Ave. Suite 200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84106
1.866.MY.VEHIX (1.866.698.3449)
feedback@vehix.com
http://www.vehix.com//corporate/cont...

Wachovia Finance
800-WACHOVIA (800-922-4684)
https://www.wachovia.com/...

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Chairman: S. Robson (Rob) Walton
President, CEO, and Director: Michael T. (Mike) Duke
EVP and COO: William S. (Bill) Simon
702 SW 8th St.
Bentonville, AR 72716
AR Tel. 479-273-4000
Fax 479-277-1830
http://www.walmartstores.com/...

WebMD
1175 Peachtree St., Ste. 2400
Atlanta GA 30361
(212) 624-3700
PublicRelations@webmd.net
https://data.webmd.com/...

Yahoo! Inc.
701 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Tel: (408) 349-3300
Fax: (408) 349-3301
http://feedback.help.yahoo.com/...

Yellow Book
100 N. Centre Ave.
Rockville Ctr, NY 11570-3905
1-800-YB-Yellow
http://corporate.yellowbook.com/...

General Motors:  
Chairman: Edward E. (Ed) Whitacre Jr.
President, CEO, and Director: Frederick A. (Fritz) Henderson
EVP and CFO: Ray G. Young
300 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48265-3000
Contact Media Relations at 888-436-6687 (h/t sueroegge)
MI Tel. 313-556-5000

Campbell Soup:
Chairman: Harvey Golub
President, CEO, and Director: Douglas R. Conant
SVP, CFO, and Chief Administrative Officer: B. Craig Owens
Campbell Soup Company
1 Campbell Place
Camden, NJ 08103-1799
NJ Tel. 856-342-4800
Toll Free 800-257-8443
Fax 856-342-3878
http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com

Chrysler Group LLC:
Chairman: C. Robert (Bob) Kidder
CEO and Director: Sergio Marchionne
SVP and CFO: Ronald E. Kolka
1000 Chrysler Dr.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2766
MI Tel. 248-576-5741
Toll Free 800-992-1997
http://www.chryslerllc.com

The Procter & Gamble Company
Chairman: Alan G. (A.G.) Lafley
President, CEO, and Director: Robert A. (Bob) McDonald
CFO: Jon R. Moeller
1 Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45202
OH Tel. 513-983-1100
Fax 513-983-9369
http://www.pg.com/

Pfizer Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Jeffrey B. (Jeff) Kindler
Chairman Emeritus: William C. Steere Jr.
Chairman Emeritus: M. Anthony Burns
235 E. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10017-5755
NY Tel. 212-573-2323
http://www.pfizer.com

Kellogg Company
Chairman: James M. (Jim) Jenness
President, CEO, and Director: A. D. David Mackay
EVP, COO, and CFO: John A. Bryant
1 Kellogg Sq.
Battle Creek, MI 49016-3599
Contact media at 800-323-0768 (h/t sueroegge)
MI Tel. 269-961-2000
Toll Free 800-962-1413
Fax 269-961-2871
http://www.kelloggcompany.com
Media email: media.hotline@kellogg.com

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Chairman: S. Robson (Rob) Walton
President, CEO, and Director: Michael T. (Mike) Duke
EVP and COO: William S. (Bill) Simon
702 SW 8th St.
Bentonville, AR 72716
AR Tel. 479-273-4000
Fax 479-277-1830
http://www.walmartstores.com

Kraft Foods Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Irene B. Rosenfeld
EVP Operations and Business Services: David A. (Dave) Brearton
EVP and CFO: Timothy R. (Tim) McLevish
3 Lakes Dr.
Northfield, IL 60093
Contact #: 1 800 323 0768 (h/t nzanne)
IL Tel. 847-646-2000
Fax 847-646-6005
http://www.kraft.com

Nestlé USA, Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Brad Alford
SVP and CFO: Dan Stroud
GLOBE Executive and CIO: Kimberly (Kim) Lund
800 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203
CA Tel. 818-549-6000
Toll Free 800-225-2270
Fax 818-549-6952
http://www.nestleusa.com

UPS

Update 6: Because that was such a huge list above, I also included a short email list of most of these companies, about half a page above in this diary.

Update 7: I also block quoted a copy of the email that I sent to the list of email addresses that I posted above. I hope the email gives you some good ideas on what to write.

Update 9: I added a few more emails to the email list above.

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      •  Cliffs Notes, The Main Point is... (80+ / 0-)

        The main point here is, the original list of advertizers to boycott is now likely outdated. There is now a whole new crop of ads being aired during Beck and Hannity's shows, that were likely pulled up from cheaper late night slots free of charge to fill the vaccume in advertizers. We're going to need a new list of companies to boycott.

        All of these corporations have a website, and they have a contact us link specifically categorized for press contacts or media relations.

        If enough people email that address, odds are high that the company will take note, and quitely request that Fox stop airing their ads during Glenn Beck's and Sean Hannity's programs.

        I am about to be very busy with exams over the next two weeks. But anyone who has the time should complile a list of these email addresses for Beck and Hannity's sponsors and post a diary with them.

        And if you care about this boycott, please rec this diary up.

        •  We have to keep the boycott up, and updated weekl (30+ / 0-)

          If we don't keep updating the list with the newer advertizers on Beck and Hannity that Fox is replacing their lost advertizers with, then the boycott will fail.

          Every few days, we have to have a diary with a more current list of the advertizers on Beck and Hannity's shows, as well as email addresses and phone numbers for those companies.

          Then, just let DKOs do it's thing, and all these companies will quietly have Fox pull their ads from these shows in no time.

          •  I think you are premature (19+ / 0-)

            in extending this to Hannity at this JUNCTURE.  (No, I swear!  I would never use GHWB terms!)

            Keep the focus on Beck, don't dissipate your energies.  Get as far as we can with him and we can learn from that just how far we can go.

            Admittedly, Hannity deserves as much as we are giving Beck.  But focus like a laser, Grasshopper.  One at a time.

            •  I disagree, I think the time is ripe to go after (23+ / 0-)

              Hannity.

              As far as I can tell, ALL of the original advertisers on Beck's show pulled their ads. Now he's been forced to bump up ads bought for much cheaper time slots to his show, and thus his show is collecting just a fraction of it's potential ad revenue. Beck's show is already feeling the pain from the boycott. Yes, we need to keep the pressure on Beck.

              But it's time to go after the one other biggest hatemonger on Fox News, Hannity. If we can wound him the same way we did Beck, I think both will be advised by Fox Executives to tone down their hate speech and rhetoric. I don't expect them to ever engage in fair balanced civil debate. But I'll settle for both of them to cool their heels and stop outright comparing Obama to Hitler, calling him a racist, and saying that the USA needs to be nuked by Osama Bin Laden for it's own good. Honestly, it's gotten to the point where if Obama doesn't get shot at by one of the right wing wackos that Beck and Hannity are currently goading on, I will breath a sigh of relief.

              But the language the Hannity is using, calling Obama a fascist, comparing him to Hitler, that's precisely the kind of language that would convince as already hate filled right winger to think he is justified in whatever he does to stop Obama from "setting up a fascist state" as Hannity is convincing him that he is. That kind of language needs to stop, asap, the sooner the better. We really can't wait on this.

              I think O'Reilly got the message from Beck's ad losses too. He seems to have toned down his hatred recently. He outright pissed off all the birthers by using his show to debunk them. And he supposedly wrote a glowing article praising the wonderful example that Obama sets for kids everywhere, about what a guy can achieve with hardwork.

              •  I just about gagged when I heard Mark (14+ / 0-)

                Levin tell Sean Hannity on his hideous show last night (my husband was channel surfing) that The White House and Barack Obama would be responsible for the violence that erupted at town hall meetings.

                This guy was justifying future violent acts...almost like giving his minions the green light.  

                It is unbelievable that they get away with this kind of incendiary talk.

              •  Plus, Hannity is the bigger fish (3+ / 0-)

                he's got that idiotic radio program that is pretty big in addition to TV.  Hannity has a much bigger audience than Beck.

                •  Fox News wants us to focus on just Glenn Beck. (2+ / 0-)
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                  I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if Fox News is already well aware of this boycott effort. They already publically to our knowledge lost three major sponsors as a direct result of it within a weeks time, and probably several more sponsors backed out but chose not to advertize this fact fearing a conservative backlash. Right now, Fox, Beck and Hannity are desperately hoping that this boycott effort will run out of oxygen and die down on it's own. If not, they hope that it stays focused on Beck's show which airs at only 5pm-6pm and isn't as critical to their ratings as Hannity's show.

                  We ABSOLUTELY cannot let this boycott die. The protests, letters, emails and phonecalls have to grow stronger and stronger with each passing week, not the other way around. So please, recruit your friends and family member who don't post on Kos, but are equally fed up with Fox New's regular almost daily comparison of the Obama Adminstration to Nazis, Commmunists and Fascists to write letters as well.

                •  Corporations are definately feeling the heat!! (1+ / 0-)
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                  On average, nationwide corporations consider each angry letter they recieve, the equivalent of atleast a thousand customers who feel the same way, but didn't bother to write. That someone gets upset over something enough to look up their corporate address, and handwrite them a personal letter is actually very rare, so when it happens, corporations do take such letters seriously.

                  Remember, sponsors are spending precious ad revenue in this economy because they want to GAIN customers. If they realize that a certain ad buy is actually angering and costing them customers, and being seen as an endorsement of hateful racist language and rhetoric, they're going to stop. So please do write letters, include receipts of competitors products that you purchased instead of their products as a result of this boycott. Make phone calls. You are having an impact.

                  That's why the initial boycott a week ago convinced Proctor & Gamble, Progressive Insurance, and Lexus Nexus to publically apologize for their Fox News advertising and agree to pull it, and also got atleast 10 other major companies to pull their advertising without publically admitting to doing so out of fear of a conservative backlash.

              •  I don't know where to put this comment since it (4+ / 0-)
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                could be placed in 100 different places. A lot of times when advertisers place "ads", they are not specifying what "show" to place the ads. When networks sell ads they sell a number, how many people will see the ad per dollar. So one 30 second ad on MSNBC on Keith Olbermann at 8:00 PM = 3 30 second ads at 11:00 PM = 2,000,000 views (or whatever they call them).

                I think what is happening as described in your diary is that the specific advertisers you boycotted have asked not to have their ads on "The Glenn Beck Show", so Fox is rotating its ads from the boycotted companies to other shows, and new companies are being run on the Glenn Beck show. Of course, this helps Fox since they generate a lot of outrage with their "formula"; the ad dollar numbers don't slip, they just move the ads around until the outrage meter drops a bit.

                I'm guessing that's the issue with Glenn Beck's book being advertised on this site. It isn't that Kos took an ad from Glenn Beck. Glenn Beck's book publisher probably ordered an ad buy for "x million" hits on "political web sites" and blogads rotated Beck's book over to here. Again, I'm just guessing, but if the "web" model is anything like the "TV" model, it seems a reasonable speculation. I mean if you want to look at it in a perverse way, it was detrimental to Beck and his publisher. They spent money advertising on a site that had patrons significantly inclined to NOT buy his book. I don't know how much money they spent, but it was wasted. I think that's funny myself.

                "If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers." - Thomas Pynchon, "Gravity's Rainbow"

                by Uwaine on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 08:42:48 AM PDT

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                •  No. Anything that forces movement. . . . (9+ / 0-)

                  Any action that forces a readjustment in the movement or price of ads for the "prime" shows, must somehow eventually hit the bottom line.  There are far fewer companies that can affort prime time rates, as they insist on NOT APPEARING on certain prime time shows, FOUX is left with fewer choices.  It will not happen overnight, but it will happen.  We are in the first 6 months of dems having power, these despicable people Beck/Hannity/O'Rielly will have many more opportunities to say even more hatefull things and the boycotts will add up.

                  LASTLY, I AM GOING ALL CAPS IN SAYING KUDOS TO WIKI FOR THE INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF WORK HE PUT IN THIS DIARY.

                  While it is not true that ALL conservatives are stupid; it is true that ALL stupid people are conservative.

                  by 4CasandChlo on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 09:03:15 AM PDT

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                •  Every company avoids some programs (0+ / 0-)

                  Companies contract with networks for coverage, aka millions of hits, but the advertising arm of every company has a list of shows or programs that it feels doesn't reflect its values, They insist that the networks not place their spots on those programs. Can you see Sears advertising on "Queer Eye?" No way.

                  An organized campaign protesting Hannity's and Beck's hate speech will be effective because it will add those programs to more companies' lists of programs to avoid. To accomplish this, it is critical that the company receive hundreds of complaints from the viewers. I'll send a few letters and emails myself, thanks for doing all the spadework and finding the addrs.

                •  I think you have a point. We have to keep at it.. (1+ / 0-)
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                  and keep the pressure on precisely for this reason.

                  The fact is, network executives don't like to have their primary source of revenue calling them and complaining that the hate spewed by Hannity and Beck is causing their customers to complain and they want their ads off of such shows.

                  And companies themselves don't like ad buys that cause controversy and lead some of their own customers to boycott their products, and I suspect many companies will straight pull all of their ads off of Fox News rather than risk opening themselves up to further attacks. It's not like there's any shortage of tv stations they can advertize their products on.

                  Fox executives won't like this. They won't like losing sponsors, and having to micromanage to satisfy sponsors.

                  If we just do one boycott campaign, and forget about it, so will the fox executives. But if they keep having to deal with all this bullshit because we keep applying pressure on their sponsors, they will have a serious chat with Hannity and Beck and tell them they either need to tone down their rhetoric and stop angering people, or find another job.

                  That's why every week, we need a new updated list of Hannity and Becks sponsors, and need to petition them to pull their ads off of their shows.

              •  Hannity was opposed to the GM bailout (1+ / 0-)
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                How in the hell can GM advertise on his show? The president saved their asses, and they continue to advertise on hate radio?

                And AARP? These guys are comparing AARP to ACORN as government fascism agencies. What the heck?

                "Sean Hannity...he's the guy who put the 'a' in moron" - Jed Lewison

                by voracious on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 12:57:11 PM PDT

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              •  Yes yes yes... (0+ / 0-)

                We must keep it up and never tire.

            •  I also disagree. No incrementalist B.S. - (10+ / 0-)

              When he's referring to thePresident as Hitler, he needs to be put on notice.

              No - not one at at time. They are all acting in unison - so should we.

              It's about WAR PROFITEERING, stupid.

              by flyonawall on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 06:59:56 AM PDT

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            •  Take 'em down one by one (0+ / 0-)

              It's more effective.

            •  Here is another reason to focus on Beck. (0+ / 0-)

              This is from yesterday, and it really is hideous, creepy and OVER the line. More tempting of lawless violence against Dems, in an oh-so-playful (NOT) way.

              I find the whole thing highly offensive and disgusting, starting with the way he repeatedly orders "Pelosi" to "DRINK!" (the poisoned wine) and with the way he dehumanizes and objectifies her by using the life sized cut out (with some flunky behind it, moving her arms) in his sick little skit.

              Should a "progressive" Dem blog dwell in the safe zones of a tame party, or should it drive a tame party to break out?

              by NYCee on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 03:18:13 PM PDT

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              •  I added this to the (1+ / 0-)
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                http://colorofchange.org/...

                Glenn Beck also enacted a highly disturbing skit on his 8/7/09 show: He sits drinking wine next to a co worker wearing a Nancy Pelosi face mask. Beck repeatedly orders 'Pelosi' to "Drink! Drink! Drink!..." her glass of wine, then, in a laughing aside to audience, tells us he just poisoned her.

                Watch the video: http://crooksandliars.com/...

                This is stomach turning. Please stop supporting this show. This man is dangerous. I do not jump easily to such accusations, but this is really over the line, and is scaring me and many others.

                A list of sponsors who dropped him and those who didnt, after getting fair warning, will definitely be widely publicized. Please dont hesitate - do the right thing and dont advertise on his show.

                Thank you.

                Should a "progressive" Dem blog dwell in the safe zones of a tame party, or should it drive a tame party to break out?

                by NYCee on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 04:26:34 PM PDT

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          •  Is Dkos still accepting ads from Glenn Beck?? (8+ / 0-)

            Beck advertised his book here for quite some time. Does all this mean that he will  no longer be allowed to advertise here or is Dailykos stiill going to help him disseminate his bullshit message?
            If he's still allowed to advertise here, then I think this is all very pointless

            Happy just to be alive

            by exlrrp on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 06:08:40 AM PDT

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            •  He can give us all the money he wants ;) (6+ / 0-)

              It's not like anyone here would actually buy his book.

              We are here to target the people that GIVE Glenn Beck their money and thus support his show by advertising on it, and giving him money to do so.

              If Glenn Beck wants to give his money to Daily Kos, he should by all means be allowed to IMHO. ;)

              •  So there's no principle involved? (8+ / 0-)

                As a liberal Democrat, I think that people who call themselves liberal Democrats shouldn't be helping Beck  disseminate his message in any forum.
                I'm real sure that Back knew he wasn't going to sell books here---he was just doing it to say Fuck You, IN YO FACE! to the Kos community---what other logical reason could there be?
                By allowing Beck to advertise here, aren't we giving our OK to his message? That's pretty much what youre saying about Fox.

                Happy just to be alive

                by exlrrp on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 06:29:33 AM PDT

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                •  I haven't seen any of these ads (2+ / 0-)
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                  And yes, if they're there, I don't think they should be either.

                  But I don't think that Beck giving Daily Kos money makes this whole thing pointless. I think stopping the hatemongering is priority one. And the fastest way to do that is to effect Fox News bottom line and force them to have a serious conversation with Hannity and Beck to not promote the ideas that Obama is a fascist and needs to be stopped at any cost. (Because they are some rightwing nutbags that would take such a message to heart, and literally act on what Hannity and Beck are telling them).

                  •  I have never seen one either, n/t (0+ / 0-)

                    "Obama has never run anything" Except yo ASS..INTO THE GROUND!!!

                    by Jank2112 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:21:14 AM PDT

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                  •  I'd like to see Markos show some leadership (2+ / 0-)
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                    Beck advertised his latest book for weeks and weeks here in 2007, his face was here right on the front page for too long. People complained about it and the majority were against it (check the poll in that diary) Nevertheless, the prevailing thought in the commenters were the same as yours---its fine for Beck to advertise here as long as kos is making money doing it.
                    I think different--- I think that people who call themselves liberal democrats shouldn't be helping Beck disseminate his bullshit----no matter how much money is to be made doing it. I think liberal Democrats who help him get his word out for money--in any forum-- need to do a values and principles check.
                    But thats just me, and I'm probably really old  fashioned there. T guess I'm a dying breed---there's things I just won't do, even for money.

                    I don't think that going after Beck's advertisers is pointless either as long as he's not allowed to advertise here any more.
                    And I think Markos should come right out and say that. As long as Beck is allowed to advertise here, in the face of this boycott,  he  can just say, "Well, Kos let's me advertise right on his front page"---which sure sucks the air out of the moral outrage.

                    Happy just to be alive

                    by exlrrp on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:35:52 AM PDT

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                    •  So you're still mad about 3 years ago. (2+ / 0-)

                      The link you posted is three years old.

                      So Beck advertized his book three years ago. He's not doing it now. If he does, if he is allowed to, I will join right up with you in posting a dairy complaining about it. But it seems odd to bring up something that hasn't happened in many years.

                      If you ever ever see Beck advertize here again, post a diary pointing it out, and I guarentee, people here will mass email and mass mail Kos to get him to pull the ads asap.

                      •  hey...additional fun infos for your diary (0+ / 0-)

                        red lobster is owned by Darden Restaurants:

                        https://www.darden.com/...

                        they also own olive garden and some other chains.  dunno if they handle advertising for all the chains or what.  but darden also has a parent company...LOL.  i'll see if i can find that, if this seems useful at all.

                        The fights that matter have never been waged based on probability of success.
                        Single payer now!

                        by Cedwyn on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 09:01:37 AM PDT

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                      •  You said it earlier. (1+ / 0-)
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                        I think there's a big difference between taking his money and giving him money. It's not like Markos is advertising on Beck's show.

                        By taking his money Markos is giving him a forum for asking people HERE to take in his message. There is virtually no chance that giving him a forum to speak here will do any good. A dollar spent here is not spent elsewhere where it WILL do some good.

                        I still say that we allow Glenn Beck to give Daily Kos as much money as he wants.

                        Great diary btw. I'm posting on my facebook page and spreading the message.

                        I'm Ron Shepston and I'm not done yet. There's much left to accomplish.

                        by CanYouBeAngryAndStillDream on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 09:35:35 AM PDT

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                  •  yea, Beck should NOT be advertising here (3+ / 0-)
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                    Allowing such a thing while we go after his advertisers will bite us in the rear.

                •  I think a better approach is to let Beck's (0+ / 0-)

                  publisher continue to fund this site, while doing all we can to cut off Beck's revenue stream, until such time as NewsCorp is forced to pull back advertising in support of Beck and make some difficult choices about advertising effectiveness.  Assuming, of course, that his book is published by a wing of NewsCorp, which it may or may not be.

                  Putting Beck in a position where he is forced to pull ads from DKos out of financial necessity is much more of an In YOUR face! than us squawking about ads we don't like.

                  Allowing Beck to advertise here means we are saying he approves of what we say about him.  That's okay with me.

                  That which doesn't kill me merely postpones the inevitable.

                  by EeDan on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 08:01:01 AM PDT

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              •  No. This is bad. He should not be given (0+ / 0-)

                the space here to ask folks to buy his hateful words.

                That is what this is all about: Stopping his hateful, dangerous speech.

                No, no, no and no again.

                I am appalled to find out that Markos is taking his money.

                It helps no one here, except he who gets the money... Markos. And he doesnt need it from Beck.

                Should a "progressive" Dem blog dwell in the safe zones of a tame party, or should it drive a tame party to break out?

                by NYCee on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 04:32:32 PM PDT

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                •  1st Amendment concern? (0+ / 0-)

                  My understanding is Kos has the right to refuse ads here should he so desire.

                  Normally I'm about as PC as the average stepped-on rattlesnake, but it would be good if we didn't turn into what we're trying to overcome.

                  Texas: Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Lady Bird & LBJ, Ann Richards, Sam Rayburn, Dan Rather, Ike, Sully Sullenberger, Lloyd Bentsen. It's No Bush League!

                  by BlackSheep1 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 08:01:47 PM PDT

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                  •  I cant fathom that... (0+ / 0-)

                    ???

                    PC? First amendment? Turning into what we're trying to overcome?

                    Havent a clue what that has to do with tea in China.

                    Beck pays Kos to hawk his book. That's what I heard (dont see ad, I guess it was before...) How bizarre, if he agreed to that. And Beck would sell it here? It seems fucked up all around, does not compute.

                    Of course Kos has the right to fill his coffers as he wishes.

                    At least it's not up now.

                    Should a "progressive" Dem blog dwell in the safe zones of a tame party, or should it drive a tame party to break out?

                    by NYCee on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 09:05:57 PM PDT

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            •  Whether to accept ads for Glenn Beck's book (0+ / 0-)

              I think the reason not to accept ads is if they're inflammatory themselves or if they advertise something that's inflammatory.  Thinking of 'inflammatory' along the lines of "Yelling 'Fire!' in a crowded theater," I have trouble imagining any book as meeting the threshold.  I don't feel the need to censor or ban Mein Kampf, Das Kapital, 1984, or Ann Coulter's books.  If I can't find the holes in their reasoning, I'll ask the Daily Kos community to help me find those holes.

              We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

              by david78209 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 10:32:09 AM PDT

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        •  this email (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          KS 65 woman

          bounced back

          mike.oneill@aexp.com

          as a permanent fail.

          you need to delete it from above.

          i sent to all.

          We must practice `pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will.' Antonio Gramsci

          by fernan47 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 11:04:40 AM PDT

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      •  Wow! Good work! (8+ / 0-)

        Thanks for the list.

        Watching Pete Sessions and reporting from the Taliban-controlled 32nd Congressional District of Texas.

        by CoolOnion on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 06:12:08 AM PDT

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        •  Lets go further folks (1+ / 0-)
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          CoolOnion

          Instead of just letter writing, I for one am fully prepared to swear off products sold by any of these advertisers for, say, a month or more...

          It's one thing to threaten to boycott, another to actually do it.

          In fact, I may go insurance shopping too, since my car is currently insured by Liberty Mutual.

          "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." Hunter S. Thompson

          by SNFinVA on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 03:35:57 PM PDT

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      •  Just sent this to all email addresses above... (16+ / 0-)

        Hi All:

        Just a note to let you know that I am following your sponsorship of the vitriol being spewed by FOX's Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and others. These idiots have crossed the line from respectfully holding the other party's feet to the fire, over to engaging in inflammatory, offensive hate speech.

        I am a middle-aged, middle-class woman with plenty of money to spend.  I'm keeping track of the products you sell.  So are my friends.  

        Your sponsorship of these trolls just adds legitimacy to FOX's systematic dismantling of public discourse and its replacement with fear-mongering screed, all in the name of ratings.

        •  Fantastic letter - (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          sunbro

          you hit all the points.

        •  Try not to make it so obvious that it's a mass (3+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          sunbro, Cottagerose, tammanycall

          email.

          IMO, it's more effective if the company thinks that the email is specifically individually aimed at them.

          And it's easy to do that.

          Post the email addresses in the BCC area so they don't see who you sent the emails to.

          Instead of "Hi All" simply say "Hello" or "To whome it may concern"

          Simple enough.

          •  THE most important advertisers ... (0+ / 0-)

            are the one's that have personal endorsement deals -- the one's where Beck (or whomever) are actually the voices on the commercials/bumpers/promotions ...

            distinguishing which ads are just airtime buys through the radio stations is kind of a spatter shot approach (imo) ... IF You want to target Beck's specific advertisers -- target the one's that use HIM  specifically to promote their product ... this would be a narrower and more focused approach and campaign, and one which i have personally used ... i contact advertisers that use the likes of Beck and Rush and explain to them that i will NEVER use their product as long as they are using these people to promote their product

            "I want to keep them alive long enough that I can win them to Christ," - Rick Warren, Professional Greed Driven Scumbag

            by josephk on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 10:11:53 AM PDT

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        •  As a better example, here was my mass email... (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          murasaki

          (By better, I mean more subtle about being a mass email)...

          Hello Sir/Maam,

          As a long time patron, I regretabbly can no longer do business with your corporation.

          It has come to my attention that you tacitly endorse hate speech by advertizing during the Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity hours of the Fox News Network.

          Here are direct unedited quotes of the language used by these hosts very recently...

          "The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. Because it’s going to take a grassroots, bottom-up pressure, because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. Only — it’s an absurd situation. Again, only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary."

          "The President has exposed himself as a guy ... over and over and over again ... who has a deep-seated hatred for white people ... or the white culture... This man is a racist."

          To further add to this, both Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck repeatedly claimed that Obama is a fascist, has terrorist associates that he pals around with, compared him to both Hitler and Marx, and compared his policies to fascism.  I find the characterization of our president in such terms as intolerable.

          It is extremely offensive to me, and while these hosts and their guests have the full freedom to use such language to describe our president, that your corporation would endorse such language and viewpoints by advertising during these programs is appaling.

          As a person of color, I am also deeply offended to learn that these hosts and guests repeatedly and regularly call our president a racist.

          As you advertise during these programs, I can't help but believe that you approve of our president being characterized in such extreme terms. If this is indeed the case, I simply cannot on principle ever support your business with my patronage.

          If such statements do not characterize your views, I kindly urge you to please  halt advertizing on these two particular programs on the Fox News Network. If you wish to advertize on Fox News in general, that is fine, but please just remove all of your advertising from these two particular shows on the Fox News Channel, or you will permanently lose me as a patron.

          Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

          •  I think mine might be more effective: (2+ / 0-)
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            thatwhichisgood, DontTaseMeBro

            To whom it may concern:

            In one week, I plan to purchase a new iMac, Final Cut Studio, and a new iPod Touch. This is roughly $3000 worth of merchandise. I have been planning this purchase for some time. However, my conscience precludes me from doing business with any company that advertises on Glenn Beck's show, Forty-Two Minutes of Hate.

            (insert list of Beck quotes that I'm still compiling)

            If Apple is still advertising on Beck's show next week, well, I hear that Dell makes some great computers, and I've heard great things about the Zune.

            Sincerely,
            Ash McGonigal

            "I set up a stage, put up a few banners, stuck a podium up there, and started shouting 'Yes we can.' Next thing you know there's 150,000 people here." -Joe

            by Geiiga on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 11:05:48 AM PDT

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            •  Got this response from ADT (1+ / 0-)
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              MaikeH

              ADT's television advertising is spread across a variety of TV networks and is not purchased to appear during any specific, designated show or time slot, but rather it is aired throughout the day on a variety of TV networks and programs depending upon the available space on the individual stations. As a result, there are times when an ADT TV commercial may run during a program such as the one you mentioned, but it is in no way a reflection of a shared opinion by ADT nor does it represent an endorsement by ADT of any views communicated on the TV program.  

              We are very sorry to have offended you in any way and we appreciate you sharing the content that was broadcast on this TV show.  We value your opinion and will convey this information to our TV buyers and make a note of your concern. Thank you for taking the time to inform us of this situation.

              So keep the pressure on.

              "The red is going out. It's getting more bluer."

              by ivorybill on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 12:34:00 PM PDT

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              •  I got the same response (2+ / 0-)
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                ivorybill, wikoogle

                I wrote back saying that they WERE responsible for where their ads were placed, and if they didn't want to support Glen Beck then the only solution was to send none of their advertising dollars to Fox at all.

                explain how letting gays marry will directly affect your own heterosexual relationship?

                by bluestatesam on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 03:16:29 PM PDT

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            •  I think that no money should go to FOX! Period! (0+ / 0-)

              Just moving it from one show's time slot to another still brings in revenue to Fox, maybe a little less, but still revenue.  It's time to cut them off altogether.  

              I hit P&G, Lawyers.com, and Progressive again when I read the HufPo article about Fox shifting the ads to another slot.  They are laughing all the way to the bank.  No advertising on Fox! Period! That's what we should be going for on the emails.

              "The great thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving." Oliver Wendell Holmes

              by AvoMonster on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 02:56:56 PM PDT

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          •  Still like mine better (0+ / 0-)

            Well written, Koogs, but I can't believe any advertiser's grunt is going to bother reading past your first paragraph.

            As for mass email, it could cut either way:  they'll dismiss my message as being mass produced, or they'll take notice cuz I'm targeting all of them.

            Hard to say.  I'm just glad we are all participating in our own unique ways.

            Power to the Kossacks!

        •  I'm copying your text! (0+ / 0-)

          Thanks for posting!  I will not have to meander my own imaginings for a pithy, to-the-point statement!!

          Moderation in everything, especially moderation.

          by CF Perez on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 03:56:04 PM PDT

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      •  Keith or Rachel Were Showing Beck Drinking Wine (1+ / 0-)
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        betson08

        with Pelosi and telling her to drink it - (her poisoned wine)

        I'm Here From The American News Media and Vow to Give You Worthless News

        by hopalong on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 10:50:32 AM PDT

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    •  I get the tactic of going after advertisers (4+ / 0-)

      but if they stop advertising and are replaced by others, who are, in turn replaced by others, what really is the point?

      If people (and I use that term loosely) keep watching, and viewership/ratings remain high, and I'm not suggesting that they will or should, won't advertisers continue to seek out those eyes on their products and continue to pay for slots with their shows?

      While it is effective to stop dollars going to promote the show(s), what is the best way to divert those eyes from these programs, which will, in tandem with an advertising drought, combine to make the whole thing less appealing to viewers and advertisers alike? I can't see FOX canceling these shows if people still want to watch them.

      •  It's about the money (36+ / 0-)

        If Fox has to fill prime time with cheap advertising dollars they'll have to do something about it.

        They'll either tell Beck to tone it back, move him to a late-night slot where nobody will see him, or drop him all together.

        I'm betting the latter. If nobody will advertise on his show FOX has no reason to keep him around.

      •  Well, if the only advertiser left is (6+ / 0-)

        say, McDonald's, for example - then we cut viewership via one corroded artery at a time. If Coke is left standing, we can bet Beck's remaining viewers will eventually go insane from lack of sleep and/or obesity.

        Sure, it's a slow way to win a fight, but it takes commitment to change the world.

        Hmm. Can we legalize cigarette advertising for Fox News only?
        The drones are watching ...

        Obama art I made because, well, he inspires art.

        by Eileen B on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 02:55:54 AM PDT

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      •  then we go after the replacements (1+ / 0-)
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        wikoogle

        That's the point the diarist made: that the list of advertisers is changing, suggesting that the emails and phone calls may be working. So, keep contacting any company that advertises on these shows until the show is forced from the air. That's the goal.

        "They're telling us something we don't understand"
        General Charles de Gaulle, Mai '68

        by subtropolis on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:15:56 AM PDT

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      •  If they lose the big advertisers (2+ / 0-)
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        wikoogle, bsmechanic

        his show loses money, you can bet that the execs will reconsider a show that is not able to attract ad dollars!

        Hard to divert the eyeballs of the 20%ers who are lost, who are racist, who are sad we lost Bush as president.

        In fact, impossible to get them to stop watching.

        I have a relative who is a fan of Rush, he is retired and loves the guy. I can tell you other family members have tried to get him to stop listening to this man, but to no avail.

        I think taking away the money is the only way to go. Unless you know how to unbrainwash millions of people

        Donate at www.afghans4tomorrow.com and help a child learn to read.

        by kimoconnor on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:17:00 AM PDT

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      •  Advertising sales is similar to a Dutch Auction (2+ / 0-)
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        wonmug, karma bum

        Wiki ref

        It works on the principle of the most desirable items selling first, for the highest price.  Then less desirable items sell for lower and lower prices, until (hopefully) all items are sold for whatever buyers are willing to pay.  Each item is put up at asking price, and if there are no takers the price is repeatedly lowered until someone decides to bite.

        In this context, if Fox offers time slots for sale on Beck and Hannity's shows, and those companies who have been paying premium rates for them decline, the seller has to lower the asking price in order to find another buyer.  Each time they go back to the market to sell the slot, the asking price goes lower.

        So, by convincing, say, GM to pull their adds, Fox has to offer the slot at a lower price to get someone like Golden Corral to buy it.  When Golden Corral backs out because of pressure, it will be offered at an even lower price.  Each time the slot is resold the price goes lower.  You can believe the CFO of NewsCorp pays attention to this.  

        And so do advertisers.  If they see Fox giving ground on advertising fees in some slots, it encourages harder bargaining for other slots.  It's serious business, because it can turn into a downward spiral.  This is much more true for smaller media outlets, but the fundamentals apply even to something the size of NewsCorp.

        --And let's not forget, Murdoch has no problem unloading non-performing assets.

        That which doesn't kill me merely postpones the inevitable.

        by EeDan on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 08:39:26 AM PDT

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      •  Let's see if/when they run out of replacements (0+ / 0-)

        These people are digging into their trenches. It's a battle they cannot afford to lose in their self-constructed culture war.

    •  Hmm. (11+ / 0-)

      Well, having spent a few thousand dollars on Apple hardware and software over the years, I think I'd like a word with El Jobso.

      "Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thought on the unthinking." - John Maynard Keynes

      by Drew J Jones on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 04:26:51 AM PDT

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    •  My Letter to Apple (24+ / 0-)

      Dear Sir or Madam,

      As a happy user of Apple products who has spent thousands of dollars on your company's work over the last few years, along with convincing friends and family -- also now all happy Apple users -- of those products' superiority, I was angry to read that Apple has chosen to advertise with the Glenn Beck program on Fox News, whose increasingly violent rhetoric is spurring dangerous behavior among Republican activists in the current debate Congress is holding over health care.  Threats to the lives of congressmen, members of the Service Employees International Union (doubly offensive as we are a union household and given the history of violence against unions in this country), and even members of the public without strong feelings simply seeking to attend townhall discussions to learn about and question various proposals, are now being widely reported throughout the press, with the common thread being the online forums of Mr Beck's 9/12 project and those users Twitter accounts.

      Quite honestly, companies who support this behavior with advertising revenues will no longer receive my business.  I would rather use other PC brands, other smartphones and other media center device than see my consumer spending go towards rewarding a television personality inciting violence against my fellow citizens.

      Please remedy this.

      Sincerely,

      I know you said it might not be their fault, but it can't hurt to call it to their attention in that case.

      "Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thought on the unthinking." - John Maynard Keynes

      by Drew J Jones on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 05:21:24 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  And... (9+ / 0-)

        ...a slightly modified version to AT&T:

        Dear Ms Bean,

        As a happy AT&T/iPhone customer, I was angry to read that AT&T has chosen to advertise with Fox News, the network currently carrying the Glenn Beck program.  While I have no issue with a company advertising on Fox, its host's behavior of late has made this letter a necessity.  The host's increasingly violent rhetoric is spurring dangerous behavior among Republican activists in the current debate Congress is holding over health care.  Threats to the lives of congressmen, members of the Service Employees International Union (doubly offensive as we are a union household and given the history of violence against unions in this country), and even members of the public without strong feelings simply seeking to attend townhall discussions to learn about and question various proposals, are now being widely reported throughout the press, with the common thread being the online forums of Mr Beck's 9/12 project and those users' Twitter accounts.

        It was my intention to upgrade my iPhone in the near-future and extend my contract with you, but I will not do so as long as AT&T puts its advertising budget into a company producing this kind of despicable programming.  Quite honestly, companies who support this behavior with advertising revenues will no longer receive my business.  I do not ask that AT&T take a position on any actual policy proposal being discussed.  Rather I merely insist that AT&T not support dangerous activity.  I will, without hesitation, move to a new carrier and a new smartphone should this continue.  It is unacceptable that the money I pay AT&T each month go to rewarding a television personality who incites violence against my fellow citizens.

        Please remedy this.

        Sincerely,

        "Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thought on the unthinking." - John Maynard Keynes

        by Drew J Jones on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 05:44:12 AM PDT

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        •  An observation (4+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
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          Your letters are very nice and communicate much of your frustration with these advertisers, but I think they are too long and provide more info than necessary.  I think you would make as big and maybe bigger impact if you state right up front your disapproval of their ad dollars going to Beck on Fox.  You might consider a short paragraph stating your demand, followed by the rest of the background.  You need to consider the people receiving these letters.  There is a media staff that open letters and categorize them for others to read.  If you put the point in the middle or at the end, the initial reader may not get far enough to get the point.  Your Apple letter almost makes the point that you are an Apple fan and might get put in the fan pile.  I do like your letters and I believe they can have an impact, you just need to be sure they get to the people that make the decisions.

          "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength", George Orwell, "1984" -7.63 -5.95

          by dangoch on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 06:45:17 AM PDT

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      •  You are being too kind -- (0+ / 0-)

        it is their fault; they should charge their media buyers with monitoring their ad placements, and I am sure they do.

    •  Just put this on my hot list, so I can (9+ / 0-)

      refer to it.  Damn, this is fine work, wikoogle.  The only thing these loonies understand is being hit in the pocketbook.

      "And God separated the light from the dark, and did two loads of laundry"

      by Fiddlegirl on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 05:40:22 AM PDT

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    •  From my comment below (0+ / 0-)

      wanted to make sure you see:

      Per Rapid Wash contact:

      Hello,

      I don’t know where you got your information but I do not advertise on Fox or TV or Radio. I would appreciate you removing me from your list as well as investigating claims such as these before you commit to representing them as your own beliefs. Have a great day and thank you for your concern.

      John Richard
      General Manager
      Rapid Wash

      "You are more than the sum of what you consume, desire is not an occupation" KMFDM - Dogma

      by Chaoslillith on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 09:06:05 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Rapid Wash (0+ / 0-)

      I received a note from John Richard at Rapid Wash (John.Richard@rapidwash.net) stating they never advertise on FOX; and requesting whom ever is circulating his business remove him.
      Just wanted to share this.

      Progressives, follow me on Twitter

      by Texas Cowboy on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 09:09:49 AM PDT

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      •  Yes Rapid Wash was a mistake (0+ / 0-)

        It's covered below.

        There's multiple companies with the name Rapid Wash. We obtained the contact information for the wrong Rapid Wash company.

        The list and info has since been edited and corrected.

    •  question: pray tell what is "the white culture" (0+ / 0-)

      someone tell me please

    •  Excellent work - A quick note on the use of BCC's (0+ / 0-)

      Contrary to what is being written here and elsewhere, using the BCC field is the fastest way to let people know that they ARE the end recipient of a bulk mailing.

      What shows in the TO field on a BCC mailing is generally "To: undisclosed-recipients:; " - This is a dead giveaway.  IF it does not say "To: undisclosed-recipients:; ", it will not show the field at all.  Another dead giveaway.

      ANYTIME we, as a company, receive ANY mail that uses BCC, it is automatically filtered into the junk box.  Exceptionally easy to do using the "undisclosed recipients" TO line.

      If you're deadly serious about this, please e-mail one at a time, so that the odds of someone actually at least glancing at it prior to filtering it into FOX oblivion are increased.

      I know it's a lot, but if you're serious, you do what you have to do.  A couple of days of getting bulk mail with no recipients?  ALL the advertisers will filter it, if they haven't already.  Same thing applies to sending and resending the same text/paragraphs in e-mail.  It WILL be filtered.

      Just offering it for discussion... :)

      Cheers!

      SophK

      Some men weave their sophistry till their own reason is entangled. ~Samuel Johnson

      by sophistry makes me tired on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 04:13:10 PM PDT

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    •  Mail and Email is far more effective than petitio (16+ / 0-)

      All these corporations have a website, and they have a contact us link specifically categorized for press contacts or media relations.

      If enough people email that address, odds are high that the company will take note, and quitely request that Fox stop airing their ads during Glenn Beck's and Sean Hannity's programs.

      I am about to be very busy with exams over the next two weeks. But anyone who has the time should complile a list of these email addresses for Beck and Hannity's sponsors and post a diary with them.

      •  Not just those addresses (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
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        But the addresses of all the senior execs of the companies.  Stuff that actually hits their morning coffee will affect them more.

        Best Wishes, Demena Left/Right: -8.38; Libertarian/Authoritarian: -6.36

        by Demena on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 02:42:25 AM PDT

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      •  I think this is great, but (3+ / 0-)
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        you should also go after Beck's radio show as well.  Clear Channel is on the ropes.  If they lose advertizers, they may go down.  I don't know if there is any common advertizers, but the arguments are equally good for radio as for Faux Noise. I'm not thrilled about listening to Beck, but if we can affect Clear Channel as well, it would be well worth it.

        "War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength", George Orwell, "1984" -7.63 -5.95

        by dangoch on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 06:50:11 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  In good time... (0+ / 0-)

          TV is an easier target.

          Because Fox News is network and not syndication, all there ads are national. And also they get much bigger profile companies.

          It's easy to get a list of all the big profile companies advertizing on Hannity and Beck's shows and convince them to pull their ads, than to go after small time local advertizers on the radio in each individual market that airs Beck, Levin, Limbaugh and Hannity.

          I think that should be our next target, but I think this is a great first step.

      •  May you do as well w/ studying (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
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        and exams as you do with this list, Wikoogle - you deserve a row of A's. Good luck!

  •  Can you provide a list of the companies who (20+ / 0-)

    advertise still? So we know who to put pressure on. This could be a weekly series diary!

    Thanks for the info.

    "Everybody does better, when everybody does better" - Paul Wellstone 1997

    by yuriwho on Fri Aug 07, 2009 at 11:48:51 PM PDT

    •  Here is a complete list of advertizers from Today (23+ / 0-)

      This is a list of every advertizer from today's 5PM airing of the Glenn Beck show.

      If you notice, many of these advertisements (for gold, rapid wash dog wash kit and such) are the advertizements that air during the 1am-5am slots of the Fox News networks. These are companies that usually can't afford the higher prices for the 5pm slots.

      Fox News is getting so desperate for ads to air during Beck's show that they are moving up ads originally purchased for much cheaper time slots.

      And I note a very similar pattern happening to Hannity.

      Super8 motels (super8.com)
      Red Lobster
      Ditech (ditech.com)
      Sargento Cheese
      United States Postal Service!!
      AARP Insurance
      United Healthcare Insurance Company
      Ally Bank (allybank.com)
      Conservatives for Patients Rights (cprrights.org)
      Mens Warehouse
      Wallstreet Journal
      Accu Chek Aviva
      Avodart
      Brita Filter
      Radio Shack
      Mercedes-Benz
      Pepboys
      Nexium
      Healthy Choice
      Golden Corral
      ADT Security
      HSBC Life Insurance
      Weitz&Luxemburg
      Metastock
      Superior Gold Group
      60Plus.org
      Apple
      Forex.com
      Rapid Wash
      Broadbive Security

      All of these corporations have a website, and they have a contact us link specifically categorized for press contacts or media relations.

      If enough people email that address, odds are high that the company will take note, and quitely request that Fox stop airing their ads during Glenn Beck's and Sean Hannity's programs.

      I am about to be very busy with exams over the next two weeks. But anyone who has the time should compile a list of these email addresses for Beck and Hannity's sponsors and post a diary with them

      •  Today's advertiser contact info - HERE (24+ / 0-)

        Here's an easy to go to reference of contact info for today's advertiser list. There are emails where I could find them. Media contacts where I could find them. I got as close to corporate as possible where I could find it.

        Good Luck on your exams wikoogle!

        Super 8 Motels (Wyndham property
        Sandra Kelder
        Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
        Wyndham Worldwide
        22 Sylvan Way
        Parsippany, NJ 07054
        (973) 753-8142
        Sandra.Kelder@wyndhamworldwide.com

        Red Lobster (Corporate Address)
        5900 Lake Ellenor Drive
        Orlando, FL 32809
        (407) 245-4000

        Ditech (Networks Headquarters)
        825 East Middlefield Rd.
        Mountain View, CA 94043
        1-800-234-0884 (Toll Free - USA and Canada)
        1-650-623-1300 (Direct)
        1-650-564-9599 (Fax)

        Sargento (Corporate Offices
        & Manufacturing)
        One Persnickety Place
        Plymouth, WI
        53073
        (920) 893-8484
        (800) 558-5802
        FAX (920) 893-8399
        (1-800-243-3737)

        USPS (Marketing & Development)
        Tom Kempt
        kempt@hq.usps.org
        P.O. Box 30423
        Raleigh, NC 27622
        888-367-8777 (888 FOR USPS)
        Fax 888-304-0813

        AARP
        601 E Street N.W.
        Washington, DC 20049
        1-888-OUR-AARP
        (1-888-687-2277)

        United Healthcare Insurance Company
        (National Media Contact)
        Daryl Richard
        Ph. (860) 702-5795
        daryl_richard@uhc.com

        Ally Bank
        For News Media inquiries,
        contact us at 1-313-656-6970
        or 1-917-369-2364

        (I had to shower after going to this site)
        Conservatives for Patients' Rights
        700 12th Street, NW, Suite 700
        Washington, DC 20005
        877–330–4CPR
        Press Info
        For Media Inquiries, contact:
        Brian Burgess
        703-683-5004

        Men's Wearhouse (Store Customer Relations)
        1-800-851-6744
        Fax us at: 281-776-7038

        Wall Street Journal (headquarters)
        200 Liberty St.
        New York, NY 10281
        Phone: 212-416-2000

        Accu Chek Aviva (Roche Diagnostics)
        CONTACT: Lori LeRoy
        1-317-521-7159,
        or 1-317-690-9288,
        lori.leroy@roche.com

        Avodart (Glaxo Smith Kline)
        GSK Response Center at 1-888-825-5249

        Brita Filter
        U.S. Headquarters
        Brita LP
        1221 Broadway
        Oakland, CA 94612

        Radio Shack (Media Relations)
        Riverfront Campus
        Mail Stop #CF7-130
        300 RadioShack Circle
        Fort Worth, TX 76102-1964
        Phone: (817) 415-3300
        Fax: (817) 415-2585
        E-mail: media.relations@RadioShack.com

        Mercedes-Benz (corporate office)
        650 TOWN CENTER DR
        COSTA MESA, CA  92626

        Pep Boys (Corporate Office)
        3111 W. Allegheny Ave.
        Philadelphia, Pa., 19132
        (215) 430-9095
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
        Nexium (AstraZeneca)
        US Corporate Headquarters  
        AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
        1800 Concord Pike
        P.O. Box 15437
        Wilmington, DE 19850-5437
        Phone: 1-302-886-3000
        Phone: 1-800-456-3669

        Healthy Choice (Conagra Foods)
        Corporate Headquarters
        402-240-4000
        ConAgra Foods Inc.
        One ConAgra Drive

        Golden Corral (Corporate Headquarters)
        (919)781-9310
        5151 Glenwood Ave
        Raleigh, NC 27612
        Omaha, NE 68102-5001

        ADT Security Services, Inc. (Tyco)
        Ann Lindstrom
        561-988-3258
        alindstrom@adt.com

        HSBC Life Insurance
        Public Affairs:
        New York, 212-525-3800
        HSBC Bank USA,
        Wilmington, Delaware
        HSBC USA Inc.
        New York, New York

        Weitz & Luxemburg
        700 Broadway
        New York, NY 10003
        Phone: (212) 558-5500
        Fax: (212) 344-5461

        Metastock
        1740 S 300 West #10
        Clearfield, UT, 84015-3575
        Fax: 801-705-3150
        Toll Free: 1-877-386-3763
        Direct: 1-780-430-6240
        info@metastock.ca

        Superior Gold Group,
        Larrin Devereaux, General Manager  
        1-818-264-0133,
        info@gold101.com

        60 Plus
        515 King Street
        Suite 315
        Alexandria, Virginia 22314
        (703) 807-2070
        (703) 807-2073 fax
        info@60plus.org

        Apple (Public Relations)
        (408) 974-2042

        Forex.com (Corporate Headquarters)
        GAIN Capital Group
        550 Hills Drive
        Bedminster, NJ 07921-1539
        (contact#, not headquarters) 1.877.367.3946

        Rapid Wash (corporate)
        716 Thomson Park Drive.,
        Cranberry Twp., PA 16066
        General Manger: John.Richard@rapidwash.net

        Broadbive Security
        nothing for a Co. by this name
        Maybe Broadview?

        World News/2059...Barack Obama day, a presidency that transformed the world in ways that no one could have seen at the time...

        by New Earth on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 02:12:13 AM PDT

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      •  Don't bother with (14+ / 0-)

        the WSJ  owned by Murdoch - cannibalization is good.

        Conservatives for Patients Rights - lobbyists, further cannibalization.  Yay!

        Go after Apple, if you do only one.  Theirs is a youth market and they have big advert dollars.

        Go after Healthy Choice.  Because their choice of advert dollar allocation is very bad for their health.  it is Progressives who buy healthy things, not wingnuts.

        Go after Super8, Red Lobster and Sargento cheese.

        Go after USPS!  Gawd.

        Go after AARP!  They are advocates for health care reform!  They should be incensed that they are being used to promote Beck.

        There are a few more to go after, but most of the rest are low-paying advertisers.

        The full list is great, but someone can prioritize better than I - of that I'm quite sure.  That full list is daunting.  Give us the top four for those willing to do that, the second top 4 etc.

        •  I thought HC was from Campbell's soups ... (3+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          Gustogirl, Losty, bamabikeguy

          I guess not, given this.  You are right.  They are a good target.  Also, AARP as they are very sensitive to boycotts.

          We're all a little bit dysfunctional, in a perfect world.

          by alliedoc on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 03:21:28 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

        •  Ack! What's a good alternative to Healthy Choice? (0+ / 0-)

          I buy a lot of TV dinners. I'm not a very good shopper. What's the best replacement, smart shoppers?

          Question authority and the authorities will question you.
          ALL of America is a free speech zone once again!

          by armadillo on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 09:01:29 AM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  Alternative to Healthy Choice (0+ / 0-)

            Primary meal if not vegetarian...

            Hardy veggie salads (casserole or soup in minutes)
            > Cut and zip lock bag 2x a week equal parts some or all... - green cabbage - cauliflower - carrots - broccoli

            > Add fresh cut yummies like... - tomato - cukes - mushrooms - apples

            Have on hand a good salad dressing, chicken broth, rice... easy to convert into healthy food quick.

            > We cook and freeze chicken breast (bought on sale of course.
            > A meat thermometer changed my life... seriously. What a difference not over cooking makes.

            Bon Appetit!

            http://blog.thatwhichisgood.com http://www.thatwhichisgood.com

            by thatwhichisgood on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 09:41:47 AM PDT

            [ Parent ]

            •  Agh (0+ / 0-)

              I think I'd rather have some boiled Fort Worth Bus Seat than that. I'd be hungry again in 10 minutes. But thanks and no offense.

              I was really looking for some other brand of TV dinner. I don't cook, I just eat.

              Question authority and the authorities will question you.
              ALL of America is a free speech zone once again!

              by armadillo on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 01:24:12 PM PDT

              [ Parent ]

              •  armadillo: frozen dinner alternatives abound (0+ / 0-)

                Now, the last time I sat in a Fort Worth bus I was still in my teens (headed home from Barksdale via the 'Hound, the local bus and Southwest at Love Field), but I bet they haven't improved the seat recipe much.

                Alternatives you might like:

                Veggie-heavy diet? Green Giant and similar "just for one" and "steamfresh" frozen goodies.

                Not-so-veggie-heavy? I'm a fan of the Budget Gourmet. Made a lot of $3 lunches at work that way without having to do PBJs while working for the Texas Department of Health.

                Besides, that new "old Christine" ad for Healthy Choice just convinces me everything about that product is a total fake.

                Texas: Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Lady Bird & LBJ, Ann Richards, Sam Rayburn, Dan Rather, Ike, Sully Sullenberger, Lloyd Bentsen. It's No Bush League!

                by BlackSheep1 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 08:20:09 PM PDT

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        •  AARP is basically an Insurance Company itself now (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          Gustogirl

          and while its medicare supplement is good, it's one of the priciest on the market.

          Texas: Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Lady Bird & LBJ, Ann Richards, Sam Rayburn, Dan Rather, Ike, Sully Sullenberger, Lloyd Bentsen. It's No Bush League!

          by BlackSheep1 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 08:13:38 PM PDT

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      •  gee... (0+ / 0-)

        makes me realize how many ads show up in any one hour program - I know that's not the point of this diary.
        US Postal Service!  Egads......

    •  Even better, (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      mattman

      there should be some sort of coordination between different topics wrt to whom we do our business with- iirc, Intel has some sort of operation in the Occupied West Bank and they should be targeted either directly or through Apple or other computer manufacturers who use these chips in their machines.  

      This is just one instance, there are of course the boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel, and, eventually, it would be nice if we knew of all the best places to spend our money, environmentally responsible/certifiable companies, etc.  

      Listen to Noam Chomsky's Necessary Illusions. (mp3!)

      by borkitekt on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 12:33:49 AM PDT

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  •  Icould not tolerate watching either of those .... (17+ / 0-)

    shows! But the idea of listing their actual sponsors is a good one!

  •  How about a weekly list of sponsors to contact? (11+ / 0-)

    Thanks for the diary.p

    •  we should all add to this (1+ / 0-)
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      www.tapestryofbronze.com and www.haikudiary.com

      by chloris creator on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 12:04:05 AM PDT

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    •  A weekly list is a great idea... (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
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      As I said, I'm going to be extremely busy for the next two weeks.

      But if someone else with dvr could add to my above list, include the advertisers on Hannity's show as well, and perhaps get a list of their press contact or media relations email addresses from the corporate websites, a few hundred emails from DKOs members should be enough to get these companies to quitely tell Fox News not to air their ads during Hannity or Beck's shows.

  •  Holy cow! If they've lost Lunesta ... (28+ / 0-)

    they've lost the prime demographic!

    Ignorance isn't exactly bliss but some things are better known when they are unknown to start with and pieced together on the way. - WineRev

    by Clem Yeobright on Fri Aug 07, 2009 at 11:54:09 PM PDT

  •  Yes I had the hardest time finding an ACTUAL... (5+ / 0-)

    list of advertisers in the Color of Change link. Keep compiling and posting.

    Time lost is always a disadvantage that is bound in some way to weaken him who loses it. -Clausewitz

    by Malachite on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 12:02:54 AM PDT

  •  Thanks for your hard work! (8+ / 0-)

    But please spell the word as "advertiser" not "advertizer" ...

    www.tapestryofbronze.com and www.haikudiary.com

    by chloris creator on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 12:03:46 AM PDT

  •  I'd like to help but (4+ / 0-)

    I would never want to admit "in writing" that I ever watched Fox News.

    •  I DON'T watch Faux Noise (3+ / 0-)

      (heh, since the TV changed to digital, I don't watch anything) but it's still a great idea to target the advertisers.  Hit Faux in the wallet, not in the face, LOL.

      GOP: Turning the U.S. into a banana republic since 1980

      by Youffraita on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 12:35:23 AM PDT

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    •  It's definitely worth doing (4+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
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      Hitting their advertisers has absolutely the desired effect -- Murdoch is now planning to charge for access to his websites specifically because his advertisers are abandoning him.    

      The billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch suffered the indignity of seeing his global empire make a huge financial loss yesterday and promptly pledged to shake up the newspaper industry by introducing charges for access to all his news websites, including the Times, the Sun and the News of the World, by next summer.

      Stung by a collapse in advertising revenue as the recession shredded Fleet Street's traditional business model, Murdoch declared that the era of a free-for-all in online news was over.

      Quote from:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/...
      Of course he blames the economy for the desertion of his advertisers.  That's ok.  I'll be thrilled when faux noise networks don't come as part of every basic cable package.

      "You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here." Max Ehrmann

      by middleagedhousewife on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 05:46:01 AM PDT

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    •  We will forgive you, it is for the cause! nt (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      subtropolis, Ann T Bush

      Help! I need a good sig line!

      by Captain Marty on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 06:23:53 AM PDT

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    •  You don't have to. Just put "it has come to (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      subtropolis

      my attention ...".  In fact, if they get some of the emails who aren't in the Fox demographic who are aware it might scare them even more.  For example, Apple who always advertises on Comedy Central, an entirely different demographic (and one which buys a lot of Apple products).  If they start getting letters from people who hear it "word of mouth" that Apple is sponsoring Glenn Beck they might worry it will damage their brand with the "Obama" generation.

      There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why... I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? - Robert Kennedy

      by choochmac on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 06:38:16 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  I don't watch any tv (0+ / 0-)

      But i do occasionally give my money to some of these companies. But i might not ever again.

      "They're telling us something we don't understand"
      General Charles de Gaulle, Mai '68

      by subtropolis on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:08:56 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Great idea! (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    betson08, wikoogle, bamabikeguy

    Yes, let's kick them in the pocketbook! It's the only place the Fox Network has any nerve endings.

    •  Anybody know why KOS doesn't allow Picasa-Google (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      betson08

      on the "image hosting list"?  

      Sure would be great if they added it, so a bunch of us could drop Photobucket easier.

      The approved domains are: imageshack.us, photobucket.com, flickr.com, smugmug.com, allyoucanupload.com, yearlykosconvention.org, picturetrail.com, me.com, webshots.com, editgrid.com, coinkitty.net, actblue.com, secure.actblue.com, narcosphere.narconews.com, tinypic.com, ^http://images2.dailykos.com, ^http://images.dailykos.com, skitch.com.

      "Americans learn only from catastrophe and not from experience." Teddy Roosevelt

      by bamabikeguy on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 03:26:15 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I just sent an email to Apple, (13+ / 0-)

    and I believe you may be onto something.  I hope their intention was not to support a mad man like Beck.  BTW, your links aren't working very well.  The petition link doesn't work at all.

    "Politics is not left, right or center ... It's about improving people's lives." -Paul Wellstone

    by maggiejean on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 12:23:22 AM PDT

  •  uh-oh, maybe. i wrote to GM, Cambells, and P&G... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    betson08, Ann T Bush

    as i was under the impression they were sponsors, too. did i goof?

  •  Boycott the whole damned channel (17+ / 0-)

    and throw in Rush/Savage and Lou Dobbs while you are at it.

    BoycottFox.com is a good site.

    Fuck em, I hope they rot.

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    Thanks for the diary. Happily rec'd. It gives me hope.

    Cheers

    The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?' - 1984

    by MinistryOfTruth on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 12:29:21 AM PDT

    •  You're wrong though. That's not effective. (13+ / 0-)

      Fox News doesn't care if liberals don't watch their channel.

      They do care if all their advertizers start pulling their advertizing dollars.

      Ads are how Fox makes money.

      Compile DKOs a list of the press contacts/media relations email addresses for companies advertizing on the inflammatory hate filled offensive shows on Fox (Hannity, Beck, maybe O'Reilly) and we will put pressure on the companies to stop spending their ad dollars to encourage hate speech.

      Fox loses money, and they just might have to pull those shows, or atleast tone down the hate speech.

      •  I meant ignoring Fox is not effective, I didn't (9+ / 0-)

        mean that the boycottfox site is ineffective.

        Ignoring Fox doesn't seem to work. Plenty of loonies watch the channel and now are following Fox's marching orders to not let any discussions take place during townhall meetings. Fox spreads lies about healthcare that are spreading thru the loony base.

        The time for ignoring Fox has long passed.

        Now we need to target their pocket book. We need to start by targeting the advertizers on their most hateful vile shows.

        I'm just ecstatic that the boycott already seems to be having an impact. We need to keep it up.

        •  Brita is owned and operated by The Clorox Company (0+ / 0-)

          (which is why there is so little information about who Brita is on their web site).

          Here are Clorox's additional contact points --

          Phone: 510-271-7000
          Fax: 510-832-1463

          Also, in Clorox's code of conduct, there is specific language about discrimination and harassment.  While these pertain to workplace conduct, supporting Glenn Beck's content certainly violates the spirit of their conduct code.

          Workplace Behavior

          The Company is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. The Company, and its employees, directors, vendors, suppliers and customers, are responsible for maintaining a work environment consistent with this policy. Discrimination against any group or individual on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, religion, age, physical or mental disability, ancestry or veteran status is prohibited. Likewise, harassment of an individual in the workplace for any reason, including race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status, religion, age, physical or mental disability, ancestry or veteran status is prohibited. Harassing an employee off Company premises is also prohibited.

          The Company will not tolerate retaliation against anyone who rejects sexual advances, makes a report of harassment or provides information or assistance in the investigation of such a report. More detailed information regarding the Company’s standards of conduct are contained in the Company’s Anti-Harassment policy.

          Here is contact information for their legal team.

          Raising Questions and Reporting Misconduct

             Asking for Help
             Unless a particular provision of this Code directs otherwise, employees who have questions about this Code or who are in doubt about the best course of action in a particular situation should contact supervisory personnel, or a lawyer in the Legal Services Department at: (510) 271-7000 or kim.rivera@clorox.com.   Directors and executive officers should contact the General Counsel at:

             General Counsel
             The Clorox Company
             1221 Broadway
             Oakland , CA 94612-1888
             (510) 271-7000
             laura.stein@clorox.com

             Reporting Procedures

             Anyone who becomes aware of any actual or potential misconduct, including illegal activities or any violation of this Code, is required immediately to report the conduct. This reporting is not only encouraged by the Company, it is required. The Company will not retaliate against anyone who makes a report in good faith and will not tolerate retaliation by any other person against someone who makes a report in good faith.

             Actual or potential misconduct can be reported by phone, Web, email or regular mail using the Clorox Compliance Hotline. Reports can be made anonymously and confidentially, although individuals are encouraged to provide their names to facilitate investigation and follow-up. The phone number(s), Web site, e-mail address and mailing address of the Clorox Compliance Hotline can be found on CloroxWeb or from your manager.

             In addition, employees may report actual or potential misconduct to supervisory personnel, or to an attorney in the Legal Services Department or the General Counsel, at:

             Legal Services Department
             (510) 271-7000
             kim.rivera@clorox.com
             Or
             General Counsel
             The Clorox Company
             1221 Broadway
             Oakland , CA 94612-1888
             (510) 271-7000
             laura.stein@clorox.com

          •  Wikoogle, this is precisely how to organize (0+ / 0-)

            a media boycott.  It's a terrific lesson in economic literacy to divorce brands from owning company identities, and sending complaints up the proper flagpole.

            Great work.  There's a second step that involves best organizing this site to make contacts.  Creating a "sign-up sheet" is a little tricky in this format.  What about in the next diary going into the "poll" function of the diary and listing each company supporting Beck, asking people to pick two or three companies to contact, and having them say they did so in comments?  Just off the top of my head....

            •  Great research Mogolori, (2+ / 0-)
              Recommended by:
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              And the poll suggestion is fantastic as well.

              Like I said, I will be off the site for two weeks minimum the second I work up the willpower to leave this diary.

              But someone will need to post an updated list of advertisers next week or so.

              Perhaps you could do that with help from others, and implement the poll idea into that diary.

              That would work really well I think.

    •  Advice please MOT (0+ / 0-)

      sent you an email.

      Not to throw shoes is the crime. Not to be outraged is the crime.

      by the girl on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 10:11:19 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Two of those advertisers I will be petitioning, (11+ / 0-)

    the first one,

    Healthy Choice

    I have no idea who they are right but it's kind of ironic they would advertise on his entirely unhealthy show.

    And

    Brita Filter

    I use Brita filters... to filter garbage out of the city water.    Not exactly in the spirit of Glenn's show.

    Brothers and sisters, the name of the game is power. If you ain't playing for power you're in the wrong place.

    by soros on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 12:29:50 AM PDT

  •  Great work, wikoogle (9+ / 0-)

    I'll be using your list first thing in the morning. This is just the sort of ground work that helps people get going. I want to be sure your effort pays off, and will link to your diary on Facebook, too!

    •  If you can post a new diary tom morning... (4+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
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      with a list of the press relations/media contacts email addresses for these companies and those companies advertising on Hannity's show, from these companies websites, I promise you at least a few hundred email addresses will go out to all those companies requesting them to start using their ad dollars to support hate speech.

      •  Thank you so much for your support. (4+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
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        It's greatly appreciated.

        This is an important and worthwhile cause.

        Fox News was bad enough before, but now that it's destroying healthcare, spreading hate speech about our president, and contributing to the murders of people like Dr. Tiller, they need to be to start feeling it in their pocketbooks.

  •  I contacted Walgreen's (corporate) via email... (9+ / 0-)

    there's a store one block from my house.  Hopefully they will respond promptly.

    •  I think Walgreens may be safe for now.. (5+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      mattman, medaka, betson08, Matt Z, Loose Fur

      That first list was compiled 10 days ago, when the boycott first started.

      But it seems like all the companies listed in that first list stopped advertizing during Beck's show.

      Unless you see any ads by Walgreens on recent airings of either Beck or Hannity, it seems that they already pulled their ad dollars and there is no need to boycott them any further.

      The second list of companies is the list that we should be targeting.

  •  Great diary! (5+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    mattman, medaka, betson08, skyfox, Loose Fur

    I like to know what I'm talking about before I speak-President Barack Obama schools Ed Henry

    by lpeggy on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 12:50:39 AM PDT

  •  When you call or write (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    mattman, Paulie200, medaka, Loose Fur

    Ask them how their business would be affected by large amounts of violence and civil unrest.

  •  What about show shifting (7+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    defluxion10, Ice Blue, jj24, Matt Z, wikoogle, Losty, DRo

    Fox doesn't care if Beck advertisers don't advertise if they just request to change shows. A Fox spokesperson already confirmed this- although with anything it needs independent verification. \

    Be sure they aren't shifting shows . As long the ad dollars keep coming in, Fox could give a whoop. The commitment means, drop all ads from Fox network until Glenn Beck regains his sanity or is dropped completely. By advertising on the network after a boycott was threatened all they have done a reach-around on us.

    In short the dollars stay the same . No meaning to Fox. They are laughing.

    Bottom? What Bottom?.

    by Dburn on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 01:12:31 AM PDT

    •  You have a great point. (10+ / 0-)

      I do think that the newer crop of advertizers are moved up to Glenn Beck's show from the 1AM-5AM slots.

      So they are generating significantly less revenue for Fox.

      But I'm basing this on ancedotal evidence only (I used to mostly see those ads only during the 1AM-5AM slots, and never during primetime before), so it could be wishful thinking.

      Also, of course Fox would claim that the boycott has no impact on them. They would say anything to let us think that the boycott isn't having an effect.

      I frankly think that the mere fact they're commenting on it is proof that they're terrified and it's already effecting their ad revenue.

    •  Fox do care, as do the advertisers (5+ / 0-)
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      Beck is on at prime time, when most people watch TV. Advertisers are just not going to pay the same amount of money for a mid-day or late-night show with a fraction of the potential audience of a prime-time show. The dollars won't stay the same.

      There's 4 or 5 hours when a TV network makes the bulk of their advertising income, they can't afford to effectively lose 1 or 2 hours out of that.

      The FOX is a common carrier of rabies, a virus that leaves its victims foaming at the mouth and causes paranoia and hallucinations.

      by Calouste on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 02:18:44 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Sure they would care (0+ / 0-)

        But look at their line up. They have four shows after Becks that have equal or greater ratings in the key demo of 25-54. They shift their top avertisisers into those shows and then bump off a few of the low revenue ones with a promise of a make up.

        In order for this to have a lasting affect, you have to get them to commit to drop the network until it stops.

        The easiest question to answer is to stop advertising on a show. The hardest one is to stop advertising on the network itself.  Right now they are blowing everyone away from 5:00 pm onward in every demo. The advertisers want to be where the viewers are.

        Bottom? What Bottom?.

        by Dburn on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 04:05:23 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  Displacement (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
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          The thing is, if they move somebody off Beck and onto one of those other shows, they're going to have to move some other ad off that other show.

          This can and will get Beck off the air if we can sustain it long enough.

          •  That won't happen (0+ / 0-)

            I'm not being dismissive. It's just the reality. The only way Beck os off the Air is if something trul;y horrendus happens like one of Beck's followers is listening to a Beck Podcast as he mows down innocent people. That is far more likely than a advertsiser boycott.

            By the numbers: News Corp would have been a news Corpse if it weren't for Ailes and Fox news. They know it. They know Murdoch knows it. They will not give into pressure from the left in fact, my guess is he will ratchet it up. He will show up on the other shows as a "Guest". These guys are GOP heavy. The same people who listen to no one.

            So, given that reality, the only way Ailes will look at it pragmatically is if the advertisers drop the network completely. The reason being is simple, they may bump a lower advertiser off a show to make room for one of the majors, then promises the lower advertiser exposure on a variety of mediums as a make good.

            Ailes will look at the bottom line because the bottom line is what gives him and his people power within that Corp. Murdoch hates O'Reilly, but won't do anything about it. They know it. If revenues drop like a rock then Murdoch has a much bigger say in what stays and what goes in the Fox News Network.

            Have them drop the network, before declaring victory.

            Bottom? What Bottom?.

            by Dburn on Sun Aug 09, 2009 at 09:47:25 AM PDT

            [ Parent ]

  •  I just wrote to apple. (7+ / 0-)

    I'll write again if I receive a response.

    "It's not a f**king game" -John Stewart, TDS 3/12/09

    by skyfox on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 01:13:21 AM PDT

  •  Ally bank is the new name for GMAC (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
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    I think Ally Bank is the new name for GMAC.

    I'm surprised the are advertising on Fox.

  •  Money is apparently the only thing (2+ / 0-)
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    that truly talks to the corporate media hegemony. It's one of our very few levers left. I will write. Thanks for the info.

    Book excerpts: nonlynnear; other writings: mofembot.

    by mofembot on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 01:56:36 AM PDT

  •  And, call the FBI and Secret Service. (5+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    jj24, Loose Fur, dsr2008, marleycat, DRo

    If Beck is advocating the death of members of Congress, he needs to be reported to the FBI and the Secret Service.  If you heard a guy in a bar threatening Congressional members, you'd report the person, right?  

  •  My letter to Apple (25+ / 0-)

    Dear Mr. Dowling,

    I am a loyal Apple customer and developer.  I know Apple understands the entertainment industry, and takes seriously the responsibilities that come with selling entertainment and popularizing technology.

    While I believe that everybody, including Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity, have the right to express their opinions, I also believe that sponsors and broadcasters have an obligation to use their influence responsibly when they provide the means to broadcast those opinions so widely.  I was surprised to learn from the Daily Kos website that Apple sponsors Fox News programs that question the legitimacy of President Obama's citizenship and promote racial hatred and hostility.  I think it is only a matter of time before words like this lead to violence, as it has before in our country's past.  Even this week, members of Congress have been threatened and shouted down while trying to meet with their constituents, fanned by extremist talk.  

    I do not believe Apple, in its role as a publisher, would approve iPhone applications meant to disrupt democracy or promote the kind of hate and anger being shown on the programs you are sponsoring.  I trust that now that this has been called to your attention, you will see to it that Apple's advertising is directed toward programs that reflect the appeal to thoughtful creativity Apple is known for instead of hateful, ignorant, and inflammatory words of division.

  •  Great job, and I'm on it! (3+ / 0-)

    Today I will contact every single one of them, and thank you for compiling this list.  It's the best possible way that we, the people, have of making our voices heard.

    Thanks again.

  •  I'm drafting a letter right now... (4+ / 0-)

    ...and gonna send it out to every email address on the list, with minor personalized tailoring for each.

    Here's to making this happen!

    narablog

  •  This diary was an amazing service! (5+ / 0-)

    I have never written such letters as I am never sure WHERE to write.  All products have information on the container but usually it is pretty directed.

    Thanks so much.

    We're all a little bit dysfunctional, in a perfect world.

    by alliedoc on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 03:24:51 AM PDT

  •  As much as Rupert Murdoch is a RW lover (6+ / 0-)

    he loves money even more than he loves conservative politics. So killing his cash cow is a great idea.

    The uninsured keep dying. Death to AHIP!

    by DWG on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 03:32:05 AM PDT

    •  Does he? I heard recently that he lost (0+ / 0-)

      $500 million in the first five years that Fox News existed before it began making a profit. If he was willing to hang in that long at a loss he must have been pretty committed to the idea of a conservative network.

  •  My letter to Progressive (12+ / 0-)

    EmailAddress: susanl143@aol.com
    State: NH
    Message: I have been a satisfied customer of Progressive ever since moving
    to NH in 2004.  Recently I have become aware that Progressive is an
    advertiser on Fox News, advertising and supporting the Sean Hannity
    program and Glen Beck program.  Both of these people are inciting riots
    and trying to block needed health reform.  I had thought of Progressive as
    a friendly company but they are supporting people who are spewing hatred
    and division in the US.  I will sadly have to change insurance companies
    if Progressive continues to sponsor this type of program, and especially
    these particular programs.

    •  Progressive's answer to me (19+ / 0-)

      Thank you for contacting Progressive.  It is my pleasure to assist you this morning.

      Please note that we have recently pulled our advertising from airing during the Glenn Beck programming.  We have recently publicized that running our advertisements during Glenn Beck was a mistake by Fox News Channel -- a mistake that we have asked the network to rectify immediately.  

       
      We truly do appreciate you taking the time to let us know how you feel about the network on which our television advertising appears.

       

      We take customer feedback seriously, and we regret that you found our choice of networks objectionable. Certainly, it’s never our intention to advertise on networks that our customers and potential customers find offensive. We make every effort to ensure that our message is broadly appealing and appropriately delivered, and we’re disappointed to have fallen short of that goal in your judgment.

       

      Please know that we have passed your thoughts on to our advertising department for their review and consideration.

       

  •  What a compilation--great work, wikoogle! (5+ / 0-)

    When an old man dies, a library burns down. --African proverb

    by Wom Bat on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 04:18:43 AM PDT

  •  Let Hannity Go For Now. Focus On Beck. (8+ / 0-)

    The problem with boycotts is that they often try to bite off more than they can chew.  Always focus on a single target.  After you have successfully taken that target and demonstrated your power, then you can move onto the next target with confidence.  Your next target will fear and respect you, after you already have one victory under your belt.  Stay focused.  Go after Beck.  AFTER Beck is done, THEN get Hannity.

    "I always found it interesting that people would cast aspersions on failure, as if it were a bad thing." -- Michael Steele, RNC Chairman

    by journeyman on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 04:34:03 AM PDT

    •  I disagree, Beck has already been wounded severel (4+ / 0-)
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      As far as I can tell, ALL of the original advertisers on Beck's show pulled their ads. Now he forced to bump up ads bought for much cheaper time slots to his show. Beck's show is already feeling the pain from the boycott.

      It's time to go after the other biggest hatemonger on the site, Hannity. If we can wound him the same way we did Beck, I think both will tone down their rhetoric. I don't expect them to ever engage in fair balanced civil debate. But I'll settle for both of them to cool their heels and stop outright comparing Obama to Hitler, calling him a racist, and saying that the USA needs to be nuked by Osama Bin Lader for it's own good.

      I think O'Reilly got the message from Beck's ad losses too. He seems to have toned down his hatred recently. He outright pissed off all the birthers by using his show to debunk them. And he supposedly wrote a glowing article praising the wonderful example that Obama sets for kids everywhere, about what a guy can achieve with hardwork.

      •  This is why I want Hannity to be told to cool his (3+ / 0-)
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        rhetoric immediately.

        The language that Hannity is using and the people on his popular Hannity Forums are using, calling Obama a fascist, comparing him to Hitler, that's precisely the kind of language that would convince as already hate filled right winger to think he is justified in whatever he does to stop Obama from "setting up a fascist state" as Hannity is convincing him that he is. That kind of language needs to stop, asap, the sooner the better. We really can't wait on this.

      •  Wounded Isn't Good Enough (0+ / 0-)

        I want him off the air.  That, more than anything else will have the desired effect.  You need to take him out, not just knock him down a peg or two.

        "I always found it interesting that people would cast aspersions on failure, as if it were a bad thing." -- Michael Steele, RNC Chairman

        by journeyman on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:39:21 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

    •  No! Go all in or go home! (0+ / 0-)

      Why do this in dribs & drabs? There are tens of thousands of us Kossacks and there are many millions of citizens who are fed up with this bullshit. Why limit ourselves?

      "They're telling us something we don't understand"
      General Charles de Gaulle, Mai '68

      by subtropolis on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:53:27 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Yes Tens of Thousands of Kossacks. (0+ / 0-)

        So how are you going to use that power.  You get one target.  You get respect.  You wound many and you get a backlash.  Take Beck down.  THEN go after Hannity.

        "I always found it interesting that people would cast aspersions on failure, as if it were a bad thing." -- Michael Steele, RNC Chairman

        by journeyman on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 08:33:04 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  my letter (8+ / 0-)

    i posted this last week ..
    feel free to use and adapt

    there are a lot more people on that list i need to drop a love note to  LOL

    Chief Marketing Officer (or VP of Marketing)
    Advertiser
    Address

    Dear (Mr/Ms) xxxx:

    In these tough economic times, why would a company like [xxxx] put themselves in a position to lose customers and revenue based on their marketing plans? With consumers stretched or holding back, and [xxx] needing to reach as many as customers as possible to keep business flowing - I assume generating any sort of negative press would be an unwelcome item in your media plans. After all, every sale counts these days. On that note, did you know that [product/company] is being advertised on a Fox News program hosted by Glenn Beck? In case you haven't seen or heard, last week Mr. Beck went on a different Fox show - Fox & Friends and called President Obama a racist. Not only did he call the President a racist, but he also said that President Obama "hated white people." Controversial to say the least, wouldn't you agree?

    The near collapse of our banking system and the deep recession we are currently experiencing means this country has a long road back to financial stability. On top of that, people like Mr. Beck are raising the political temperature and rancor with respect to economic and social policies to an all time high. This combination is proving to be lethal to many businesses - as many firms have found it necessary to cut back, lower their goals, lay-off workers, declare bankruptcy or even close their doors. I would think the last thing a company like [xxxx] would want to experience is a further erosion in sales due to association with a hate-monger like Mr. Beck.

    Glenn Beck has the license to say whatever he pleases, no matter how outrageous or how unfounded. That is one of the beauties of this country - freedom of speech. On the other side, while this freedom exists, it also exists with some boundaries. This is why you cannot shout "fire" in a crowded movie theater – there needs to be consideration for other people and some respect for the truth, both also traditions and (alleged) norms in our society. Mr. Beck's accusations, without one iota of proof, example or historical reference are nothing more than hate speech akin to yelling fire in a theater. They were made to turn up the heat (or rather hate) on an administration he does not agree with or like. We are all free (and encouraged) to disagree with the policies of the opposing sides, what is not acceptable are hate and lies for the sake of hate and lies (and in Beck's case - higher ratings). What is also not acceptable is outright or even tacit endorsement of such divisive speech.

    Whether you agree or not, to this consumer who gets freedom of choice in spending my limited dollars, the placement of advertisements for [product/company] in his show says that you are endorsing the views, style and hate coming from the mouth of Glenn Beck. Call it guilt by association. I find it both offensive and irresponsible that [product/advertiser] finds it necessary to attract customers using Beck’s program as the messenger. Just because the show has high ratings, it does not mean it will translate into higher sales, especially if consumers like myself find Mr. Beck distasteful.

    So while Glenn Beck has exercised his right of free speech and you have exercised your right to advertise in his Fox show, I am exercising my right to not buy the your products advertised in Beck’s show. Or any product of yours for that matter. I will also encourage my friends and family to boycott (yes the nasty B-word) your products. It would be nice to see a company like [xxxx] take a stand and withdraw their advertisements without any threats, but apparently the only way to turn down the rancor and hate is to hit sponsors in the pocketbook. To that end, until you remove your advertisements from Mr. Beck’s program and issue a statement to that matter, consider me one less consumer for your products.

    That is why we have choice.

    Regards
    xxxxx

    He may talk like an idiot, and look like an idiot, but don't let that fool you: he really is an idiot...Groucho Marx

    by distributorcap on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 04:54:51 AM PDT

  •  GM, I'd Think Just Now They'd Want to Stick to (0+ / 0-)

    warm and fuzzy large impulse-shopping-audience shows.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 04:57:11 AM PDT

  •  Everyone on the right (6+ / 0-)

    Should not get any more dollars from black America.No one should go to any FOX movies, shows, nothing. Countries such as Canada and France hate FOX too .They should get in on it.

    Think...It ain't illegal yet ! George Clinton

    by kid funkadelic on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 05:02:27 AM PDT

  •  Thanks, great job (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    medaka, marabout40, Loose Fur

    we dan do it, we did it before, like in the case of SINCLAIR.

  •  done. thanks for making it easy (4+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    medaka, subtropolis, wikoogle, Ann T Bush

    Here are just the email addresses for yesterday's advertisers:
    media.relations@radioshack.com,
    customerservice@1800petmeds.com,
    kempt@hq.usps.org,
    daryl_richard@uhc.com,
    lori.leroy@roche.com,
    alindstrom@adt.com,
    info@metastock.ca,
    info@60plus.org,
    sjobs@apple.com,
    dowling@apple.com,
    John.Richard@rapidwash.net

    There--even easier for those advertisers.

    DO IT

    "The Universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it." Marcus Aurelius

    by Mosquito Pilot on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 05:28:13 AM PDT

  •  Great action diary. Well done. n/t (3+ / 0-)
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  •  My wife and I have both called and (6+ / 0-)

    written, and we're working our way down the list.  Thanks for the exhaustive work in putting this list together.  I believe if we keep the pressure on, FOX will feel the pressure.

    If not, then we've lost nothing more than a few minutes of our time.

    Keep up the pressure!

  •  Apple? (16+ / 0-)

    Apple advertises on there? I don't watch TV so I don't know these things, but if this community can't shut that down cold in about two days we really ought to give up and get Redstate accounts or something.

    "Not dead ... yet. Still have ... things to do." -Liet Kynes

    by Stranded Wind on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 05:37:22 AM PDT

    •  My email to Apple (9+ / 0-)

      dowling@apple.com

      As an Apple user since 1983, and one who has every version of every product,I stopped in my steps on my way to download something from ITunes.

      Apple is an advertiser on Glenn Beck?
      His right-wing extreme vitriol sparks violence, and
      Apple supports this?

      Surely this is the work of some cynical ad agency media buyer who's buying
      spots based on ratings and not values.

      I know that I join all Apple customers in saying please stop advertising on Glenn Beck
      for the good of the country.

    •  Apple are not a small (6+ / 0-)

      cuddly company. That is their schtick.

      •  Apple simply sucks (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Stranded Wind

        They charge twice what their products are worth. They charge you every time you turn around. Don't even ask about repair costs, unbelievably greedy.

        And they did it all via a media blitz of cool, influencing an entire generation into thinking their products were superior. News flash, they ain't, not at the prices they charge anyway.

        I have a mac mini. It's the only one that's reasonable priced. It makes an excellent juke box, I have it on 24/7 playing music and podcasts. That's about it. For real work, I'll use my Quad and Dual core powered self designed and built PC's, thank you very much.

        "Much law, but little justice": Proverb

        by Dave925 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 08:50:21 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Don't we own GM? (7+ / 0-)

    How can tax dollars go to sponsor a show that foments violence?

    "If you can't afford a boat, and are standing tiptoe in the water, the rising tide goes up your nose." -- Barney Frank

    by JanF on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 05:38:05 AM PDT

    •  And Limbaugh STILL (0+ / 0-)

      Goes out over Armed Forces radio. The "Democrats" could change this is a heartbeat. They don't though, I guess they think the wingnut media will say bad things about them if they did. So, they leave them to brainwash our troops and say bad things about them.

      This somehow makes sense to "Democrats". Ghawd what I would give for a congress full of REAL Democrats.

      "Much law, but little justice": Proverb

      by Dave925 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 08:45:57 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Thank you for writing this great diary (2+ / 0-)
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    It is very insightful. As I never watch fox I would never know about this. I will do my best in contacting some of these companies.

    Please keep updating us.

  •  the group (4+ / 0-)

    "conservatives for patients rights" is a PR front group for the healthcare industry

    Hope, its better than anything republicans have to offer.

    by FreeTradeIsYourEpitaph on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 05:41:22 AM PDT

    •  one of several (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Dave925

      The "healthcare" industry is all about PR front groups. You'd think they'd want to divert just a smidgen of the billions they spend on lobbying and advertising towards making better products and services.

      "They're telling us something we don't understand"
      General Charles de Gaulle, Mai '68

      by subtropolis on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:56:51 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Why would they do that? (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        FreeTradeIsYourEpitaph

        They determined long ago it is significantly more profitable to churn out bullshit propaganda than it is to actually deliver what they promise to deliver at an affordable price.

        To see the wingnuts wailing about "Obama's life and death panel" is truly a master piece of projection via PR since this is exactly what the "health insurance" industry does thousands of times a day. Rejected, recissioned, denied, you die and who the fuck cares? I got my $72 million and won't ever have to worry about a damn thing again. If you had been an amoral sociopath like me, you would be rich and care free too, sap.

        When you reduce human life to entries on a spreadsheet in a business whose goal is to make as much money as possible, what else can you expect? The Nazis valued human life more than these bean counting monsters do.

        "Much law, but little justice": Proverb

        by Dave925 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 08:42:07 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  My email to Brita (16+ / 0-)

    Attn: Advertising department
    Re: Fox News advertising; Glenn Beck's show

    Dear Brita,
        I am a long-time customer and have been using your filters to improve the taste of our well water for more than 10 years. I like your product and I like your company. I am pleased to see you helping to raise awareness of climate change!
        I am writing today to call your attention to the fact that on Friday, August 7th, an ad for your product appeared on the Glenn Beck show, possibly without your knowledge. Glenn Beck's hate speech, anti-democratic views, lies and implied calls for violence are certainly not consistent with my values and I'm sure not with yours either. Freedom of speech gives us the right to question and criticize our elected leaders but urging mobs to shut down discussion is thuggery.
        I hope you will take steps to make sure your advertising dollars do not support this show in the future. Thank you.
    Sincerely,
    Me.

    Oops! I'm gonna need a whole new sig!

    by sillia on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 05:44:16 AM PDT

  •  Kudos. Thanks for doing this. (3+ / 0-)
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  •  A good start! (3+ / 0-)

    Let's also target the advertisers on his radio show.

  •  WOW. Hadn't heard the Osama bit (4+ / 0-)

    I thought the racist rant was bad enough!

  •  Brita Filters? (4+ / 0-)

    They seek to impurify our precious bodily fluids!

  •  Great diary (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    RustyCannon, Loose Fur

    These are a terrific action items - thanks for compiling all the info. I will get busy on this! Thanks!

    Respect. Empower. Include.

    by greengrrl on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 06:18:01 AM PDT

  •  You are the real deal! (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    RustyCannon, Ann T Bush, Loose Fur

    its people like you that make the difference.
    Bravo!

    (I have written to some of these poeple but need to do more)

    "but I would not be convicted by a jury of my peers. still crazy after all these years".....

    by JadeZ on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 06:23:21 AM PDT

  •  I'm so happy that someone diaried this. (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Loose Fur

    I've been wanting to do something like this for a long time now.  Thank you wikoogle for doing such a great job.  I will spend a good deal of today contacting advertisers.  And once we're finished with Beck, I look forward to dealing with that scumbag, Michael Savage.

    I hope this becomes a regular updated diary on dkos.

    can we all...just get...along-Rodney King

    by nspguy on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 06:25:49 AM PDT

  •  I really like this diary (1+ / 0-)
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    RustyCannon

    I am going to have share this on my facebook.  We need to take action with writing letters to these advertisers.  

  •  Wonderful diary. (0+ / 0-)

    Stuff like this is what makes this community great.

    Armed with this information, I will now be sending emails to his advertisers.

    "Give me a water board, Dick Cheney, and one hour, and I'll have him confess to the Sharon Tate murders." -Jesse Ventura

    by Beelzebud on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 06:47:35 AM PDT

  •  Here's a question: (3+ / 0-)
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    Dave925, p gorden lippy, croyal

    Are GM and Chrysler using bailout funds to advertise on lots of programs featuring racist teabaggers, or just the ones on Fox News?

    Those who can, do. Those who can do more, teach. Those who just want to screw things up for everyone, vote for Republicans.

    by wiscmass on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 06:51:17 AM PDT

    •  Interesting question (2+ / 0-)
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      Perhaps you could email GM and Chrysler's PR depts about that. ;)

      I drive a GM car. I'll be writing them about this.

      -8.50, -7.64 "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was within me an invincible summer." - Camus

      by croyal on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 06:54:50 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  How do I express to Boeing that I will (0+ / 0-)

    no longer buy their product.  They know it is an empty threat.  Why would they advertise on Glenn Beck in the first place?  

    The future is what we decide it is going to be.

    by Ann T Bush on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 06:51:50 AM PDT

    •  Why do big corps like (3+ / 0-)

      Amway and Dupont millions of dollars advertising on TV to audiences that aren't their immediate consumers? Because it's PR--public relations. In American business, there a lot to a name.

      -8.50, -7.64 "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was within me an invincible summer." - Camus

      by croyal on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 06:58:12 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  And political (2+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        bustacap, Wendy in FL

        Both companies are owned by vicious reactionaries, old and new money varieties. The DuPonts were involved in the plot to overthrow FDR in 1934 and Scamway is owned by the DeVos family. Erik Prince's (of Blackwater infamy) sister is married into the them.

        They interbreed only amongst themselves as befits a eugenics believing would be aristocracy of wealth. And they give amounts you wouldn't believe into supporting wingnut media. The Coors family, Mellon-Scaife, the Kochs and Olins. There are more but you get the idea.

        These are the enemies of America. These are the malefactors of great wealth FDR warned us about. We need to start treating them as such.

        "Much law, but little justice": Proverb

        by Dave925 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 08:22:48 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

    •  for Boeing, I would suggest the following (11+ / 0-)

      Are you aware that your ads on Fox are carried in programs that support crashing your planes into American buildings to cause another 9/11?

      Of all the insane things a company like yours should be associated with, mass murder by terrorists should be at the top of the list.

      I give you a recent statement from the Glen Beck show on Fox news:

      "The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. Because it’s going to take a grassroots, bottom-up pressure, because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. Only — it’s an absurd situation. Again, only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary."

      This incredible statement has not been apologized for, nor has any disclaimer from Fox or Beck been forthcoming to discredit such a statement.

      Hate speech like this should cause you re-think your continuing to underwrite Fox in any way, shape or form.

      Sincerely,

      Fear is the mind-killer - Frank Herbert, Dune

      by p gorden lippy on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:00:05 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  we can threaten them with a anti-Boeing (1+ / 0-)
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      An Affirming Flame

      campaign on the streets and online.

      We don't even have to threaten. Just tell them if they continue to associate themselves with Faux News, their essentially advocating their hate speech and tarnishing their image.

      "There's no reason to say I'm the illegitimate grandson of an alligator." Birther Biller, Rep. Bill Posey

      by marabout40 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:38:44 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  They want to project a warm and fuzzy image (0+ / 0-)

        so if push comes to shove in the next "defense" hand out to them, there will be fewer angry citizens writing their congresscritters. They want "Why those nice people at Boeing should get that contract!" not "It's about time Boeing was pushed off the DOD welfare teat and made to fly on its own!"

        Threaten them with urging your congresscritter not to award any contracts to Boeing as they support extremist un-Americanism.

        "Much law, but little justice": Proverb

        by Dave925 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 09:33:45 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  I've been busy (6+ / 0-)

    Following links and writing e-mails or submitting them throug the company's website.

    Just got a reply from Rapidwash stating that they do no TV advertising. I replied that perhaps it was from a radio station carrying Limbaugh or Savage, who are spreading the same dangerous nonsense.

    Here's my generic letter to them all:

    Your company advertises on Fox News. Recently, Fox news has crossed a very serious line in spreading political hate speech and advocating hideous acts of violence.

    Recently, on the Glen Beck Show, the following statement was made:

    "The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. Because it’s going to take a grassroots, bottom-up pressure, because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. Only — it’s an absurd situation. Again, only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary."

    Also, Glen Beck recently did a ‘fantasy’ routine in which he enticed the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, into drinking a poisoned glass of wine.

    Other Fox commentators have called the President of the United States a nazi and compared him to Hitler.

    They also have repeatedly accused the health care reform bill as causing euthanasia of the elderly, spreading a terrible and frightening lie.

    They also have said on-air:

    "The President has exposed himself as a guy ... over and over and over again ... who has a deep-seated hatred for white people ... or the white culture... This man is a racist."

    This is clearly not a news organization. It has become a platform for the most vile and hateful political speech. Advocating another 9/11 attack and the deaths of thousands of Americans, after the horror we endured as a nation on that terrible day, and for long afterward, is almost beyond belief.

    I take your advertising on that network as an endorsement of those positions and will not patronize your business until this support for terrorism and political assassination stops. I have told many friends and associates to do the same. This advocacy of terrorism and murder will not stand.

    Sincerely,

    xxxxxxx

    Fear is the mind-killer - Frank Herbert, Dune

    by p gorden lippy on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 06:54:29 AM PDT

  •  thank you (2+ / 0-)
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    marabout40, p gorden lippy

    for posting the info and great work. I will start sending letters.

  •  A thousand Tour de France cycling teams will (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    p gorden lippy

    not make up for Radio Shack's continued support of Glenn Beck and has advocating for the assassination of our duly elected American government.  Lance Armstrong supports this, too?

    It took me three hours to figure out FU meant Felix Unger! -O. Madison In honor of kos' Saturday hate mail-a-palooza

    by Meggie on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 06:59:38 AM PDT

  •  More here (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    marabout40

    hat tip:  aggregatescience

    General Motors:  
    Chairman: Edward E. (Ed) Whitacre Jr.
    President, CEO, and Director: Frederick A. (Fritz) Henderson
    EVP and CFO: Ray G. Young
    300 Renaissance Center
    Detroit, MI 48265-3000
    Contact Media Relations at 888-436-6687 (h/t sueroegge)
    MI Tel. 313-556-5000

    Campbell Soup:
    Chairman: Harvey Golub
    President, CEO, and Director: Douglas R. Conant
    SVP, CFO, and Chief Administrative Officer: B. Craig Owens
    Campbell Soup Company
    1 Campbell Place
    Camden, NJ 08103-1799
    NJ Tel. 856-342-4800
    Toll Free 800-257-8443
    Fax 856-342-3878
    http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com

    Chrysler Group LLC:
    Chairman: C. Robert (Bob) Kidder
    CEO and Director: Sergio Marchionne
    SVP and CFO: Ronald E. Kolka
    1000 Chrysler Dr.
    Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2766
    MI Tel. 248-576-5741
    Toll Free 800-992-1997
    http://www.chryslerllc.com

    The Procter & Gamble Company
    Chairman: Alan G. (A.G.) Lafley
    President, CEO, and Director: Robert A. (Bob) McDonald
    CFO: Jon R. Moeller
    1 Procter & Gamble Plaza
    Cincinnati, OH 45202
    OH Tel. 513-983-1100
    Fax 513-983-9369
    http://www.pg.com/

    Pfizer Inc.
    Chairman and CEO: Jeffrey B. (Jeff) Kindler
    Chairman Emeritus: William C. Steere Jr.
    Chairman Emeritus: M. Anthony Burns
    235 E. 42nd St.
    New York, NY 10017-5755
    NY Tel. 212-573-2323
    http://www.pfizer.com

    Kellogg Company
    Chairman: James M. (Jim) Jenness
    President, CEO, and Director: A. D. David Mackay
    EVP, COO, and CFO: John A. Bryant
    1 Kellogg Sq.
    Battle Creek, MI 49016-3599
    Contact media at 800-323-0768 (h/t sueroegge)
    MI Tel. 269-961-2000
    Toll Free 800-962-1413
    Fax 269-961-2871
    http://www.kelloggcompany.com
    Media email: media.hotline@kellogg.com

    Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
    Chairman: S. Robson (Rob) Walton
    President, CEO, and Director: Michael T. (Mike) Duke
    EVP and COO: William S. (Bill) Simon
    702 SW 8th St.
    Bentonville, AR 72716
    AR Tel. 479-273-4000
    Fax 479-277-1830
    http://www.walmartstores.com

    Kraft Foods Inc.
    Chairman and CEO: Irene B. Rosenfeld
    EVP Operations and Business Services: David A. (Dave) Brearton
    EVP and CFO: Timothy R. (Tim) McLevish
    3 Lakes Dr.
    Northfield, IL 60093
    Contact #: 1 800 323 0768 (h/t nzanne)
    IL Tel. 847-646-2000
    Fax 847-646-6005
    http://www.kraft.com

    Nestlé USA, Inc.
    Chairman and CEO: Brad Alford
    SVP and CFO: Dan Stroud
    GLOBE Executive and CIO: Kimberly (Kim) Lund
    800 N. Brand Blvd.
    Glendale, CA 91203
    CA Tel. 818-549-6000
    Toll Free 800-225-2270
    Fax 818-549-6952
    http://www.nestleusa.com

    My heroes have the heart to live the life I want to live.

    by JLFinch on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:01:40 AM PDT

  •  A ton of work here. Thanks n/t (2+ / 0-)
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    Futuristic Dreamer, marabout40
  •  Heads up on one of those on the list: (0+ / 0-)

    John Walsh @ rapidwash just returned an email to me, stating that they do NOT advertize on Fox or TV at all.  I dunno if this is in response to what we're doing or if this is a mistake on the list.  Here it is in all it's briefness...

    I don’t advertise on FOX or on TV at all. But Thank you for your concern.

    John Richard

  •  Here is my letter: (2+ / 0-)
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    heart4idaho, marabout40

    Dear sir/madam:

    I am writing you today because your company continues to pay for advertising on the Glenn Beck show, an insidious program on the Fox News Channel that is far worse than that network's usual fare. Beck has repeatedly endorsed insane conspiracy theories, called our president a racist 'who hates white people,' and even joked about using poison to murder our Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. While there is something to be said about freedom of speech, there is also something to be said about corporate responsibility.

    It is your responsibility, I believe, to stop airing your advertisements during this hateful hour of television. It is hard not to associate a product with the show during which its advertisement airs - it is for this reason, I suspect, that you do not often purchase air time in other blatantly racist or extremist venues. Just as it is unreasonable for your company to buy a banner ad on the white supremacist website 'Stormfront.org,' I think it's unreasonabl for your company to continue patronizing such a divisive and intentionally disruptive figure as Glenn Beck.

    I urge you to boycott his program with your ad dollars, lest I join the boycott against your services and products instead.

    Yours,

  •  This is great news. (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    marabout40

    about time that right wing nut job gets his ass booted off the air.

    Madison WI, A Freeper free zone, all progressives welcome.

    by madtown on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:14:38 AM PDT

  •  Apple (7+ / 0-)

    I will get a message to Apple.  In reality, this is the only advertiser on today's list that I have any relationship with.  Is USPS the post office?  If so I should get in touch with them as well.  Wal-Mart sucks and I refuse to even enter their stores because of the way they have destroyed the small local retailers.

    Anyway, I will be hitting up Apple today, followed by phone calls on Monday.

    On the overall list I should contact, Lexus and Mercedes since my wife's car is a Lexus and I drive a Smart Car (made by a subset of Mercedes), and voice my displeasure.   There are couple hotel chains, that although I have not used on any regular basis, I could inform them that there chances of my booking with them have gone from very low, to extremely low.  But in general my lifestyle does not involve the vast majority of these advertisers in any way.  It would be a lie for me to call and say I am not going to use their products because of this issue, when I already do not use them for other reasons.

    Thanks for the effort in putting the list together, it is helpful.

    "If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library." Frank Zappa

    by vito619 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:17:30 AM PDT

    •  Just sent this to Apple (3+ / 0-)
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      armadillo, heart4idaho, jethrock

      For over a decade, I have been a loyal Apple customer.

      It has come to my attention that Apple advertises on Fox News, specifically during the Glenn Beck show. Beck is a racist and engages in hateful and destructive rhetoric. For example, he recently said this:

      "The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. Because it’s going to take a grassroots, bottom-up pressure, because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. Only — it’s an absurd situation. Again, only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary."

      Beck has no place on television and Apple should not provide material support to Beck and Fox. Please stop advertising on Fox. I will not purchase Apple until you do.

      Thank you,

  •  Great amount of work Wiko. And probably (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    marabout40, cyeko

    most effective way to influence other than boycotting their products and just simply blocking Fox News.

    Keep up the super work.

    Bullshit is the glue that binds us as a nation. George Carlin

    by gereiztkind on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:19:13 AM PDT

  •  Tip'n and Rec'd (2+ / 0-)
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    Futuristic Dreamer, marabout40

    and this is a great source of info. I will continue sending this to my distribution list.

    Dum Spiro Spero - While I Breathe, I Hope

    by Dancing Angel on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:21:40 AM PDT

  •  Yes!! I emailed some of them listed on diary (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Futuristic Dreamer, juturna

    you recently wrote. It pained me a bit because I eat foods from Campbell, Kellogg and Kraft regularly, but I did it.

    It's great to know it is having an effect. Thank you so much for organizing this information. Invaluable.

    I really don't understand how bipartisanship is ever going to work when one of the parties is insane. - John Cole

    by Gorette on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:31:57 AM PDT

  •  Boycotts make me want to buy the product (0+ / 0-)

    It's the contrarian in me!

  •  I just canceled by membership to 24 Fitness (6+ / 0-)

    There are plenty of others to choose from. I am not paying money to a company whose advertising dollars are being spent to undermine the health of my family.

  •  I predicted last week this would happen. (2+ / 0-)
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    bustacap, marabout40

    Fox would turn Beck's show into a 'loss leader' because it raises controversy and brings attention to their network.  So what if he doesn't bring in revenue...he'll bring viewers--crazy, armed, unstable viewers--but they're viewers.

    It's often said that life is strange. But compared to what? --Steve Forbert

    by darthstar on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:49:05 AM PDT

  •  Fux Ooze (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    wikoogle, marabout40, dsr2008

    is feeling the pain in the only way they understand; the filthy lucre.

    I am emailing and writing all of GlenDreck's sponsors today, and the remaining sponsors this week. My family and friends are receiving the list wikoogle has so patiently put together here.

    This diary may be the best diary in the history of DKos in terms of its impact on the public dialouge. Thank you. Keep up the good work. We are doing our part.

    Restore American Democracy.

    Figures don't lie, but liars do figure-Mark Twain

    by OregonOak on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:50:17 AM PDT

  •  You can make a difference, (0+ / 0-)

    Wikoogle..WTG.

    If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Dalai Lama

    by ohcanada on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:55:21 AM PDT

  •  I just sent a few rippers (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    bustacap, marabout40

    because I love screwing Glenn Beck up in any way possible.....I'd love to see his ugly Nazi puss when the suits tell him to tone it down.....

    Out of my cold dead hands

    by bluelaser2 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:57:01 AM PDT

  •  another respectful letter: (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    tommymet, marabout40, SoCalSal

    Dear _____:
    Please understand that your media buys reflect your positions as a company. In fairness, we want you to be aware of our reaction to your media marketing decisions.

    After what was stated on Glenn Beck’s Program  (6/30/09), we will not buy ANY of your product/services (or product from any parent companies) until you cease advertising on Fox News. We cannot imagine that you support the statements quoted:

    "The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. Because it’s going to take a grassroots, bottom-up pressure, because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. Only — it’s an absurd situation. Again, only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary."

    There has been no rebuke, no apology from Fox News. Ethically,
    your support of Fox News is unacceptable, therefore you will lose our business.

    We lost people on 9/11, and we can’t endorse a company that would pay a network money to advocate murdering American citizens with a weapon of mass destruction for the advancement of selfish political goals.

    Another example of needless hate-stirring:

    "The President has exposed himself as a guy ... over and over and over again ... who has a deep-seated hatred for white people ... or the white culture... This man is a racist."  -- Glenn Beck.

    Glenn Beck promotes the ridiculous idea that our President hates his own mother and grandparents and all people with white skin. There are people devoted to these messages who are capable of terrible acts of violence, and we can't sit by allowing this revving up of racial hate, fear and anger to continue.

    We will take our purchasing currency to products other than yours until you remedy your support of this misguided rhetoric from Fox News, with special emphasis on Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity -- the latter of whom also fans hate flames with carefully edited, manipulative misinformation.

    With respect for you, we thought you should know, we can't buy your products if your company promotes hate, violence, misinformation.

    Sincerely,

    Stay calm, cool, collected.

    by heart4idaho on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 08:00:51 AM PDT

  •  thank you so much (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    marabout40, rasfrome

    With all the MOBS and hate-talk, I've been feeling a little powerless. I just sent an email to the first section of the list.

    That plus joining the 30 dollar a month club from OFA makes me a feel a little better.

  •  GREAT diary!!! (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    marabout40

    Wow...so much work! Thank you thank you!!

    I wrote all the sponsors from the old list, so I will get busy on this one..

  •  I'd love to see this expanded (3+ / 0-)
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    wikoogle, doc superdog, marabout40

    Great Job wikoogle!  You have definitely done a great service and I hope everyone joins in.  I like how we are targeting the most offensive stuff on TV.  We should not accept this crap on our airwaves.

    I'd love to see this expanded to the Sunday Morning talk shows that are supposed to be so "mainstream".  If they are mainstream, then why do we have to listen to the constantly-discredited George Will blather on and on.  

    Fox is already considered a bullshit news network by most thinking people.  We need to move the other network news programming back to normal.  I realize that there is a huge difference between the Fox crazies and the straight Republican talking points on ABC, CBS and NBC - and even NPR.  I'm not sure if a boycott would work against them, but I think we should go after the credibility of people like Will. People turn on the non-Fox networks and expect "reasonable", then George Will (and countless other discredited shills) gets the microphone on Sunday.

    •  You said... (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      MJ via Chicago

      We should not accept this crap on our airwaves.

      The key phrase you said is "our airwaves".

      Protecting public airwaves means to me that the public has a right and an obligation to make sure our airwaves are used in a way that does not incite violence.  Inciting violence is a crime and does the public harm.

      People like Beck need to be off public airwaves for the good of the country.  

  •  Here was my letter... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Mol, HirsuteKantian

    BCC: Sandra.Kelder@wyndhamworldwide.com,
    media.relations@radioshack.com,
    customerservice@1800petmeds.com,
    kempt@hq.usps.org,
    daryl_richard@uhc.com,
    lori.leroy@roche.com,
    alindstrom@adt.com,
    info@metastock.ca,
    info@60plus.org,
    sjobs@apple.com,
    dowling@apple.com,
    John.Richard@rapidwash.net,
    customerservice@1800petmeds.com,
    Corporate@1800petmeds.com,
    joanna.g.lambert@aexp.com,
    mike.oneill@aexp.com,
    sbean@attnews.us,
    lynnnewman@avaya.com,
    gabriella.molteni@bmwna.com,
    wwwmail.boeing2@boeing.com,
    info@bristolmeyers.com,
    investor.relations@capitalone.com,
    customer_relations@chattem.com,
    advisor@carsdirect.com,
    olinesrv@attwsbw.entp.attws.com,
    esl_corp@cable.comcast.com,
    cfsa@multistate.com,
    NewsCenter@bestbuy.com,
    info@adrenalfatigueinstitute.com,
    Sales@BlaineLabs.com,
    presslink@earthlink.net,
    customer_relations@chattem.com,
    info@goldline.com,
    investorrelations@hertz.com,
    mktgopp@expedia.com,
    cs@ncmintonline.com,
    info@sepracor.com,
    investorrelations@lowes.com,
    CustomerService@LifeScan.com,  
    Support@ProtectMyID.com,
    rbrennan@rosettastone.com,
    mrichter@rosettastone.com,
    customerservice@skipgambert.com,
    cbriscoe@archermalmo.com,
    travelocity@travelocity.com,
    comments@ubs.com,
    feedback@vehix.com,
    PublicRelations@webmd.net

    Subject: On principle, I can no longer patronage from your business...

    Hello Sir/Maam,

    As a long time patron, I regretabbly can no longer do business with your corporation.

    It has come to my attention that you tacitly endorse hate speech by advertizing during the Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity hours of the Fox News Network.

    Here are direct unedited quotes of the language used by these hosts very recently...

    "The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. Because it’s going to take a grassroots, bottom-up pressure, because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. Only — it’s an absurd situation. Again, only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary."

    "The President has exposed himself as a guy ... over and over and over again ... who has a deep-seated hatred for white people ... or the white culture... This man is a racist."

    To further add to this, both Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck repeatedly claimed that Obama is a fascist, has terrorist associates that he pals around with, compared him to both Hitler and Marx, and compared his policies to fascism.  I find the characterization of our president in such terms as intolerable.

    It is extremely offensive to me, and while these hosts and their guests have the full freedom to use such language to describe our president, that your corporation would endorse such language and viewpoints by advertising during these programs is appaling.

    As a person of color, I am also deeply offended to learn that these hosts and guests repeatedly and regularly call our president a racist.

    As you advertise during these programs, I can't help but believe that you approve of our president being characterized in such extreme terms. If this is indeed the case, I simply cannot on principle ever support your business with my patronage.

    If such statements do not characterize your views, I kindly urge you to please  halt advertizing on these two particular programs on the Fox News Network. If you wish to advertize on Fox News in general, that is fine, but please just remove all of your advertising from these two particular shows on the Fox News Channel, or you will permanently lose me as a patron.

    Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

  •  The same thing... (0+ / 0-)

    is happening by the right... boycotts of MSNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS.. etc advertisers...

    We all keep this up and no one will be spending their money anywhere... creating more unemployment.

    People just don't think anymore.. lets see.. lets boycott Chrysler, Super 8, GM...

    sales go down.. employees get laid off....

    •  the right things reality has a liberal bias. (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Eloise

      As such, to boycott every single news source they feel is biased, the right has to boycott abc, nbc, cbs, pbs, npr, cnn, msnbc, cnbc, cspan, and shepard smith on their own faux news channel.

      When your views are so extreme that you think 99% of the media is against you, you have a very uphill climb if you want to boycott everyone that you disagree with.

      More importantly, the right has no basis to justify a boycott any of these networks.

      We have direct quotations such as these that any normal person would be offended by...

      "The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. Because it’s going to take a grassroots, bottom-up pressure, because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. Only — it’s an absurd situation. Again, only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary."

      "The President has exposed himself as a guy ... over and over and over again ... who has a deep-seated hatred for white people ... or the white culture... This man is a racist."

      The right has nothing to justify or give credence a boycott of every single media source outthere.

    •  Oh, your massive concern is noted. (0+ / 0-)

      Hey .. let's give up then, and turn the other cheek.

      If you do nothing else today, just take a moment and go here

      by shpilk on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 08:45:19 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Both sides buy products.. (0+ / 0-)

        The left and the right buy cars, stay in motels, and spend money..

        All I'm saying is we should be doing all things possible to create jobs...

        its just as dumb for the right to call for boycotts as it is for the left.

    •  O NOES (0+ / 0-)

      I knew the evil liberals were trying to destroy the economy by just taking a stand.  That'll teach us!

      explain how letting gays marry will directly affect your own heterosexual relationship?

      by bluestatesam on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 03:39:18 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Excellent. (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    askew, jwinIL14, HirsuteKantian

    This is the marketplace at work. It's the one language that works.

    I would strongly recommend that the implication of effects of violence will be associated with sponsors, because eventually there will be violence as a result of the lunatics that have been 'set free' by Beck, Hannity, O'Reilly, Coulter and others at Fox.

    My e-mails contain this type of wording.

    "It would be very unfortunate if one of your ads were to be branded or associated with violence that can be tied back to programs that air on the Fox Network."

    If you do nothing else today, just take a moment and go here

    by shpilk on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 08:25:42 AM PDT

    •  Very good point. Thanks. n/t (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      shpilk
      •  It's the one thing they understand. (0+ / 0-)

        Fear works both ways.

        Fear can be a powerful motivator in the marketplace. I work in retail, and putting a seed of doubt in the mind of the buyer is a nasty tactic that works.

        It can be used to make buyers choose. Marketing is full of fear - it's one the hallmarks of American advertising, has been decades. Think about the advertising used for mouthwash, for instance.

        These advertisers are nothing more than 'buyers'; treat them as such.

        ----------------

        My complete e-mail is as follows.

        It would be very unfortunate if one of your ads were to be branded or
        associated with violence that can be tied back to programs that air on
        the Fox Network.

        I'd highly recommend you reconsider where you spend your advertising money.

        If you do nothing else today, just take a moment and go here

        by shpilk on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 08:44:28 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

    •  That is exactly right! They are not called (0+ / 0-)

      sponsors for nothing.  What exactly are they sponsoring?  
      They need to ask themselves that question.

  •  This violence has been brought to you by. . . (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    shpilk

    Beck has created a powder keg.

    These advertisers need to be reminded that he even had to go on air and plead with his followers not to resort to violence. Has any other personality had to do this?

    Rachel was right last night. One of these wackos is going to want to become the hero that "saves" the country - that takes back the country.

    Do these advertisers want to be associated with a show (or network) that uses rhetoric and imagery designed to incite it's viewers?

    Thank you for this information - you've saved us a ton of time we can use to notify these advertisers. I was looking for a list of Beck's advertisers last night but compared to you, Media Matters only had a few and not all the contact information.

    •  It's not just Beck. (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      cas2

      O'Reilly called for the Coit Tower to be attacked.

      Ann Coulter called for someone to put poison in a Supreme Court Justice's creme brulee.

      Fox has been pushing violence for a long long time, and Beck is just the most egregious example.

      If you do nothing else today, just take a moment and go here

      by shpilk on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 08:36:41 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  I know it isn't just Beck (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        shpilk

        I thought this was about concentrating on Beck. Make a difference there and move on to the next one. Concentrate resources instead of scattershot.

        Maybe I misunderstood.

      •  True...it isn't just Beck but... (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        wikoogle

        ...we can only deal with so many assholes at a time and there are a whole lot of them.  It's important to target specific businesses and people; to make them lightening rods. Examples: Walmart and FOX.  All progressives know these are politically and ethically unacceptable businesses. Beck and Hannity are easy targets- vulnerable because of their utter stupidity and out of control rhetoric.    

  •  I see one problem... (0+ / 0-)

    The first quote given, which is attributed to "the hosts" was in fact said by a guest.

  •  Contacted GM (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    askew, labwitchy, Ky DEM

    Our family has three Chevrolet dealerships and I just contacted GM to pull ALL advertising from FOX news.

  •  Dear Sirs, If staying at a Holiday Inn Express (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    shpilk, redding888

    actually makes one smarter, then why do you still advertise on hateful FOX News?

    "It's just amazing what people will do to get out of being the 2012 Republican Presidential nominee."

    by jwinIL14 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 08:37:15 AM PDT

  •  I contacted Apple (0+ / 0-)

    We just bought a new Apple computer a few days ago, and now I'm sick about it.

  •  Just A Thought (0+ / 0-)

    I have some of the over the counter meds I will gladly send back to them with a nice note.

    I also collect grocery coupons.  Maybe I'll send those back to them, too, and tell them I don't even want their coupons.

  •  Thanks for this list. I had been wondering (0+ / 0-)

    who the other advertisers were. I haven't been on DailyKOS for very long so I was also wondering who Rush Libaugh's  advertisers are also.

  •  I would also suggest writing your own e-mail. (0+ / 0-)

    The above is significantly misspelled, and that may be enough for these advertisers to ignore what you write as well.

    Reality has a well-known liberal bias.

    by allergywoman on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 09:00:16 AM PDT

  •  My letter - this one for Brita - Pleeze correct (0+ / 0-)

    Dear Brita,

       I used your filters for years while I lived in the States, and my Mom continues to do so. We think they are the best to be had, and have been completely satisfied with the clean and clear water they give us. Anyway, just to let you know --  many of my family members have been happy customers.

       Actually, I am writing to you to ask about your advertising policies. Your ads have recently appeared on Fox News' Glenn Beck show, which rather surprised me. While I believe that Mr. Beck is certainly entitled to voice his opinions, I don't think his ideas are something that your company would knowingly want to be associated with, ideas that the majority of Americans might have trouble agreeing with.

      There have been many Beck diatribes recently, but his recent on-air race-baiting, calling the President "a racist" who "hates white people," as well as his implied calls for violence, joking about poisoning Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi - these are beyond the pale, embarrassing to anyone trying to have meaningful dialogue, whether on the right or the left. Such statements should be equally embarassing to advertisers like Brita who financially support Beck's show.

    The vitriol and hate-mongering coming from Fox News people like Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh is not contributing at all to dialogue in
    America: it actually seems to be trying to shut dialogue down. The rational discussions we would like to hear at our Town Hall meetings this summer have been hijacked by screaming mobs who admit to following the suggestions and urgings of Beck and other Fox luminaries.

    Glenn Beck's hate speech, anti-democratic views, outright lies and implied calls for violence are certainly not consistent with my values, and I assume they are not consistent with yours. Freedom of speech gives us the right to question and criticize our elected leaders, but urging mobs to shut down discussion is simply thuggery. Beck is in effect using language that is calling for violence and civil unrest -- and how would public violence and unrest affect your business, especially if it were known that you had supported such incitement with your advertising dollars?

    Brita folks, I urge you to completely withdraw all advertising from Glenn Beck's Fox News program -- and eventually from Fox altogether. I hope you will take any and all necessary steps to make sure your advertising dollars do not support such dangerous rhetoric, and that rather, in the future, your advertising dollars are supportive of more positive community dialogue and genuine mutual understanding.

    Thanks for listening.

    Sincerely,

    Bruce Malcolm
    La Honda, CA / Nara, JAPAN

    narablog

  •  Sent my email to everyone: (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    labwitchy

    Got a reply fro Rapid wash...

    THey do not advertise on Fox they say:

    Hello,

    I don’t know where you got your information but I do not advertise on Fox or TV or Radio. I would appreciate you removing me from your list as well as investigating claims such as these before you commit to representing them as your own beliefs. Have a great day and thank you for your concern.

    John Richard
    General Manager
    Rapid Wash

    "You are more than the sum of what you consume, desire is not an occupation" KMFDM - Dogma

    by Chaoslillith on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 09:03:58 AM PDT

    •  Here is my email (4+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      medaka, emeraldmaiden, Ky DEM, wikoogle

      To whom it may concern,

      If you are advertising on the Glenn Beck show you are supporting someone
      who has called President Obama a racist, has had a segment showing him
      offering poison to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has deliberately lied to his
      viewers on a myriad of issues and has overall been inciting the people who
      are violently protesting at the townhall meetings being held by our
      Representatives.

      Is this the type of person you wish to be associated with?

      Glenn Beck has repeatedly claimed that Obama is a fascist, has terrorist
      associates that he pals around with, compared him to both Hitler and Marx,
      and compared his policies to fascism. This is extremely offensive and
      downright wrong. I will be boycotting your products and companies until you
      pull your ads off his show and I will tell my friends to do the same.

      If you are advertising on Fox in general, you should be aware that they
      consistently lie and misrepresent everything from basic facts of a news
      story to something as straightforward as the political party affiliation of
      members of Congress, It has been documented several times that Fox switches
      the political party affiliation when it suits them to paint a member as an
      enemy of what they think is the correct world view.

      Viewership of TV News is quickly shrinking, do you want to be advertising on
      a channel that is losing viewers daily? Do you want your product or company
      to be sponsoring lies and downright offensive behavior?
      Please consider the message you are sponsoring with your advertising
      dollars.

      If you want to see how quickly this boycott will spread you may want to
      visit www.dailykos.com.

      Sincerely,

      Katherine Loveland

      "You are more than the sum of what you consume, desire is not an occupation" KMFDM - Dogma

      by Chaoslillith on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 09:11:18 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  hmmm, i said downthread (0+ / 0-)

      that it must be autoresponse, but this one is just slightly different from the one i got which was only two lines long so, i stand corrected in that regard.

      John Cornyn has cooties!

      by labwitchy on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 09:25:12 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  The letter to Mercedes is especially fun (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Ky DEM

    Drawing their attention to the Beck/Hannity penchant for comparing Obama and Democrats to Nazis and Hitler is pleasantly ironic.

  •  UPDATE: Rapid Wash response (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    labwitchy

    State they don't advertise on Fox, on TV or on Radio.

    ?????

    My heroes have the heart to live the life I want to live.

    by JLFinch on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 09:16:17 AM PDT

  •  a thanks to everyone here for taking the time and (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    medaka, redding888

    please realize that were it not for your groundwork here i wouldn't have done anything about this and i'm sure othrs feel the same. syup. just an obvious point - it's nice if you can personalize your message a bit. i used your template and here's what i sent to radio shack (and others, also personalized):

    Dear Person in Media Relations at Radio Shack:

    Believe me, I hate writing letters. This is killing me. I'd rather be doing almost anything else. However, sometimes a line is crossed, and you've got to react. You are advertising on the Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity hours of the Fox News Network. I am cutting and pasting the following quotes by Beck and Hannity that have come to my attention:

    <QUOTES from Beck and Hannity>

    C'mon, this is terrible. I've got to think you believe the same - or that at least you realize it's terrible for business.

    I like Radio Shack. I've bought probably 6 headphones from you guys in the last few years (I keep breaking them -not your fault) and am constantly getting this and that from your stores and I need a new 500 gb hard drive so I'll be in for that soon. But I ask you to please stop supporting this sort of incitement to violence and hate speech by advertising on these programs, or I will boycott Radio Shack and tell everyone I know to boycott Radio Shack as well. Look at what these people you are supporting are saying. Can you blame me?

    Thank you,

  •  Free speech (0+ / 0-)

    Doesn't mean you can say whatever you want without ramifications.

    If you want to engage in corrosive language designed to divide an audience that is certainly ones rights. I persons on the opposite side of that manufactered divide choose to correct speech that is destructive to the national dialog through the free market, that is their right.

    With leaders like Reid and Pelosi, who needs enemies?

    by SpiffPeters on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 09:32:35 AM PDT

  •  Received a few responses including one complaint (0+ / 0-)

    Just received this note from one of the addressees on your list (is there more than one Rapid Wash? If so the list should be corrected:)

    Hello,

    I don’t know where you got your information but I do not advertise on Fox or TV or Radio. I would appreciate you removing me from your list as well as investigating claims such as these before you commit to representing them as your own beliefs. Have a great day and thank you for your concern.

    John Richard
    General Manager
    Rapid Wash
    www.Rapidwash.net

  •  JUST SENT MY EMAIL TO ALL THESE COMPANIES (0+ / 0-)

    LETS TAKE BACK DEMOCRACY FROM THE LIARS AND CHEATS!

  •  Keep it up until they fold or they fold. eom (0+ / 0-)

    The well-known phenomena of pshychological projection and confirmation bias account for 198% of conservative so-called 'ideas'

    by power2truth on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 09:59:23 AM PDT

  •  Your best bet is to attack (0+ / 0-)

    the smaller companies first since they are more likely to cave to customer complaints.

    Also its a really good idea to not mainly target these big national companies but to target local businesses that buy local tv ad space during that time or local businesses who advertise on his radio show.

    If you starve local radio stations of ad revenue they will bitch about it to the main office and if you get a crap ton of local stations to complain because they are losing ad revenue then the big wigs will do something.

  •  Remove one e-mail address? (0+ / 0-)

    That last entry on the 'short list' of e-mail addresses, that's something like
    John Richard at Rapid Wash . net
    got me a reply that he doesn't advertise on Fox.  

    Indeed, Rapid Wash doesn't seem to be on the longer list of Fox advertisers.

    That e-mail address should probably be removed from the list, and perhaps wikoogle (only!) should send an apology for making his mailbox explode.

    We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

    by david78209 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 10:13:33 AM PDT

  •  I just shot an e-mail to Super 8/Wyndham (0+ / 0-)

    Some years I live in hotels as much as 5 months out of 12 and my budget often falls within Super 8's price range.  Usually, wherever there's a Super 8, there's another hotel w/in 10-15 miles so its' not that hard to find some place else to stay.  In my e-mail I pointed out that's a nice chunk of money from one person that won't be going into Wyndham's revenue stream.

  •  Brita Water Filters address & fax (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Alice Olson

    Let's apply pressure to them---water is big business (as we know).

    Their US headquarters are based right here in Oakland:

    BRITA
    1221 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 94623-9981
    (800)242-7482
    (510)271-7000
    (510)832-1463 fax

    Here's my sample letter to Radio Shack (posted on facebook):

    Dear Radio Shack:

    I was amazed to learn that your company advertises on the Glenn Beck Program on the Fox network.

    There are three Radio Shack outlets in my immediate area and I have used them steadily over the years to buy phones, radios, clocks, etc.

    But I've made a decision recently that I'll no longer patronize advertisers who support shows like the Glenn Beck Program on Fox. I don't want to support Beck's reckless advocacy of racism, violence and hatred.

    I'll be posting my letters to you and other Glenn Beck advertisers on facebook. Look for me there!

    Meanwhile, I hope your company will publicly disavow Glenn Beck, and let him know that if he wants to foment violence, he'll have to look elsewhere for
    commercial support.

    Sheila Newbery

  •  Why isn't UPS on this list? (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    djabanete, We Want Change

    Not only are they an advertiser, they are a sponsor. Their promos appear on the bumpers as the program goes into a commercial. It is a very prominent placement that earns even more money for Fox because the money goes directly to them, not an agency.

    ~
    ••• CELEBRATE with America's BAraCK Stickers And T-Shirts •••
    ~

    by KingOneEye on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 10:38:22 AM PDT

  •  Thanks so much for doing this (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    djabanete, We Want Change

    I haven't made any calls or written any e-mails yet, but I have set aside two hours this very afternoon to take action. You have inspired me -- but most importantly, you've made it easy for me to get a lot done in a short time.  Thanks for all your work.

    That we all -- every one us -- take ourselves seriously is not merely ridiculous. Dag Hammarskjöld

    by Alice Olson on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 10:45:21 AM PDT

  •  60plus is a hate group (0+ / 0-)

    60plus is useless as they are a right wing hate group themselves.

    Thanks for putting this together.

  •  Site that regularly bashes FOX and CNN (0+ / 0-)

    This blog is always ranting about CNN and FOX. Today the blog is about FOX and CNN joining forces for a reality news show

  •  ? Bad addresses ? (0+ / 0-)

    I received failure notes on these:

    lori.leroy@roche.com
    mike.oneill@aexp.com
    olinesrv@attwsbw.entp.attws.com

    •  I deleted the bad addresses from the above list (0+ / 0-)

      Now if someone can just get a fresh batch of advertizers in a few days to a week, after the current crop of advertisers drop their sponsorship, and post a similar diary with the new batch, I think we can really sting Fox News' bottom line.

  •  Why not all of 'em? (0+ / 0-)

    Great info, thanks for the research and posting.

    Personally, I'd prefer the effort be expanded to include advertisers for the shows of Limbaugh, Dobbs and Hannity, not such advertisers of Beck's show.

    Their incitement to violence scares me.

    Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property. Corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person. -Jan Edwards

    by SoCalSal on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 11:52:28 AM PDT

    •  I agree, if you can ge an expanded comprehensive (0+ / 0-)

      I would happily update this diary.

      Or better yet, you could post an updated diary in a few days with that expanded list.

      With all the advertisers switch their slots, keeping the heat on them is the best thing we can do to ensure that this boycott hit's Fox's bottom line and hits it hard.

  •  Letter to BRITA (by fax) (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    LynneK

    Suggest we keep letters relatively short and direct. Here's what I sent to BRITA this morning:

    BRITA
    1221 Broadway
    Oakland, CA 94623-9981
    FAX: (510) 832-1463

    Dear BRITA,

    I was amazed to learn that your company advertises on
    the Glenn Beck Program on the Fox network.

    I regularly buy your filters for my photography studio in Emeryville, California at my local Costco outlet. But I've made a decision
    recently that I'll no longer patronize advertisers who support shows
    like the Glenn Beck Program on Fox. I don't want to support Beck's
    reckless advocacy of racism, violence and hatred.

    I'll be posting my letters to you and other Glenn Beck advertisers on
    Facebook. Look for me there!

    Meanwhile, I hope your company will publicly disavow Glenn Beck,
    and let him know that if he wants to foment violence, he'll have to
    look elsewhere for commercial support.

    Sincerely,

    Sheila Newbery

  •  Glenn Beck has done more than (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    LynneK

    tried to bring anarchy to this nation but personally he has pushed a damaged family and divided that family where there will be no repair. He drove my parents into such a frenzy and filled them so full of hate that it spilled from just political to every aspect of their lives.

    I don't care what you do in your beds, just keep your hand out of my pocket.

    by the mom in the middle on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 12:00:04 PM PDT

  •  How about a protest at the Fox bldg. in NYC? (0+ / 0-)

    I have zero experience organizing such things - but I would happily participate!

  •  Some More Email Addresses, Please add them (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    redding888

    Here are some more email addresses of the companies listed above. Please add them to the Original Post. I have sent emails to all of them last night, and again this morning.

    Please add the email addresses as most people will find it easier to send emails. The more the merrier! This will work wonders, you will see! I am in Advertising myself and know that nobody wants to deal with this. This is so much better than to face the wingnuts at Town Hall meetings. We have to fight the hands that feed them and Fox News Advertisers should be our main target. Please send letter via snail mail and emails, if you have time, also call them.

    Super8 Motels:
    Addidional email addresses:
    Christine.Dasilva@wyndhamworldwide.com
    Evy.apostolatos@wyndhamworldwide.com
    Julie.Tenney@rci.com
    WVOCorpComm@wyndhamvo.com

    Red Lobster
    Public Relations Contact Info:
    Mark Jaronski, Email: mjaronski@darden.com / Tel: (407) 245-4391 
    Jennifer Hacker, Email: jennifer.hacker@cohnwolfe.com / Tel: (404) 260-3509

    Sargento.com
    Media Contacts
    Barbara Gannon, Email: barbara.gannon@sargento.com, Tel: 920.892.3530
    Rory Swikle, Email: rswikle@wheatleytimmons.com, Tel: 312.755.6207

    AARP
    Email: media@aarp.org , Tel: 202-434-2560

    United Healthcare Insurance
    Media Contacts
    Daryl Richard 
    Ph. (860) 702-5795
    daryl_richard@uhc.com
     
    Tyler Mason
    Ph. (714) 226-3530
    tyler.mason@phs.com
     
    Lynne High
    Ph. (952) 992-5708
    lynne_m_high@uhc.com

    Wallstreet Journal
    Management Contacts
    Daniel Bernard
    General Manager
    The Wall Street Journal Online
    d.bernard@wsj.com

    Lynne K. Brennen
    Vice President
    Circulation Marketing
    l.brennen@wsj.com

    Kristie Sells
    Executive Director
    Customer Operations
    k.sells@wsj.com

    Brian Quinn
    Vice President
    Advertising Sales and Marketing
    brian.quinn@wsj.com

    Accu-Check
    julie.vincent@roche.com 

    Pepboys
    mediarelations@pepboys.com

    ADT
    Bob Tucker 
(561) 988-3619
btucker@adt.com

    Metastock
    pr@equis.com

    Superior Gold Group
    customerservice@gold101.com

    •  Excellent work - I added them to the email list (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      medaka

      above with the 9th update to this dairy.

      Please let me know if you compile a more updated list of Hannity and Beck's advertisers and it will be added to the diary as well. Or better yet, you could start this same diary again in a few days with an updated list.

  •  email protests to mainstream media also (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    djabanete

    I would suggest that we all email protests to mainstream media channel producers also ie
    Starbucks who sponsor Joe Scarborough.

    Joe Scarborough is nothing but a mainstream Rush Limbaugh. He has CREATED HIS OWN MEDIA STORIES IE
    HEALTH CARE TOWN HALL PROTESTERS.

    If it is possible for you to look back on his shows
    for the last several months, you will see that HE
    STARTS THIS STORIES BY PRETENDING THAT PEOPLE ARE UPSET ABOUT OBAMA, HEALTH CARE AND PELOSI.

    He harps on them EVERY DAY AND GET BUCHANAN TO CHIME
    IN AND AGREE AND MIKE BARNACLE DAY AFTER DAY UNTIL
    HE GETS A STORY GOING.

    He will bring on Republican guests who agree with him until he gets the story moving.

    There was NOT this discontent with HEALTH CARE UNTIL
    SCARBOROUGH STARTED IT.

    I BELIEVE HE GETS HIS TALKING POINTS FROM LIMBAUGH,
    THE GOP LEADERSHIP AND FOX NEWS AND THEM USES MSNBC
    TO MAINSTREAM THEM.

    He hates Pelosi and no matter what happens he CALLS
    HER NAME OUT. JUST LIKE HE DID HILLARY CLINTON. This
    man is a viral entity. Doing ALL HE CAN TO DISRUPT
    AND DESTROY THE PRESIDENTS AGENDA AND NULLIFY ALL
    THAT THE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS TRIES TO PASS.

    There must be an effort to nullify HIM. He does not
    REPORT ACCURATE NEWS. He will not NAME the GOP organizations that are PAYING FOR THESE TOWN HALL
    PROTESTERS.

    I pesonally believe that MONEY IS EXCHANGING HANDS.
    I BELIEVE THESE PROTESTERS ARE BEING PAID TO SHOW UP
    NOT JUST TRANSPORTATION AND ROOM AND BOARD. I MEAN
    A FLAT OUT SALARY FOR PERFORMING A JOB OF DISRUPTING
    DEMOCRATIC TOWN HALL MEETINGS.

    Mainstream media NEEDS TO BE CALLED OUT FOR NOT
    NAMING THE PEOPLE BEHIND THESE TOWN HALLERS. RACHEL
    MADDOW HAS REPORTED THE NAMES OF THESE EXECUTIVES
    OF THESE CORPORATIONS WHO ARE SPONSORING THESE
    DISRUPTIONS.

    We must call mainstream media out. I mean CNN, MSNBC, ABC and CBS for not NAMING THE PEOPLE BEHIND
    THESE TOWN HALL DISRUPTIONS.

    They dont hesitate to call out the names of UNION
    reps and organizations, but THEY WILL NOT ACCURATELY
    REPORT THE NAMES OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE SPONSORING
    THESE TOWN HALL DISRUPTERS.

    THEY ARE SILENT JUST LIKE THEY WERE IN 2000 AND 2004
    WHEN THEY STOOD BY AND WHAT THE GOP STEAL ELECTIONS
    AND BUSH START A WAR AND HALIBURTON AND CHENY STEAL
    BILLIONS. THEY SAID NOTHING, THEY WERE TOO AFRAID
    OF THE REPUBLICANS.

    NOW, THE SAME THING IS HAPPENING AGAIN. THEY ARE GOING TO LOOK THE OTHER WAY AT THIS DELIBERATE
    DECEPTION AND LET THE GOP PRETEND THAT THIS IS
    "GRASSROOTS".

    DONT LET THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA GET AWAY WITH IT THIS
    TIME. CALL THEM OUT. FIGHT BACK THROUGH THE INTERNET
    SEND EMAILS TO THEM. SEND EMAILS TO SPONSORS.

    LET THE PUBLIC KNOW THAT THE BAIT AND SWITCH IS HAPPENING AGAIN. THE GOP MEAN TO LIE AND DECEIVE IN
    ORDER TO TAKE CONTROL AGAIN.

    WE WILL BE LEAD OVER THE CLIFF AGAIN IF WE DONT STOP
    THEM.

  •  Thanks - feel better now - wrote 16 email (2+ / 0-)
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    o the umanity, djabanete

    Feel much better in the sense that we are all very concerned in my community and are certain that more violence will happen as long as Beck, Hannity and FOX news are allowed promote violence against Democrats and Corporate Advertisers support it.

    This email effort has to help. I know it.

    More an more Democrats even by this very weekend are realizing that if FOX is allowed to continue this it is leading to a very scary scenario. The violence I believe as do many here will escalate to a point where there is grave danger for our Democratic President, VP, Senators, Congresspersons and/or State/Local officials.

    Reading this reminded me I can elp stop the violence. So I wrote 16 emails. Plus told others to do so a well.

    Thanks POSTER - much appreciated.

    ObamaNation 2009! We Did It! ---- Elected > Rebecca Kaplan - Oakland City Council-At Large Seat -----2010 Oakland Mayor & CA-Governor - Undecided

    by AustinSF on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 12:19:24 PM PDT

    •  Way to go AustinSF! (0+ / 0-)

      I'm sending faxes to companies on wikoogle's list, and have already been getting positive responses from friends on Facebook.

      One of those replied that she'll hold off buying BRITA filters until she hears how they respond to my letter. She's the owner of a popular photo processing lab here in Berkeley. She's got a substantial FB and twitter following...

      Sheila Newbery

      •  Thanks - really went after CLOROX here in Oakland (1+ / 0-)
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        djabanete

        and if their employees really knew that they advertised on these shows like they do the'd be outraged. Most there are Democrats - 4 sure.

        "Persons of color are deeply offended to learn that these hosts and guests repeatedly and regularly call our president a racist. I live in a very diverse neighborhood in Oakland, California and we were just discussed your advertising (handed out a list of ADVERTISERS to all present) of these shows at out National Night Out earlier this week. None of our community is happy that you are doing so. Oakland is the location of your Corporate Headquarters – UNBELIEVABLE!"

        ObamaNation 2009! We Did It! ---- Elected > Rebecca Kaplan - Oakland City Council-At Large Seat -----2010 Oakland Mayor & CA-Governor - Undecided

        by AustinSF on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 12:47:25 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  KOSSACKS > BRITTA = CLOROX ! (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          88kathy

          Bay Area Kossacks especially - please hit up CLOROX as their corporate headquarters are in Oakland

          Hit Clorox up here these are the Execs of the company:

          clorox.investor.relations@clorox.com
          kathryn.caulfield@clorox.com; dan.staublin@clorox.com;
          beth.springer@clorox.com;
          george.roth@clorox.com;
          jacqueline.kane@clorox.com; steve.austenfeld@clorox.com; lawrence.peiros.com@clorox.com; frank.tataseo@clorox.com;
          daniel.heinrich@clorox.com;
          benno.dorer@clorox.com

          Dear Sir/Madam:

          Democrats are outraged at what is being televised on the Glenn Beck & Sean Hannity TV shows of Fox News Network.

          And they are not at all pleased to hear that CLOROX (Britta) is a sponsor of hate speech.

          I am and all Democrats are seeing the tangible results of pure hate speech being broadcast and supported by your company. I would hope your company would understand that Glenn Beck & Sean Hannity and FOX NEWS NETWORK are inciting riots at this summers Congressional Local Town Halls. Please check in with the news about this. It was a major headline in most newspapers all week.  Many are very concerned in my community that more violence will happen as long as they promote and you support it.

          Persons of color are deeply offended to learn that these hosts and guests repeatedly and regularly call our president a racist. I live in a very diverse neighborhood in Oakland, California and we just discussed your advertising (passed out list of ADVERTISERS) of these shows at out National Night Out earlier this week. None of our community is happy that you are doing so. Oakland is the location of your Corporate Headquarters – UNBELIEVABLE !

          As a long time patron, I regrettably can no longer do business with your corporation. I have been a long patron of the CLOROX Products though will not be any longer until such day as you cease advertising on the Glenn Beck & Sean Hannity TV Shows of Fox News Network.

          I have also contacted my family, friends and progressive political allies to do so as well. Democrats are outraged. Kossacks like myself and others at DailyKOS are also outraged.

          It has come to my attention that you tacitly endorse hate speech by advertising during the Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity hours of the Fox News Network.

          Here are direct unedited quotes of the language used by these hosts very recently...

          "The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. Because it’s going to take a grassroots, bottom-up pressure, because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. Only — it’s an absurd situation. Again, only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary."

          "The President has exposed himself as a guy ... over and over and over again ... who has a deep-seated hatred for white people ... or the white culture... This man is a racist."

          To further add to this, both Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck repeatedly claimed that Obama is a fascist, has terrorist associates that he pals around with, compared him to both Hitler and Marx, and compared his policies to fascism.  I find the characterization of our president in such terms as intolerable.

          It is extremely offensive to me, and while these hosts and their guests have the full freedom to use such language to describe our president, that your corporation would endorse such language and viewpoints by advertising during these programs is appalling.

          As you advertise during these programs, I can't help but believe that you approve of our president being characterized in such extreme terms. If this is indeed the case, I simply cannot on principle ever support your business with my patronage.

          If such statements do not characterize your views, I kindly urge you to please halt advertising on these two particular programs on the Fox News Network. If you wish to advertise on Fox News in general, that is fine, just please just remove all of your advertising from these two particular shows on the Fox News Channel, or you will permanently lose me as a patron.

          Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

          Best, AUSTIN

          ObamaNation 2009! We Did It! ---- Elected > Rebecca Kaplan - Oakland City Council-At Large Seat -----2010 Oakland Mayor & CA-Governor - Undecided

          by AustinSF on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 01:23:39 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

        •  Clorox. Got it. Thanks for pointing that out. (0+ / 0-)

          And your remarks above are particularly cogent. Thanks for posting them---along with the email addresses.

  •  short and sweet... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Terri, betson08

    and thanks for the email list--I hit them all.

    To Whom It May Concern:

    You have to be kidding me? You advertise on FOX? FOX News? Glenn Beck? Sean Hannity? This hate-filled, crap-stirring, prevaricating,anti-American, violence-endorsing network? YOU ADVERTISE ON IT?

    Let me make myself very clear here--I will never, ever spend another dime on any merchandise at your place of business until you pull your ads from this joke of a network. Their pushing of hate, lies, innuendo, and calls for outright violence, in the name of "ratings" or "news" has become DANGEROUS. Here’s a great example:

    "The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. Because it’s going to take a grassroots, bottom-up pressure, because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. Only — it’s an absurd situation. Again, only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary."

    As long as you advertise during these unbelievably stupid rants, as far as I'm concerned, you are indirectly complicit in aiding and abetting domestic terrorism. And I will never support you with my patronage and my money as long as you continue to do so.

    Most assuredly and sincerely,  

    Necessity is the mother of revolution...

    by o the umanity on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 12:33:16 PM PDT

  •  Does it help to email... (0+ / 0-)

    DirecTV or WallStreet Journal when they are both owned by Newscorp, the parent company of Fox News?

  •  canned response from adt (0+ / 0-)

    ADT's television advertising is spread across a variety of TV networks and is not purchased to appear during any specific, designated show or time slot, but rather it is aired throughout the day on a variety of TV networks and programs depending upon the available space on the individual stations. As a result, there are times when an ADT TV commercial may run during a program such as the one you mentioned, but it is in no way a reflection of a shared opinion by ADT nor does it represent an endorsement by ADT of any views communicated on the TV program.  

    We are very sorry to have offended you in any way and we appreciate you sharing the content that was broadcast on this TV show.  We value your opinion and will convey this information to our TV buyers and make a note of your concern. Thank you for taking the time to inform us of this situation.

    •  Yeah, I got that robo-letter, too. Here's my re- (2+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      LynneK, Amber6541

      sponse.   If anyone thinks of a better way to put it, please let me know.  What asshats...we did it but we didn't mean it. Well, great...that makes it ok, doesn't it???

      I appreciate your detailed reply--however, I feel you might want to revisit your methods of advertising distribution, as you are, in truth, by virtue of being listed as a Fox advertiser, tacitly endorsing that content.  It's all very well to say that it doesn't represent your attitude or opinion, and perhaps it doesn't.   But by purchasing ad space/time that is used and displayed on such a show, you put yourself in just the position that you found yourself today upon receipt of my email.  And of course, as you have or will find out, I am but one individual who feels this way.  Your letter is quite respectful but almost entirely disingenuous concerning this matter.  If you don't want the public to think that you support views and dangerous rhetoric found on the show, then you cannot just say, oh, yes, we're advertisers, but we don't really give a damn what he says.  Sorry--you can't have it both ways.

      These are difficult times for our democracy.  And I feel that corporations as well as individuals must take real responsibility for what they say, represent, and stand for.

      Again, thank you for getting back to me, and I hope you will give some real thought to what I, and others who will be writing you and listening to what you say, have expressed about the hate-mongering rhetoric appearing on Fox.

  •  Mark Hurd HP Chairman & CEO is also on the Board (2+ / 0-)
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    betson08, Amber6541

    of Directors at Murdoch's News Corp. I think HP needs some "extra" love from all of us for that reason, as Mr. Hurd is not only condoning Faux News tactics via advertising but in this more important way as well.

  •  Bad ass! I'm composing a nice (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    betson08
    group to be sent out over the weekend, maybe early Monday morning!

    Great job!

    EVERY US CITIZEN SHALL BE COVERED BY MEDICARE FROM BIRTH UNTIL DEATH.

    by potatohead on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 01:18:19 PM PDT

  •  A response from advertiser to my email ... (3+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Terri, Troutfishing, djabanete

    ... from a corporate flack named Ann Lindstrom

    ADT's television advertising is spread across a variety of TV networks and is not purchased to appear during any specific, designated show or time slot, but rather it is aired throughout the day on a variety of TV networks and programs depending upon the available space on the individual stations. As a result, there are times when an ADT TV commercial may run during a program such as the one you mentioned, but it is in no way a reflection of a shared opinion by ADT nor does it represent an endorsement by ADT of any views communicated on the TV program.  

    We are very sorry to have offended you in any way and we appreciate you sharing the content that was broadcast on this TV show.  We value your opinion and will convey this information to our TV buyers and make a note of your concern. Thank you for taking the time to inform us of this situation.

    ... and my response ...

    It's not about me being offended.  If ADT advertises on a network or during television shows that call our president racist and advocate attacks on America by Osama bin Laden then you have given up the moral high group.  ADT is dead flat wrong to do so.  Until and unless you cease supporting these vile shows I will never purchase your products and will continue to loudly and strongly support boycotting your company and services.  It's just that simple.

    Sincerely,

    Thomas M. Bregman

    Keep those cards and letters coming folks.

    No quarter. No surrender.

    by hegemony57 on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 01:27:08 PM PDT

  •  I blame these horrible people for (5+ / 0-)

    poisoning my in-laws.  They watch Fox all day/night long, and are scared to death.  My sweet mother-in-law, kindest person in the world, told her son yesterday that she hates Obama.  Hates him.  She is filled with vitriol every day, unbelievable what they say on Fox.  I sometimes mistakenly watch it, and everything Obama and Democrat is put in negative light.  Makes me sick, makes me not able to talk to my Mom-in-law without getting mad.

    •  it's 20th Century Fox talking not her (0+ / 0-)

      She wanted truth but all she got was lies
      Came the time to realize
      And it was too late

      She's come undone
      She didn't know what she was headed for
      And when I found what she was headed for
      Mama, it was too late

      Republicans are walking the socio Path.

      by 88kathy on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 03:26:22 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  I say good riddance (0+ / 0-)

    Good Riddance to those who do not want to advertise...

    New Video:

    President Obama and his crew are going to ruin this nation... but then, George Bush and His crew got him off to a fantastic start.

  •  Cheap plug, along these lines (3+ / 0-)

     title=

    Hölle ist andere Leute.

    by rottenart on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 02:54:46 PM PDT

  •  I'm going to leave the USPS alone. (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    LynneK, Dirtandiron

    And you should too!

    Be careful when bashing the USPS. They have to be non-profit by law, self-sustaining, navigate the political backstabbing halls of congress and still fight off competition that can buy lobbyists.

    All that, and the American Postal Workers Union is strong. I'm not aware of many unions that can claim membership penetration even into just about every small town in the country. And as a People-Network, they know the neighborhoods and communities because they walk the streets in the baking sun to the biting cold. Be careful about bashing the USPS, you don't want to put the APWU on the list of Yet Another Wounded Union. Especially if you are looking to revive the fight for Employee Free Choice.

    Use the USPS. Because United Health pays their CEO more in a single year than the Postmaster General could build up in 7 creadle to grave lifetimes.

  •  I called Men's Wearhouse this morning (5+ / 0-)

    and spoke with a nice young man and explained that, while they might not be aware of it, that they were advertising on Beck's show. I quoted some of the remarks from the show, and that I would be returning the $200 worth of clothes I bought last weekend if they advertised on his show even one more time. He asked what time the show was on, what the name of this blog was (as I told him the level of exposure they had and that he might get more such calls). He apologized and stated that he felt they likely did not want to be advertising on such a show.

    We were both extremely polite and I have a feeling they are going to take action.

    "President Obama." Yeah, that looks good.

    by konscious on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 03:12:13 PM PDT

  •  Is Glenn Beck a Satanist? (3+ / 0-)
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    sagesource, betson08, wmholt

    Perhaps Glenn Beck worships Satan.  Perhaps that’s what he’s doing in his secret bunker.  Satanists prefer to worship in crypts, because the further down in the earth they go, the closer they are to their leader, who resides in, well, hell. Another clue that Beck might be a Satanist is because he keeps talking about the number 912, and like the number 666 – the number of the beast – both 912 and 666 are divisible by 3.  And you know who else had a bunker?  Adolf Hitler.

    www.tapestryofbronze.com and www.haikudiary.com

    by chloris creator on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 03:27:10 PM PDT

  •  Thanks for posting all this (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    wmholt
  •  Beck & Hannity Online Advertisers - Please Add (0+ / 0-)

    The following companies are advertising on the fox websites of Glen Beck and Hannity  and should be included in our campaign:

    UPS
    Corporate Office Mailing Address:
55 Glenlake Parkway, NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
    Tel: 1-800-742-5877

    Scottrade
    12800 Corporate Hill Dr.
    St. Louis, MO 63131
    Phone: 314-965-1555
    Fax: 314-543-6222
    Toll Free: 800-619-7283
    kdoria@scottrade.com
    atalbot@scottrade.com

    Lunesta/ Sepracor
    84 Waterford Drive
    Marlborough, MA 01752
    508-481-6700
    info@sepracor.com
    investor@sepracor.com

    safecount.net
    Safecount

    11 Madison Avenue
    
New York, NY 10010

    Phone Contact: 212.844.3712

    Lysol (Reckitt Benckiser)
    Morris Corporate Center IV

    399 Interpace Parkway,

    P.O. Box 225

    Parsippany,
NJ 07054-0225

    Free Phone: 1-800-333-3899
    Telephone:
973 404 2600

  •  A Word of Advice..... (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    wmholt, steve234

    for those of you who DO carry out your threat and actually purchase a competitor's product or service.....

    The most effective thing you can do is to MAIL A DATED COPY OF THE RECEIPT TO THE CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS OF THE BOYCOTTED PRODUCT, along with a letter explaining your decision. And your promise to return if and when their sponsorship of the offending program ceases.

    Nothing quite brings it home like proof that one has put one soney behind their threats.

    I don't have "issues". I have a full subscription!

    by GayIthacan on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 05:21:13 PM PDT

  •  We will have them dropped from Fox News! (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    wmholt

    If we stay persistent we will be successful and I truly believe that we can have Glen Beck, Hannity and all the others permanently removed from Fox News Channel. Steven Cohen was just recently removed from the Fox Soccer Channel after months-long advertising boycott called for by fans of Liverpool F.C.
    http://industry.bnet.com/...

    The advertisers are the key to our success.

    I urge all of you to write emails and letters to all the companies listed above. Nobody wants to be affiliated with hate speech. We only need a couple of BIG advertisers on our side.

    PLEASE add a link to this Diary into your signature, tell your family and friends about it and urge all the Fox-Boycott Websites to follow. Use all the contacts, network platforms, media-connections, website owners you know to help us.

    You have no idea how good it will feel when the announcement comes in that Glen Beck and Hannity have been dropped from Fox News.

    We can do this! We really can!

    Like stated above, I am in Advertising myself and I know the game inside out. We are having a REAL chance at our hands (thanks to Glen Beck for making such a hateful comment).

    Make sure everybody you know will write emails AND letters AND will call the advertisers. We need to show a very strong force and we dont take NO for an answer.

    We shall overcome!!! and we will be the true winners in the end.

    If anybody knows how to get LOTs of people mobilized please do so. The more the merrier.

    Every voice must be heard! Please join us!!!!

    Thanks for reading, I am feeling so much better now.

  •  Brilliant Work! (0+ / 0-)

    ... now go study for your exams!  :-)

  •  Perfected my letter to a CORP in my own City (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    stardustic

    Dear Madam:

    Democrats are outraged at what is being televised on the Glenn Beck & Sean Hannity TV shows of the Fox News Network.

    And they are not at all pleased to hear that CLOROX (Britta) is an Advertising Sponsor of such hate speech.

    I am and all Democrats are seeing the tangible results of pure hate speech being broadcast and supported by your company. I would hope your company would understand that Glenn Beck & Sean Hannity and FOX NEWS NETWORK are promoting and inciting riots at this summers Congressional Local Town Halls. They are encouraging over-the-top, total disruption of only Democratic Town Halls. Please check in with the news about this. It was a major headline in most newspapers all this past week.  Many are very concerned in my own community of Oakland that more violence will happen as long as they promote this agenda and you by advertising with them - support it.

    Persons of color are deeply offended to learn that these FOX News Hosts and their guests repeatedly and regularly call our president a racist. I live in a very diverse neighborhood in Oakland, California and we just discussed your advertising (we passed out a list of ADVERTISERS) of these shows at our National Night Out earlier this week. None of our community is happy to learn that you are sponsoring this kind of TV programming. Actually they are appalled.

    Oakland is the location of your Corporate Headquarters – it is just UNBELIEVABLE !  How do we make sense of this?

    As a long time patron, I regrettably can no longer do business with your corporation. I have been a long patron of the CLOROX Products though will not be any longer until such day as you cease advertising on the Glenn Beck & Sean Hannity TV Shows of Fox News Network.

    I have also contacted my own family, friends and Democratic Progressive political allies in and out of Oakland to do so as well. Democrats are outraged. Kossacks like myself and others at DailyKOS (dailykos.com – you might know it as it is now the largest political blog in the world – 200,000+ members – I am member #1151) are also outraged.

    Here are direct unedited quotes of the language used by these hosts very recently...

    "The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. Because it’s going to take a grassroots, bottom-up pressure, because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. Only — it’s an absurd situation. Again, only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary."

    "The President has exposed himself as a guy ... over and over and over again ... who has a deep-seated hatred for white people ... or the white culture... This man is a racist."

    To further add to this, both Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck repeatedly claimed that Obama is a fascist. That he as terrorist associates that he pals around with. They compare him to Hitler.  I find the characterization of our president in such terms as an insult beyond compare.

    These hosts at Fox News and their guests have the full freedom to use such language to describe our president, and that your corporation would endorse such language and viewpoints by advertising during these programs is appalling. I can make no sense of it.

    I do not want to believe that you approve of our president being characterized in such extreme terms. If this is indeed the case, I simply cannot on principle ever support your business with my patronage.

    If such statements on these TV shows do not characterize your views, I kindly urge you to please halt advertising on these two particular programs on the Fox News Network. If you wish to advertise on Fox News in general, that is fine, just please just remove all of your advertising from these two particular shows on the Fox News Channel, or you will permanently lose me as a patron.

    I suspect that this email may catch you unaware of the graveness of what is transpiring. That you – yourself were not aware that the CLOROX (Britta) advertising dollars being spent with the FOX Channel and sponsoring this kind of programming. Nor would you ever desire to see your corporation intentionally jeopardize its public reputation in the Oakland Community and the greater Bay Area.  Nor – and just as importantly with your own employees.  The Oakland Corporate Headquarters is known to be a very large Democratic / Progressive workforce. Think how they’d feel if they knew about this and the company did nothing to stop their participation in this. I know myself I would be devastated and demoralized.

    And more importantly think of the guilt and despair at CLOROX if the violence continued to an even more tragic ending.  I hope now you can understand my reasons for contacting you.

    Thank you very much – I really do appreciate your time and consideration.

    We all love Oakland here - the people-powered energy – and the civic responsibility that demands that we take action when called.

    Best, AUSTIN

    ObamaNation 2009! We Did It! ---- Elected > Rebecca Kaplan - Oakland City Council-At Large Seat -----2010 Oakland Mayor & CA-Governor - Undecided

    by AustinSF on Sat Aug 08, 2009 at 07:38:22 PM PDT

  •  Glenn Beck Advertisers 8/10/09 2PM PST Show (0+ / 0-)

    UPS (brought to you by)
    UPS

    Corporate Office Mailing Address:
    55 Glenlake Parkway, NE
    Atlanta, GA 30328
    Tel: 1-800-742-5877
    Advertising Department: (404) 828-7123
    (Please find out Email Address of PR Department)

    Brought to you by Lenscrafters
    Corporate Contact Information
    LensCrafters, Inc.

    4000 Luxottica Place 

    Mason, OH 45040

    513-765-6000
    (Please find out Email Address of PR Department)

    HSBC Life Insurance
    Headquarters
    26525 N. Riverwoods Blvd.
    Mettawa, IL 60045
    (224) 544-2000

    The Scooter Store www.thescooterstore.com
    The SCOOTER Store

    1650 Independence Drive

    New Braunfels TX 78132
    1-800-391-7237
    Contact Form: http://www.thescooterstore.com/...

    Rydell Auto Group
    Rydell Automotive Group
    6001 Van Nuys Blvd.
    Van Nuys, CA
    1-877-RYDELLS
    Contact: http://www.rydells.com/...

    Dodge
    Chrysler Group LLC

    PO Box 21-8004

    Auburn Hills, MI 48321-8004
    1-800-992-1997

    Pepboys (Corporate Office) 

    3111 W. Allegheny Ave. 

    Philadelphia, Pa., 19132 

    (215) 430-9095
    E-mail: mediarelations@pepboys.com

    Rosland Capital
    429 Santa Monica Boulevard
    Suite 450
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
    1-800-679-6482
    Email: contact@roslandcapital.com

    Caduet (Pfizer)
    Pfizer World Headquarters

    235 East 42nd Street

    New York, NY 10017
    Phone: 1-212-733-2323
    http://www.pfizer.com/...

    Accu-Chek Aviva
    9115 Hague Rd.

    Indianapolis, IN 46250

    Public Relations:
    Lori LeRoy: 1-317-521-7159, 
or 1-317-690-9288 ,
    Email: lori.leroy@roche.com
    Julie A. Vincent: 317.521.1910
 fax: 317.521.7116,
    Email: julie.vincent@roche.com  

    60 Plus Association
    515 King Street
    Suite 315
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314
    (703) 807-2070
    (703) 807-2073 fax
    info@60plus.org
    (take a long shower after this one)

    Golden Corral
    Corporate Headquarters
    Golden Corral Corporation
    5151 Glenwood Ave.

    Raleigh, NC 27612
    (919)781-9310

    One Reverse Mortgage
    9740 Scranton Road, Ste 300
    San Diego, CA 92121
    800-670-2788
    help@onereverse.com

    Boniva
    BONIVA, PPI
    Roche Laboratories Inc.
    340 Kingsland Street
    Nutley, New Jersey 07110
    Lori LeRoy: 1-317-521-7159, 
or 1-317-690-9288 ,
    lori.leroy@roche.com

    DaysInn – Wyndham Worldwide
    Sandra Kelder
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications 

    Wyndham Worldwide 

    22 Sylvan Way
    Parsippany, NJ 07054 

    (973) 753-8142 

    Sandra.Kelder@wyndhamworldwide.com
    Christine.Dasilva@wyndhamworldwide.com
    Evy.apostolatos@wyndhamworldwide.com
    Julie.Tenney@rci.com
    WVOCorpComm@wyndhamvo.com

    ADT (Tyco)
    1 Town Center Rd.
    Boca Raton, FL 33486 (Map)
    Phone: 561-988-3600
    Fax: 561-988-3601
    Toll Free: 888-238-2727
    Media Inquiries
    Bub Tucker, Tel. 561-988-3619, Email: btucker@adt.com
    Ann Lindstrom 
561-988-3258 
alindstrom@adt.com

    Merit Financial 
(Pure Gold)
    1300 4th Street 
Suite 303
    Santa Monica, CA 90401
    Phone 310.394.7577
Fax 310.393.7020

    Clark Pest Control
    Clark Pest Control Corporate Office
    555 North Guild Avenue
    Lodi, CA 95240
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  •  Reply from Ford Motor Company (0+ / 0-)

    Hi All,
    I received this reply from Ford.

    >>
    Thank you for contacting the Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center regarding the Glenn Beck show.

    We believe one of the most effective ways to connect with customers and generate mass awareness of our products is through television advertising.  We treat our purchase of commercial time as we do any other prime time, mainstream television program.  By buying commercial time on top-rated shows, we are not making judgment on the specific content of the show but simply making an optimized attempt to reach our many customers through award-winning television programming.  Ford Motor Company values the opinions and sensibilities of our customers worldwide and will continue to try to place advertising on programs that reach and appeal to our diverse customer base.

    Sometimes e-mail communication does not allow us to gain additional information that may be helpful in responding to your inquiry.  Should you feel that we have not adequately addressed your questions, please feel free to contact us via telephone at (800)392-3673 between the hours of 8 am and 5pm, local time, Monday through Friday.  Hearing-impaired callers with access to a TDD may contact 1-800-232-5952.  

    Sincerely,
    Marites
    Customer Relationship Center
    Ford Motor Company

    For online support visit us at:  www.customersaskford.com which contains answers to frequently asked questions and links to other key product and service information.

  •  Reply from State Farm (0+ / 0-)

    Thank you for your recent e-mail concerning State Farm’s advertising on the Fox network.

    Recently, there was a breakdown in the execution of State Farm’s advertising guidelines and a few commercials mistakenly appeared for a brief time on a couple political discussion programs.

    Understanding our millions of customers and thousands of associates hold a full spectrum of views on political issues, State Farm has a long-standing practice of not advertising in political discussion programming.  This advertising applies regardless of a program’s political point of view.

    State Farm continuously monitors programming to ensure quality control and that our political issues advertising guidelines are maintained.

    Thank you for your e-mail and your continued support of State Farm Insurance, both are greatly appreciated.

    Sincerely,

    Jairon L. Wills
    Executive Customer Service Supervisor
    State Farm Insurance

  •  Sargento will drop ads on the Glenn Beck Show (0+ / 0-)

    I just received the following email:

    Dear xxxxx -- We deeply appreciate your reaching out to us and sharing your comments and concerns about Sargento ads appearing during "The Glenn Beck Show." We sat down with the marketing department to talk about it and I learned that we buy time periods not specific programs. But in any event, they’ve made the decision to exclude that program from our future ad rotation. Simply stated, Sargento ads won’t be airing during that show. Again, thanks for contacting us.

    Pat Lombardo
    Sargento Consumer Affairs Department

  •  Ally Bank says they're out (0+ / 0-)

    Just received this e-mail form Ally Bank:

    Hello and thank you for taking the time to contact Ally Bank.

    Ally advertises on a broad spectrum of programs to reach our potential customers.  Our advertising is not an endorsement of editorial content on any program. We have ceased to advertise on the Glenn Beck program.
    Should you have any additional questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call our Contact Center at 877-247-ALLY.

    We are here for you 24 hours a day, seven days a week and you can always visit us online at www.allybank.com. "

    Thank you,
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    Customer Care
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