From DailyKos.com: my adventures in foxnews boycotting, a call to action, and how to help by the bipolar bear

Prompted by Glenn Beck‘s guest wishing death and destruction for the United States in some idiotic and sadistic attempt at bettering the country (what??), a diary was posted on DailyKos.com that not only supports the boycott of Fox News, but also provides some great tips and information. You can also check out responses sent by some of the companies on our Fox News Sponsors list.

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,
<my name>

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One Response to “DailyKos Call To Action – Boycott Fox News”

  1. the bipolar bear says:

    thank you SO much for getting my information out there.
    I really want to thank you, and your site, for being an absolutely invaluable for my work over the last 2 days.
    I have since posted a second diary filled with even more information (and i have no intention of stopping until glenn beck and fox news apologize).

    Keep the site going!! i’ll keep trying to do my part!!!

    cheers!

    - the bipolar bear

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