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Has anyone received a reply from CBS yet? Or from a Letterman sponsor?

Posted on 06/12/2009 6:07:58 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA

If so, please post it. Thank you.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: cbs; democrat; letterman; liberal; palin; sarahpalin; television; tv
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1 posted on 06/12/2009 6:07:59 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA
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To: GOPsterinMA

Got one back from Mars.

In response to your email regarding MARS SNACKFOOD US. We are writing in response to your recent communication which objects to the placement of advertising on David Letterman. We appreciate your concern and thank you for taking the time to contact us. While we do not “sponsor” television shows, we do contract for commercial time months in advance for those programs which we feel effectively reach our consumers. As a matter of policy we make every effort to avoid programs containing exploitative examples of ethnic, racial, religious or sexual stereotyping. We apologize if we were unsuccessful in this instance, and we will share your comments with our advertising agencies. Our loyal consumers are very important to us, and we thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention. Have a great day! Your Friends at Mars Snackfood US MM/HERNLIND010961364A Please do NOT reply to this email. If you would like to respond to this message, click on the link below. http://www.econsumeraffairs.com/mars/ContactUsFollowUp.htm?F1=010961364A&F2=MARSC


2 posted on 06/12/2009 6:09:54 PM PDT by TexasBeth
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To: GOPsterinMA

Nope


3 posted on 06/12/2009 6:10:11 PM PDT by svcw
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To: TexasBeth

Thank you for sharing. Nothing yet on my end.


4 posted on 06/12/2009 6:11:19 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: TexasBeth

I got the same exact letter.


5 posted on 06/12/2009 6:11:37 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: GOPsterinMA
What?

The nappy headed faggot?

6 posted on 06/12/2009 6:21:12 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Yes, from Mars.


7 posted on 06/12/2009 6:21:57 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Nothing from See BS. I would be surprised if I had.


8 posted on 06/12/2009 6:24:44 PM PDT by neal1960 (This space for rent.)
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To: neal1960

Right - me either.


9 posted on 06/12/2009 6:25:19 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: GOPsterinMA; TexasBeth

I got the same one as TexasBeth in post #2. (MARS)


10 posted on 06/12/2009 6:32:50 PM PDT by blam
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To: GOPsterinMA
I was contacted by Ancestry.com, who politely informed me that they do NOT adverdise ob Letterman's show and have no earthly idea as to why their name appeared on the list.

I had a very specific reason for contacting them as I am one of their subscribers and volunteered to pull my membership -- instantly.

Best Western site was incorrect info and I've not attempted to get the correct one as I really do NOT utilize their businesses.

11 posted on 06/12/2009 6:33:29 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: zerosix

Good for you!!!


12 posted on 06/12/2009 6:35:47 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: blam

I got the same one from Mars.

Good. Nice reply, and we know they heard from at least a handful of us. I bet they tell their advertising team to avoid advertising on Letterman again. I hope they also contact CBS.


13 posted on 06/12/2009 6:37:24 PM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: zerosix

I did contact Best Western and did get a response. Sort of along the line of “Don’t blame us the media buyers did it.” But they responded because my husband and I travel and we had previously stayed several nights at their hotels.

Mars did respond to me with the form letter.

The Olive Garden has not responded to me as yet.


14 posted on 06/12/2009 6:42:52 PM PDT by navymom1 (Save Free Speech, defeat the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I got a reply from “On the Border” restaurants - just acknowledging receipt and passing on to the marketing dept.


15 posted on 06/12/2009 6:45:38 PM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: GOPsterinMA

Not one word.


16 posted on 06/12/2009 6:50:32 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: GOPsterinMA
I got this but it is about a rally....

I am pleased to report that we have received enough volunteer leader commitments from the now 2,253 people on this mailing list to make a FIRM DECISION to go forward with a planned FIRE DAVID LETTERMAN RALLY, currently scheduled to be held from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm this Monday June 15 outside the Ed Sullivan Theater, located at 1697 Broadway in New York City.

If you live anywhere within a 4 hour driving distance of New York City, please plan on attending this event. Bring your own signs (be creative but PG rated!). We will be announcing more details over the weekend so stay tuned.

We need more volunteers to help our "Project Servant-Leaders", so please email me at michaelpatrickleahy@gmail.com if you can provide some time.

Laureen Cummings has agreed to serve as our "Project Servant- Leader" responsible for our Media Relations.

Marie Wilkinson and others have agreed to share "Project Servant-Leader" responsibilities in the Social Media arena.

We have volunteers for our logistics and volunteer coordination areas as well, and will be announcing the names of that leadership group over the weekend.

Keep telling your friends on the internet and in person to sign the letter to CBS asking them to fire David Letterman at our website, http://www.firedavidletterman.com .

Two additional pieces of news to show that we and others are already making some progress:

1. CBS has received so many negative comments about Letterman they have shut down the comments section of their website.

2. A leading New York State Legislator, Brian Kolb, publicly called today for CBS to fire Letterman.

Thanks for all your help.

Stay tuned for news over the weekend about how you can help make this coming Monday's "FIRE DAVID LETTERMAN RALLY" a success !

Best Regards,

Michael Patrick Leahy

17 posted on 06/12/2009 6:51:02 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: pandoraou812

Thank you for the info!


18 posted on 06/12/2009 7:13:40 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: GOPsterinMA
I heard today that See BS has announced that they're extending that washed up has-been's contract for another couple of years.If this is true it certainly doesn't suggest that this company has any intention of calling their employee to task.

Not at all.

19 posted on 06/12/2009 7:17:07 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Christian+Veteran=Terrorist)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Right - they either did or are going to extend him.

Good points.


20 posted on 06/12/2009 7:20:22 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Nothing from CBS or Les Moonves.


21 posted on 06/12/2009 7:22:37 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, school and passport records.)
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To: nufsed

I would add. They don’t have to respond to me. I told Dave good-bye in my e-mails.


22 posted on 06/12/2009 7:23:58 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, school and passport records.)
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To: nufsed

Me either


23 posted on 06/12/2009 7:24:36 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

As I get updated I will post the emails if you want. ~Pandy~


24 posted on 06/12/2009 7:26:30 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: pandoraou812

10-4! Thanks!


25 posted on 06/12/2009 7:27:22 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Glad to help.


26 posted on 06/12/2009 7:31:31 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: GOPsterinMA
Got a bunch here.
27 posted on 06/12/2009 7:35:15 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: SERKIT

Good stuff! Thank you!


28 posted on 06/12/2009 7:38:44 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Gimme a list of Letterdorks’ sponsors, and I’ll be sure to let ‘em know why I won’t buy their stuff. :)


29 posted on 06/12/2009 7:46:13 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2270806/posts?page=25

See post #9, prepared by 2ndDivisionVet


30 posted on 06/12/2009 7:49:12 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

No response from Mooves to my e-mail.


31 posted on 06/12/2009 7:50:27 PM PDT by proud2beconservativeinNJ ("In God We Trust")
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To: Gay State Conservative; GOPsterinMA
You can bet that if they extend him for a few years he was making the anti-Palin statements at the behest of management. Good luck with the Rally, I am in FL or would be there. See BS was anti-Bush etc. so I do not think any thing other than boycotting Letterman's Sponsors will be effective. JMO
32 posted on 06/12/2009 8:03:14 PM PDT by Tuketu (GOP, state you will reverse all 0bama Dictatorial / DemZI decrees and laws)
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To: GOPsterinMA

They are soul mates in the same sewer.


33 posted on 06/12/2009 8:44:17 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc

Nicely put!


34 posted on 06/12/2009 8:46:30 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: navymom1
Ah, I did NOT see Olive Garden in the mix.

Note to self: turn on stronger light when reading after 10:00 p.m.

35 posted on 06/12/2009 8:47:01 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: GOPsterinMA

Folks, lets keep the pressure on....here’s the CBS e-mail link:

http://www.cbs.com/info/user_services/fb_global_form.php


36 posted on 06/12/2009 8:47:25 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: GOPsterinMA

From Olive Garden:

Thank you for expressing your concerns about Olive Garden and allowing us an opportunity to respond.

We understand your concern about Mr. Letterman’s inappropriate comments. Olive Garden screens all network television programs and we plan schedules accordingly, especially in regard to shows with objectionable content. Some shows, like The David Letterman Show, are taped on a daily basis and there is not an opportunity to review the content prior to airing. The content of the dialogue on the June 8th show is not consistent with Olive Garden’s standards and values. We have joined many of our valued guests in voicing our concern to CBS, and we will adjust our plans accordingly as we have done in the past when such situations occur. Your feedback will certainly be taken into consideration as we review our future advertising schedule.

Again, thank you for contacting us with your comments, and we hope you will continue to think of Olive Garden as a place to visit with your family and friends.

Sherri Bruen
Guest Relations Manager


37 posted on 06/12/2009 8:49:15 PM PDT by nomoremods
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To: TexasBeth

I got the same response from Mars. Looks like I’ll keep my promise and not purchase anything made by Mars anymore.


38 posted on 06/12/2009 8:49:33 PM PDT by deepthought
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To: nomoremods

Good!


39 posted on 06/12/2009 8:50:15 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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To: svcw

From DirectTV:

Thanks for taking the time to write us. Our goal is to provide a wide variety of channels and programming content and we can’t predict or control the programming selection a particular channel chooses to air.

Rest assured that I have forwarded your comments and complaint to the appropriate department for review.

Sincerely,

Yoanne G.
Employee ID 100141336
DIRECTV Customer Service

From Toyota:

Toyota is sensitive to the opinions of our customers, and we respect your position on this issue. We have documented your comments accordingly.

Please be aware that Toyota advertising is not intended as a statement either for, or against the subject matter presented in a program. Toyota selects and purchases advertising airtime contracts directly from various networks months prior to an actual broadcast. Toyota does not know in advance the topic or the guests that may appear on such programs. Hence, a Toyota commercial aired during specific programming does not constitute agreement with the program’s content.

Your email has been documented at our National Headquarters and is available for management review.

Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to receive your feedback such that we may improve our advertising and marketing efforts.

Sincerely,
Thomas Moria
Toyota Customer Experience


40 posted on 06/12/2009 8:51:09 PM PDT by nomoremods
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To: All; GOPsterinMA

Here are some of David Letterman’s sponsors:

Aveeno https://www.aveeno.com/contact-us.jsp;jsessionid=ICzq9MKfCJMvYNQPalV7EWJ+CJY

Canon http://www.usa.canon.com/templatedata/AboutCanon/ciwofloc.html

Citibank https://online.citibank.com/US/JRS/portal/contactus.do

Downey (Owned by P&G) http://www.downy.com/en_US/contactus.jsp

Hellman’s https://secure.hellmanns.com/contact_us.aspx

Lexus (Owned by Toyota) http://www.lexus.com/contact/

Nissan Motors http://www.nissanusa.com/apps/contactus

Rogaine http://www.rogaine.com/men/contact-us

Ambien CR https://contactus.sanofi-aventis.us/default.aspx

bing.com (Owned by Microsoft) https://feedback.discoverbing.com/default.aspx?mkt=en-us&productkey=bingweb&brand=&&locale=en-US&P1=dsathome&P2=&P3=0&P4=&P5=5462F211BC1D4717B52B5B14CB670F99&P6=Needham,%20Massachusetts&P7=Original&P8=&P9=42.285999/-71.233001&P10=24902.0&P11=&P12=&searchtype=Web%20Search&optl1=1&backurl=http://www.bing.com:80/?FORM=FEEDTU&scrx=1

Chase https://www.chase.com/ccp/index.jsp?pg_name=ccpmapp/shared/assets/page/contactus

Ford http://www.fordvehicles.com/help/contact/

Hotels.com http://www.hotels.com/faqs.do?reqType=getQuestions&cmsFaqId=

Listerene (Johnson & Johnson) https://www.listerine.com/contact-us.jsp;jsessionid=o9dUC7PE892Iut-YH7ibH32Z1Wk

Mazda http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/emailMazda.action

Old Navy (Owned by The Gap) http://oldnavy.gap.com/customerService/info.do?cid=3332&mlink=5151,1004621,3&clink=1004621

Samsung http://www.samsung.com/us/info/contactus.html

T-Mobile http://www.t-mobile.com/Contact.aspx

Also if you haven’t yet filed a complaint at the FCC:

http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm

Channel and time: CBS at 11:30 p.m. Monday June 8th (rape joke), Tuesday 9th (prostitute joke)

CBS Feedback;
http://www.cbs.com/info/user_services/fb_global_form.php


41 posted on 06/12/2009 9:19:52 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("The unarmed man is not just defenseless - he is also contemptible." Machiavelli)
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To: TexasBeth

I received the exact same reply from Mars, and two replies from Life Lock, and waiting for Hilton, Hellman’s and Kelloggs replies, and go to tv.com to comment at CBS on the Letterman response to Palin, it is taking comments directly...load it up with complaints.

The interactive link is at top of page titled Letterman vs Palin, so click and go below article for comment section.


42 posted on 06/12/2009 9:37:10 PM PDT by Kackikat (It isn''t over till it's over, and it s not over yet.....when the TRUMPET sounds I'll be gone...)
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To: zerosix

>I was contacted by Ancestry.com, who politely informed me that they do NOT adverdise ob Letterman’s show and have no earthly idea as to why their name appeared on the list.<

Ancestry.com does have an ad that is still running on Lettermans site, sadly as does The Republican Governors Association.


43 posted on 06/12/2009 9:45:18 PM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin 2012 - Saving America)
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To: nomoremods

I am actually impressed with Olive Garden. They are the only one that even said they were “inappropriate” comments. Good for them!


44 posted on 06/12/2009 10:02:56 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I received this from Lexus this morning:

Dear Mr. Coppola:

Thank you for contacting Lexus Customer Satisfaction.

We are sensitive to the opinions of our customers and apologize if our sponsorship has offended you in any way.

Lexus’ decision to advertise on television programs is based on the level of interest generated by the American public, not the subject matter contained in the program. We make every effort to screen programs considered to contain controversial issues but we do not always have the opportunity to know the content of individual episodes in advance.

If you require further assistance, please respond to this e-mail, or contact Lexus Customer Satisfaction at 1-800-255-3987, Monday through Friday, 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., or Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Pacific Time.

Sincerely,

Danielle Curtis

Lexus Customer Satisfaction


45 posted on 06/12/2009 10:33:29 PM PDT by aloppoct (stucnsf)
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To: Gay State Conservative
We will take that as a act of defiance .... all the more reason to boycott anything to do with cBS and their sponsors...
46 posted on 06/12/2009 10:40:38 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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Letterman's ratings TANKING.... big surprise. <yawn>.

Conan has always been funnier; much more entertaining.

Letterman went Lib; big time. Big mistake. Sad.

47 posted on 06/12/2009 10:47:07 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: All

Response I just received from The Olive Garden:

June 13, 2009

Dear Mrs. ____:

Thank you for expressing your concerns about Olive Garden and allowing us an opportunity to respond.

We understand your concern about Mr. Letterman’s inappropriate comments. Olive Garden screens all network television programs and we plan schedules accordingly, especially in regard to shows with objectionable content. Some shows, like The David Letterman Show, are taped on a daily basis and there is not an opportunity to review the content prior to airing. The content of the dialogue on the June 8th show is not consistent with Olive Garden’s standards and values. We have joined many of our valued guests in voicing our concern to CBS, and we will adjust our plans accordingly as we have done in the past when such situations occur. Your feedback will certainly be taken into consideration as we review our future advertising schedule.

Again, thank you for contacting us with your comments, and we hope you will continue to think of Olive Garden as a place to visit with your family and friends.

Sherri Bruen
Guest Relations Manager


48 posted on 06/13/2009 12:15:35 PM PDT by navymom1 (Save Free Speech, defeat the Fairness Doctrine)
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To: GOPsterinMA

from: Embassy Suites:
Thanks for your email. Embassy Suites is not a sponsor or advertiser of the David Letterman show. Several online ads appeared on a series of web sites, including cbs.com, among many others. These ads have since been taken down. The appearance of the ads on the CBS network web site does not suggest we condone or agree with Mr. Letterman’s views or comments.

We sincerely appreciate your email.

Dawn Ray

Embassy Suites Hotels


49 posted on 06/13/2009 3:01:49 PM PDT by Sunshine54 (Sunshine54)
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To: Sunshine54

This is good news!!!


50 posted on 06/13/2009 3:45:58 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Where can I take 'Austrian' lessons?)
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