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Tides Foundation Trying to Intimidate Fox News Advertisers
The Tides Blog ^ | October 15, 2010 | Drummond Pike

Posted on 10/16/2010 11:25:41 AM PDT by NRG1973

Dear Fox Advertiser,

I am writing to ask your company to take a simple step that may well save lives in the future. And it is not unimportant that taking this action will remove your company and its products from any connection to what could very likely be an unpleasant tragedy, should things remain as they are today. On behalf of my organization, and many others like it, I ask that you cease advertising on the Fox News Channel.

This is neither a hollow request, nor one rhetorically made. There is an urgency to it born of our own direct experience as the target of a would-be assassin inspired by Fox's Glenn Beck Show.

On July 19th of this year, I arrived at our San Francisco office to learn that a misguided person carrying numerous guns and body armor had been on his way to start a "revolution" by murdering my colleagues and me. The Oakland Police Department called to tell us that, following a 12 minute shootout with the California Highway Patrol, law enforcement officials arrested an assailant who had targeted the Tides Foundation, an organization which I founded and currently serve as CEO, and the ACLU for violence. To say we were "shocked" does not adequately describe our reaction. Imagine, for a moment, that you were us and, had it not been for a sharp eyed highway patrolman, a heavily armed man in full body armor would have made it to your office with the intent to kill you and your colleagues. His motive? Apparently, it was because the charitable, nonpartisan programs we run are deemed part of a conspiracy to undermine America and the capitalist system, which is hogwash.

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I just heard about this. Once again, a left wing organization is trying to intimidate advertisers of an organziation (Fox News) that they disagree with. This, like the attacks on the US Chamber of Commerce, will backfire.
1 posted on 10/16/2010 11:25:44 AM PDT by NRG1973
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To: NRG1973

Liberals in desperation mode.


2 posted on 10/16/2010 11:28:19 AM PDT by Biggirl (GO UCONN FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!! :)=^..^=)
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To: NRG1973

I have a hard time believing that the police would make such a notification by phone.


3 posted on 10/16/2010 11:29:17 AM PDT by RavenATB
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bttt


4 posted on 10/16/2010 11:29:41 AM PDT by Matchett-PI (The 'RAT Party - Home of our most envious, hypocritical, and greedy citizens.)
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To: NRG1973

How can Democrats stick with their communists party is beyond me.


5 posted on 10/16/2010 11:30:15 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Matchett-PI
bttt

I guess that I'm not cyber-hip. What does bttt mean?

6 posted on 10/16/2010 11:31:28 AM PDT by NRG1973
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To: NRG1973

CRY, CRY BABY


7 posted on 10/16/2010 11:33:09 AM PDT by barbarianbabs
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To: NRG1973

Dear Fox Advertiser,

Thank you for supporting the only national, non-left-wing-biased network. I intend to use your products and or services precisely because of this support.


8 posted on 10/16/2010 11:34:59 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: NRG1973

Bring it on the bastards from the Tides Foundation. Come here and try this stuff in the UP of Michigan. you dorks wouldn’t last one day in the frozen confines of Michigan’;s Upper Peninsula. Lets face it in winter the temparature never rises above 20 degrees fahrenheit. and there are snowstorms that dump in excess of 36 inches.

Go after the advertisers some more and what will happen the people of America will not tolerate being bullied by the pissant and his little minions


9 posted on 10/16/2010 11:35:15 AM PDT by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: NRG1973

bttt bump to the top


10 posted on 10/16/2010 11:35:53 AM PDT by acapesket
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To: NRG1973

bump to the top


11 posted on 10/16/2010 11:36:49 AM PDT by sissyjane (Did you plug the hole yet Daddy????)
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To: NRG1973
The Discovery Channel and it's affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs at prime time slots based on Daniel Quinn's "My Ishmael" pages 207-212 where solutions to save the planet would be done in the same way as the Industrial Revolution was done, by people building on each other's inventive ideas. Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children since those new additions continue pollution and are pollution. A game show format contest would be in order. Perhaps also forums of leading scientists who understand and agree with the Malthus-Darwin science and the problem of human overpopulation. Do both. Do all until something WORKS and the natural world starts improving and human civilization building STOPS and is reversed! MAKE IT INTERESTING SO PEOPLE WATCH AND APPLY SOLUTIONS!!!!

-- Discovery Channel Shooter's Manifesto

Clearly, this deranged terrorist was inspired by NBC's "Green Week". In order to prevent any further bloodshed, all advertisers must immediately cease and desist advertising on NBC and its affiliated networks.

12 posted on 10/16/2010 11:37:13 AM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: NRG1973
1st part of Tides Initiatives Voter Action Fund, 2009 Grantees

Strategy: New Electoral Mainstream

Campaign for Community Change

Democracia U.S.A.

Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Rock the Vote Education Fund

Women’s Voices. Women Vote Action Fund

Working America Education Fund

Non partisan my a$$.......

13 posted on 10/16/2010 11:37:13 AM PDT by Lockbox
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To: NRG1973

“Once again, a left wing organization is trying to intimidate...”

Like the DOJ?


14 posted on 10/16/2010 11:37:36 AM PDT by jessduntno (9/24/10, FBI raids home of appropriately named AAAN leader Hatem Abudayyeh, a friend of Obama.)
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To: acapesket
bttt bump to the top

Thanks for the explanation. I've seen that in posts but never as a reply to mine.

15 posted on 10/16/2010 11:38:14 AM PDT by NRG1973
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To: NRG1973
I guess that I'm not cyber-hip. What does bttt mean?

If you want to make a comment but discover you must first run to the restroom (head call), you announce your intentions with a bttt ("break to tee-tee") or if you're an Obama backer, you say btww ("break to wee-wee").

16 posted on 10/16/2010 11:38:39 AM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: NRG1973

They tried this against Beck and it failed. Now they’re trying it against the whole FOX network. Can’t FOX and the Chamber of Commerce take legal action against these lies?


17 posted on 10/16/2010 11:39:54 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: NRG1973

“are deemed part of a conspiracy to undermine America and the capitalist system”

If the shoe fits. . . .


18 posted on 10/16/2010 11:41:41 AM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: NRG1973
Things are changing, and the tide's running out.


19 posted on 10/16/2010 11:44:18 AM PDT by magooey (The Mandate of Heaven resides in the hearts of men.)
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To: NRG1973
I guess that I'm not cyber-hip. What does bttt mean?

A Bump To The Top does two things without your even having to make any comment. In addition to moving the article to the top of the "Recent Posts" page, doing so also puts the post onto your "Pings" page so that you can easily find the thread again.

20 posted on 10/16/2010 11:49:45 AM PDT by Bob
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To: NRG1973
The Oakland Police Department called to tell us that, following a 12 minute shootout with the California Highway Patrol, law enforcement officials arrested an assailant who had targeted the Tides Foundation...
Sorry, I haven't been following this story. Has this claim been confirmed by the police department? Or are we just supposed to take his word for it?
21 posted on 10/16/2010 11:52:57 AM PDT by Bob
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To: NRG1973

If it’s not advertised on Fox... don’t buy the box.

I do hope this Tides crap backlashes...


22 posted on 10/16/2010 11:58:23 AM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: NRG1973

Once Americans take our country and our government back, we need to move on to investigations, indictments, trials and a heap of lengthy prison sentences.


23 posted on 10/16/2010 12:01:10 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (It's time to do something about "Public Servants Gone Wild".)
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To: NRG1973

Having read the comments/replies on the MM blog, I am willing to bet that a large percentage were written by the same person. Too ‘manufactured’ to be real.


24 posted on 10/16/2010 12:08:42 PM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: NRG1973

Maybe the Tides Foundation should change its name to the “Moloch Charity Group”. Moloch was the old Semitic deity that demanded endless child sacrifices.


25 posted on 10/16/2010 12:09:39 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: NRG1973

Maybe the Tides Foundation should change its name to the “Moloch Charity Group”. Moloch was the old Semitic deity that demanded endless child sacrifices.


26 posted on 10/16/2010 12:09:39 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: NRG1973
Tell Soros, America is not Nazi Hungary. We have freedom of speech. Go away Soros.
27 posted on 10/16/2010 12:12:04 PM PDT by Armaggedon
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To: NRG1973

The Tides Foundation: where they get their money, and where the money goes...

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/funderProfile.asp?fndid=5184


28 posted on 10/16/2010 12:19:06 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but will give us the shaft.)
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To: NRG1973

I’ve gone to the link but can’t find a list of “advertisers”.

Who are they?
Let’s face it, if Tides is against them, I want to buy their products.


29 posted on 10/16/2010 12:22:31 PM PDT by netmilsmom ("Happiness is a choice"-Fr. Ben Ludtke. Pray for healing of his Brain Tumor, pls.)
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To: Lockbox

Tides Foundation is also a big & integrated player with many others in all the Enviro challenges to normal American life.

They want to remove all human usage of over 50% of the physical area of the USA. No fances-roads- nothing.
They call it “Pre-Columbus” status of the land. They want us all to live in very dense pockets of habitation. Don’t know what they think we will use to grow food on.

I call it nuts.

No One knows what this country was like before Columbus landed on the eastern shore in 1492.


30 posted on 10/16/2010 12:25:56 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: NRG1973

"I'm Drummond Pike, and I approve this message!"

31 posted on 10/16/2010 12:26:51 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: NRG1973
Like many Americans, I'm fed up with leftist organizations threatening Fox news because the network doesn't put the liberal spin on every story and actually investigates issues instead of reading some Democrat politician's news release as if it's fact. The left always tries to pretend that Republicans are 'mean' or 'dangerous' or somehow a threat to your freedom but in fact, the left is the real threat. Exhibit A - ObamaCare.

So far, Fox News has gained viewers as a result of the left's smears and threats. Advertisers want viewers and Fox has them. I doubt these kinds of specious accusations and 'warnings' from leftist groups like the Tides Foundation will be effective but the fact that they have the gall to try it is offensive. Desperate? Obviously - but also a bit chilling. This kind of bullying must be stopped. Perhaps a few congressional investigations into Tides and other leftist groups - focused on their funding - will be forthcoming in the next congress. It's clearly overdue.

32 posted on 10/16/2010 12:27:10 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Cautious optimist)
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To: NRG1973
Now we have a precedent to point to when we intimidate CBS and their advertisers.
33 posted on 10/16/2010 12:38:34 PM PDT by bilhosty (Don' t tax people tax newsprint)
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To: Gator113

America has boycott fatigue. It rarely works to begin with and nowadays there are so many factions demanding boycotts that the act has become meaningless.

It won’t work.


34 posted on 10/16/2010 12:44:30 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now)
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To: NRG1973

Can someone get this bumped to breaking news this is a big story.


35 posted on 10/16/2010 12:48:10 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: NRG1973

Is the left planning on harming their own messiah?


36 posted on 10/16/2010 12:57:23 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

Uhhhh... no. That’s not quite it.


37 posted on 10/16/2010 1:10:28 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((((2010 - the year to vote for the more conservative candidate, regardless of party.)))))
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To: NRG1973

Fox News has the highest ratings and veiwing audience of all of the cable news networks! You get the biggest bang for the advertising buck at Fox. where are you going to advertise? msnbc has a few viewers!


38 posted on 10/16/2010 1:16:21 PM PDT by timetostand (Ya say ya wanna revolution -- OK!)
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To: ridesthemiles
>>They want us all to live in very dense pockets of habitation.<<

The other name for this is Agenda 21. The United Nations is the sponsor.

39 posted on 10/16/2010 1:25:23 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

You are an evil man! I like it.


40 posted on 10/16/2010 2:17:07 PM PDT by SandwicheGuy (*The butter acts as a lubricant and speeds up the CPU*)
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To: NRG1973

It saddens me to hear of this failed attempt on the lives of these Marxist scum...

The next person or group of people need to train better and be more cautious in the execution of their plan.

;)


41 posted on 10/16/2010 3:03:39 PM PDT by myself6
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