Skip to comments.Lawmaker: Lowe's 'bigoted' for pulling 'All-American Muslim' ads
Posted on 12/11/2011 1:26:34 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
A California state senator called on home improvement chain Lowe's to apologize for pulling advertising from a TV show featuring the lives of Muslim families.
Lowe's pulled advertising from Discovery Channel/TLC's "All-American Muslim" after the Florida Family Assn. complained about the show, which it called "propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agendas clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values.
State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) wrote a letter Saturday to Lowe's Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Niblock in which he called the decision to pull advertising from the show "bigoted, shameful, and un-American" and "profoundly ignorant." He demanded that the company rescind its action and apologize or face boycotts and legislative action.
"Lowes religious discrimination is the equivalent of a company asserting that it is pulling advertising from the Christian Broadcast Networks 700 Club because the program somehow 'riskily hides' the agenda of Christian radicalized groups such as Aryan Nation," Lieu wrote. "That assertion would, of course, be utter nonsense and religious bigotry."
Lowe's issued a statement in which it apologized for having "managed to make some people very unhappy" but did not say it would reinstate advertising on the show.
"Individuals and groups have strong political and societal views on this topic, and....
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“”State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) wrote a letter Saturday to Lowe’s Chief Executive Officer Robert A. Niblock in which he called the decision to pull advertising from the show “bigoted, shameful, and un-American” and “profoundly ignorant.” He demanded that the company rescind its action and apologize or face boycotts and legislative action. “”
He did the same thing to all the sponsors that bailed on Beck. Hahahahahahaha
Why did they ever commit to this advertising in the first place?
These liberals are drunk on power.
Call me a bigot of muslims all you want, I wear your words with pride.
Right. A company is now going to be told which shows to advertise on??
BTW, tell this idjit that there are no ads on the 700 Club (not that I would know)
I do not know.
State senators can mandate how corporations spend their advertising money?
Last I knew, they could not.
Considering that the show is going off the air why does this matter?
I agree, but look what passes for judges these days.
"Congratulations to Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, and Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, who were both named to a list of a dozen "Democratic legislators to watch" by Governing Magazine. The magazine cited Lieu's military background - he's a former JAG prosecutor and a Lt Col. in the Air National Guard....Source
Look what passes for lawyers: Post # 11.
The show’s ratings are terrible but don’t be surprised if TLC brings it back next season out of spite and stubborness.
Will they be bringing back “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” as well?
And Lowes should demand that Congress take action against this dem critter for abusing his office.
You need to see how the private sector work, but I wouldn't want you to run a roadside Lemonade stand on a 125 degree day with my money. You would lose money.
That part got me too.
We can debate this whole subject, of course. But is it really something that we need legislative action on, legislation to compel companies to advertise in a certain way, or on certain programs? We’re going to say that companies cannot pass on certain shows? Do we really want to go down that road?
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