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Lawmaker: Lowe's 'bigoted' for pulling 'All-American Muslim' ads
Los Angeles Times ^ | December 11, 2011

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 agenda’s 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.

"Lowe’s religious discrimination is the equivalent of a company asserting that it is pulling advertising from the Christian Broadcast Network’s 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....

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: advertising; boycott; capitalism; religion; tedlieu

1 posted on 12/11/2011 1:26:39 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“”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


2 posted on 12/11/2011 1:30:07 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why did they ever commit to this advertising in the first place?


3 posted on 12/11/2011 1:32:12 PM PST by almost done by half
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To: shelterguy
Can you believe it?

These liberals are drunk on power.

4 posted on 12/11/2011 1:33:18 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Call me a bigot of muslims all you want, I wear your words with pride.


5 posted on 12/11/2011 1:33:36 PM PST by Pilated
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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)


6 posted on 12/11/2011 1:33:45 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: almost done by half

I do not know.


7 posted on 12/11/2011 1:34:00 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

State senators can mandate how corporations spend their advertising money?


8 posted on 12/11/2011 1:34:12 PM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Interesting Times

Last I knew, they could not.


9 posted on 12/11/2011 1:35:43 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Considering that the show is going off the air why does this matter?


10 posted on 12/11/2011 1:36:37 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (*Philosophy lesson 117-22b: Anyone who demands to be respected is undeserving of it.*)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Last I knew, they could not."

I agree, but look what passes for judges these days.

11 posted on 12/11/2011 1:38:41 PM PST by VR-21 (Thela Hun Ginjeet)
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To: GeronL; All
Get this!

"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

12 posted on 12/11/2011 1:38:51 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: VR-21

Look what passes for lawyers: Post # 11.


13 posted on 12/11/2011 1:40:15 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

The show’s ratings are terrible but don’t be surprised if TLC brings it back next season out of spite and stubborness.


14 posted on 12/11/2011 1:41:05 PM PST by stellaluna
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To: stellaluna

Will they be bringing back “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” as well?


15 posted on 12/11/2011 1:42:29 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife ("Real solidarity means coming together for the common good."-Sarah Palin)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Touche.


16 posted on 12/11/2011 1:42:42 PM PST by VR-21 (Thela Hun Ginjeet)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
A group of people hate your way of life. Their core beliefs revolve around cheating you, lying to you, and even killing you if you don't agree with them. They voluntarily come into your country and demand that you alter your system to accommodate them. They spew the most vile hate speech imaginable. And you are the bigot?
17 posted on 12/11/2011 1:43:48 PM PST by fhayek
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
He demanded that the company rescind its action and apologize or face boycotts and legislative action.

And Lowes should demand that Congress take action against this dem critter for abusing his office.

18 posted on 12/11/2011 1:45:00 PM PST by liberalh8ter
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Hey, moron (Ted Lieu), Lowe's (last I checked) is a privately owned company (translation they are NOT owned by the GOVERNMENT) so they can advertise on what show they want to. If they DON'T want to adertise on any show, they have that right.

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.

19 posted on 12/11/2011 1:45:33 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (Cain/West 2012....what would the RACISTS LIBERALS say???)
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To: GeronL

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?


20 posted on 12/11/2011 1:45:59 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Legislative action??? WTF is thinking he can do? Legislate what you have to advertise and where?


21 posted on 12/11/2011 1:46:10 PM PST by TennTuxedo
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Actually, Ted Lieu needs to go.


22 posted on 12/11/2011 1:47:22 PM PST by bubbacluck (I'll pay more for tomatoes, thank you.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

uh, maybe they pulled the ads because they were not reaching their intended audience? it’s always about the bottom line, why limit your market?


23 posted on 12/11/2011 1:48:19 PM PST by tioga ( Holder lost the guns, Corzine lost the money, Obama lost the jobs....a dem trifecta.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Lowe’s is my primary source for home improvement. I just rented a post hole digger from HD today because they were the only source. Other than that, Homo Depot gets nothing.


24 posted on 12/11/2011 1:49:51 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perhaps he’s confusing the California State Senate with the old Soviet Politboro. Not all that hard to do...


25 posted on 12/11/2011 1:53:39 PM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: almost done by half

Usually, advertising is something that is bought in blocks. They were most likely not shown any of the promos that we got to see and when they were alerted that their package deal included the time slot for this show, combined with the promos we all saw, they called in the marketing reps for Discovery and demanded not to put their ads on this show or lose the deal altogether.


26 posted on 12/11/2011 2:00:47 PM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: Redleg Duke
Lowe’s is my primary source for home improvement. I just rented a post hole digger from HD today because they were the only source. Other than that, Homo Depot gets nothing.

Same here. Homo Depot has not seen my face in years, nor will it ever again. After reading this thread, I feel quit content with the 6 trips I made to Lowes this weekend, spending $8700 on kitchen upgrades.

Every day that passes provides further proof that liberalism is in fact a mental disorder.

27 posted on 12/11/2011 2:01:38 PM PST by RobertClark ("Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Lowes gets points from this American. Don’t like Nazi’s, not even Sand-Nazi’s.


28 posted on 12/11/2011 2:02:06 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: shelterguy

State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) is bigoted, shameful, un-American and profoundly ignorant.


29 posted on 12/11/2011 2:02:48 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Time to go shopping....at LOWES!~!!!!!!


30 posted on 12/11/2011 2:03:23 PM PST by goodnesswins (Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine....)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Has anyone explained to this idiot that companies can refuse to back anything they want, without permission or approval from the Marxists like him?


31 posted on 12/11/2011 2:08:56 PM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: RobertClark

“Homo Depot”

My final experience with HD involved an employee who was sullen, rude, unhelpful, and looked gay as a three dollar bill.

Lowe’s ever since, with great results.

Anyway, this Cal State senator sounds really full of himself and apparently thinks he has almighty power. And someone needs to take “All American Muslimah”, dub it with substitute dialogue and load it on youtube. Have all the happy assimilated muzzies end their sentences with “death to America!” for example.


32 posted on 12/11/2011 2:14:31 PM PST by elcid1970 ("Deport all Muslims. Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Is this not a free country anymore? Lowe’s has the right to advertise where and when it wants ... not where and when a legislator tells them to.


33 posted on 12/11/2011 2:15:55 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: G Larry

Actually he’s getting slammed on his FB page by our side. BTW, check out his November post where he praises CAIR. Scumbag.


34 posted on 12/11/2011 2:25:04 PM PST by tunedin
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Lowe's 'bigoted' for pulling 'All-American Muslim' ads

And had Lowe's pulled ads from "Sarah Palin's Alaska" then no doubt this same senator would by supporting their corporate right to advertise wherever they want.

35 posted on 12/11/2011 2:27:04 PM PST by SoJoCo
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Lowes gives all military, and retired military a discount, show a military, or retired military ID get a discount.

Unless that changes I shop at Lowes.

36 posted on 12/11/2011 2:27:53 PM PST by c-b 1 (Reporting from behind enemy lines, in occupied AZTLAN.)
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To: mazda77

I hear you, but the title alone would have given me pause.


37 posted on 12/11/2011 2:34:48 PM PST by almost done by half
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s California. They have perfected arrogance and stupidity. They may have even patented it!


38 posted on 12/11/2011 2:36:00 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If the state senator needs help in determining what “bigoted” really is, have him look to Eric “the bigot” Holder and the US Attorney General’s Office and the Justice Department ... now there are some real bigots there!


39 posted on 12/11/2011 2:39:57 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: goodnesswins

They probably greet people with Merry Christmas too. The horror!


40 posted on 12/11/2011 2:42:47 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: shelterguy

Thank you Lowes.
Stand up for America and against our enemies......


41 posted on 12/11/2011 3:06:29 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: al_c
Is this not a free country anymore?

No, it's not. The Obama regime made that quite clear when they brought suit against Boeing from expanding and opening a new plant in a right to work state, which wouldn't have effected a single union job in WA. It wasn't until Boeing paid off the union by giving in to their demands did the federal government drop their suit.

The Obama regime brought their Chicago style thug politics to DC.

Mark

42 posted on 12/11/2011 3:32:53 PM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: shelterguy
I've always preferred Lowe's to Home Depot (better lighted, less warehouse feel, Jimmie Johnson vs. Joey Lagano, etc.) but now I have an even better reason that I will use when I am talking to others.

...oh, and I completely agree with Lowe's decision to discontinue selling burkas and camel feed.

43 posted on 12/11/2011 3:35:03 PM PST by The Citizen Soldier (I will always remember exactly where I was when Obama made his NCAA picks.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Dear Sen Ted (D-Torrance)

Drop Dead!

signed, Lowes

PS: Merry Christmas!


44 posted on 12/11/2011 3:45:07 PM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

Has it been pulled early or just run it’s 13 episodes?


45 posted on 12/11/2011 4:17:31 PM PST by hattend (If I wanted you dead, you'd be dead. - Cameron Connor)
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To: liberalh8ter
I have the perfect response.

I would blow Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance’s letter up to a poster at least 4 feet by 6 feet and post them at the entrance to every Lowe's store in the nation.

Let Lowe's customers in Torrance, California, and across the nation see what kind of egomaniac Ted is. Then they could demonstrate, with their pocketbooks, wither or not Ted has a real clue as to how the rest of us think.

But then, that would require some real leadership at Lowe's corporate headquarters.

46 posted on 12/11/2011 4:35:05 PM PST by Nip (TANSTAAFL and BOHICA)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
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Lowes is NOW this Christian Patriot's FAVORITE big-box shopping destination ...


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47 posted on 12/11/2011 5:15:39 PM PST by Patton@Bastogne
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To: usafrjag

Ping; do you know this guy?


48 posted on 12/11/2011 5:24:46 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Maybe this Senator can get this woman to write a letter too...if she had her fingers, that is.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2075435/Husband-chops-wifes-fingers-stop-studying-degree.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


49 posted on 12/17/2011 2:24:52 PM PST by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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