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?
Legislative action??? WTF is thinking he can do? Legislate what you have to advertise and where?
Actually, Ted Lieu needs to go.
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?
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.
Perhaps he’s confusing the California State Senate with the old Soviet Politboro. Not all that hard to do...
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.
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.
Lowes gets points from this American. Don’t like Nazi’s, not even Sand-Nazi’s.
State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) is bigoted, shameful, un-American and profoundly ignorant.
Time to go shopping....at LOWES!~!!!!!!
Has anyone explained to this idiot that companies can refuse to back anything they want, without permission or approval from the Marxists like him?
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.
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.
Actually he’s getting slammed on his FB page by our side. BTW, check out his November post where he praises CAIR. Scumbag.
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.
Unless that changes I shop at Lowes.
I hear you, but the title alone would have given me pause.
It’s California. They have perfected arrogance and stupidity. They may have even patented it!
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!
They probably greet people with Merry Christmas too. The horror!
Thank you Lowes.
Stand up for America and against our enemies......
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.
...oh, and I completely agree with Lowe's decision to discontinue selling burkas and camel feed.
Dear Sen Ted (D-Torrance)
PS: Merry Christmas!
Has it been pulled early or just run it’s 13 episodes?
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.
Ping; do you know this guy?
Maybe this Senator can get this woman to write a letter too...if she had her fingers, that is.
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