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OfficeMax Drops Michael Savage Ads Over Anti-Islam Bias
CAIR press release ^ | Nov. 15 2007

Posted on 11/16/2007 7:29:50 AM PST by ddtorquee

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today announced that OfficeMax, a leading office products retailer, has joined a growing list of companies that have stopped advertising on Michael Savage's nationally-syndicated radio program because of the host's anti-Muslim views. CAIR recently reported that Savage, whose "The Savage Nation" airs on more than 300 radio stations nationwide, screamed attacks on Muslims, Islam and the Quran, Islam's revealed text, during his October 29, 2007, program. To listen to Savage's bigoted statements, go to: http://www.cair.com/audio/savage_102907.asp SEE: National Radio Host Goes on Anti-Muslim Tirade http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=23608&;&name=n&&currPage=1&&A ctive=1 The Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group called on radio listeners of all faiths to contact companies that advertise on Savage's program to express their concerns about the host's anti-Muslim bigotry. Companies that have dropped ads from Savage's program include Citrix Systems Inc., a global leader in application delivery infrastructure.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ads; cair; intimidation; islam; michaelsavage; officemax; savage; sharia; talkradio
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More info on Saudi funded CAIR: http://www.danielpipes.org/article/394 http://www.meforum.org/article/916

OfficeMax contact info, to express opinions about their cowardice: http://www.officemax.com/omax/customerservice/contactUsHome.jsp

1 posted on 11/16/2007 7:29:52 AM PST by ddtorquee
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To: ddtorquee
Office Max
2 posted on 11/16/2007 7:32:00 AM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily, Apply Sparingly.)
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To: ddtorquee

I didn’t realize that Office Max was still in business.


3 posted on 11/16/2007 7:32:14 AM PST by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: ddtorquee

Sigh. And I just shopped there yesterday. Time to send an email.


4 posted on 11/16/2007 7:34:59 AM PST by kc8ukw
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To: ddtorquee

I just sent them an email to let them know my business will no longer patronize their’s, as their caving in to such an extremist organization as CAIR is not something I want to be associated with.


5 posted on 11/16/2007 7:35:50 AM PST by traditional1
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To: Gabz

I think in some locales, they’ve closed all their retail stores, but you can still order online and I think even get truck delivery in a day or two. And not common carrier truckes either, OfficeMax trucks, so they must still have distribution centers spread around.


6 posted on 11/16/2007 7:36:09 AM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Office Max will not see a dime of my money.


7 posted on 11/16/2007 7:38:55 AM PST by SueRae
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To: ddtorquee

Mo’ was no Saint. Pretty difficult to refute.


8 posted on 11/16/2007 7:42:03 AM PST by Paladin2 (We don't fix the problem, we fix the blame!)
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To: ddtorquee
OfficeMax contact info, to express opinions about their cowardice: http://www.officemax.com/omax/customerservice/contactUsHome.jsp

Thanks!

9 posted on 11/16/2007 7:44:40 AM PST by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: ddtorquee

CAIR is evil.


10 posted on 11/16/2007 7:44:46 AM PST by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: ddtorquee

I don’t like Savage but I JUST dropped Office Max.


11 posted on 11/16/2007 7:45:01 AM PST by Ditter
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To: ddtorquee

Okay. I drop Office Max. Maybe they will go to Saudi Arabia for their customers.


12 posted on 11/16/2007 7:47:14 AM PST by blam (Secure the border and enforce the law)
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To: kc8ukw

Let me know the address if you could.


13 posted on 11/16/2007 7:47:41 AM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: traditional1

Ditto and I sent the article to the many friends I have in the business world.


14 posted on 11/16/2007 7:48:16 AM PST by aroundabout
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To: ddtorquee

I do a couple of hundred with Office Max a year. I sent them an e-mail on their site to let them know I’m gone unless they change their mind.


15 posted on 11/16/2007 7:48:26 AM PST by purpleraine
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To: ddtorquee

No Office Max for me. Perhaps they might try to start putting their business signs in Arabic so as to please their new clientelle. Oh, they’ll have to start selling explosives also.


16 posted on 11/16/2007 7:49:27 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Right Wing Assault

CAIR = NAACB

“National Association for the Advancement of Car Bombers”

(thanks Anne Coulter)


17 posted on 11/16/2007 7:49:54 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: SueRae

There’s always Office Depot.


18 posted on 11/16/2007 7:50:31 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: ddtorquee
My comment to Office Max:
I think you guys closed your store near me so maybe you don't care about me. I sort of randomly choose between Staples, Office Depot and you when I have a choice. But I won't anymore.

I'm not much of a Michael Savage fan. Small doses is all I can take. But I'm much less of a fan of CAIR and Islam, or anyone who caves to their "pressure." We are at war with these folks and you are supporting the enemy. This American won't forget.

ML/NJ
19 posted on 11/16/2007 7:51:01 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: traditional1

My sentiment exactly.

I am not big on Savage and usually shop at Staples anyway.

I will now spend as much money at Office Max as I do at the corner store run by Palestinian Hamas supporters.


20 posted on 11/16/2007 7:51:27 AM PST by Psychic Dice (ArtOfPsychicDice.com)
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To: domenad

I was just going to use their general inquiry form:

http://www.officemax.com/omax/customerservice/generalInquiry.jsp


21 posted on 11/16/2007 7:51:48 AM PST by kc8ukw
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To: ml/nj

Not much of a MS fan myself - but CAIR is a front group for terrorists, plain and simple.


22 posted on 11/16/2007 7:52:03 AM PST by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: MrB

We have to get over this politically correctness BS...


23 posted on 11/16/2007 7:57:54 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: ddtorquee
From LGF: Update: CAIR Wants to Be Removed from 'Unindicted Co-Conspirator' List
24 posted on 11/16/2007 8:00:24 AM PST by kc8ukw
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To: ddtorquee

Thanks for Alert.. We will cancel corporate account. Survey OFFICE MAX here: http://eval.bizrate.com/survey/exit.xpml


25 posted on 11/16/2007 8:00:40 AM PST by Broker (Talaga!)
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To: Broker

http://www.officemax.com/omax/home/custom.jsp?id=m280004


26 posted on 11/16/2007 8:03:06 AM PST by Broker (Talaga!)
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To: Broker

I wrote Office Max and will no longer do business there. Long live the mighty Savage Nation.


27 posted on 11/16/2007 8:03:13 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: ddtorquee
Phone number for Office Max corporate, 630 438 7800. ask for marketing and inform them of your displeasure and PLEASE do it politely. I personally told them they have lost my company as customers, 65 employees and I am speaking to my business associates themselves small business owners.

The guy I spoke to, Bob, claims the ads were dropped but not because of any complaints. It was a marketing decision (riiight).

28 posted on 11/16/2007 8:07:51 AM PST by aroundabout
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To: ddtorquee
...growing list of companies...

Anybody know where this list is?

29 posted on 11/16/2007 8:09:28 AM PST by rhinohunter (Thompson/Steele '08)
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To: Gabz
I didn’t realize that Office Max was still in business.

I used to work at corporate. It was lame.

Eventually it got bought and moved to Chicago.

Apparently it is still run by idiots.

30 posted on 11/16/2007 8:10:49 AM PST by NeoCaveman ("Don't doubt me" - The Great El Rushbo)
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To: ddtorquee
Message sent

I was appalled that your company has joined with CAIR and Islamic radical front group to attempt to censor the opinions of talk host Michael Savage.

I don't agree with Savage a lot of the time but I find him entertaining. It's too bad that a small but very loud group can intimidate your company in its advertising policies. You have every right to advertise where ever you want, but since you have offended me, I won't be shopping at your stores in the future if this decision stands.

Moreover I'm going to go into my place of employment and collect all the Office Max catalogs and toss them in the trash and instruct the mail room to do so in the future. I will also direct the IT department to do a global search for any bookmarks or links to Office Max and delete them from the system and all the machines running on it.

There are far more average Americans who are concerned by the kind of hollow intimidation that your company caved in to, than there are members of the noisy front group CAIR.

It was a bad business decision, it's not too late to undo it.

32 posted on 11/16/2007 8:13:28 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (If Rudy's an influential conservative, then I'm an award winning concert pianist.)
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To: ml/nj

Good letter.


33 posted on 11/16/2007 8:15:13 AM PST by windcliff
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To: ddtorquee

What wrong with Savage lately? He’s sounds like he is on Prozac and just reading scripted questions to a pre-recorded interview.


34 posted on 11/16/2007 8:15:43 AM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: ddtorquee

Here is cut/paste from CAIR’s WEBsite bemoaning Dr. Savage’s remarks:

Savage’s shouted anti-Muslim attacks included:

“I’m not gonna put my wife in a hijab. And I’m not gonna put my daughter in a burqa. And I’m not gettin on my all-fours and braying to Mecca. And you could drop dead if you don’t like it. You can shove it up your pipe. I don’t wanna hear anymore about Islam. I don’t wanna hear one more word about Islam. Take your religion and shove it up your behind. I’m sick of you.”

“What kind of religion is this? What kind of world are you living in when you let them in here with that throwback document in their hand, which is a book of hate. Don’t tell me I need reeducation. They need deportation. I don’t need reeducation. Deportation, not reeducation. You can take C-A-I-R and throw ‘em out of my country. I’d raise the American flag and I’d get out my trumpet if you did it. Without due process. You can take your due process and shove it.”

“What sane nation that worships the U.S. constitution, which is the greatest document of freedom ever written, would bring in people who worship a book that tells them the exact opposite. Make no mistake about it, the Quran is not a document of freedom. The Quran is a document of slavery and chattel. It teaches you that you are a slave.”
http://www.cair.com/ArticleDetails.aspx?ArticleID=23608&;

Savage makes sense to me.


35 posted on 11/16/2007 8:16:08 AM PST by Broker (Talaga!)
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To: Ditter
“I don’t like Savage but I JUST dropped Office Max.”

Same here. I would even go as far as saying I Hate his show, but this assault on free speech won’t go unpunished. Goodbye Office Max.

36 posted on 11/16/2007 8:18:09 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: ddtorquee

Thanks for the info. I’m going to make my voice heard to OfficeMax. Let’s let them know that we still have a bigger voice in America than the soft terrorists among us.


37 posted on 11/16/2007 8:18:30 AM PST by jpl (Dear Al Gore: it's 3:00 A.M., do you know where your drug addicted son is?)
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To: Fido969

He is doing pre-recorded interviews now - I enjoy them, they’re quite informative.

Can’t comment on the Prozac...


38 posted on 11/16/2007 8:20:41 AM PST by kc8ukw
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Office Max just lost my business. I’m not the biggest Savage listener (sometimes his rants and yelling drive me nuts), but to bow to CAIR is intolerable. There are many other places selling office products.


39 posted on 11/16/2007 8:24:34 AM PST by Ancesthntr
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To: ddtorquee

I just emailed them that they have lost my business because they caved to an extreme group that has no interest in American-Islamic relations and is an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism case, and that I will do everything in my power to convince others to stop shopping at OfficeMax.


40 posted on 11/16/2007 8:26:13 AM PST by Castigar
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To: ddtorquee

41 posted on 11/16/2007 8:26:54 AM PST by Jeff Chandler ("Liberals want to save the world for the children they arenít having." -Mark Steyn)
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To: Broker

Thanks for the link. I just informed the appeasing idiots that they’ve lost my personal and corporate business until such time as they reverse their decision and pledge never to bow to pressure from the likes of CAIR or similar organizations. F’em, I’ll shop at Office Despot, Kinkos or Sam’s.


42 posted on 11/16/2007 8:30:39 AM PST by Ancesthntr
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To: ddtorquee

I hate CAIR. I hate Savage. So it’s a wash.


43 posted on 11/16/2007 8:30:57 AM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: kc8ukw

I love Savage. When he goes on a rant I can’t stand, I just turn him off for a bit, and then back on when he’s done. Works like a charm. But for the most part, I agree with most of what he says. Plus he’s funny, witty, very bright, and is a great raconteur. One of the best storytellers around. He paints wonderful pictures with words. He’s eccentric, and I’ve always had a soft spot for eccentrics. A one of a kind character. And most of all he believes whole heartedly in language, borders, and culture, OUR culture, and not that of any third world country trying to dilute or destroy our culture. Savage understands what’s really happening to our country, and it ain’t pretty.


44 posted on 11/16/2007 8:31:01 AM PST by flaglady47 (Thinking out loud while grinding teeth in political frustration)
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To: NavyCanDo
"I would even go as far as saying I Hate his show, but this assault on free speech won’t go unpunished. Goodbye Office Max."

Ditto for me on both counts. I don't patronize businesses run by ACLU-loving, round-heeled namby-pambys.

45 posted on 11/16/2007 8:32:42 AM PST by Matchett-PI (Algore - there's not a more priggish, sanctimonious moral scold of a church lady anywhere.)
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To: ddtorquee

“Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant. The Qur’an should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on earth”

—Omar Ahmed, Chairman of the Board of CAIR (Council of American Islamic Relations), San Ramon Valley Herald, July 1998


46 posted on 11/16/2007 8:33:51 AM PST by Vision (" 'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the Lord Almighty." Zechariah 4:6)
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To: ddtorquee

Just sent an e-mail to Office Max telling them that they just lost me as a customer and that I will spread the word to friends and family. Told them that it was sickening to see them cave in to the demands of a subersive group such as cair to silence an American’s right to free speech.


47 posted on 11/16/2007 8:36:38 AM PST by Cuchulain ("...never treat with the enemy; never surrender to his mercy, but fight to the finish.")
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To: All
"I don't like Savage, but......."

Well, I like Savage. I don't have to hear truths all packaged up neat and pretty that try to make me feel good listening to them.

There will be a day when the diamond-in-the-rough Savage will look like a prophet on many issues......but, as we know, prophets have little honor in their own countries and are considered kooks by the wise guys till it's too late.

Actually, the "don't-offend-my delicate-ears" conservatives just love to write him off because of some of his revved-up rants.....and on the other hand, they hang on every word from talk show hosts who seldom rant, who speak truths also, but who make them feel "clean" and more sophisticated than the San Francisco Treat.

While the major hosts will scarcely endorse (even obliquely) the best conservative nominee in time for the primaries, you can bet Mike will do so. Agree with him or not on his primary race opinion, you can still count on him to take a strong and gutsy stand.

Leni

48 posted on 11/16/2007 10:45:02 AM PST by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !!!)
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To: flaglady47
Ditto!

See my #48.

I'd rather be a freeper with an eagle in my psyche than a conservative with a chicken on my radio.

(......well, you get my drift).

Leni

49 posted on 11/16/2007 10:53:11 AM PST by MinuteGal (Three Cheers for the FRed, White and Blue !!!)
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To: windcliff
Thanx. They responded, and so did I:
> We will not knowingly discriminate any groups or individuals on the
> basis of race, religion or heritage.

Not even when THEY threaten and/or act against the United States of America?
Would you have said the same thing about Nazis during the 40s?

Isn't this stupid? You must be ashamed to have to defend such a policy.

ML/NJ
50 posted on 11/16/2007 1:09:29 PM PST by ml/nj
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