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Letterman's Palin Joke Costs CBS an Advertiser
TVGuide ^ | Monday, June 15, 2009 | TIM MOLLOY

Posted on 06/15/2009 3:14:35 PM PDT by BraveMan

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Embassy Suites, part of the Hilton Hotels Corp., pulled advertising on CBS' site because of complaints, company spokeswoman Kendra Walker told TVGuide.com. The company was not an advertiser on Letterman's show.

"We received lots of e-mails from concerned guests and we assessed that the statement that he made was offensive enough to our guests and prospective guests that we elected to take the ads down," Walker said. She declined to release the cost of the ads.

CBS declined to comment Tuesday.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: advertiser; advertising; bitterlibtard; boycotts; cbs; davidletterman; embassysuites; hilton; letterman; palin; palinfamily; pds; pravdamedia; sarahpalin; seebs; stalinisttactics; trashtv; viacommies
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1 posted on 06/15/2009 3:14:35 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: BraveMan

A left hook to the pocket book.


2 posted on 06/15/2009 3:15:51 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: BraveMan
Excellent.

I emailed the Mars company and got a reply. (waiting...)

3 posted on 06/15/2009 3:16:02 PM PDT by blam
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To: BraveMan

A Web Advertiser!


4 posted on 06/15/2009 3:16:50 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: BraveMan

Let’s see who else will man up...won’t be Dave...he’s a man short...unless he gets that Tranny he married or his bastard son to do it...JUST A JOKE, DAVE...


5 posted on 06/15/2009 3:17:05 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: BraveMan

Racism against Letterman!/s


6 posted on 06/15/2009 3:17:08 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: BraveMan

SWEEEEEEET


7 posted on 06/15/2009 3:17:24 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: BraveMan

Very Good seems they listen and respond well.


8 posted on 06/15/2009 3:17:42 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: blam
Here's what you'll get: RESPONSE FROM MARS SNACKFOODS US MARS SNACKFOOD US.‏ From: do-not-reply@masterfoodsusa.com In response to your email regarding MARS SNACKFOOD US. We are writing in response to your recent communication which objects to the placement of advertising on David Letterman. We appreciate your concern and thank you for taking the time to contact us. While we do not "sponsor" television shows, we do contract for commercial time months in advance for those programs which we feel effectively reach our consumers. As a matter of policy we make every effort to avoid programs containing exploitative examples of ethnic, racial, religious or sexual stereotyping. We apologize if we were unsuccessful in this instance, and we will share your comments with our advertising agencies. Our loyal consumers are very important to us, and we thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention. Have a great day! Your Friends at Mars Snackfood US MM/HERNLIND010961186A Please do NOT reply to this email. If you would like to respond to this message, click on the link below. http://www.econsumeraffairs.com/mars/ContactUsFollowUp.htm?F1=010961186A&F2=MARSC
9 posted on 06/15/2009 3:18:20 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: BraveMan

I sure hope others follow


10 posted on 06/15/2009 3:18:25 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: BraveMan

it works


11 posted on 06/15/2009 3:18:29 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: BraveMan

This statement is going to get that FAR more bang for their buck than advertising on CBS’ website.

Good move ..., and I’ll try and remember to stay at an Embassy Suite in the future.


12 posted on 06/15/2009 3:18:34 PM PDT by rom (Obama '12 slogan: Let's keep on hopin'!)
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To: johniegrad

lol, stated well.


13 posted on 06/15/2009 3:18:49 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: BraveMan

Embassy Suites will get my business.


14 posted on 06/15/2009 3:19:58 PM PDT by CheneyChick
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To: BraveMan

Do more than just cheer. Make sure Embassy Suites gets your business.


15 posted on 06/15/2009 3:20:58 PM PDT by mc6809e
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To: blam

Lexus notified and they responded within 2 hours. Basically informed Lexus they were way too reputable to be associated with the bullying of Letterman.


16 posted on 06/15/2009 3:22:45 PM PDT by skidoc
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To: BraveMan

I’m not trying to stir things up here, but be aware that Michael Patrick Leahy and his group are pushing for a constitutional convention, and DO NOT speak for the entire Tea Party movement.


17 posted on 06/15/2009 3:23:49 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (THE SECOND AMENDMENT, A MATTER OF FACT, NOT A MATTER OF OPINION)
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To: CheneyChick

just make sure they know WHY they got your business..:)


18 posted on 06/15/2009 3:23:55 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: mc6809e; CheneyChick

My next business trip will include a stay at Embassy Suites . . .


19 posted on 06/15/2009 3:24:09 PM PDT by BraveMan
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To: BraveMan

Good job Hilton Hotels. Anyone have a list of Letterman sponsors?

Letterman is a slime.


20 posted on 06/15/2009 3:24:23 PM PDT by Frantzie
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Hey, it’s all in good fun, right Dave? No harm, no foul, right?


21 posted on 06/15/2009 3:25:42 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (I asked my broker what he's buying today. He replied: "Canned food and ammunition.")
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To: BraveMan

I know the people at Embassy Suites - done much business with them. - They have their heads on right.


22 posted on 06/15/2009 3:25:59 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (The beginning of the O'Bummer administration looks a lot like the end of the Nixon administration)
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To: All; Frantzie; BraveMan

Here are some of David Letterman’s sponsors:

Aveeno https://www.aveeno.com/contact-us.jsp;jsessionid=ICzq9MKfCJMvYNQPalV7EWJ+CJY

Canon http://www.usa.canon.com/templatedata/AboutCanon/ciwofloc.html

Citibank https://online.citibank.com/US/JRS/portal/contactus.do

Downey (Owned by P&G) http://www.downy.com/en_US/contactus.jsp

Hellman’s https://secure.hellmanns.com/contact_us.aspx

Lexus (Owned by Toyota) http://www.lexus.com/contact/

Nissan Motors http://www.nissanusa.com/apps/contactus

Rogaine http://www.rogaine.com/men/contact-us

Ambien CR https://contactus.sanofi-aventis.us/default.aspx

bing.com (Owned by Microsoft) https://feedback.discoverbing.com/default.aspx?mkt=en-us&productkey=bingweb&brand=&&locale=en-US&P1=dsathome&P2=&P3=0&P4=&P5=5462F211BC1D4717B52B5B14CB670F99&P6=Needham,%20Massachusetts&P7=Original&P8=&P9=42.285999/-71.233001&P10=24902.0&P11=&P12=&searchtype=Web%20Search&optl1=1&backurl=http://www.bing.com:80/?FORM=FEEDTU&scrx=1

Chase https://www.chase.com/ccp/index.jsp?pg_name=ccpmapp/shared/assets/page/contactus

Ford http://www.fordvehicles.com/help/contact/

Hotels.com http://www.hotels.com/faqs.do?reqType=getQuestions&cmsFaqId=

Listerene (Johnson & Johnson) https://www.listerine.com/contact-us.jsp;jsessionid=o9dUC7PE892Iut-YH7ibH32Z1Wk

Mazda http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/emailMazda.action

Old Navy (Owned by The Gap) http://oldnavy.gap.com/customerService/info.do?cid=3332&mlink=5151,1004621,3&clink=1004621

Samsung http://www.samsung.com/us/info/contactus.html

T-Mobile http://www.t-mobile.com/Contact.aspx

Also if you haven’t yet filed a complaint at the FCC:

http://esupport.fcc.gov/complaints.htm

Channel and time: CBS at 11:30 p.m. Monday June 8th (rape joke), Tuesday 9th (prostitute joke)

CBS Feedback;
http://www.cbs.com/info/user_services/fb_global_form


23 posted on 06/15/2009 3:26:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("The unarmed man is not just defenseless - he is also contemptible." Machiavelli)
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To: BraveMan

Money will do it every time.


24 posted on 06/15/2009 3:26:44 PM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: BraveMan

This is good news. The blatant double standard that the media has shown on this issue deserves a response that can be felt.


25 posted on 06/15/2009 3:27:02 PM PDT by FTJM
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To: jessduntno

Dave took his wife to the Westminster Dog Show and she won best in class in mongrels...JUST A JOKE, DAVE...


26 posted on 06/15/2009 3:27:10 PM PDT by razorback-bert (We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.)
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To: Peter W. Kessler

I got a response from Olive Garden. If one of you who no how to post here my email and I’ll send it to you.
fsgulf@att.net

Also wrote to AT&T but have not heard from them.


27 posted on 06/15/2009 3:27:18 PM PDT by ducks1944 (GOD Bless the USA .)
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To: jessduntno
Last night(?) on Hannity, Ann Coulter said, 'Have you seen his wife? WHOA!'

I laughed out loud.

28 posted on 06/15/2009 3:27:26 PM PDT by rvoitier
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To: BraveMan

I’m staying at a Hampton Inn this coming weekend.


29 posted on 06/15/2009 3:27:54 PM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: rvoitier

“Last night(?) on Hannity, Ann Coulter said, ‘Have you seen his wife? WHOA!’”

I’m sure it was JUST A JOKE, DAVE...


30 posted on 06/15/2009 3:28:49 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: BraveMan
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2269180/posts
31 posted on 06/15/2009 3:30:54 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: BraveMan

Sweet.


32 posted on 06/15/2009 3:31:40 PM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: BraveMan

Good stuff. Hitting them in the pocket book is always the best way to see results.


33 posted on 06/15/2009 3:31:40 PM PDT by TheWasteLand
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you bump.


34 posted on 06/15/2009 3:31:47 PM PDT by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum.)
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To: mc6809e
Do more than just cheer. Make sure Embassy Suites gets your business.

I travel on a regular basis, and Embassy Suites just went to the top of my 'preferred' list for accomodations.

Bravo Embassy Suites!
35 posted on 06/15/2009 3:32:08 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Abbeville Conservative; sleepwalker; Roses0508; feedback doctor; LibLieSlayer; ...

Hurray to Embassy Suites!


36 posted on 06/15/2009 3:32:18 PM PDT by SolidWood (Down with the islamic regime! Freedom for Iran!)
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To: jessduntno

Letterman's wife, no statement needed
37 posted on 06/15/2009 3:34:48 PM PDT by MaxMax (America's population is 304-Million. Obama must punish America for the other 4.7 Billion)
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To: Peter W. Kessler
Mars knows chocolate sales are nothing to snicker at. The company makes such worldwide favorites as M&M's, Snickers, and the Mars bar. Its other confections include 3 Musketeers, Dove, Milky Way, Skittles, Twix, and Starburst sweets; Combos and Kudos snacks; Uncle Ben's rice; and pet food under the names Pedigree, Sheba, and Whiskas. Mars also provides office beverage services and makes drink vending equipment. The Mars family (including siblings and retired company CEO Forrest Mars Jr., chairman John Franklyn Mars, and VP Jacqueline Badger Mars) owns the highly secretive firm, making the family one of the richest in the US. In 2008 the company acquired the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company.
38 posted on 06/15/2009 3:34:51 PM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: BraveMan

This is how we will get Letterman, because most likely CBS will not have the guts to fire him, but if we take away their business, they will have to do something. Remember, CBS like any other big corporation, only cares about money, if they lose money, heads will roll


39 posted on 06/15/2009 3:35:22 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: MaxMax

What’s his name?

JUST A JOKE, DAVE...


40 posted on 06/15/2009 3:36:17 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks for the list.


41 posted on 06/15/2009 3:36:38 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: BraveMan

I went to a meeting at a Hilton today.
This news makes my day!


42 posted on 06/15/2009 3:37:37 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Peter W. Kessler
Here's what you'll get:

RESPONSE FROM MARS SNACKFOODS US MARS SNACKFOOD US.‏

From: do-not-reply@masterfoodsusa.com

In response to your email regarding MARS SNACKFOOD US.

We are writing in response to your recent communication which objects to the placement of advertising on David Letterman. We appreciate your concern and thank you for taking the time to contact us.

While we do not "sponsor" television shows, we do contract for commercial time months in advance for those programs which we feel effectively reach our consumers. As a matter of policy we make every effort to avoid programs containing exploitative examples of ethnic, racial, religious or sexual stereotyping.

We apologize if we were unsuccessful in this instance, and we will share your comments with our advertising agencies. Our loyal consumers are very important to us, and we thank you for taking the time to bring this to our attention.

Have a great day!

Your Friends at Mars Snackfood US

MM/HERNLIND010961186A

Please do NOT reply to this email. If you would like to respond to this message, click on the link below.

http://www.econsumeraffairs.com/mars/ContactUsFollowUp.htm?F1=010961186A&F2=MARSC

43 posted on 06/15/2009 3:38:27 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: BraveMan

Hip Hip Hooray!!!


44 posted on 06/15/2009 3:39:05 PM PDT by siamesecats
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To: SolidWood

Anybody have a link to Embassy Suites? My Dad is coming into town and I would like to book him a room.


45 posted on 06/15/2009 3:39:11 PM PDT by Dacula (Evil succeeds when good men do nothing. Lets do something.)
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To: Peter W. Kessler
I can tell you I called 15 advertisers over the span of last week starting on the 9th. People at Lincoln/Mercury were very nice as was Mazda and both said they would bring it to ad departments' attention.

The MET LIFE woman was particularly snarky with me when I suggested they move their ads. She sighed loudly and asked if this was about Palin and then said" not everyone feels the way you do you know".

46 posted on 06/15/2009 3:39:11 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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To: BraveMan

GOOD. Give your next business trip stay to Embassy Suites.


47 posted on 06/15/2009 3:40:38 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: jessduntno

The worst result would be if he made all of us act as he does. Then we would have no complaint with his gutter talk.

Just because he wants to act like a pervert - does not mean we would ever act that way. We have far, far more class than a Letterman.


48 posted on 06/15/2009 3:40:49 PM PDT by ClancyJ
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To: LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot

he MET LIFE woman was particularly snarky with me when I suggested they move their ads. She sighed loudly and asked if this was about Palin and then said” not everyone feels the way you do you know”


Did you ask to speak to her supervisor or get her name?


49 posted on 06/15/2009 3:42:13 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: ClancyJ
That's true enough. I just wonder where the line is between being classy and being run over like Liberals always do to us.

I won't resort to the same type of language, but it seems we always extend a fair shake to Libs and pull back a bloody stump.

50 posted on 06/15/2009 3:43:21 PM PDT by LimaLimaMikeFoxtrot ("If you don't have my army supplied, and keep it supplied, we'll eat your mules up, sir"-Gen.Sherman)
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