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Groupon pulls ads from Trump site
CNN ^ | April 29, 2011 | Aaron Smith,

Posted on 04/29/2011 9:43:48 AM PDT by Baladas

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Guns, abortion and Donald Trump: Three topics so controversial that Groupon doesn't want its brand anywhere near them.

The daily-deals website said late Thursday that it will pull its ads from the website of Donald Trump's television show "The Apprentice" to distance itself from the "political criticism" swirling around Trump and his presidential ambitions.

"Enough consumers have contacted us to warrant ensuring that we don't place ads on the 'Apprentice' homepage in the future," the company said in a post on its blog. "It's the same reason we don't run deals on guns or abortion ... this isn't a political statement, it's avoiding intentionally upsetting a segment of our customers."

(Excerpt) Read more at money.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: donaldtrump; groupon; realitytv; theapprentice
Well, I've watched that show before, and there's nothing "political" about that it. Groupon caved because Soros flooded them with complaints to "punish" Trump because he's been picking on poor widdle Obama.
1 posted on 04/29/2011 9:43:53 AM PDT by Baladas
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To: Baladas
I disagree. If you're an entertainer and you get involved in politics, you run off 50% of your market.

Groupon is doing what I would do.

2 posted on 04/29/2011 9:47:39 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Baladas

Another victory for the Leftist Fascists...caving to Soros-funded sabotage.


3 posted on 04/29/2011 9:48:21 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Baladas

Groupon didn’t seem to have a problem when Trump was bashing George W. Bush.

Funny how that works.


4 posted on 04/29/2011 9:50:12 AM PDT by Carling (Obama: Inexperienced and incompetent, yet ego maniacal. God help us all.)
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To: Baladas
"Groupon caved because Soros flooded them with complaints to "punish" Trump because he's been picking on poor widdle Obama."

And just like businesses paying "protection" money to mob extortionists, it encourages to continue such tactics.

5 posted on 04/29/2011 9:51:02 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: HIDEK6

“If you’re an entertainer and you get involved in politics”

Sound like 90% of the media to me, full of leftist agitprop.

“you run off 50% of your market”

Unfortunately not. Maybe you run off 10%, but the 40% who should run off stay glued to the idiotbox, in my experience.


6 posted on 04/29/2011 9:51:31 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Baladas

Soros was hitting two companies yesterday. So the other one stayed?


7 posted on 04/29/2011 9:52:43 AM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Baladas

I hated scam Groupon before. Nothing has changed for me.


8 posted on 04/29/2011 9:52:43 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When and why did Steve Dunham change his name to Barack Hussein Obama? When he converted to Islam?)
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To: HIDEK6

Do you boycott movies and most musicians?


9 posted on 04/29/2011 9:53:22 AM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Baladas
Write Groupon a nice letter and let them know how you feel about their decision.

http://www.groupon.com/contact-us

10 posted on 04/29/2011 9:53:38 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: HIDEK6

No, it only works one way. Liberal loons are always using their shows as a platform to voice their opinions, and Trump hasn’t even done that. Trump’s ratings, btw, have gone waaaaaaaaay up since he started all this.


11 posted on 04/29/2011 9:53:54 AM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: HIDEK6

It’s one thing to have your “market” decide to not support you as an entertainer and entirely another to have leftist pressure groups getting sponsors to boycott your entertainment product. The left uses this tactic on people like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh.

Where’s the “boycott” of George Clooney or Sean Penn films?

Look at the amount of effort it took to get sponsors to boycott the Wonkette site because of the tasteless Trip Palin piece. And you know the sponsors will sneak back as soon as the conservatives look away.


12 posted on 04/29/2011 9:54:58 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: stevio

I don’t boycott them. I just am not interested in listening to them.


13 posted on 04/29/2011 9:55:14 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: Baladas

If the muslims and the communists (less than 30% of the market) can kill a company they don’t like, the rest (70%) should be able to kill every company favoring the left.

Just do it.


14 posted on 04/29/2011 9:56:59 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

“. . . but the 40% who should run off stay glued to the idiotbox, in my experience.”


You are exactly correct in this. Conservatives are too darned lazy and self-centered to deny themselves the entertainment. The left has no compunction in this regard. They will finish you if they can as opposed to the right which keeps these leftie entertainers rich and famous.


15 posted on 04/29/2011 9:57:43 AM PDT by chickadee
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To: Baladas
Here is their address. I think it speaks for itself.

Groupon Inc. - 600 W Chicago Ave. Suite 620 Chicago, IL 60654

16 posted on 04/29/2011 9:59:50 AM PDT by kara37
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To: kara37

Thank you- explains a lot, their HQs in that sewer, the same one Oprah and Obama both crawled out of.


17 posted on 04/29/2011 10:01:58 AM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: Baladas

Board Of Directors

http://www.groupon.com/pages/bod

Senior Management

http://www.groupon.com/pages/management


18 posted on 04/29/2011 10:04:46 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: Baladas
"...Soros flooded them with complaints to "punish" Trump because he's been picking on poor widdle Obama. "

And that's essentially what their message to the sponsors said, asking if they were going to support someone ridiculing "our President", as if it is the dignity of the office they're concerned about, rather than the front-man in their evil conspiracy.

19 posted on 04/29/2011 10:06:25 AM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: Baladas
Poor Donald...he'll probably starve now that Groupon (whatever that is) has pulled their internet ads...it's the poorhouse for him, I'm guessing. /sarc


20 posted on 04/29/2011 10:06:53 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: HIDEK6

Yep.
Their decision signals nothing outwardly political, except the desire to appear apolitical, and that’s fine with me.


21 posted on 04/29/2011 10:06:57 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Baladas

Groupon is just organized moonbattery who has no problem with ads concerned with saving the whales or the Brazilian rain forest but won’t touch the Right to Self Defense or the Right to Life as they’re just too contoversial.

They don’t mind contoversy as long as it’s their flavor of controversy.


22 posted on 04/29/2011 10:09:12 AM PDT by bereanway
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To: SJSAMPLE
I guess that would depend on what other sites they advertise on. If they advertise on other sites that are the least bit political then they are hypocrites.
23 posted on 04/29/2011 10:10:48 AM PDT by beandog
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To: kara37

Big lib company centered in Chicago, tied to the Democrat party...


24 posted on 04/29/2011 10:11:17 AM PDT by Fu-fu2
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To: SJSAMPLE

so any business person that dares to speak out is going to face this problem. That is not healthy for debate. Anyone who is not a socialist is essentially silenced in this scenario. We also have to make our voices heard, too. Especially since it is traditionally conservatives who spend the money on sponsors. The 22 year old hipsters writing on behalf of Soros mostly don’t spend the money that older traditional right and center-right families do.


25 posted on 04/29/2011 10:11:17 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

A lot of selling folks have dropped out of Groupon.


26 posted on 04/29/2011 10:12:32 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Baladas
Soros is doing to Trump what he did to Beck.

These same Soros groups were relentless attacking Bush.

27 posted on 04/29/2011 10:12:53 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: SJSAMPLE

“Their decision signals nothing outwardly political, except the desire to appear apolitical, and that’s fine with me.”

###

Well fine.

So then Groupon has also completely washed their hands of any and all LEFTIST entities with which they might appear connected?

ALL of them?


28 posted on 04/29/2011 10:14:02 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Baladas

I wonder if he has already got his notice of the pending IRS audits of all his businesses and his personal finances.


29 posted on 04/29/2011 10:18:56 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. -- John Steinbeck)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Honest question here... Not really specifically to the person I’m responding to but just anyone who happens to read it.

If Soros really is this evil bastard that everyone says, why the F-— have none of us put a bullet in his head already?


30 posted on 04/29/2011 10:21:21 AM PDT by myself6
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To: opentalk

Oh No ! Pulling ads from a website ! . It’s the end ! It will make room for the ones in waiting.


31 posted on 04/29/2011 10:23:29 AM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: tobyhill
LOL, I looked up the "CFO" from your link - looks like that place is chock full o'liberal white men:

and then his bio:

The only businessician in a family of artists, Jason Child has run 14 marathons, each one a kinetic sculpture of physical art. With his wife and two children strapped to his back, Jason also has skied down Austria's toughest mountain without slipping and falling into a coma even once. Before fighting off a midlife crisis and joining Groupon, Jason worked as CFO and VP of Finance for Amazon.com's international division, and he has lived and worked in Munich, Tokyo, and Seattle. Jason enjoys traveling with his family, and one day hopes to complete a whirlwind tour of every Groupon country either for business purposes or with a juggling troupe composed of his cousins and father.

LOL

32 posted on 04/29/2011 10:24:23 AM PDT by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: Baladas
What's a Groupon, is it like a grouper?


33 posted on 04/29/2011 10:25:58 AM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: Baladas

ping.


34 posted on 04/29/2011 10:30:53 AM PDT by OriginalChristian (Palin/Cain 2012; Palin/Cain 2016; Cain/West 2020; Cain/West 2024; West/TBNL 2028...)
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To: tobyhill
Ah, the usual Chicago-Starbucks-lib suspects. Not surprised they're bashing Trump.

So, does this still make Trump a plant?

35 posted on 04/29/2011 10:48:11 AM PDT by Jane Long (2 Chron 7:14)
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To: HIDEK6

no don’t forget only 19% self identify as liberal/leftist/socialist/democrat hardly his demographic.

The majority is conservative with the balance being divided into “don’t care” and left wing.

so trump lost nothing.


36 posted on 04/29/2011 12:17:18 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Baladas

Screw Groupon. It’s a racket anyway. Check out some of the ROI studies on Groupon. It sounds good and drums up a lot of seemingly new biz, but the bottom line doesn’t change. Add that to the fact you can get too much business and alienate potential new customers. Groupon should decrease their 50% cut to around 10 to 15% to make the ROI worth the trouble.


37 posted on 04/29/2011 2:59:57 PM PDT by numberonepal (Yes We Cain! Cain is able.)
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