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Kelloggs Defends Hate Speech
Catholic League Online ^ | May 4, 2012 | Catholic League Online

Posted on 05/09/2012 6:44:45 AM PDT by milford421

"Over the past two weeks, we sent our complaint about Jon Stewart’s “vagina manger” stunt of April 16 to the major sponsors of “The Daily Show”; we made sure they received a copy of the picture flashed on the screen of a naked woman with her legs spread with a nativity scene ornament in between. We are pleased with Delta’s response, and are awaiting a reply from others, many of which were contacted only this week. But we were taken aback by this response from Kellogg’s: “We understand that our customers come from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, lifestyles, and cultures and we respect their individual decisions to choose the television programs that they deem acceptable for themselves and their families. Consumers speak most loudly when they vote with their remote control and change the channel or turn off the TV if a program does not fit their personal criteria.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antichristian; bigotry; hatespeech
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Jon Stewarts history as a bigot from the Catholic League website: http://www.catholicleague.org/jon-stewarts-history-of-bigotry/ "Born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, Jon Stewart is a self-described “tiny, neurotic man.” In 1999, he mocked the pope when the Holy Father visited the U.S. In 2001, he compared the pope to the Grand Wizard of the KKK In 2002, he questioned whether Mary and Joseph had oral sex In 2007, he made an oral sex joke about a bishop In 2008, he made a gay joke about the Holy Family In 2008, he ridiculed priestly celibacy In 2011, he mocked the Body and Blood of Jesus In 2011, he claimed that a Norwegian madman was acting like a Christian In 2012, he said Our Blessed Mother was “knocked up”
1 posted on 05/09/2012 6:44:48 AM PDT by milford421
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To: milford421

Yup, use the remote and turn the channel today, then buy Quaker Oats bagged cereals tomorrow. They are cheaper, just as good and don’t sponsor Christian haters.


2 posted on 05/09/2012 6:48:56 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: milford421
Consumers speak most loudly when they vote with their remote control and change the channel or turn off the TV if a program does not fit their personal criteria.”

I think Kellogg's nailed it. I don't watch him at my house, and change the channel every time I see him being advertised. I opt not to support Jon Stewart; that said, you are free to watch him as much, or as little, as you would like.

3 posted on 05/09/2012 6:50:17 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: milford421

List of Kellogg products

http://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/home.html

No more PopTarts in this house. Sorry Dad.


4 posted on 05/09/2012 6:50:42 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: netmilsmom

Here’s the webpage with the products:
http://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/product-search.pt-null.pc-false.html

I’m boycotting all of them.


5 posted on 05/09/2012 6:52:09 AM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: netmilsmom
The Catholics should publish a list of PROSCRIBED products, programs, publications etc. I'm not Catholic but am outraged and disgusted with Kellogs et. al.

BOYCOTT the jerks...

6 posted on 05/09/2012 6:53:31 AM PDT by Huebolt (It's not over until there is not ONE DEMOCRAT HOLDING OFFICE ANYWHERE. Not even a dog catcher!)
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To: netmilsmom

If you haven’t tried the Quaker (or other brand) “Steel Cut Oats”, you are missing out. It’s the oats that are cut, but are not steamed, rolled, re-cooked and toasted (this removes much of the protein and nutrition). Seriously, this process takes a lot of the protein out of the oats - which is then dried and made into other products. The Steel Cut Oats take a full 30 minutes to cook - but they are so creamy and good - you’ll never go back to oatmeal.


7 posted on 05/09/2012 6:53:45 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Hodar

Kelloggs would have nailed it if they had added the second line....

“Consumers speak most loudly when they vote with their remote control and change the channel or turn off the TV if a program does not fit their personal criteria.”

....and withhold their money from companies that support, through advertising, the bigotry.


8 posted on 05/09/2012 6:56:21 AM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: milford421

What would the Seventh Day Adventists who founded Kelloggs think of this?


9 posted on 05/09/2012 6:58:08 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Hodar

We are going to the store today. Thanks for the hint!
I’ll bet they can be made in a Crock Pot. Set them up the night before, hot breakfast in the morning!


10 posted on 05/09/2012 7:01:03 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: netmilsmom

A partial list:

Cereal

All Bran®
Apple Jacks®
Crunchy Nut®
Fiber Plus®
Froot Loops®
Frosted Flakes®
Frosted Mini Wheat’s®
Raisin Bran®
Rice Krispies®
Special K®
View All

Toaster Pastries

Pop Tarts®

Waffles, Pancakes & Syrup

Eggo®

Bars

Fiber Plus®
Nutri-Grain® Bars
Special K® Bars
View All

Crackers

All Bran®
Special K®
View All

Beverages

Special K®

Fruit Flavored Snacks

Fruit Flavored Snacks

New Products

Kellogg’s® Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites® Cinnamon Roll cereal
Kellogg’s FiberPlus® Cinnamon Oat Crunch
Kellogg’s™ Special K™ Protein Meal Bar Chocolate Peanut Butter
Kellogg’s Raisin Bran® Cinnamon Almond
Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® Gluten Free cereal


11 posted on 05/09/2012 7:01:14 AM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: Huebolt

Got that right!


12 posted on 05/09/2012 7:02:42 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Maybe the 14,000 Knights if Columbus councils in the USA should boycott them.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 7:03:25 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Huebolt

The really funny part is that I don’t have cable. I couldn’t turn the channel if I tried.

But I can skip the PopTarts and actually pull my dollars for real.


14 posted on 05/09/2012 7:04:31 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: massgopguy

I agree. Spread the word.


15 posted on 05/09/2012 7:05:03 AM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: milford421

Nice historical context.


16 posted on 05/09/2012 7:05:56 AM PDT by Inwoodian
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“What would the Seventh Day Adventists who founded Kelloggs think of this?”

I would hope they would be as offended and outraged as we are.


17 posted on 05/09/2012 7:06:15 AM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: netmilsmom

I love throwing in some dried cranberries and sliced almonds - that and some brown sugar. But, be warned - this stuff is CREAMY!! As in it’s comparable to regular oatmeal made with heavy whipping cream.


18 posted on 05/09/2012 7:07:01 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: milford421

What else do you expect from people who poison children?


19 posted on 05/09/2012 7:08:40 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Cogito cogito)
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To: Inwoodian

“Nice historical context.”

I can’t take credit for it, but thanks. Crystal clear.

Interesting background on the apologies he issued in the past, eh?


20 posted on 05/09/2012 7:08:55 AM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

“What else do you expect from people who poison children?”

Poisoning body and soul....


21 posted on 05/09/2012 7:10:28 AM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: Huebolt

Thank you Huebolt.


22 posted on 05/09/2012 7:11:57 AM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: milford421

When I was in school, our small town’s school principle’s name was “Mr. Kellog.” He started out the school year by sternly announcing “My name is Mr. Kellogg. I do not like to be called Mr. Fruit Loops or Mr. Corn Flakes”.

One day he was arrested for picking up a gay prosititute in Minneapolis and he never came back to school then.

Seven years later, during a graduation speech, the girl giving a speech was recalling found memories of our class. “Remember when we all thought there was a ghost in the auditorium? Remember when Sally left spoiled milk in her locker? Remember when Mr. Kellogg was arrested for picking up a gay prostitute?”


23 posted on 05/09/2012 7:15:50 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Amen. I don’t eat grains, so it won’t bother me boycotting them.


24 posted on 05/09/2012 7:17:38 AM PDT by amishman
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To: milford421

When will Jon Stewart start attacking Muzzies on his show?


25 posted on 05/09/2012 7:18:19 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: netmilsmom

Son is into toaster strudels now.


26 posted on 05/09/2012 7:22:43 AM PDT by AmericaUnite (Jesus bent down and began to write on the ground with his finger. John Ch 8)
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To: Hodar

Real eaters of the real oatmeal, a dish that originated in Scotland, eat it with salt. I recommend trying it.


27 posted on 05/09/2012 7:24:57 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo

Yup. Straight oats w/ dash of salt is the best way to do it. Maybe a spot of jelly, although thats not exactly authentic.


28 posted on 05/09/2012 7:29:27 AM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: netmilsmom

We make our own breakfast cereals from natural raw ingredients. Kelloggs products taste like wood by comparison.


29 posted on 05/09/2012 7:30:00 AM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: milford421

turn off the tv, disconnect your cable tv...

then stop buying all Kellogg products

they’ll feel that


30 posted on 05/09/2012 7:32:22 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Hodar

Exactly. And although the link below is humorous, Kellogg’s is highly aware of one of their most loyal consumer groups. I flunked logic in college, so I may not be the best at interpreting causation, however, it seems to me that there may be a common link between the Daily Show and Kelloggs.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/an_open_letter_to_kellogg_6IbDOYvhShgbew9Rio5YmI


31 posted on 05/09/2012 7:32:29 AM PDT by PrincessB (Drill Baby Drill.)
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To: Hodar
McCanns are the best SCO. Quaker isn't bad, tho. You are right about oatmeal-yuck.

I use cooked and dried steel cut oats in my breads. It makes a deliciously crunchy loaf.

32 posted on 05/09/2012 7:39:05 AM PDT by jboot (Emperor: "How will this end?" Kosh: "In fire.")
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To: milford421
“What would the Seventh Day Adventists who founded Kelloggs think of this?” I would hope they would be as offended and outraged as we are.

I would hope that any Christian denomination would be thoroughly horrified.

We need to replicate what the Leftists did to Rush. Overwhelm Twitter and Facebook with boycott chatter. The twenty-something marketing people at Kelloggs who live on social media will get scared and think 100 million people are boycotting their products.


33 posted on 05/09/2012 7:42:57 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Jack Hydrazine

“When will Jon Stewart start attacking Muzzies on his show?”

They all claim to be equal opportunity bashers....you can hear the crickets when you ask for examples of the same treatment toward muslims....


34 posted on 05/09/2012 7:45:19 AM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: Hodar

Oh YUM!!!!!


35 posted on 05/09/2012 7:47:24 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: sten

Don’t think I’ll turn off the TV entirely, but I have purchased my last Kellogs product.


36 posted on 05/09/2012 7:48:41 AM PDT by p. henry
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To: sten

Yes. Only when it affects them personally, (their bottom line), will there be a reaction.

Here’s to effecting a change by affecting the bottom line.


37 posted on 05/09/2012 7:50:08 AM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“We need to replicate what the Leftists did to Rush. Overwhelm Twitter and Facebook with boycott chatter. The twenty-something marketing people at Kelloggs who live on social media will get scared and think 100 million people are boycotting their products. “

You got that right. Facebook and Twitter.


38 posted on 05/09/2012 7:52:08 AM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: netmilsmom

Tell your dad that Pillsbury Toaster Struedel is much, much better!

As for me - I’ll stick with Nabisco Shredded Wheat instead of Special K.


39 posted on 05/09/2012 7:54:56 AM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: MNDude

“My name is Mr. Kellogg. I do not like to be called Mr. Fruit Loops or Mr. Corn Flakes”.

“Remember when Mr. Kellogg was arrested for picking up a gay prostitute?”

You can’t make this stuff up.


40 posted on 05/09/2012 7:56:03 AM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: milford421

In a competitive business made even more so by a down economy, Kelloggs chooses to alienate current and potential customers? Brilliant.


41 posted on 05/09/2012 7:56:16 AM PDT by GBA (Isaiah 9:10)
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To: GBA

“In a competitive business made even more so by a down economy, Kelloggs chooses to alienate current and potential customers? Brilliant.”

“Stupid is as stupid does”

When it all turns bad they’ll blame....the Right.


42 posted on 05/09/2012 8:00:22 AM PDT by milford421 (U.N. OUT OF U.S.)
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To: netmilsmom

I really do not like to see conservative groups seriously adopting the language of the left. As long as Kellogg does not get bullied off of conservative shows by the left, I am ok with their stance.

Now if it turns out that they advertise with a political slant, I am all in favor of letting them see if they can survive with the customers they want. But that is to my mind different than adopting the language of the left and trying to reduced free speech.


43 posted on 05/09/2012 8:13:51 AM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress))
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To: GBA
In a competitive business made even more so by a down economy, Kelloggs chooses to alienate current and potential customers? Brilliant. ------------------------------------------------------------

Perchance they are planning to unveil a high fiber version of granola for all those ex-hippies of the baby boomer generation.

44 posted on 05/09/2012 8:14:56 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: Hodar

I love them and so did my kids, even though they called them “a bowl-full of boogars”!


45 posted on 05/09/2012 8:16:15 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Right Cal Gal
I'll stick to Colon Blow


46 posted on 05/09/2012 8:20:29 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Hodar
“Steel Cut Oats”

Sounds good, but will have to try them on a weekend, don't have 30 mins to wait for my oatmeal on a work day LOL :)
47 posted on 05/09/2012 8:32:56 AM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I, for one, am disgusted by their response.


48 posted on 05/09/2012 8:33:59 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. - MLK Jr.)
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To: Celtic Cross

Euuuw, no jelly - oatmeal is a savory, not a sweet.


49 posted on 05/09/2012 8:43:12 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Celtic Cross

Euuuw, no jelly - oatmeal is a savory, not a sweet.


50 posted on 05/09/2012 8:43:46 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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