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  • Lawrence O'Donnell Defends GEICO Actor Who Called Tea Partiers Retarded Killers

    04/22/2010 10:27:42 AM PDT · by freespirited · 58 replies · 1,911+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 04/22/10 | Noel Sheppard
    MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Wednesday defended a GEICO voice-over actor who referred to Tea Party members as mentally retarded killers.Last week, Lance Baxter aka D.C. Douglas left the following voice-mail at the offices of FreedomWorks (audio available here): Hi there. I`m doing a paper about FreedomWorks and I was wondering if somebody could give me a call back. I`m wrapping up and I just have one more piece of information I need to get from you guys -- just need to know what the percentage is of people that are mentally retarded who work for the organization, and are...
  • GEICO voice actor fired after insulting tea parties

    04/21/2010 10:03:25 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 77 replies · 3,201+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 21, 2010 | David Weigel
    Sometimes you have a headline that makes the rest of the story superfluous, but here's the background. Actor Lance Baxter, otherwise known as "D.C. Douglas," currently known as the man who informs you how much GEICO can save you on car insurance, left a message last month with FreedomWorks in which he asked the group how many "mentally retarded" people it had on staff and what it would do when a tea partyer "killed someone." On April 14, FreedomWorks put his voicemail online. Today, Douglas reports he's been dropped from GEICO's campaign. His dramatic news release is here; he claims...
  • GEICO Fires Voice Over Guy For Insulting the Tea Party

    04/21/2010 8:27:06 AM PDT · by Superstu321 · 106 replies · 4,769+ views
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | April 21, 2010 | Stupac
    PRWeb.com is reporting that voice over actor D.C. Douglas has been canned from GEICO for calling FreedomWorks and saying some very not nice things: Los Angeles actor, D.C. Douglas, says he was dropped from the upcoming GEICO “Shocking News” campaign after a group of Tea Party members harassed him and the insurance giant over a private voicemail the actor left for FreedomWorks. Matt Kibbe, President and CEO of FreedomWorks, posted Mr. Douglas’ cell phone number in a blog post on biggovernment.com, instructing readers to “Feel free to contact (him)… call his employer too. Let them know that you…are now in...