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  • George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees

    09/20/2016 7:11:29 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 76 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/20/2016 | Nyshka Chandran
    George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees George Soros to invest $500 million in help for refugees Nyshka Chandran | @nyshkac 9 Hours Ago Soros invests $500m for refugees Billionaire investor George Soros pledged on Tuesday to invest up to $500 million in programs and companies benefiting migrants and refugees fleeing life-threatening situations. Announced against the backdrop of an ongoing United Nations (U.N.) summit in New York, Soros explained that he wished to harness the power of the private sector for public good. "We will invest in startups, established companies, social impact initiatives, and businesses...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: Media Distorting Facts to Serve World Elites at Levels Never Seen Before

    06/17/2016 12:56:06 PM PDT · by Resettozero · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Jun 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Sharyl Attkisson talked to Matt Boyle Friday about current events and an extremely disturbing trend. Elites have become adept at controlling media narratives, going so far as to ostracize reporters who “veer” from a particular narrative: “It’s certainly happening here in the United States,” said Attkisson. Asked if American media appear to be aggressively pushing a particular narrative, specifically gun control in light of the recent terrorism in Orlando, Attkisson said: I think they’ve been pushing narratives a lot for the last couple of years in a way I haven’t seen five years ago … ten years ago, for sure....
  • Planned Parenthood’s erroneous corporate sponsor list

    07/24/2015 6:08:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/24/15 | Judi McLeod
    Coca-Cola, Ford and Xerox If they sincerely cherish their names and reputations, the principals of Coca-Cola, Ford and Xerox should launch a joint lawsuit against Planned Parenthood. Until the scandalous video showed their doctors talking about the sale of aborted baby parts as ‘taking care of business’, the names of the three multi-nationals, among others, were being openly advertised as corporate sponsors on the Planned Parenthood website. The purveyors of selling aborted baby parts have linked their names to infamy, and in fact disgraced all corporations boldly named on the Planned Parenthood website. Members of the public at large have...
  • Major brands sponsored 'gay' parties, lewd parade

    07/09/2015 10:16:51 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    onenewsnow ^ | July 9, 2015 | Charlie Butts
    America's largest retailer was among the corporate sponsors of recent homosexual "pride" events in New York City, including all-night parties and a vulgar parade down Fifth Avenue.Activities the corporations sponsored last month included a "burlesque masquerade fantasy" on June 26 and a "VIP Rooftop Party" on June 27, the "NYC Pride" website reveals. A suggestive, school-themed party at the Hammerstein Ballroom, with male "bad teachers" and "hot cheerleaders" flown in from overseas, was also held on June 27.Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality attended the June 28 "pride" parade. He tells OneNewsNow a Wal-Mart float was included in...
  • 30,340 First 6 Months -- List of Sponsor Arrangements of Unaccompanied Children by State

    07/25/2014 6:36:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The application window for HHS grants under the Unaccompanied Alien Children program just closed yesterday. According to the data included in the application the average length of stay for a UAC is 30-35 days prior to unification with a sponsor. Most (95%+) of the sponsors are relatives of the child. Most sponsors reunited are the mothers of the children (85%+) who actually brought them along and there is never a disconnect. All sponsors are subsidized by taxpayers at an average cost of around $4,000 to $6,000 per child/per month. A custodial ‘sponsor’ (mother) with three UAC’s will net about $12,000...
  • Join Our New Monthly Donor Drive [FReepathon]!!

    02/28/2014 1:37:41 PM PST · by TheOldLady · 166 replies
    Self | February 28, 2014 | TheOldLady
    Thank you very much, New Monthly Donors and Sponsors!!The New Monthly Donor Count!!Four Rounds of ten New Monthly Donors are Complete!!Thank you very much, Tijeras_Slim and upchuck!!Thank you very much, Owen Kellogg!!The Count for Round 5 is 9!!These FReepers have paid or will pay $10 for each New Monthly Sign-up!!Owen Kellogg has prepaid for Round 5!!Tijeras_Slim has prepaid for Round 6!!Chode will sponsor 5 New Monthly Donors for Round 7!!Little Bill will sponsor Round 8!!WOO HOO!! WE HAVE 49 NEW MONTHLY DONORS SO FAR THIS FREEPATHON!!Including 4 New Dollar-A-Day donors!! WOO HOO!!Who is going to be New Monthly Donor...
  • [RUSH]Clearing Up Misinformation on Our Sponsors [28 or 32 -- numbers are coming from Media Matters]

    03/07/2012 10:56:36 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 24 replies ^ | (Mar 7, 2012) | RushLimbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to ask if you will indulge me for just a brief few minutes for some inside baseball stuff before we move on to our review of the issues of the day, politics and so forth, Super Tuesday, the results, and where we are. The reason for this is, once again, so much misinformation about this program and advertisers is in the mainstream media. People are reporting things that, A, are not true, and B, I don't even think the people reporting it have the slightest idea what they're talking about, nor do they have the...
  • The Rush Limbaugh LIVE Radio Show Thread - Monday, March 5, 2012

    03/05/2012 8:08:51 AM PST · by IMissPresidentReagan · 539 replies
    The EiB Network ^ | 03/05/2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    AND NOW . . . amidst billowing clouds of fragrant, aromatic first- and second-hand premium cigar smoke. . . it is time for . . . that harmless, lovable little fuzz ball, the highly-trained broadcast specialist, having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have, from behind the golden EIB microphone, firmly ensconced in the prestigious Attila-the-Hun chair at the Limbaugh Institute of Advanced Conservative Studies, serving humanity simply by showing up, and he’s not retiring until every American agrees with him, do NOT doubt him, with shrieks of joy at the mere mention of his name...
  • Vitacost pulled its ads from Rush Limbaugh -- looking for new vitamin supplier

    03/05/2012 12:26:20 PM PST · by NewJerseyJoe · 74 replies
    self | NewJerseyJoe
    My (formerly) favorite supplement supplier, Vitacost, announced it is pulling sponsorship from Rush's show. Can anyone recommend another supplier? Thanks.
  • United Jewish Appeal Sponsors Torture

    Jerusalem, 15 December 2011 -- R. David Weisskopf filed a $20 million lawsuit against the United Jewish Appeal yesterday in U.S. Federal Court. (Case No. 6:11-CV-668) The lawsuit alleges the United Jewish Appeal donated over one billion dollars to anti-father lobbyists such as Bar Ilan University’s “Rackman Institute” which aggressively pressures the Israeli Knesset to revive Social Darwinian laws against fathers. Bar Ilan’s “Rackman Institute” sponsors conferences in which judges and social workers get "educated" about the benefits of visitation refusals, and encouraged to tear children away from fathers and break up family units. According to the Coalition for Children...
  • So who's sponsoring Glenn Beck's highly rated TV shows?

    05/12/2010 10:35:18 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 21 replies · 792+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | May 12, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    "For I light my candle from their torches." -- Robert BurtonOk, look. I know there are a lot of you who are pissed that Glenn Beck has repudiated the "birther" question. I'm not crazy about it either. But as another "hold-their-feet-to-the-fire" media firebreather Andrew Breitbart put it during an argument with Joseph Farah of World Net Daily, the "birther" eligibility issue is not a winnable argument. At least not YET. If and when we retake the majority in Congress, Americans might have a shot at unveiling and unraveling the background and official records of "AKA" -- the ONE believed to...
  • Money woes ease in NASCAR, sponsors seek bargains

    02/09/2010 11:48:45 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 383+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/9/10 | Chris Jenkins - ap
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – With the NASCAR season revving up at Daytona International Speedway this week, companies still have a chance to associate themselves with the sport's most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr. And they can do so at the relative bargain-bin prices found in NASCAR's second-tier Nationwide series. In happier economic times a few years ago, the possibility of such a deal would have triggered a stampede of potential sponsors tradin' paint with briefcases as they raced from the boardroom to the track. But as of this week, the Earnhardt family's JR Motorsports team had sponsorship contracts in hand...
  • Gov. Palin on the shooting at the National Holocaust Museum (Palin Ping! - No.24 - June 11, 2009)

    06/12/2009 2:32:57 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 19 replies · 1,823+ views
    Facebook ^ | June 11, 2009 | Gov. Sarah Palin
    As first reflected upon through Twitter, Wednesday, June 10, 2009: "Our hearts and prayers go out to the shooting victims at the National Holocaust Museum. The museum itself remembers and honors the lives lost in one of the world's most horrific genocides. To have an act of intolerance further spread hatred at this place of reflection, further adds to the grief. My heart goes out to all those impacted, especially the brave guards who acted so selflessly to prevent further injury. May God Bless the Jewish community." Governor Sarah Palin
  • First reactions from Letterman Sponsors (Palin Ping! - No.23 - June 11, 2009)

    06/11/2009 2:05:20 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 62 replies · 6,879+ views
    Various | June 10, 2009 | Me
    Developments and Updates regarding Letterman Advertisers: First a recommendation for further info:Conservatives4Palin updates on Letterman row - Has the contact information for writing and calling CBS staff Hillbuzz on how to target sponsors (a bit very wordy at the beginning, essentially makes the point to target three big advertisers with an „image interest“) Hillbuzz updates on Letterman advertisersFR thread with CBS advertisers contact info File an online complaint with the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) with the point of obscenity... First reactions from sponsors: Some 'minor' sponsors are distancing themselves from Letterman and claim not to be his (direct) sponsors.
  • David Letterman responds to flap over Sarah Palin jokes

    06/10/2009 5:28:59 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 44 replies · 4,215+ views
    EW ^ | 35 mins ago | Rottenberg
    Jun 10, 2009, 07:09 PM | by Josh Rottenberg Categories: News, Politics, Television Taping tonight's episode of The Late Show, David Letterman took a few minutes to respond to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who called him "pathetic" in a radio interview after he made her and her family the butt of a recent Top 10 list. The late-night host had drawn particular fire from Palin and some pundits for a joke about one of Palin's daughters being impregnated by New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez during a trip to Yankee Stadium. Camp Palin apparently took the joke to be a...
  • Letterman Advertisers

    06/10/2009 5:08:40 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 79 replies · 6,448+ views CBS Interactive, Inc. 235 Second Street San Francisco, CA 94105 Main: 415-344-2000support@tv.comOn The Border Restaurants Brinker International 6820 LBJ Freeway Dallas, TX 75240 (972) 980-9917 Contact at: Phone:1-800-983-4637Best Western Best Western International, Inc. Customer Relations Department Telephone: 1-800-528-1238 Fax: 623-780-6199 Email: Regular Mail: PO Box 10203 Phoenix, AZ 85064 Attn: Customer ServiceIntel – Website contact page: Corporate Mailing Address 2200 Mission College Blvd. Santa Clara, CA 95054-1549 USA (408) – Contact page: Headquarters 2200 West Cypress Creek Road Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 Phone: (954) – Contact page: Consumer Relations Dept Kao...
  • CNN Sponsor List

    11/07/2008 5:54:02 PM PST · by Proud2brwAmerican · 18 replies · 3,626+ views
    This thread is in response to a suggested boycott of CNN sponsors. List attached.
  • Taking Down Oprah!

    09/06/2008 9:51:46 PM PDT · by Big Guy and Rusty 99 · 80 replies · 271+ views
    non ^ | mylittlebrain | Me
    Oprah has the right to refuse to interview Sarah Palin on her show,but we have the right to not buy what she is selling. Here is a list of Oprah's sponsors I will not patronize and products I will not buy. I will also be making some phone calls to these sponsors as well.
  • 'Olympics Are A Waste Of Money'

    08/14/2008 8:01:25 PM PDT · by JACKRUSSELL · 44 replies · 131+ views
    Sky News ^ | August 12, 2008 | By Alex Watts
    The Communist regime has spent billions on lavish sports venues, the world's biggest airport terminal, and a huge security operation. All this while sweatshop conditions are widespread and millions are still homeless after May's deadly earthquake in the region. Of course, the official line is the country’s 1.3 billion people are delighted that the Games have arrived.  And the groundswell of pride and nationalist fervour in China is obvious. But privately there is anger from some that the leadership continues to declare that running a successful Games is its "number one priority". Speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of...
  • Big Sponsors Are Upset Over Visibility at Olympics

    08/13/2008 1:27:42 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 20 replies · 166+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/13/08 | REBECCA BLUMENSTEIN and MEI FONG
    China may be a land of crowds, but not at its Olympic Green. Some major Olympic sponsors that invested millions of dollars to pitch their brands from elaborately constructed pavilions are fuming because access to the Green -- usually the main focal and gathering point of most Games -- has been strictly limited. Citing security concerns, Beijing Olympics officials have turned away droves of spectators who are curious to see the Green with day passes. For the most part, the only people who have been allowed inside are those with hard-to-get tickets to the venues along the Green. Sponsors like...
  • Earnhardt Gears Up to Drive Guard-Sponsored Cars (NASCAR Vroom!!!)

    01/29/2008 3:58:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 14 replies · 80+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Mike R. Smith, USAF
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 29, 2008 – As he drives its sponsored race cars at NASCAR's top auto racing competitions this year, Dale Earnhardt Jr. hopes to learn more about the National Guard. NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks with reporters Jan. 23, 2008, at Hendrick Motorsports headquarters outside Charlotte, N.C. Earnhardt will drive the National Guard's co-sponsored No. 88 Sprint Cup car and will join Landon Cassill to co-drive the Guard's primary-sponsored No. 5 Nationwide Series car. NASCAR's auto racing season starts in mid-February at Daytona International Speedway, Fla. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Mike R. Smith, USAF  (Click photo for...
  • Hamas says Abbas accidentally paid its fighters

    08/08/2007 9:32:51 AM PDT · by jdm · 16 replies · 466+ views
    GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's government accidentally paid salaries to almost half the members of rival Hamas's security force before noticing the error, officials said on Wednesday. They said Abbas's Finance Ministry ordered Tuesday's payouts to 2,600 members of the Hamas Executive Force to be reversed, but hundreds of fighters had managed to withdraw funds. "To their surprise, they got phone calls telling them to get their salaries. They rushed to the bank," said an official in the Hamas-led administration in Gaza.

    04/13/2007 10:09:39 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 742+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 13, 2007 | Phil Mushnick
    April 13, 2007 -- HEY, as long as we're at it, why not make every second week of April National Hypocrites Week? Yeah, a week in salute to those who teach us that identifying the difference between wrong and right should only be a matter of timing. MSNBC on Wednesday fired Don Imus. That clearly indicates that on the day in 1996 when MSNBC hired him, its decision-makers had absolutely no idea what his show was about. I did. You did. But MSNBC didn't? MSNBC attached its name and financing to a five-day-a-week program that its execs had never before...
  • AP Impact: New sponsors of casino bills benefit from tribal money (massive expansion ahead)

    04/12/2007 8:55:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 366+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/12/07 | Aaron C. Davis - ap
    Democratic lawmakers carrying bills that would launch a massive expansion of Indian gambling in California have benefited from $1.6 million in tribal donations in recent years, according to an Associated Press review of campaign finance reports. The contributions helped Democratic senators' campaigns and political causes, either directly or through donations to independent committees that supported them. The AP review of tribal donations comes as the Legislature is considering a series of gambling-expansion bills similar to ones that died last year when they had Republican sponsors. The bills returned this year with new sponsors, all members of the Legislature's majority party....
  • Calling All Fudds: The Zumboing of Zumbo and the RKBA

    02/22/2007 2:16:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 186 replies · 3,443+ views ^ | Feb 2007 | Phil Elmore
    Anyone at all aware of the discussions among the online gun culture on the Internet had little choice in mid-February, 2007, but to be aware, however dimly, of the controversy surrounding Jim Zumbo. The amusingly named Zumbo, a "sportsman" and hunting writer of some years' experience, wrote a column in his "blog" at Outdoor Life Magazine's website in which he characterized those rifles inaccurately termed semi-automatic "assault rifles" (so named for their magazine capacities and cosmetic similarities to select-fire military rifles) as the tools of terrorists, "terrifying" weapons for which he sees no use and which he would like to...
  • Simpson sponsors

    11/18/2006 4:25:24 AM PST · by 13Sisters76 · 25 replies · 601+ views
    Does anyone know who the sponsors of the Simpson special are yet? Is there a list I can access? I have every intention of boycotting every sponsor that funds this piece of garbage.
  • America Supports You: Emeril Sponsors Military-Only Cooking Contest

    09/22/2006 4:42:44 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 460+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Ashley Farrell
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2006 – If you’re currently a chef on active duty in the Armed Forces, TV cooking-show icon Emeril Lagasse wants your favorite recipe. Emeril is looking for a military chef who has the right recipe and knows how to use it. Any military chef who has a favorite dish can enter the first ever Military-Only Emeril Cooking Contest. Recipes ranging from jambalaya or marinated steak to specialty pies and appetizers all have a chance of winning. “I have great respect for our men and women who serve in the military,” Emeril said. “I also understand the challenges...

    07/18/2006 5:29:46 AM PDT · by seasoned traditionalist · 19 replies · 617+ views
    Front Page/Townhall ^ | July 18, 2006 | Jeff Jacoby
    Opening a security conference in Tehran on July 8, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad exhorted the Islamic world to mobilize against Israel and "remove the Zionist regime." Four days later, Hezbollah terrorists staged a raid across Israel's northern border, kidnapping two Israeli soldiers and killing eight more. It was Iran that supplied Hezbollah with its immense arsenal of artillery rockets. When Hezbollah launches them at Israel, it is doing the bidding of its patron. The same is true of Hamas, which is likewise financed by Iran. Israel may be able to inflict a punishing defeat on Hezbollah, but regime change in...
  • Iran 'Sponsors Assassination' Of Sunni Pilots Who Bombed Teheran

    10/29/2005 5:49:55 PM PDT · by blam · 8 replies · 654+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-29-2003 | Toby Harnden/Aqueel Hussein/Colin Freman
    Iran 'sponsors assassination' of Sunni pilots who bombed Teheran By Toby Harnden in Suleimaniya, Aqeel Hussein in Baghdad and Colin Freeman (Filed: 29/10/2005) Iran is backing a Shia insurgent campaign of systematically assassinating former elite Iraqi air force pilots as part of a covert sectarian war against Sunnis, according to senior politicians in Baghdad. The spate of murders of pilots has prompted an intervention from Jalal Talabani, Iraq's president, who has offered them safe haven in his native Kurdistan even though some of them were involved in dropping chemical weapons there. Alleged Iranian involvement in the killings has heightened sectarian...
  • Over 10,000 Saudi Students bound for the United States (more bad news from Sandland)

    10/24/2005 7:32:39 AM PDT · by DCWatson · 14 replies · 689+ views
    Dhimmi Watch ^ | 10-23-05 | Omar El Okeily & Najah al Osaymi
    How else should we reward our certified ally in the war on terror? From Asharq Al-Awsat: More than 10,000 Saudi students will travel to the US to attend university as part of a government-sponsored program following the adoption of new measures by the Ministry of Higher Education aimed at facilitating travel procedures for Saudis. In total, 21,000 Saudis are expected to take part in the program in the next four years.
  • Tell Media & Entertainment- No More Political Bias; Threaten To Write & Boycott Sponsors

    09/07/2005 3:42:21 PM PDT · by jscottdavis_for_48th_district · 21 replies · 609+ views
    Have you had enough of entertainers and the liberal bias news media bashing President George W. Bush, our military operations, and veterans simply because the Democrats have lost power? Have you tired of the over-reporting of Cindy Sheehan who is destroying her own son's military legacy? Is it time for Sean Penn to stay in acting with his high school diploma instead of trying to be a politician? Are you sick of the mainstream news media reporting bogus liberal bias poll results to attempt to swing public opinion their way? Are you angry at the over-reporting of the military prisoner...
  • Outback Steakhouse Sponsors Meal for Nimitz Crew

    09/20/2005 9:26:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 54 replies · 3,392+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Sep 20, 2005 | Journalist 3rd Class Dustin Q. Diaz
    USS NIMITZ, PERSIAN GULF, Sept. 20, 2005 – Sailors and Marines aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) were served a steak dinner Sept. 14 cooked by employees of Outback Steakhouse and Carrabba’s Italian Grill. According to Joel Barker, director of research and development for Serious Food Operations, Outback sponsored the all-day buffet, known as “Feeding Freedom”, for the crew of more than 4,600 men and women in uniform as a way of saying thank you. “When I was approached with this opportunity, there was no question in my mind about it,” Barker said. “I’m sure that sometimes being...

    08/23/2005 7:07:07 PM PDT · by BIRDS · 1 replies · 216+ views
    internet ^ | 08/23/05 | BIRDS
    I was looking into search results about a successful actor, who I read recently was revealed to be a conservative, and by way of various links (not related to conservativism but related to issues being discussed by that actor and related) I found this website: CENTER FOR SOCIAL MEDIAAnd stood aback from what I viewed (scroll and follow the many links to learn the extent of what's offered there). Not only is Code Pink exemplified in the category of "Stunting," but so are..., well, just go read the site. I found my way, link-wise, to the bottom of the "Freeway...
  • The New Blacklist: Corporate America is bowing to anti-gay Christian groups’ boycott demands

    06/13/2005 5:37:03 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 110 replies · 4,267+ views
    LA Weekly ^ | JUNE 10, 2005 | DOUG IRELAND
    Spurred on by a biblical injunction evangelicals call “The Great Commission,” and emboldened by George W. Bush’s re-election, which is perceived as a “mandate from God,” the Christian right has launched a series of boycotts and pressure campaigns aimed at corporate America — and at its sponsorship of entertainment, programs and activities the Christers don’t like. And it’s working. Just three weeks ago, the Rev. Donald Wildmon’s American Family Association (AFA) announced it was ending its boycott of corporate giant Procter & Gamble — maker of household staples like Tide and Crest — for being pro-gay. Why? Because the AFA’s...
  • Sponsoring RFK - "Armed Forces Field at RFK Stadium" (amount slightly lower $2.7 million a year)

    04/15/2005 6:41:36 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 1 replies · 240+ views
    Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2005 | editorial
    What's a name worth? For pro-sports stadiums, the answer is about $2.7 million a year. That's the average price of a corporate-speak name like "M&T Bank" or "PSINet." The District is reportedly getting an amount slightly lower that in the deal for "Armed Forces Field at RFK Stadium" it announced yesterday. If that seems underwhelming, it's not. Unlike other aspects of the baseball deal, D.C. officials have played the market about as well as they could in this case. Not to mention the boost the deal gives the military. On an annual basis, the three-year deal the District inked exceeds...
  • Yum! Brands Discontinues Support of 'Desperate Housewives'

    11/29/2004 7:30:26 AM PST · by NYer · 236 replies · 31,618+ views
    Culture & Family Institute ^ | November 26, 2004 | Martha Kleder
    Yum! Brands, the parent company of Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, KFC, A&W and Long John Silver’s, has stopped advertising on the ABC Network show Desperate Housewives. The move comes after the company’s headquarters were flooded with e-mails and phone calls from concerned customers. Jonathan Blum, senior vice president of public affairs for Yum! Brands, announced the decision in a letter dated November 17, 2004, to Bill Johnson, president of the American Decency Association (ADA). As posted on ADA’s Web site, the letter reads: I wanted to inform you that Yum! Brands will not be advertising in Desperate Housewives going forward....
  • "Super Size Me" gets downsized by MTV (refuses movie ads)

    05/27/2004 5:51:34 PM PDT · by weegee · 16 replies · 395+ views
    Reuters via Forbes ^ | Reuters, 05.26.04, 7:09 PM ET | no byline
    LOS ANGELES, May 26 (Reuters) - Film documentary "Super Size Me," a critical look at the health impact of a fast-food only diet, has been downsized at cable network MTV which has refused to air advertisements for the film, its distributors said on Wednesday. Roadside Attractions and Samuel Goldwyn Films said in a statement the cable TV channel targeted to young audiences has told them the ads are "disparaging to fast food restaurants." The distributors said MTV sister network VH1 was planning to use clips from the movie in a program called "Best Week Ever," but the clips were pulled...
  • Jockeys hint at Kentucky Derby boycott

    04/28/2004 9:46:17 AM PDT · by Josh in PA · 11 replies · 375+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 4/28/04 | Beth Harris
    Jockeys hint at Kentucky Derby boycott By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer April 28, 2004 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Jockeys John Velazquez and Jose Santos said Wednesday they might not ride in the Kentucky Derby if a federal judge bars them from wearing ads during the race. A group of jockeys challenged the state law banning them from wearing any advertising, promotional or cartoon symbols. The jockeys argued the law violates the First Amendment. In a second suit, the jockeys argued they should also be allowed to wear a patch with the name of their union, the 1,100-member Jockeys' Guild....
  • Blockbuster flees from "The Reagans"

    11/14/2003 8:10:58 AM PST · by pabianice · 10 replies · 188+ views
    Dear Member, Thank you for contacting Blockbuster. Your inquiry asked about a possible sponsorship by BLOCKBUSTER for the upcoming Ronald Reagan mini-series on CBS. Please note that Blockbuster has nothing to do with that project, and we have no plans to advertise on the program. CBS is responsible for the development, production and broadcasting of the mini-series, and any comments you may have should be directed to CBS at We hope this answers the question you have raised, and we look forward to seeing you in one of our stores soon. Regards, Blockbuster Care --Original Message-- From: [pabianice] Date:...
  • Reagan and the Liberal Arts...the execution of a propaganda film

    11/04/2003 3:23:23 PM PST · by WaterDragon · 38 replies · 221+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | November 4, 2003 | Larry Leonard
    Chevrolet and Hallmark (if the latter’s involvement was finally confirmed by the internet sleuths at forums like Free Republic) apparently got ... the ... message. They contacted executives at CBS, it seems, and pointed out that their commercial support of liberalism in America stops at the point where fifty million people announce that if they see those commercials they are going to cease buying their cars and their cards. There is these days, I am happy to report, a certain risk when a corporation decides to finance a “literary” version of a DNC campaign attack commercial. As storm winds blow...
  • TV Content Creates New Concerns for Advertisers

    11/03/2003 5:58:26 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 2 replies · 174+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 11/3/03 | Scott Hogenson
    In the ever-expanding universe of network, cable and satellite television, there is a similarly expanding need to compete, resulting in a growing number of programs described in terms ranging from edgy and racy, to sleazy and bordering on pornographic. Some shows, like the ABC police drama NYPD Blue, routinely include graphic language while other programs like Skin on the Fox Network and Nip/Tuck on the FX cable channel include sexual themes regarded as inappropriate for children. While such programming has resulted in complaints from consumers over the years, corporate advertisers and the companies that make media buying decisions for...
  • [Top 100] US Advertisers Urged to Preview Ronald Reagan Movie Before Sponsoring

    10/28/2003 5:07:43 PM PST · by hutton · 29 replies · 407+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 28, 2003 | Scott Hogenson
    The head of a Washington, DC based media watchdog group is asking that advertisers demand to preview a planned CBS mini series on former President Ronald Reagan before sponsoring the program. Media Reasearch Center President L. Brent Bozell Tuesday sent a letter to each of the nations top 100 advertisers urging them to preview the movie before making a sponsorship decision because it is what Bozell called 'a partisan attack against one of Americas most beloved Presidents.'A review of the script by New York Times writer Jim Reutenberg noted the two part mini series, scheduled for later this month, makes...
  • Payback for CBS

    10/28/2003 3:18:50 PM PST · by Maria S · 58 replies · 207+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Oct. 27, 2003 | Geoff Metcalf
    CBS is in jeopardy of a cruel reality check that could and should cost some executives their jobs. The two-part miniseries that CBS apparently intends to run during the crucial November sweeps may well have the opposite effect of network programmers’ desire. Traditionally, networks try to walk the razor’s edge in offering programming that pushes the envelope while concurrently remaining ‘sensitive’ to those whom they offend. The ultimate objective is to acquire the largest audience. Audience, after all, is REALLY the product … not the program or the star. It is the audience that is sold to sponsors. Sponsors are...
  • Advertisers Urged to Preview Reagan Movie Before Sponsoring

    10/28/2003 2:27:56 PM PST · by NCjim · 6 replies · 195+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 10-28-2003 | Scott Hogenson
    The head of a Washington, D.C. - based media watchdog group is asking that advertisers demand to preview a planned CBS mini-series on former President Ronald Reagan before sponsoring the program. Media Research Center President L. Brent Bozell Tuesday sent a letter to each of the nation's top 100 advertisers, urging them to preview the movie before making a sponsorship decision because it is what Bozell called a "partisan political attack against one of America's most beloved presidents." A review of the script by New York Times reporter Jim Rutenberg noted the two-part mini-series, scheduled for broadcast next month, makes...
  • Put pressure on CBS to drop Reagan movie... Sponsors

    10/27/2003 5:13:09 AM PST · by inetmon · 30 replies · 190+ views
    27 Oct 03 | InetMon I believe that it is important to not only explain our displeasure to cBS (required) but to politely explain that as many people as possible will be targeting... I mean, explain our displeasure with their sponsors. Write this to them. Maybe small, but if we find current sponsors, email them, and let cBS know that we will boycott their sponsors, and let their sponsors KNOW that we let cBS know, it may create friction between them. I find it doubtful that this will result in their pulling the flick, but we need to keep up the pressure.
  • Own a Share of any company advertising during "The Reagans"? YOU can stop them! CLICK HERE!

    10/25/2003 1:35:55 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 16 replies · 240+ views
    A fellow FReeper posed an interesting legal question: "I'm not a lawyer, but it occurs to me that there may be another avenue for legal recourse and I'd like your opinion. Suppose the CEO of one of the sponsors of this slime attack learns that the program is controversial and could lead to a boycott of his product or service. Doesn't he have a fiduciary responsibility to the shareholders to assure that advertising expenditures support his business goals and not detract from them ? Could a shareholder's suit be brought ? If the company proceeds, could the FEC rule that...
  • CBS Mini Series on Reagan

    10/24/2003 12:17:08 PM PDT · by airedale · 5 replies · 129+ views
    Is there a sponsor list yet for this show? I’m sure they’d love to hear how people will respond if they are sponsoring a hit piece on President Reagan and his family. As I understand the libel and slander laws Reagan is a public figure as such in order to recover damages you have to prove that CBS, the Producers, etc knew the info was false and went ahead and recklessly with the false info. What can be done to maximize CBS's exposure to the Reagan’s and others successful libel case?
  • e mail links for sponsors of "The Reagans"

    10/24/2003 7:56:35 AM PDT · by South Hawthorne · 190 replies · 5,247+ views
    Free Republic PA Board ^ | Oct. 24, 2003 | Owl_Eagle and Dr. Scarpetta
    (Boy, I hope this works) Dr. Scarpetta posted the list of sponsors for CBS's upcoming "Reagan Rip Job" movie to the PA board this morning.  I've compiled a list of links to e mail the sponsors so we can let them know exactly what we think of them helping to spread slanderous lies about one of the finest Presidents we've ever had.  If the links work like they should, you should go directly to a page to email them.   If anyone can find e mail addresses for the four that I couldn't, please post.   Thank you Dr. Scarpetta!!!...
  • Schools consider business sponsors

    10/22/2003 5:02:55 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 6 replies · 134+ views
    Ann Arbor News ^ | 10-22-03 | Patty Maher
    Schools consider business sponsors Strapped area districts looking at individual, corporate donors to raise funds Wednesday, October 22, 2003 BY PATTY MAHER News Staff Reporter It may not be too long before public school baseball games are "brought to you" by corporate sponsors, or plaques recognizing major individual donors are unveiled at ribbon cuttings for new public school buildings. School district officials say they are tired of federal and state budget reductions like the potential $200-per-student cut the state announced last week. They say they may start looking to private businesses and individuals to fill in the gaps. Dexter's board...
  • Budweiser beer Sponsors Anti-Recall Ad (The "Recall's Not For You!)

    10/07/2003 6:36:23 AM PDT · by bedolido · 64 replies · 1,143+ views
    Talon News ^ | 10/07/03 | Jeff Gannon
    (Talon News) -- Anheuser-Busch, the brewer of Budweiser beer, is sponsoring a taped telephone ad urging voters to "vote NO on recall, YES on Bustamante." The speaker on the recording identifies himself as former Vice President Al Gore. First reported by Mickey Kaus on, the message begins with the former vice president urging voters to vote no on the recall. "Gray Davis has been a solid progressive governor and deserves to finish out his term," Gore says in the telephone message. "We simply cannot let the right wing Republicans roll back the progress California has been making under Governor...