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(MEDIA) WATCH: “Drop Dobbs”: CNN Pressured To Give Up Controversial Host…

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Source: The Huffington Post

CNN is facing pressure on a number of fronts to drop Lou Dobbs from their roster of on-air talent, a move that would force millions of Americans seeking out news about the conspiracy to spread leprosy throughout America via illegal Mexican immigrants to turn instead to the guy who lives under the bridge by the old tire factory.

Leading the way in this effort are a coalition of organizations united under the “Drop Dobbs” banner, including Media Matters for America, the National Council of La Raza, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, the New Democrat Network, and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Writing for Media Matters’ County Fair blog, John V. Santore sums up their beef:

For years, Lou Dobbs has been one of the most dangerous hosts on cable news. He benefits enormously from the legitimacy of the CNN brand, which provides him with an unparalleled platform from which to mainstream the hate speech and racially charged conspiracy theories normally relegated to Fox News and other conservative news outlets. Dobbs calls himself an “advocacy journalist,” but he doesn’t even live up to that ambiguous standard. Good journalism enhances the discussion of serious topics, but Dobbs helps to undermine and debase that discussion, routinely infusing it with misinformation and fear. And when it comes to issues like immigration, he has more in common with birther Orly Taitz than with Anderson Cooper.
If CNN won’t drop Dobbs, it’s time that his advertisers did. It’s time to do more than simply highlight the damage Dobbs does and the threat he poses. We must demand accountability from the advertisers who, by their purchase of airtime on his shows, actively support his hate speech. READ MORE

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September 16, 2009 at 9:29 am

(OUTRAGEOUS) READ: Rhode Island Governor To Speak At Anti-Gay Fundraiser…

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Source: On Top

ontopmag.com__donald_carcieri_cbnRhode Island Governor Don Carcieri has accepted an invitation to be the keynote speaker at an upcoming fundraiser for the anti-gay group Massachusetts Family Institute (MFI), The Providence Journal reported.

The group’s 18th Annual Fundraising Banquet is scheduled for October 15 in Newton, Massachusetts.

Carcieri’s participation has raised the hackles of gay rights groups, including the recently formed Queer Action of Rhode Island, which asked the Republican governor to cancel the appearance.

“We find it appalling that you, the governor to all people of [Rhode Island], would support the fundraising efforts of an organization that advocates against the lives of some R.I. citizens,” the group said in a letter addressed to the governor. “By making this fundraising speech, the negative message you will send to Rhode Island’s gay community – especially its younger members – is extremely harmful.” READ MORE

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September 4, 2009 at 11:30 am

(POLITICS/MEDIA) READ: Right-Wing Nut Job, Bill O’reilly Get’s Huge Ratings, Dispite The Enemies He has…

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Source: oreilly-sucks.com

www.oreilly-sucks.com__oreilly-11111O’Reilly Factor Ratings For March of 2009

Rating – 3.1
Total Viewers – 3,300,000
25-54 Demo – 900,000


O’Reilly Factor Ratings For February of 2009

Rating – 3.3
Total Viewers – 3,500,000
25-54 Demo – 910,000


O’Reilly Factor Ratings For January of 2009

Rating – 3.0
Total Viewers – 3,200,000
25-54 Demo – 849,000


O’Reilly Factor Ratings For December of 2008

Rating – 2.6
Total Viewers – 2,800,000
25-54 Demo – 740,000   

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September 3, 2009 at 9:52 pm

(WATCH): Limbaugh Attacks Kennedy…

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August 29, 2009 at 7:22 pm

(READ): As boycott continues, Glenn Beck’s audience swells…

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Source: LA Times

glenn-beckAn advertising boycott against Fox News host Glenn Beck has succeeded in keeping most major sponsors from running commercials on his show even as the controversial commentator’s viewership has grown.

Beck attracted 2.81 million viewers Monday, his third-largest audience since his show launched on Fox News in January, according to Nielsen Media Research data provided by the network. On Tuesday, nearly 2.7 million viewers tuned in, his fifth-largest viewership to date. And the conservative host got a plug from former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who urged people to watch his program in a post on her Facebook page.

“FOX News’ Glenn Beck is doing an extraordinary job this week walking America behind the scenes of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and outlining who is actually running the White House,” she wrote Wednesday to her 800,000-plus supporters.

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As a result, few major businesses remain as sponsors of Beck’s eponymous 2 p.m. PDT program. On Wednesday, the only big companies with a presence during his show were Bank of America and the Wall Street Journal, whose parent company News Corp. also owns Fox News. The rest of the commercials included spots for gold seller Rosland Capital; Ashley Furniture Home Store; Empire Carpet; Liberty Medical, a diabetes medical supplier; Johnson Law Group, an asbestos litigation firm; “Shadow Government,” a new book critical of Obama published by the National Republican Trust; and the anti-tax group TeaPartyExpress.org.

Fox News insists that the boycott has not affected its revenue, because advertisers have just moved their commercials to different time periods. And for his part, Beck appears invigorated by the challenge. “Even if the powers to be right now succeed in making me poor, drum me out … I will only be stronger for it,” he said on the air Wednesday. “And I will use American ingenuity and my ingenuity to pull myself up, and I will find another way to get this message out, on a platform that will be a thousand times more powerful. Because of my faith, I know how this story ends. The truth will set you free.”

Read more: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2009/08/as-…


According to Color of Change, 10 more companies that have recently had ads air during Beck’s program have pledged not to run any further advertising on his show. The latest businesses to distance themselves from the Fox News host include Applebee’s, Bank of America, Bell & Howell, DirecTV, General Mills, Kraft, Regions Financial Corp., SAM (Store and Move), Travelers Insurance and Vonage.

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August 29, 2009 at 6:14 pm

(WATCH): Limbaugh Congratulates Himself On Kennedy Death Prediction…

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Source: (The Huffington Post)

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August 26, 2009 at 4:55 pm

(READ): More Advertisers Bolt Glenn Beck…

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TV Beck's AdvertisersSource: The Huffington Post

James Ruckers reports that 3 more companies have withdrawn their advertisements from the Glenn Beck show, bringing the total number of companies who have dropped Beck up to 36.

NEW YORK — Glenn Beck returns to Fox News Channel on Monday after a vacation with fewer companies willing to advertise on his show than when he left, part of the fallout from calling President Barack Obama a racist.

A total of 33 Fox advertisers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., CVS Caremark, Clorox and Sprint, directed that their commercials not air on Beck’s show, according to the companies and ColorofChange.org, a group that promotes political action among blacks and launched a campaign to get advertisers to abandon him. That’s more than a dozen more than were identified a week ago.

While it’s unclear what effect, if any, this will ultimately have on Fox and Beck, it is already making advertisers skittish about hawking their wares within the most opinionated cable TV shows.

The Clorox Co., a former Beck advertiser, now says that “we do not want to be associated with inflammatory speech used by either liberal or conservative talk show hosts.” The maker of bleach and household cleaners said in a statement that it has decided not to advertise on political talk shows.

The shows present a dilemma for advertisers, who usually like a “safe” environment for their messages. The Olbermanns, Hannitys, O’Reillys, Maddows and Becks of the TV world are more likely to say something that will anger a viewer, who might take it out on sponsors.

They also host the most-watched programs on their networks.

“This is a good illustration of that conundrum,” said Rich Hallabran, spokesman for UPS Stores, which he said has temporarily halted buying ads on Fox News Channel as a whole.

Beck can bring the eyeballs. With the health care debate raising political temperatures, his show had its biggest week ever right before his vacation, averaging 2.4 million viewers each day, according to Nielsen Media Research. Read More

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August 25, 2009 at 11:09 am

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