Discussion in 'Current Events' started by The Other Side, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. The Other Side

    The Other Side Well-Known Troll Troll

    UPS will stop buying advertising slots on the FAUX news channel!!

    YAY! Seems they see the light as well.

    UPS stops advertising on Bill O’Reilly’s after bad press

    I’m going to use UPS this time when sending overseas:
    BREAKING: UPS Announces It Will Stop Advertising On Bill O’Reilly’s Show

    In response to our Stop Supporting The O’Reilly Harassment Machine campaign, UPS told us yesterday that it was investigating whether to continue supporting O’Reilly’s show. “We are sensitive to the type of television programming where our messages and presence are associated and continually review choices to affect future decisions,” spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg told us.
    Today UPS announced it will stop advertising on O’Reilly’s show. Here is the statement UPS emailed out just moments ago:
    Thank you for sending an e-mail expressing concern about UPS advertising during the Bill O’Reilly show on FOX News. We do consider such comments as we review ad placement decisions which involve a variety of news, entertainment and sports programming. At this time, we have no plans to continue advertising during this show. (Source: Think Progress)

    Verizon wireless as well has pulled the plug an FAUX news as well.

    Both feel the Glenn Beck and Bill Orielly shows are nothing more than harrassment programming and they both TEND TO MAKE THINGS UP regardless of FACTS on hand.


  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    I assume UPS abandoned their plans to start advertising on Rachel Madcow and Keith Doppyman.
  3. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    The Bill O Rielly news is old. Its too bad because since then Fox News has had nothing but skyrocketing ratings since.
  4. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I listen to OReilly. He defends Obama too much. Is that why UPS is upset????
  5. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Some left wing nutty website took something that OReilly said out of context and tried a start a petition to get advertisers from buying ad time. This is old news, it failed big time and Fox has only gotten more viewers.
  6. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    cable news race
    monday, aug. 24, 2009

    foxnews o'reilly 3,440,000
    foxnews hannity 2,937,000
    foxnews beck 2,810,000
    foxnews greta 2,450,000
    foxnews baier 2,066,000
    foxnews shep 1,860,000
    msnbc olbermann 1,114,000
    cnn king 1,063,000
    msnbc maddow 885,000
    cnn cooper 827,000
    msnbc hardball 640,000
  7. outamyway

    outamyway New Member

    Yeah, who wants to support a guy that asked these stupid questions:

    - Our unfunded liability for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid is close to $100 trillion. Is there any way to pay for these programs without bankrupting America?

    - We are in so much debt, why spend more borrowed money on cap-and-trade and healthcare programs before we stop the flow of red-ink?

    - The stimulus package funneled billions of dollars to ACORN. How does giving billions of dollars to ACORN stimulate the economy?

    - If it was so important for congress to pass the stimulus bill before they even had time to read it why has only a fraction of the stimulus money been spent 6 months later?

    - Bush said he had to abandon free market principles in order to save them, how exactly does that work?

    - Why won’t member of Congress read the bills before they vote on them?

    - Why are citizens mocked and laughed at when they ask their congressman to read the bills before they vote on them?

    - Was the cash-for-clunkers program meant to save the earth or the economy? Did it accomplish either?

    - How did Van Jones, a self-proclaimed communist become a special advisor to the president?

    - Did President Obama know of Van Jones’ radical political beliefs when he named him special advisor?

    - The Apollo Alliance claimed credit for writing the stimulus bill—why was this group allowed to write any portion of this bill?

    - If politicians aren’t writing the bills and aren’t reading the bills, do they have any idea what these 1000 page plus bills actually impose on the American people?

    - If the ‘public option’ health care plan is so good why won’t politicians agree to have that as their plan?

    - If town hall meetings are intended for the politicians to learn what’s on our mind—why do they spend so much time talking instead of listening?

    - Politicians are refusing to attend town hall meetings complaining, without evidence, that they are scripted. Does that mean we shouldn’t come out and vote for you since every campaign stop, baby kiss and speech you give is scripted?

    - Why would you want to overwhelm the system?

    - Is using the economic crises to rush legislation through congress what Rahm Emanuel meant when he talked about not letting a crises go to waste?

    - What are the czars paid? What is the budget for their staffs/offices?

    - Who is "surrounding" the President in the White House?

    - Do any of the President's advisers have criminal records?

    - Are the President's advisers working to better the country or their own ideals?

    - Who are the anti-capitalists in Washington?

    - What roles do they have in crafting bills?

    - What was "STORM"? What happened to the founders, where are they now?

    - What qualifications must one have to be a Presidential adviser?

    - What is the difference between a community organizer and a community activist?

    - Do the czars have power?

    - Should a communist have the ear of the President of the United States?

    - What role did the Apollo Alliance play in crafting bills?

    - Does the President know the co-founder of the Weather Underground is a board member of the Apollo Alliance?

    - How many people in the administration are connected to the movement for a democratic society?

    Why does the FCC have a diversity "czar"?

    - Who is Mark Lloyd and how does he plan to "balance" the airwaves?

    - Will he bring back the Fairness Doctrine or worse?

    - Cass Sunstein once said he wants to balance the Internet; is that next?

    - Will broadcasters who leave the airwaves be allowed to go to satellite or Internet without government regulation?

    - Is there any place (that has a mass audience) where the government wont regulate free speech?

    - Why does it seem every member of the Obama advisory team hates capitalism, unless those companies (like G.E.) are in bed with the administration?
    If Lloyd has his way, stations who don't comply to the governments definition of the "public interest" will have to pay a massive fine — that helps support public broadcasting:

    - What will be the definition of "public interest"?

    - Who defines "public interest"?

    - Why should it be balanced? Because it's public airwaves? (Well, there are public roads that go by my house and I don't count how many Republicans and Democrats are driving on them)