UPS Pulls Advertising From Bill O'Reilly's Show
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|In what can likely be considered a victory against pompous, media-hungry wingnut bullies, ThinkProgress' campaign to fight Bill O'Reilly's circus of lies and partisan attacks has gotten UPS to pull all advertising from 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.
Here's the original appeal:
On Saturday, March 21, Fox News? Bill O'Reilly sent one of his producers to stalk, harass, and ambush ThinkProgress.org's managing editor Amanda Terkel. Upset over a ThinkProgress report that noted O'Reilly's insensitivity to rape, O'Reilly sent two men to track Amanda in a car for two hours, and then confronted her with hostile questions while she was on vacation.
Sadly, Amanda is just one of at least 40 different victims of O'Reilly's Harassment Machine. O'Reilly has hired producers whose job is to track, harass, and intimidate anyone whom O'Reilly perceives as an opponent. That?s not "journalism" ? that's a mafia-style operation. And we need to put an end to it.
Tell O'Reilly's advertisers that you want them to issue a clear statement explaining their opposition to O'Reilly's "ambush journalism." Fill out the form below to tell O'Reilly's corporate advertisers to stop supporting the O'Reilly Harassment Machine, and e-mail us if you receive any responses.
You can participate in the fight against O'Reilly here.