A few weeks ago, blog buddy Karen Zipdrive put up a post listing the general sponsors of the Fox News Channel and asking her readers to boycott these companies. A few days later, I did the same. Here is the list, which will also be on my sidebar, at the top or near it.
Crest Whitestrips ...|||... Delphi ...|||... Mercedes Benz ...|||... Comcast ...|||... Subaru
GMC Suv's ...|||... Best Buy ...|||... Travelocity ...|||... Capzasin ...|||... New Phase
Orbitz ...|||... Ditech.com ...|||... eloan.com ...|||... Dawn ...|||... Toyota ...|||... Centrum
Nextel ...|||... Vehix.com ...|||... Gold Bond ...|||... Aspercreme ...|||... webmd.com
American Express ...|||... Holiday Inn Express ...|||... M Professional ...|||... priceline.com
To my mind, if a boycott doesn't actually change the buying patterns of the people boycotting, it doesn't really count. I decided to pull the plug on Comcast cable, the only product on this list which I actually use. I'm going to miss having TV, but there are other options like Hulu and other websites, and I can rent stuff on Netflix.
Here is the e-mail I sent to Comcast.
I am canceling my Comcast account. You advertise on Fox News Channel, which contributes to a climate that accepts political murder, including the death of Dr. George Tiller. Fox will not change their ways until advertisers start taking their business elsewhere.
I am advocating the boycott of all Fox News general advertisers, including your company.
They sent back a form letter saying that my letter would be forwarded to through the proper channels. There is a strong possibility no one at Comcast will ever see it, though once when I wrote a Comcast Sucks post, there was a reply in the comments from someone from the company.
Again, people are getting killed because of the political hatred in this country, and the ones that make the news are right wingers killing liberals. While it isn't murder being advocated, Brain Kilmeade, one of the pinheads on the Fox morning show was yapping about a report that said married people are less likely to get Alzheimer's than single folks, and he said it didn't count in the U.S. because we intermarry "with other races and species", so our blood isn't pure like the Finns or the Swedes. His example was that in this country, the Irish marry the Italians. The last time I checked, they both count as the same race, and I'm rock solid certain they are the same species.
I think even people who work on Fox News are the same species as the rest of us, though if they aren't, that would explain a lot.