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Advertizers dropping Fox News

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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:58 pm

Two of Fox News’ most vitriolic hosts just lost a major advertiser: Bayer
June 6, 2019 6:03 PM EDT
Melissa Joskow / Media Matters

The multinational pharmaceutical company Bayer has dropped Tucker Carlson’s and Laura Ingraham’s Fox News prime-time shows, Judd Legum reported in his Popular Info newsletter.

Bayer’s departure is a devastating blow to Fox News since the company served as a ballast for the struggling and toxic prime-time hosts. The company advertised nearly 180 times on Ingraham’s program so far this year, making it the show’s second most frequent advertiser year-to-date, behind only Sandals Resorts, per a Media Matters review. Bayer was the fifth most frequent advertiser on Carlson’s show during the same timespan, despite a brief advertising hiatus after Media Matters unearthed audio of Carlson making misogynistic, perverted, homophobic, and racist comments on the Bubba the Love Sponge radio show.

Both hosts have been a drain on Fox’s ad revenue, with their extreme rhetoric driving away sponsors and leading to lighter ad loads during the shows. In response, Fox ad executives have pivoted toward promoting the network’s “news” division, but a Media Matters investigation found that the "news”-side hosts are just cogs in the same propaganda machine. In the report, Media Matters documented examples of the "news" division spreading misinformation on air every single day between January 1 and April 30.

The multinational pharmaceutical company’s decision to drop these toxic prime-time shows was spurred by recent incidents in which Carlson used white nationalist rhetoric and Ingraham defended an open white supremacist. And it was largely driven by public scrutiny by reporters like Judd Legum, pressure from groups like Sleeping Giants and participants the #DropFox campaign.

Ingraham’s defense of white supremacist Paul Nehlen led the photo service Fracture to publicly rebuke her rhetoric and commit to no longer advertising on her program. After Fracture pulled its ads from Ingraham’s show, Fox News tried to gaslight its way out of further fallout from the advertisers, releasing a statement that unconscionably claimed Ingraham wasn’t actually defending Nehlen.


https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2019/ ... yer/223883

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Post by Kendra » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:37 pm

Good.

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Post by Somerset » Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:45 pm

Kendra wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Good.
Yes, very good indeed.

Other than buying their products, how can we show support for companies that abandon Faux? I think some encouragement would be a good thing :-D

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Post by Hurtzi » Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:57 pm

Somerset wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:45 pm
Kendra wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Good.
Yes, very good indeed.

Other than buying their products, how can we show support for companies that abandon Faux? I think some encouragement would be a good thing :-D
Fall ill ?
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Post by neonzx » Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:37 am

Hurtzi wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:57 pm
Somerset wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:45 pm
Kendra wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Good.
Yes, very good indeed.

Other than buying their products, how can we show support for companies that abandon Faux? I think some encouragement would be a good thing :-D
Fall ill ?
Or buy an aspirin to sooth the headache from watching Fox News clips on youtube? :notlistening:
To which Trump replied, Fuck the law. I don't give a fuck about the law. I want my fucking money.

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