UPDATE: Monday, July 30, 2007: After returning home from vacation, I have discovered this article cited by Daily KOS as supporting information for their own boycot of Bill O’Reilly’s programming and of Fox News in general. Let it be widely and clearly known that I do NOT condone anything those idiot wackos at KOS would ever organize or support. While I generally agree that Fox is not totally “fair and unbalanced” as they claim, I DO believe deeply that Fox does a MUCH, MUCH better job at fairness than any other network in presenting factual information and offering contrasting opinions. Yep, Fox is conservative and so am I. To me, Fox is a small island of conservativeness in a sea of insane profit-by-conflict-driven drive-by media. And once Fox & Friends has ended (that program has become so silly, insipid and tedious to me), Fox News is where I turn for information throughout the day.
My purpose in reporting herein the pull-out of advertising by Lowe’s was strictly related to the backlash against O’Reilly in JANUARY for his stupid conjecture — without personal knowledge or information — that Shawn Hornbeck found some enjoyment in his captivity by Michael Devlin and hence his “willingness” to remain captive for four years. That lunatic rant by O’Reilly incensed me and still does. Bill O’Reilly is a man whom I disagree with often, but I still and always shall continue to watch his program and find his topics informative and agreeable.
I find it almost humorous that KOS would refer to a near six-month old story about Lowe’s pulling their advertising from O’Reilly to exascerbate their own movement promoted by MoveOn dot org.
——————Here is the original entry, which I refuse to remove despite these morons who would try to use it for their own gain. There were so many much better done articles (including another of my own), yet KOS cites this blurb? Geez.
Following Bill O’Reilly’s remarks on Jan. 15th that Shawn Hornbeck was “enjoying” his captivity by Michael Devlin (else, Hornbeck would have tried to escape when he had the opportunities), folks across this land hit O’Reilly with the wrath where it really hurt: advertising sponsors of The Factor.
Beginning in the last week, Lowe’s reportedly began sending the following email to the many people who emailed them and protested their advertising on O’Reilly’s show, as well as O’Reilly’s comments.
The result? Lowe’s has pulled its advertising.
The email reads as follows:
“Thank you for taking the time to share with us your concerns regarding our recent advertising on the FOX network. We appreciate your feedback and want you to know that we take your comments quite seriously.
Effective January 25, we have pulled Lowe’s advertising from the O’Reilly Factor program.
Please accept this letter as a sincere apology from Lowe’s and reassurance of Lowe’s commitment to you, our valued customer. If Lowe’s can be of further assistance, please do not hesitate to write or call us. We encourage you to continue to share your comments and feedback, whenever you think it would be appropriate.”