UPS To Stop Advertising on O'Reilly Factor!

@anniepa (27523)
United States
March 27, 2009 9:18pm CST
Score one for the good guys! http://insidecablenews.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/ups-to-stop-factor-advertising/ UPS announced recently it would no longer advertise on Bill O'Reilly's show due to his stalking and harassing of a ThinkProgress blogger. http://insidecablenews.wordpress.com/2009/03/27/ups-to-stop-factor-advertising/ Here is the statement made by UPS: 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. If you'd like to help convince other sponsors to pull their ads from this show, visit the link below to sign up for the campaign and to read the whole story: http://thinkprogress.org/stop-oreilly-harassment Annie
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@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Do you have a link to UPS's website or a more respectable news source to back up this claim? I'm just curious. As to the blogger, she attacked a foundation to help rape victims. I don't know how ANYONE could be so disgusting as to attack such a foundation just because you dislike ONE person who is doing a wonderful thing by trying to raise money for them. He1l, after hearing about all this, I decided to go and donate a few bucks to the "It Happened to Alexa Foundation". Mylot is wonderful in that it gives me spare cash in my paypal account for just these purposes. If anyone else wants to donate to the foundation that this ignorant and cruel blogger attacked, here's the link. http://www.ithappenedtoalexa.org/contrib1.html
@anniepa (27523)
• United States
29 Mar 09
How did she "attack" this foundation, which I agree is a good and worthwhile one which simply had someone who made a poor choice for keynote speaker? Why do you say she's "ignorant and cruel"? I agree with you about myLot and the extra cash we can earn here to put to such good use and I applaud you for your donation. I can't say I agree about O'Reilly doing a "wonderful thing" out of the goodness of his heart. It's great if his appearance did help raise more money but I doubt he did it selfishly, he just doesn't strike me that way...lol! Annie
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Mar 09
"It's great if his appearance did help raise more money but I doubt he did it selfishly, he just doesn't strike me that way...lol!" again, I know you don't like him, but he does far more for charity than you realize. What ever his political leanings are or what ever you percive them to be, he is a human being and has done an awful lot of humanitarian work and legal activism.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
29 Mar 09
"How did she "attack" this foundation, which I agree is a good and worthwhile one which simply had someone who made a poor choice for keynote speaker? Why do you say she's "ignorant and cruel"?" She attacked them by encouraging people to PROTEST outside their convention. It's the first time in my life I've ever seen people protest a foundation that helps rape victims. She and others hated Bill O'Reilly so much that they chose to attack a foundation for rape victims. It was DISGUSTING. She's cruel for doing that and she's ignorant because, when questioned, she was clearly incapable of explaining what Bill said that was "pro-rape". When Waters asked her about what the Mel Gibson aspect was she was completely clueless even though that was the lead in to the whole monologue. She did what bloggers do, she took a few words out of context and framed them to mislead people. "I can't say I agree about O'Reilly doing a "wonderful thing" out of the goodness of his heart." With all the good he's done for them, Wounded Warriors, 9-11 widows, Habitat for Humanity, and various other wonderful charities, I think it's very disingenuous for you to assume NONE of it is out of the goodness of his heart. In the thread I posted earlier about the veteran billed for his war injury I commended Sen. Sherrod Brown, a democrat. I didn't make any ridiculous accusations that he did it selfishly just because I disagree with him on political issues. Sometimes I think you need to get over the Republicans versus Democrats bit and just acknowledge that helping raise money for a good charity is a good thing and protesting a foundation for rape victims because you don't like one of their fundraisers is despicable.
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
28 Mar 09
hey annie, welcome back, missed having you around, gald to see all went well and your back safely. Behold, the power of the consumer. Who needs government regulation when demand and consumer opinion manages this. It should be interesting to get his side, he will probably have a segment on his show, he's not the kind to remain silent, lol. I'm trying to figure out what the problem is with this statement: Now Moore, Jennifer Moore, 18, on her way to college. She was 5-foot-2, 105 pounds, wearing a miniskirt and a halter top with a bare midriff. Now, again, there you go. So every predator in the world is gonna pick that up at two in the morning. She’s walking by herself on the West Side Highway, and she gets picked up by a thug. All right. Now she’s out of her mind, drunk. Such a described condition is one I have had talks with my own daughters about. This girl was a target, obvious and easy prey. Was she "asking for it"? of course not, and no one said or even alluded she was. And the following statement: “And if a young woman, 18-year-old Jennifer Moore of Harrington Park, NJ, didn’t get drunk, she’d be alive today.” sorry to say, is acurate. Reality isn't always warm and fuzzy. I went to Terkal's blog to find the offending entery Oreilly mentioned, it was consipicuously absent, so I can't tell you what it was she said that was consdidered hurtfull, though in itself, it was pretty distasteful to protest a rape foundation. but again, I don't know what she worte in her bolg because it is no longer there. From reading this kids stuff, she is nothing more than a foux intelectual, a very typical, snot nose, cocky kid with a lot to learn about the world who doesn't know a fraction of what she thinks she does. If she had been kind enough to leave the blogs up in their entirety, I may have developed a differeent opinion, who knows, but they are gone. Now, as for Miss Terkal being "ambushed" and "accosted" well, here, decide for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5vXDe1o9bI Here is the entire segment in question, O'reilly's comments on drinking in full can be found right here.http://www.billoreilly.com/radiofactorlisten?epid=NDA0Nw==
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
28 Mar 09
While rape victims are NEVER to blame for being raped, victims do need to exercise personal responsibility to avoid being victims. Rapists, and criminals in general, are lazy and will often reach for the lowest hanging fruit so to speak. A small, drunk girl wandering around New York alone at night is much more likely to be raped than a sober girl, with 5 friends, walking down the same street. It's not the drunk girl's fault she got raped, but her actions made her a more appealing target. If you tell a jeweler that he was a target for a criminal because he had no security system, no bars on the windows, and left his door open after dark, he's going to nod and immediately work to avoid being a victim. Rape victims, by nature of the crime perpetrated, are much more defensive and rather than take into consideration the value of similar advice, will instead lash out at the person giving that advice. As a result, bloggers like this Terkel chick called Bill O'Reilly "pro-rape". That is NOT an exaggeration. As you said, it is more than a little conspicuous that her blog has been removed while she plays the victim.
@anniepa (27523)
• United States
28 Mar 09
Sorry, X, I meant to thank you for your kind welcome back! Regarding Amanda Terkel's blog that started this whole thing, you can find it below, it's actually very brief and I don't see how she was attacking this foundation at all! http://thinkprogress.org/2009/03/01/oreilly-rape-speak/ Terkel was far from the only one to question the logic of having Bill-O as the keynote speaker for this event given his distasteful comments about the late Jennifer Moore. Really, that's all she did was write that O'Reilly would be speaking and then repeat what he had said on his show following Moore's rape and murder. Annie
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
29 Mar 09
ALl I'm trying to do is figure out what was wrong with Bill's comments. it boiled down to get drunk, bad things happen. like someone who was killed in a dui accident, would we not use this as a lesson to impart the importance of not drinking and driving to our children? I know you can't stand him, but you have to admit, his words were pretty much right on and not at all inapropriate.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
1 Apr 09
I think it's great. O'Reilly had no business harassing that blogger. I hope he stops doing things like that, but I don't think he will.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
2 Apr 09
Oh of course not, but she had all the right in the world to attack an organization that helps rape victims and encourage people to boycott them. If you think what she did was ok, I can only assume you really don't care about all the rape victims helped by this organization.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
2 Apr 09
What bothers me is the things O'Reilly said about at least two rape victims. He said one woman asked to be attacked because she was wearing revealing clothing. I don't understand how that organization chose him, of all people, to speak there.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
2 Apr 09
"He said one woman asked to be attacked because she was wearing revealing clothing." He didn't say that at all. Why is it so hard for you to make a point without lying?
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
31 Mar 09
I do find it odd Annie, that you never supplied a reputable link to prove this even happened. So far all you've shown me is the claim made by these hateful and ignorant bloggers. I've searched thoroughly through news organizations and through UPS's website and found nothing to back this claim up. I think it's bogus.