Late Night: When Corporate Sponsors Leave ALEC and Rush, What We Learn

By: Tuesday September 30, 2014 8:00 pm

When we go to the interested third parties and educate them, many of those real winners are disgusted with what they hear. Combining that education with appeals to both personal and stated corporate values systems and you have a solid package to help them decide to walk away.


Which Members of Congress Are Standing Up for Economic Decency – And Which “Progressives” Aren’t

By: Wednesday March 13, 2013 2:40 pm

Every member of Congress has chosen whether to sign a letter making a crucial commitment: “We will vote against any and every cut to Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security benefits — including raising the retirement age or cutting the cost of living adjustments that our constituents earned and need.

The Democratic Party hierarchy doesn’t like the letter.

ALEC’s Minions Call for the Waaambulance

By: Friday April 13, 2012 7:32 am

The more mainstream businesses that leave ALEC, the higher the concentration of those businesses known to be run by right-wing activists, such as Koch Industries, and the harder it is for ALEC to pretend that they aren’t a right-wing outfit.

Beck Out at Fox, What It Means

By: Wednesday April 6, 2011 5:49 pm

Today Fox and Glenn Beck’s production company said that Beck, “will be transitioning off his daily Fox News program.”

I’m very happy to hear this (don’t let Bones see me smiling). Beck and Fox are trying to spin this as some kind of “moving on to greater things” action instead of what it is; a big defeat for them and huge win for us. Beck is going off the air at Fox because of a successful, sustained action to convince advertisers that Beck is bad for their brand.

Rupert and Me: I Question the NewsCorp

By: Wednesday May 12, 2010 7:20 pm

Last week I called up Rupert Murdoch and, in front of the entire industry analyst community and the media, I asked him how long he was going to subsidize the money-losing Glenn Beck show.

He said that Fox wasn’t subsidizing him. Beck has lost a minimum of 81 advertisers. All he has now are a few random ads, house ads and gold ads.

Race baiting and suggestions of killing political leaders might be popular on the right, but it doesn’t have to be profitable.

Why are Some Civil Rights Groups and Leaders on the Wrong Side of Net Neutrality?

By: Thursday January 28, 2010 3:45 pm

It’s said that politics creates strange bedfellows. I was reminded how true this can be when I traveled to D.C. in recent weeks to figure out why several advocacy groups and legislators with histories of advocating for minority interests are lining up with big telecom companies in opposition to the FCC’s efforts to pass “Net Neutrality” rules.

Most unsettling about their position is the argument that maintaining Net Neutrality could widen the digital divide.

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