UPS Announces It Will No Longer Advertise on the Bill O’Reilly Show
In response to our Stop Supporting The O’Reilly Harassment Machine campaign, UPS told us yesterday that it was investigating whether to continue supporting O’Reilly’s show. “We are sensitive to the type of television programming where our messages and presence are associated and continually review choices to affect future decisions,” spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg told us.
Today UPS announced it will stop advertising on O’Reilly’s show. Here is the statement UPS emailed out just moments ago:
“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.”
It gets better. Keith Olbermann on MSNBC’s Countdown the other night harangues Bill O’Reilly (around 1:36):
I have no tears to cry for Bill O’Reilly. The man is full of it and deserves all the comeuppance he can muster and more.
And it looks like Think Progress isn’t done. They plan to go after his other advertisers too. How sad.