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Apple Boycotts Fox News

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posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 12:09 PM
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Well for me this really isnt about free speech. Its about stock and Beck is no 3# on the radio. If I want to invest in a political mouthpiece outlet I can donate to some group or something. If Becks ratings tank then it would be good bizz maybe to get out simply because the numbers dont call for the cost. Becks listeners are not going to tune out over this and thats who we are targeting in advertising.


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posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 12:16 PM
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Originally posted by justinsweatt


It's easy. One, I buy canvas, non corporate, non sweatshop labor made shoes. It's easy. Buy Tom's or New Balance. New Balance actually pays their employees 10 to 15$ an hour and gives them health insurance.


I also wear New Balance shoes.


I buy thrift store clothes, I don't buy new clothes.


I buy most of everything I own at thrift stores. Sheets, towels, pots, pans, clothing. I believe in what Goodwill stands for, so that is where I shop. Still though, a lot of times you are buying second hand, products made is sweat shops, that used cheap labor in countries like Africa.


It's easy, don't buy mass produced product in this day and age. Also, let's also look at a time in this country when people were paid a living wage, had benefits, and a good job in factories all over this country not more than 30 to 40 years ago.


Yes, I agree. Even though we are buying second hand, it does nothing to perpetuate products that are of quality, and an affordable price being manufactured in the US. Purchasing used, not only helps support Goodwill, but, it also keeps people from producing new products on American soil. Yep, I'm guilty.


I'm not picking on you but you can actually do research and buy products that are made without any involvement in sweatshop labor. It's quite easy now that we have the internet. It's a misconception that you'd be homeless and naked if you didn't use slave labor.


I don't consider what you have said picking on me, because we have similar lifestyle choices when it comes to making purchases.

I still think it is ok for Apple to show disdain by ditching Beck.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 12:19 PM
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Well then, unless you have Apple stock, you can still enjoy your Beck, and have nothing to worry about.

Apple will be ok, too.

People won't stop buying Apple products because they dumped Beck, either.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 12:27 PM
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Originally posted by andy1033
Glenn beck is just making money stealing from others. Absolute scum.

Do not care one bit for his remarks, but cannot stand him. The people watching him are being fooled.


hey everyone has the right to their own opinion and I'll probably get shredded in this Thead cause I can see that most of the replyers are against fox. But here goes

let apple boycott. They'll advetise on some other that is polishing the knob ofthis administration. Who needs them. Theyll advertise on a network that will the bash the tea parties calling them racist and violent as a whole when they have no video of them acting like that. But they won't say anything about the violence that is going on in Arizona. They were throwing bottles at the cops and smearig swastika symbols on Capitol buildings.

I laugh at people like you. I watch his show every night and alot of threads on this forum he covers on his show. So how exactly are we being fooled?? If what you say is true that you fooling yourself for visiting this website. Obama surronded him self with racist people. He went to a racist church for 20 years his preacher reverand wright is a racist his administraion and people wbo are continuous visitors to the white house are racist. He hmself is a socialist,progressive racist. How do people like you not see this. Pull the wool off of your eyes and wake up. It people like glenn beck who are telling you what is really going on in washington and pulling the mask off of the puppet masters.

Democrats and republican are seperate parties with the same agenda.
They are trying to turn th people against each other.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 12:30 PM
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if you check the stock market the stock of apple went down today.

Consumers are rebelling against apple trying to quash free speech from a real patriot like Glenn Beck. Fox is the leader in world news and truth. This can be seen in their ratings. Compared to cnn and MSNBC, FOX doesnt beat the competition it DOMINATES THE COMPETITION!

Apple is going to crumble if its not going to be able to reach main street america.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 12:33 PM
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Levi Strauss never did recover from its boycott, its witholding of support that was healthy, of the Boy Scouts of America because they wouldnt approve gay scoutmasters. Thought it was going to be some earth shattering statment for change. They ended up having to do a lot of damage control and backstepping. I have my personal feelings but am trying to keep this in a business frame. Strauss became who they were by making good wears and they forgot that and just insulted the heck out of its customers over a political statement. A statment that amounted to coercion.


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posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 12:33 PM
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I am sure it has nothing to do with having Chen's place raided and computers siezed. No way any tech fans would be turned off by that. I am sure it is because they stopped sponsoring Beck...how long ago? Yeah that makes more sense.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 12:34 PM
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Originally posted by tigpoppa
if you check the stock market the stock of apple went down today.

Consumers are rebelling against apple trying to quash free speech from a real patriot like Glenn Beck. Fox is the leader in world news and truth.


Oh, boy! Could it be an adjustment?

I will watch the market, and wouldn't be surprised to see the stock shoot up, once people realize they no longer supporting the likes of Glen Beck.

No offense, but that was the sort of news propaganda my old fart father watched until he was 90 and died.

edit to fix quote

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posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 12:46 PM
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Well just think if only 1/2 of Becks listners would from here on out refuse to by Apple products. How would Apple make up the loss? And if it gets bad Rush, Shawn and Mark will join in to represent a FORMIDABLE counter boycott. Not to mention many others.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 12:51 PM
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People can change a news channel at whim, if they don't hear what they like.

If they want to purchase a toy, which is what all electronics are, anyway, they are going to buy the toy that pleases them most.

It doesn't really matter who is boycotting a news channel in other words.

If Apple has a product people want to buy, it doesn't matter if they support Glen Beck or not.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 12:55 PM
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"More than 200 companies have joined a boycott of Beck's program, making it difficult for Fox to sell ads," the Washington Post reports. "The time has instead been sold to smaller firms offering such products as Kaopectate, Carbonite, 1-800-PetMeds and Goldline International.


Good! I'm tired of watching the same old ads for male enhancement products and Buicks.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 01:07 PM
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Hay again I am just trying to give my opinion on business.

But really what about Glenns free speach and those that listen to him? None of the other conservitive big guys are going to toss Glenn under the bus over this. Fox may even did its heals in lest they look like crap cred in front of thier people.

But if Apple thinks this is a good move for sales then by all means. I dont feel good for them here myself.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 01:13 PM
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Originally posted by Blanca Rose
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People can change a news channel at whim, if they don't hear what they like.

If they want to purchase a toy, which is what all electronics are, anyway, they are going to buy the toy that pleases them most.



Well this is what I am trying to say here. Beck fans wont tune anyway but they may stop buying Apple. And it is not wise to underestimate the frimness of the liberals or the conservatives right now in a thing like this.



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 01:31 PM
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Originally posted by Ophiuchus13

Originally posted by andy1033


Democrats and republican are seperate parties with the same agenda.
They are trying to turn the people against each other.


They've been doing this for decades, it's way past time to drop the 2 party system



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 01:55 PM
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Apple boycotting Fox was probably just a smart marketing move. I doubt if most Fox and/ or Glen Beck watchers have enough intelligence to operate high tech gadgets other than an TVremote and a microwave.

except those on ATS of course




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posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 02:27 PM
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Oh by the way can anyone produce a relaiabel news sourse for this story? About Fox and Apple? Really?



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 02:46 PM
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livefeed.hollywoodreporter.com...

fairerplatform.com...

www.care2.com...

thinkprogress.org...

This is what I could find.....also to add I find it absolutely hilarious that a posters on a forum such as this constantly ridicule alternative news soruces. If you want main stream news please go here

www.msnbc.msn.com...
or

www.cnn.com...



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 02:59 PM
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It's not that they ridicule the small news guys it's just that all of the reports on this seem to be the same story or blog entry verbatim. It's suspicious to say the least.

Things that surprise me are the claim "more than 200 companies" and "Apple boycotting Fox entirely".

They surprise me because: did Fox ever have 200 different companies showing ads? Does any channel? Seems like two dozen different ads tops are ever on. So were the companies in this boycott ever buying ad time on Fox or during Glenn Beck's show?

The Apple thing really surprises me because just the other day their morning show was playing with one and talking about it. Fluff spots like that disguised as "news" are simply ads.

Something like this, if true, should be reported in business outlets like CNBC or BusinessWeek or Forbes. Shouldnt it?



posted on Apr, 28 2010 @ 03:10 PM
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Here's an article from the Washington Post

www.washingtonpost.com...




More than 200 companies have joined a boycott of Beck's program, making it difficult for Fox to sell ads. The time has instead been sold to smaller firms offering such products as Kaopectate, Carbonite, 1-800-PetMeds and Goldline International. A handful of advertisers, such as Apple, have abandoned Fox altogether. Network executives say they believe they could charge higher rates if the host were more widely acceptable to advertisers.


The guy who wrote this is a columnist not a reporter although he does also work for CNN and hosts a weekly media program. Hope this source is a little better




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