Wednesday, September 2, 2009

So how are the boycotts going?

As far as Fox News goes, most major sponsors have pulled ads from Glenn Beck's show, says the LA Times, while his viewership is up. Color of Change, an African American political advocacy group, started the boycott last month, and a variety of progressive groups and on-line media have supported it through email blasts and updates on websites. At least 36 companies, including Wal-Mart (!), have moved ads to other Fox shows or pulled them altogether, leaving few blue-chip sponsors outside of the Wall Street Journal and Bank of America. Meanwhile, anti- types and teabaggers are apparently mobilizing to "buycott" Whole Foods.

The Washington Post's Short Stack book blog has an interesting guest post about the history and efficacy of boycotts

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