Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Progressives Declare War on Lowe’s for its Decision to Pull Ads from TLC’s “All-American Muslim” Propaganda Program; Support Lowes (and other entities) For Making the Right Call

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On Tuesday afternoon, I received an email (excerpts below) from an individual who goes by the name of Becky over at CREDO Action (act@credoaction.com).
Said email attacks Lowe’s and asks that I sign a petition against the entity demanding that they reverse its decision for taking a stand against Islamic radicalization and propaganda.  Be advised that I will do no such thing.
I fully commend Lowe’s for their actions, which, in my book, are as American as apple pie.  
Moreover, I have intentionally edited out all links in the event that some troll(s) reading this post hopes to link directly to the petition for signage. 


“Profoundly ignorant and un-American.
Dear           ,
These are not our American values.
The major home improvement retailer Lowe's just pulled its ads from a popular reality show featuring the everyday lives of Muslim families in Detroit.
The move by Lowe's came as a result of a campaign by a rightwing group based in Florida. The Florida Family Association objected to the Discovery Channel/TLC's "All-American Muslim" calling it "propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda's clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values."
In response, California State Senator Ted Lieu called Lowe's decision "bigoted, shameful, and un-American" and "profoundly ignorant." We join State Senator Lieu in calling on Lowe's to reverse its decision. 1…
…Lowe's has made public a corporate commitment to diversity and inclusion in the past. The Lowe's website states "The behavior and actions that support diversity and inclusion come from the conviction of every Lowe's employee — making diversity and inclusion a conscious part of how we run our business, serve our customers, represent ourselves in the community, and treat each other.’2
Just because a rightwing group thinks all Muslims are potential terrorists, doesn't make a television show that portrays the daily life of an American Muslim family ‘controversial.’ It makes the group protesting the show bigoted. And it makes Lowe's behavior in caving to their xenophobic rantings not just cowardly but shameful….
…Thank you for taking action.
Becky Bond, Political Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets..”



Just like the intolerant left to accuse everyone else of that which they themselves are guilty.


While the heat is on Lowe’s to rescind its decision to pull the ad, according to Florida Family Association and as reported by the Washington Postsixty-five other sponsors also pulled their ads.     


WASHINGTON POST

“…The Florida Family Association, a Tampa Bay group, has led a campaign urging companies to pull ads on ‘All-American Muslim.’ The FFA contends that 65 of 67 companies it has targeted have pulled their ads, including Bank of America, the Campbell Soup Co., Dell, Estee Lauder, General Motors, Goodyear, Green Mountain Coffee, McDonalds, Sears, and Wal-Mart…” 


As expected patriots, Progressives will now declare war on these corporations for doing that which is just and as usual, because it is really all about the money, Progressives will demand financial restitution.


Patriots, let us be sure to make our voices heard by contacting these corporations and lending them our support.  We can also support them with our dollars.  Progressives must not be permitted to strong-arm these corporations into submission.


As stated above, I support the Lowe's decision to pull the ad, as is their right and truly appreciate that they did not submit to being progressively and politically correct.


Furthermore, I will be contacting the hardware chain to (a) render my support and (b) inform them that there is a traitor in their employ.


Now where would I get such an idea?


Ten days ago, I purchased several items from the hardware chain online; joining their mailing list and yesterday, I received the above email from Credo Action addressing me by name.


Coincidence?  I do not believe so.


FYI and as reported by the Florida Family Association:

“…Here's Good News thanks to supporters' emails to advertisers!
TWENTY FIVE (25) out of TWENTY SEVEN (27) NEW ADVERTISERS targeted in the November 29th email alert did not advertise again during the December 4th and 5th episodes.  Amazon.com's Kindle and Merck & Co's Dulera were the only two new advertisers identified in the second alert which aired again in the December 4th and 5th episodes.
SIXTY FIVE (65) companies that Florida Family Association targeted with emails did NOT advertise again during the only two episodes of All-American Muslim that aired this past week.  The following companies did not advertise again during the December 4th and December  5th , 2011 episodes of All-American Muslim:  3M (Command, Scotchbrand tape), Airborne Vitamin, Amway, Anheuser Busch Inbev (Select55), Art Instruction Schools, Bamboozles, Bank of America (Cash Rewards), Bare Escentuals, Brother International (Ptouch), Campbell's Soup, Capital One, Church & Dwight (Oxi Clean, Arm & Hammer), City Furniture, Conagra (Hunt's Diced Tomatoes), Corinthian Colleges (Everst411), Cotton, Inc., Cumberland Packing (Sweet'N Low), Dell computers, Diamond Foods (Kettlebrand Chips), Estee Lauder (Clinique), ET Browe (Palmer's Cocoa butter), Gap, General Motors (Chevy Runs Deep), Good Year, Green Mountain Coffee, Guthy Renker (Proactiv), Hershey kisses, Home Depot, Honda North America, HTC Phones, Ikea, JC Penney, JP Morgan Chase (Chase Sapphire), Kayak.com, Kellogg (Special K), Koa Brands (John Frieda), Leapfrog Enterprise (Leapster Explorer), Mars (Dove Chocolate), Nationwide Insurance, News Corp (We bought a zoo movie), Nintendo (Mariokartz.com), Novartis (Theraflu), Old Navy, Pernod Ricard (Kahlua), Petsmart, Pier One, Pfizer (Centrum vitamin), Procter & Gamble (Align Probiotic, Crest, Febreze, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, Pur, Tide), Progressive Insurance, Prudential Financial, Radio Shack, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, SC Johnson (Drano, Glade, Scrubbing Bubbles), Sears , Signet (Kay Jewelers), Sonic Drive-ins, Subaru, THQ (uDraw), T-Mobil, Toyota (Camry), Volkswagen, Vtech (Mobi Go, V Reader) and Wal-Mart.
Florida Family Association has not experienced this strong of a response on any other issue during the past 23 years….”    



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Before anyone starts attacking me on my stance, be advised that Lowe’s, well ALL of these corporations, have the right to place their ads where they want just as they have the right to pull the ads from programs of their own choosing.


Suggested reading:
 SUPPORT LOWES FOR PULLING ADS OFF ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIM PROPAGANDA SHOW


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