Quote:A group of conservative activists, tired of what they see as a persistent and little remarked liberal bias in the news media, are set to begin a series of boycotts aimed at advertisers who sponsor what they see as left-wing networks, outlets, and journalists.Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/20...ycott.html
On Sunday they announced their first target, the Rev. Al Sharpton, the civil-rights leader turned MSNBC talk-show host whose PoliticsNation has grown in influence and audience since making its debut two years ago.
“Sharpton is a racial extortionist who has instigated racial animosities, violence, and division in America for the last forty years,” write the boycott’s organizers. “In better times, Sharpton would be stigmatized and condemned for the damage he has done. But today he is a primetime host on MSNBC—the charter cable news network for NBC News, and a favored outlet for the Obama administration’s spin doctors.”
Truth Revolt was founded earlier this year and is designed as a counterweight to Media Matters, a liberal media watchdog group that calls attention to contentious, offensive, or erroneous statements by members of the media. But while Media Matters focuses mostly on conservative talk radio hosts and Fox News, Truth Revolt will take on the mainstream press for what it sees as often an hidden liberal agenda. And Truth Revolt plans to bring active pressure to bear on sponsors and advertisers, as it is doing with Ritz and Sharpton.
“The goal is to be a response not only to Media Matters but to a new tactic used plentifully by the left, which is the attempt to go after conservative hosts and commentators by cutting off their base of support, both in the funding community and in the advertising community,” said Shapiro.
This is starting to get pretty personal eh?