Check out this proclamation yesterday:
Led by Media Matters for America and supported by MoveOn, MediaChannel.org, Free Press, Working Assets, Robert Greenwald (Director, Outfoxed), AlterNet, and The Campaign for America’s Future, we have launched a campaign to protest Sinclair Broadcast Group’s continued misuse of public airwaves to air one-sided politically charged programming without a counterpoint.
SinclairAction.com is pleased to announce that Staples, Inc., the world’s leading seller of office products, has not renewed advertising on all local Sinclair Broadcasting stations nationwide. Staples, Inc. attributed its decision in part to the response the company received from customers visiting the SinclairAction.com website.
To clarify that Staples does not have a policy against advertising on Sinclair Broadcast Group news, Staples has the following statement:
Our media buying process with Sinclair Broadcast Group stations has recently been misrepresented by an organization with no affiliation to Staples. Staples regularly drops and adds specific programs from our media buying schedule, as we evaluate and adjust how to best reach our customers. We do not let political agendas drive our media buying decisions.
Staples does not support any political party. We advertise with a variety of media outlets, but do not necessarily share the same views of these organizations or what they report. As we have done for a number of years, Staples will continue to advertise on Sinclair Broadcast Group stations.
David Brock and the Media Matters whores misrepresenting reality? Say it ain’t so, Joe. Liars and idiots.