Thursday, December 01, 2016

Another advertiser bails on Breitbart due to hate speech.

Courtesy of Bloomberg:

Kellogg Co. is pulling its ads from the website Breitbart News, the right-wing news organization whose former chairman Steve Bannon was tapped as a top adviser to President-elect Donald Trump. 

Brands that advertise on Breitbart have drawn flak in recent weeks, with activists saying the website espouses racist and anti-Semitic views. A screen shot showing an advertisement for Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats was part of an online campaign to get marketers to abandon the site.

“We regularly work with our media-buying partners to ensure our ads do not appear on sites that aren’t aligned with our values as a company,” said Kris Charles, a spokeswoman for Kellogg, which also makes Frosted Flakes and Special K cereal. “We recently reviewed the list of sites where our ads can be placed and decided to discontinue advertising on Breitbart.com. We are working to remove our ads from that site.”

You may remember that Breitbart also lost a major source of revenue when a leading ad exchange blacklisted them for being a home for racism, antisemitism, and misogyny.

But don't you worry about ole Breitbart, I understand that white sheet distributors and companies who sell do-it-yourself flaming crosses are beating down the door to buy ad space.

By the way in response to this Breitbart is calling for a boycott of Kellogg's products.

Do racists even eat Frosted Flakes?

41 comments:

  1. Anonymous6:22 AM

    I will be buying an entire shopping cart load of Kelloggs cereal later today and donating all of it to my local food bank.

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    1. Anonymous6:31 AM

      PERFECT!

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    2. Anonymous6:37 AM

      Smart move. I will do the same.

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    3. Leland6:59 AM

      Great idea! ME THREE!

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    4. Anonymous7:12 AM

      Here's a full list of all their brands for your shopping spree!
      https://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/our-brands.html
      If I had a Target near me, I'd shop there for a double dose of pocketbook activism!

      https://www.kelloggs.com/en_US/our-brands.html

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    5. Anonymous8:22 AM

      Thanks for a great idea! Me also!

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    6. Anonymous9:14 AM

      Actually Kelloggs was the brand the bigots flocked to after General Mills came out in support of gay marriage. I'll stick with GM.

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    7. Anonymous9:17 AM

      @ anon 7:12am
      Remember you can shop at Target online. I did this morning, I got a great price on a goose down duvet, best price for the quality I have found anywhere :) BTW Target has free shipping on over $50 and they will gift wrap for 5 extra bucks.

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    8. Anonymous9:18 AM

      ++++++++++

      RAISIN BRAND!!

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  2. Anonymous6:33 AM

    off topic


    Bad news for Alaska.

    North Slope oil will be priced out of the market when this Canadian pipeline is completed.

    http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2016/12/canada-oil-pipeline-trudeau-just-knocked-over-first-domino.html

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    1. Anonymous12:50 PM

      Damned interesting.

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    2. Anonymous12:51 PM

      New oil field in Texas, right by Odessa/Midland, no need to deal with North Slope issues and plenty of oil field workers available.
      Which in the end means "fuck Alaska".

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  3. Anonymous6:40 AM

    Racists are frosted flakes. Sorry Tony.

    Like 6:22, I will be buying more Kellogg's cereal for home and the food bank.

    Thanks Kellogg's for standing up to these worthless, hideous creatures.

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  4. dlbvet6:42 AM

    As if Kelloggs didn't know what Breitbart was when they began advertising there???

    Anyone with a brain knew what Breitbart was...a long time ago...

    But kudos to them for growing a spine.

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    1. Anonymous9:18 AM

      Kelloggs flocked to all the racist/bigoted sites after General Mills cereal came out backing marriage equality.

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  5. Lindsay6:44 AM

    How can people remember who to boycott? Some donate to Planned Parenthood, others have LBGTG friendly corporate policies, the list goes on. And most companies are owned by larger parent companies so the boycotters are likely still buying from the people they don't want to support. People are really stupid! I don't have the time to research the policies and practices of every business I visit (except ChicFilet!!!) One of the local drug stores (either Walgreens or RiteAid) stopped selling cigarettes a few years ago. I want to shop at that store as often as I can to show my support. Only I can never remember which one it is......

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    1. It is really difficult.

      Some companies are schizo, they'll pull their advertising from Breitbart and then donate to ALEC. (not saying Kellogg does, just an example.)

      You simply have to choose your battles.

      I try to avoid Georgia Pacific products as that is Koch brothers. I don't eat Chik-fil-A (but never did). I won't patronize Hobby Lobby under any circumstances. I don't buy Barilla because of their anti-gay position.

      I also avoid anything produced by or owned by any business or corporation from Utah because of their interference in California elections.

      The only way to avoid everything would be to become a self-sustaining farmer. Your life would be like the Amish with no electricity or internet, no natural gas, chopping wood to heat and cook. That's a hard life.

      You can do your best to vote with your wallet.

      I swore off products with HFCS in 2010. So since then I read labels religiously and have had to give up some of my favorite products. I love Orangina but haven't had it in 7 years because they still formulate it with HFCS. What angers me is they don't do that for the European market, only because they can get away with it in the U.S.

      I am appalled at what Trump might do deregulating food and drugs. I trust the state of California to keep my air and water safe to drink, but I'll have to be careful to buy local and make much of what I used to buy from scratch if I have to. Buy only organic ingredients. I suppose demand for organic will really grow when we can't rely on our normal sources to be safe any more.

      There is a list of banks that are financing the DAPL pipeline. I was planning on refinancing my house anyway so writing a letter to Bank of America telling them I am transferring my mortgage because of their finance of the pipeline is a bonus. In the refinance I'll be paying off my Chase credit card. So easy to write them the same thing and put the card in a drawer to be dormant. They have to keep my account open but they'll make no more money off me.

      I would urge everyone to join a local credit union. You can have a checking and savings account their, do your mortgage and loans. Mine even offers a low interest credit card with a fixed rate. Mine is 9%. So I don't use the Chase card anyway. I would rather have my mortgage held by my credit union than Bank of America. No telling what those bastards would do under Trump.

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  6. Anonymous6:48 AM

    OT - good article
    Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the half of it - "Yes, Donald Trump’s politics are incoherent. But those who surround him know just what they want, and his lack of clarity enhances their power. To understand what is coming, we need to understand who they are. I know all too well, because I have spent the past 15 years fighting them.
    Trump’s climate denial is just one of the forces that point towards war

    Over this time, I have watched as tobacco, coal, oil, chemicals and biotech companies have poured billions of dollars into an international misinformation machine composed of thinktanks, bloggers and fake citizens’ groups. Its purpose is to portray the interests of billionaires as the interests of the common people, to wage war against trade unions and beat down attempts to regulate business and tax the very rich. Now the people who helped run this machine are shaping the government. "https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/nov/30/donald-trump-george-monbiot-misinformation?CMP=share_btn_fb

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    1. Anonymous8:08 AM

      Americans for Prosperity (AFP).
      " It set up the first Tea Party Facebook page and organised the first Tea Party events. With a budget of hundreds of millions of dollars, AFP has campaigned ferociously on issues that coincide with the Koch brothers’ commercial interests in oil, gas, minerals, timber and chemicals."
      "there has been plenty of coverage of the racists and white supremacists empowered by Trump’s victory. But, gruesome as they are, they’re peripheral to the policies his team will develop. It’s almost comforting, though, to focus on them, for at least we know who they are and what they stand for. By contrast, to penetrate the corporate misinformation machine is to enter a world of mirrors. Spend too long trying to understand it, and the hyporeality vortex will inflict serious damage on your state of mind."

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    2. Anonymous9:54 AM

      Seth MacFarlane tried to educate people about this, Carter Pewterschmidt was a leader of the Tea Party movement. Nobody listens.

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  7. Anonymous6:51 AM

    And the Twitterverse explodes with these great new product names: Special KKK. Grope Nuts. CooCoo Puffs. Racist Bran. Alt-Rice Krispies. Apple Jack Boots. Frosted Jeff Flakes.

    We are so much funnier than they are.

    A Fan From Chicago

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    1. Anonymous7:33 AM

      I saw these. Laughed my ass off. They were all pretty good. Liked Grope Nuts and Race Krispies.

      Save and stroke those senses of humor, we are going to need them.

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  8. Anonymous6:53 AM

    OT? READ THIS>
    http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/nfl-football-moms-kids/

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    1. Anonymous8:13 AM

      Read too the @6:48am story^^$$xxx$$^^
      Those are the 'grown up' "boys will be boys real money play" 50+ years in the planning.

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  9. Anonymous7:14 AM

    I am overcome with emotion, my heart is so grateful to the veterans who are chosing to be a human sheild to Native Americans in Dapl. God bless each and everyone of them. I will burn a candle and pray for everyone of them. This is America I know!

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    1. Anonymous7:19 AM

      Vets fought for this land, Navajos all but greatly assisted WWI. Dapl was just realigned to Native area.

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  10. Anonymous7:27 AM

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/denver-doc-feels-better-after-facebook-rant-against-michelle-obamas-monkey-face-and-poor-ebonics/

    “Until further notice, Michelle Herren, MD, will not be seeing patients or providing anesthesia services at Denver Health.”

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  11. Anonymous7:55 AM

    Is this true? Is this the Canadian pipeline Sarah Palin is for?

    @#$%&@# Sarah Palin
    (translation: fuck you Sarah Palin)

    Anonymous6:33 AM
    off topic


    Bad news for Alaska.

    North Slope oil will be priced out of the market when this Canadian pipeline is completed.

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  12. Anonymous8:03 AM

    "He who warned uh, the British that they weren't gonna be takin' away our arms, uh by ringing those bells, and um, makin' sure as he's riding his horse through town to send those warning shots and bells that we were going to be sure and we were going to be free, and we were going to be armed."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA3zNqoFBXU

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  13. Anonymous8:07 AM

    Yes Gryphen, the racists and bigots were eating Kelloggs cereals because they have already boycotted Genral Mills for being pro diversity and pro LBGTQ rights. So now the stupid deplorables will eat the "generic" cereals instead( most of which are made by Kelloggs and GM).

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  14. Anonymous8:27 AM

    " a new, truth-free media to go with our new, truth-free politics."
    " It’s not just the onset of technologies, first cable and then digital, that fractured the entire industry and its audience into a million pieces — a Big Bang at the genesis of the Internet age." We gravitate toward voices that tell us what we already believe, because with so many voices shouting, those are the ones Easiest to hear." Knowing real news from fake news, discerning fact from opinion and opinion from propaganda — these are learned skills, not something innate." “media literacy” in the education world — the ability to consume torrents of information with some level of competence and sophistication — is still an outlier in social studies curricula"
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/the-real-problem-behind-fake-news-233047332.html

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    1. Anonymous9:55 AM

      Those two goons interviewed by NPR a few weeks ago, the ones that create all the fake right-wing news sites, they said that they tried feeding fake news to the left but it just didn't work.

      That's a bright spot in an otherwise dismal media morass.

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  15. Anonymous8:31 AM

    http://mashable.com/2016/12/01/trump-king-john/#TBx1M.97N5qJ

    " 1973 Disney classic Robin Hood were highlighted on Twitter"

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  16. "Do racists even eat Frosted Flakes?"

    Racists *are* Frosted Flakes!

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  17. Anonymous9:49 AM

    It's Chex Mix season so lots of Kellog's Chex will be flying off the shelves regardless of the Deplorable's boycott.

    Besides, they're to busy shedding their tears of remorse to even think about anything else:

    http://crooksandliars.com/2016/11/swamp-dwellers-empowered-some-trump-voters

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  18. Anonymous10:00 AM

    I don't know how we're going to get through the next 4 years of incessant whining from Unstable Donny and his fanbois in the neo-Nazi movement. Just constant whining.

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  19. Anonymous11:08 AM

    Just got back from the grocery store and am eating lunch......Kelloggs Special K cereal.

    HeidiWY

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  20. Anonymous11:41 AM

    Breitbart Watch: Loyal Breitbart Readers Boycott Kellogg’s Products, Still A Bunch Of Froot Loops Anyway

    You know what wingnuts hate more than anything? Weak whiners who are constantly whining about being discriminated against, like the Blacks, or the Messispanics, or the homosexxicans, or the womenfolk. They are utterly sick of all that “identity politics” out there, and just want an America where all white people are treated equally. So of course it only stands to reason that when the Kellogg’s breakfast cereal company decided — voting with its advertising dollars — that it would no longer advertise on the Breitbart website, the folks at Dead Breitbart’s Home For Eternal Butthurt started howling about how the big mean cereal company was committing the greatest hate crime since the corporate murder of the Frito Bandito, and demanded a boycott of the nasty makers of crunchy breakfast foods:

    http://wonkette.com/608992/breitbart-watch-loyal-breitbart-readers-boycott-kelloggs-products-still-a-bunch-of-froot-loops-anyway#uHh7LxjqYPTZbU9c.99

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    1. I just love their turn of phrase.

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  21. Anonymous2:07 PM

    Damn, guess this means aunt kitty won't be making her famous rice chrispie/lime jello wreaths this year.

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  22. Anonymous4:44 AM

    Why would these companies advertise on Breitbart anyway? It's my standard question just as I've wondered why major US companies would support ALEC, an organization designed to undermine basic American values at the local and state levels and replace them with Koch values (they have any?).
    Beaglemom

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