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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Boycott Travelocity For Underwriting Racism And Bigotry


I try not to mix this blog too much with my political blog Down WithTyranny but sometimes... it's just hard to resist. Americans are boycotting Travelocity and several other companies and I want to make sure Around The World Blog readers know why. Travelocity-- like GEICO-- has been keeping racist inciter Glenn Beck on the air spewing his divisive hatred, They pay for his air time. Unlike GEICO-- which just pulled all their advertising today-- Travelocity refuses to stop underwriting the hatred and racism. Please don't do any business with Travelocity until they stop spending money on Glenn Beck's Fox News HateFest. Kayak.com is a way better site anyway. MediaMatters did a short video clip that puts it in perspective:



UPDATE: Roaming Gnome Relents... Dumps Glenn Beck

The same thing happened to Travelocity that happened to Blue America. Like us, they just did a cable buy and wound up with some of their ads going to underwrite the hatred, racism and violence being incited by Glenn Beck. And like Blue America, Travelocity has asked the cable systems to stop running their ads on the hate shows. After all, how many racists like to travel anyway? Where would they go? From C&L:
Dear Roger - We did not specifically place our ad on the show. We basically buy ads in bulk and then they are placed somewhat randomly. However, we have now specifically asked that our ads do not appear during this show. Thank you for your concern,

Sincerely,

Amanda

4 comments:

Jill Bryant said...

Perhaps someone could clue Travelocity into the fact that racists aren't the biggest travelers...

John DiPippa said...

Here's a copy of an email I received from travelocity responding to my email that I would boycott them.

Good afternoon - We did not specifically place our ad on the show. We basically buy ads in bulk and then they are placed somewhat randomly. However, we have now specifically asked that our ads do not appear during this show. Thank you for your concern,

Sincerely,
Amanda


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Henry said...

I got the same response from Amanda Borichevsky. Encouraging.

JC said...

I boycott Travelocity because of the Gay Travel Site stuff. I recommend expedia.com to all... its LGBT site is tastefully done. Now Glen Beck has his free speech. I just turn on that channel just like I don't use Travelocity.