Proactiv response to demands to cease ads on FOX (repaired)

Dear Customer,

Thank you for your e-mail. At Guthy-Renker and Proactiv Solution, we encourage feedback from our customers as it helps us improve the quality of products and services we deliver. I will forward your suggestion on to the appropriate corporate department.

If I can be of further service, please feel free to contact me. If you have any questions or would like to place an order you may also contact customer service at 1-800-950-4695 or log on to www.proactiv.com.

Sincerely,

Francisco
Correspondence Specialist
Proactiv Solution

Original message:
Dear Proactiv, I am writing to inform you that I will not purchase your
products as long as you advertise on FOX News. FOX News is not “fair and
balanced.” It broadcasts rightwing extremist slander [1], incitement to
violence, political propaganda, and outright lies to promote its rightwing
political agenda. This is not “news,” but rather a never-ending “war on
news.” And it is intolerable in a Democracy. FOX News regularly defames [2]
unionized workers, the unemployed (including veterans and 99ers [3]),
environmentalists, feminists, blacks, Hispanics, Jews, Muslims, progressives,
scientists, and any other group it disagrees with. These defamations consist
of outright lies or flagrant distortion and misrepresentation of facts. Those
lies and distortions are regularly exposed and documented, but FOX News
rarely admits or corrects its errors; instead it slanders its critics. FOX
News slanders are occasionally directed towards prominent individuals in
groups it attacks, including America’s first black President, Barack Obama.
FOX News offended all decent Americans in July 2009 when Glenn Beck slandered
President Obama [4] directly saying, “This president has exposed himself as a
guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white
people, or the white culture, I don’t know what it is… This guy, I believe,
is a racist.” Activists at ColorOfChange [5], Media Matters [6], StopBeck
[7], FoxNewsBoycott [8], and of course Democrats.com [9] responded with a
boycott of advertisers on Glenn Beck’s show. Ultimately over 300 advertisers
pulled their ads from Beck, and FOX was forced to cancel his show [10]
because the boycott cost FOX over $40 million [11]. But canceling Beck’s show
changes nothing. Beck’s slanderous statements, hate-mongering, provocations
of violence, and political partisanship are fully echoed (if not outdone) by
Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, and many other FOX hosts and regular guests.
Since 2009, their incitements are linked to a gun battle that wounded two
policemen in Oakland, the murder of three policemen in Pittsburgh, and the
murder and wounding of nine churchgoers in Knoxville. In these and possibly
other instances [12], defamatory words had deadly consequences. Your
advertising dollars help FOX News engage in slander, incitement of violence,
rightwing partisanship, and outright lies – FOX’s “war on news.” I demand
that you stop advertising on FOX News immediately, and I will boycott your
products – and encourage others to join me – until you do.
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All entities that advertise on fox will be off of my shopping lists. Daniel
Perez 61 Duncan Mansion dr. Silex, Missouri 63377

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slander_and_libel
[2]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slander_and_libel
[3]
http://www.the405club.com/post/4680232663/long-term-unemployed-launch-fox-news-boycott
[4]

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