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Letter to Travelocity: Air America Blacklisted?

Picture_66 An email to Travelocity.com: I just read that travelocity.com has requested its ABC networks advertising be banned from airing on Air America programming. This greatly concerns me, as I'm sure it will lots of other Travelocity customers who are fans of liberal talk radio. Before I boycott Travelocity and encourage others to do the same, can you provide an explanation? Link: http://mediamatters.org/items/200610310008 Sincerely, C. Olsen Travelocity customer and Air America listener No response yet. Write them here.

October 31, 2006 at 05:02 PM in Current Affairs | Permalink

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Holy shit, that list is huge. WTF is up with these asswipes? I sure hope they are blacking out The O'Reilly Factor as well.

Posted by: Michael at Oct 31, 2006 7:15:01 PM

I sent an email too. Hmmm no wonder Air America would go bankrupt if this kinda crap happens all the time.

Makes me long for the good old days of WKRP when advertisers were all on their own and didn't form huge unreasonable behemoths to bludgeon the airwaves (the people's airwaves) with their influence.

Or, was that just a TV show? Sigh.

Posted by: Lorika at Nov 1, 2006 12:59:34 PM

I am shocked. What an outrage this is! And I just finished reading this hunk of dung:
http://www.wsmv.com/technology/10198426/detail.html

Posted by: Rena at Nov 1, 2006 2:28:03 PM

What's not clear to me is *why*. Is it Air America specifically, or do these companies (and the USPS and Navy?!) simply not want to advertise on any flavor of political talk radio?

MySpace and copyrighted music - WTF? I assume that crackdown has more to do with people uploading copyrighted music, rather than getting it from the band's MySpace page - which is one of the reasons MySpace even exists and is popular.

Posted by: chuck at Nov 1, 2006 9:14:19 PM

"MySpace and copyrighted music - WTF? I assume that crackdown has more to do with people uploading copyrighted music, rather than getting it from the band's MySpace page - which is one of the reasons MySpace even exists and is popular."

Precisely!

Posted by: Rena at Nov 2, 2006 1:21:20 PM

Starfire got a response:

Good evening and thanks for your email! There was a simple
misunderstanding. We did not intentionally pull our advertising from
this program and Travelocity has been removed from that list.

Regards,

Joel Frey

Manager, Public Relations

Travelocity

Posted by: chuck at Nov 7, 2006 5:40:21 PM