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Left-Wing Pressures Fox News Advertisers
July 30, 2007

By James L. Hirsen, J.D., Ph.D.
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The fringe of the Internet left has just launched a new campaign against the Fox News Channel.

The DailyKos, MoveOn, Campaign for America's Future and other way-out lefty sites are asking rabid fans to determine which companies are sponsors on Fox. They then plan to launch a phone calling campaign.

These are the same groups that urged Democrat presidential candidates not to appear at any Fox sponsored debate. The candidates caved in to their demands.

The groups are purportedly trying to convince Home Depot to stop its Fox advertising, the bent-headed thinking being that the company shouldn't be advertising on a network that in any way questions global warming.

Home Depot has a reputation for promoting environmentally friendly products.

Most of the lib anger has been directed at Fox's Bill O'Reilly because he has exposed left-wing bloggers for their hate mongering. spokesman Adam Green's wobbly way of cogitating was revealed when he told The Associated Press, "We're not trying to silence anybody. Rush Limbaugh has a right to be on the air — he admits his point of view. Fox doesn't."

Meanwhile on the network TV front, when a popular late-night TV show celebrates an anniversary, who are left-leaning entertainment powers that be going to call to help mark the special day? Dem presidential contender Hillary Clinton, of course.

This is exactly what CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" has in store for viewers who tune in on Aug. 30.

New York's junior senator will be seated in Letterman's guest chair, getting some free campaign promo and helping Dave observe the 14th anniversary of the show.

It just so happens that the show ranks as one of the most popular late-night programs on the air.

Consequently, it is a coveted venue for national political figures.

Late-night shows like Letterman's, Jon Stewart's and Jay Leno's have become TV spots that politicians seek because of the exposure provided and scope of audience potentially reached.

Letterman is apparently quite fond of both Bill and Hill.

Hillary's main campaign squeeze and advisor spouse Bill appeared on Letterman's show on the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and was also a guest on a 2005 show to talk about his quadruple bypass.

As for Hillary, the August appearance will be her seventh.

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