This week, Fox hosted its largest pitch of the 12 months to potential advertisers, hoping to woo huge advert buys to bankroll its lie-riddled programming.
Everyone knows that this occasion comes mere weeks after Fox Information agreed to the most important lawsuit settlement in U.S. media historical past and fired Tucker Carlson. Collectively, we made certain that Fox’s potential advertisers don’t overlook that that’s the identical model they’re being requested to fund.
Right here’s a fast snapshot of what advertisers noticed on Monday:
MoveOn members protested outdoors Fox’s New York Metropolis occasion, demanding all advertisers cease funding Fox! We additionally rallied, delivered our petition, and launched cellular billboards at company headquarters of choose advertisers. Our message was clear: Each greenback given to Fox Information funds the hate and conspiracy theories they blast on air.
And that’s not all. If in-person occasions weren’t sufficient, we made certain these name-brand companies at the moment funding Fox with their adverts heard from MoveOn members on-line, as properly. Hundreds of MoveOn members took to the social media accounts of AT&T, GM, and Subway to ask them to cease funding Fox, and MoveOn launched a web based advert, contrasting these manufacturers with a few of the bonkers claims Fox Information personalities make, displaying that Tucker Carlson’s firing doesn’t change the rot on the core of this propaganda machine.
WATCH THE AD MOVEON RELEASED THIS WEEK CALLING ON ADVERTISERS TO STOP FUNDING FOX
Any quantity of promoting on Fox Information subsidizes and helps the community’s far-right propaganda programming. That’s why we’ve launched an advert demanding that @SUBWAY, @GM, and @ATT cease all future promoting on Fox Information instantly. Go to https://t.co/tv9tyJihs9 to take motion! pic.twitter.com/qF6aMbIADK
— MoveOn (@MoveOn) Might 15, 2023
MoveOn has an extended historical past of taking over Fox’s lies. However since personal correspondence from Fox Information hosts was made public in late February, we’ve turned up the warmth and created sustained stress on Fox Information and its funders. Due to members such as you, we’ve been capable of put stress on cable suppliers and advertisers to cease future offers with Fox.
We’re not accomplished but, however listed below are some issues we now have already accomplished collectively:
- Launched MoveOn’s Cease Funding Fox webpage!
- Almost 60,000 members demanded that AT&T, Subway, and Common Motors cease funding Fox, through petitions which had been delivered this week.
- Tons of of 1000’s signed different Fox-related petitions, together with Cease Funding Fox, Hearth Tucker Carlson, Fox Information Apologize, and Demand Cable Suppliers Make Fox Information Non-obligatory.
- Made 1000’s of calls to Comcast, Cox, and Spectrum, who’re seemingly in negotiations with Fox Information proper now and contemplating elevating the “Fox tax” on each cable invoice.
- Left 1000’s of feedback and reactions on the social media feeds of AT&T, GM, and Subway.
- Launched a digital advert calling out AT&T, GM, and Subway for funding Fox.
- And extra!
It may be straightforward to doubt that our actions add as much as a lot within the face of the unbelievable energy and wealth of a mega-corporation like Fox. However all of this collective outrage is having an actual impression! In accordance with a ballot launched this week, two-thirds of People agree that Fox “Information” is basically propaganda, intent on placing its political agenda and income forward of getting the story proper. And Fox Information’ advert income is anticipated to go down by over 8% in 2023. So we will’t hand over, whilst Fox tries to challenge stability and confidence.
The one method to shut down Fox Information’ harmful lies is to show those that are financially enabling them with income, by way of cable information service charges and promoting help. MoveOn will proceed holding Fox Information accountable and demand that companies #StopFundingFox!
You’ll be able to take motion to cease Fox Information from spreading misinformation and bias by signing the Cease Funding Fox petition.
And for those who’re fired as much as maintain Fox Information accountable and haven’t reached out to one among these firms straight, you possibly can submit a touch upon Subway’s Fb web page asking it to cease promoting on Fox Information, or name Xfinity/Comcast at 877-959-8439 to talk out out towards growing the per-subscriber price they pay Fox Information.
MoveOn is a people-powered drive for progress. MoveOn mobilizes the left to elect Democrats and enact progressive change. We’re the homebase for tens of millions of members who refuse to just accept the established order and are moved to take motion. For greater than a technology, MoveOn has been a bulwark towards the unconventional proper, channeling our voices to finish wars, shield democracy, and advance justice for all.