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UPDATE: Media Matters Responds to Orbitz’s ‘Fringe Group’ Comment

In an e-mail to Unicorn Booty last week, Orbitz VP for Corporate Communications and Government Affairs Brian Hoyt responded to the growing controversy regarding gay-friendly companies advertising on Fox News. In his e-mail, among other things, he spoke of “shady so-called non-profit fringe groups” that are “dependent on creating a firestorm to[…]

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‘Fox News Fear Factory:’ Advertisers Paid Fox News $413 Million Last Year

In a frank and unsettling feature about Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, Rolling Stone reveals that advertisers paid Fox News $413 million last year, helping to build the biggest propaganda machine since World War II. The feature, tellingly titled “How Roger Ailes Built the Fox News Fear Factory,” revealed that the Fox[…]

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UPDATE: Orbitz Responds to Our Email About the DropFox Campaign

Yesterday, we reported on the ongoing DropFox campaign that has been targeting Orbitz for their advertising on generally anti-gay Fox News. It has become quite the issue, fueled by pundits on both sides of the political spectrum, as well as banner ads purchased by Media Matters across the Internet. I[…]

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Orbitz Defends Fox News on O’Reilly Factor

Oh, Bill. Always providing such reliable fodder for our incredulity. In last night’s Talking Points, O’Reilly focused on “Presidential Politics and the Media,” and brought up the Media Matters’ campaign to get Orbitz to drop Fox News from their advertising. O’Reilly notes that “the Orbitz travel agency was threatened, but[…]

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GLAAD Targets Orbitz for Advertising on Fox News

GLAAD, alongside Courage Campaign, Equality Matters and DropFox Campaign, is petitioning Orbitz to stop advertising on the Fox News Channel. Orbitz has been especially gay-welcoming, recognized by GLAAD for some serious LGBT advertising accomplishments – like featuring the HRC logo in this commercial. Orbitz has also achieved success in the[…]

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