Friday, May 27, 2011

Orbitz refuses demand to drop Fox News

The leftists who always promote tolerance cannot tolerate the success of Fox News Channel. MediaMatters wants to cut Fox off at the knees by getting its largest sponsors to drop Fox. Their campaign is It is a large, intense effort.

Their first target is Orbitz, the travel web site. But Orbitz did not buckle. Not only did Orbitz refuse to drop Fox, but fought back against the threats. Hollywood Reporter

In Orbitz, though, DropFox may have already bitten off more than it can chew. The company is not only refusing to buckle under the pressure -- which includes an online petition signed by 40,000 people asking it to ditch Fox News -- but it is striking back at Media Matters, warning the organization it is risking its credibility by attacking Orbitz.

"This is a political organization that has been funded pretty extensively to go after one network, and we aren't going to engage in that fight," Orbitz spokesman Brian Hoyt said.

"We have a strict policy of tolerance and non-discrimination, and that means we don't favor one political side over another. Tolerance is a two-way street," he said. "We're going to advertise on conservative TV stations, liberal TV stations and -- if there are any out there -- unbiased news broadcasts."

Tip: Red State

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