At least three major companies want their ads pulled from Ann Coulter's Web site, following customer complaints about the right-wing commentator referring to Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards as a "faggot."
Verizon, Sallie Mae and Georgia-based NetBank each said they didn't know their ads were on AnnCoulter.com until they received the complaints.
A diarist at the liberal blog DailyKos.com posted contact information for dozens of companies with ads on Coulter's site after the commentator made her remarks about Edwards at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on Friday. (Full story)
"One of the best ways to communicate one's distaste for Coulter's repeated incidents of hate speech is to respectfully but firmly let her advertisers know you are deeply troubled by their indirect support of bigotry through their advertising on Coulter's Web site," the blogger VolvoDrivingLiberal wrote on DailyKos.com on Sunday.
I'm a big believer in the power of our collective voices. Especially the power of the written letter. Feedback does affect the way people do their jobs; overwhelming feedback can change the way a job is done. This is perfect proof.
I've seen a lot of comments to the effect of "Well, all we do is complain on these blogs about how bad things are. Nothing gets better that way." Very true. From time to time, we'll give you the addresses or links for you to express your feelings on the events we cover. Please consider this my request for your involvement. Lend your voice.
TRex gives pointers on effective letter writing. Keep in mind that paper letters (while not environmentally sound) does pull more weight than emails. Let's be part of the process.