Another five radio advertisers have joined a growing list of companies that have pulled their ads from Michael Savage’s national radio show, Savage Nation, syndicated by Talk Radio Network.
The ads were pulled as a result of a coordinated campaign aimed at Savage’s remarks against Muslims and other groups by organizations such as Hate Hurts America Community and Interfaith Coalition, which made the announcement Friday.
The five advertisers, ITT Technical Institute, Chattem, Inc. (Gold Bond, Icy Hot and Selsun Blue), Union Bank of California, Intuit (TurboTax and QuickBooks) and GEICO Insurance, dropped the spots after they were contacted by visitors to the Web site http://nosavage.org.
The site has audio clips from Savage’s radio show as well as printed excerpts. Other advertisers that have pulled spots include Citrix, US Cellular, Sprint Nextel, Sears, Universal Orlando Resorts, AutoZone, JCPenney, OfficeMax, Wal-Mart and AT&T.
Savage, who is the third-largest Talk show personality in America, has been under attack since last fall for his comments, which were made available on the Internet by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Savage responded by filing a lawsuit against the Council for violating his copyright. He’s reportedly lost at least $1 million in revenue because of the advertiser boycott.