(WASHINGTON, D.C., 12/4/07) -The Hate Hurts America Community and Interfaith Coalition (HHA) today announced that Sears, one of the nation’s largest retailers, has joined a growing list of advertisers that have stopped advertising or refuse to place their ads on Michael Savage’s “Savage Nation” radio program.
In an e-mail to HHA, a Sears official wrote: “Sears Holdings will not be advertising on ‘The Savage Nation.'”
HHA, a group of religious and civic organizations seeking to challenge hate speech on talk radio, was formed as a result of Savage’s recent rhetorical attacks on Muslims, Islam and the Quran, Islam’s revealed text. Coalition members are calling on advertisers nationwide to stop airing commercials on Savage’s nationally-syndicated program.
SEE: Hate Hurts America
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Savage has a long history of rhetorical attacks on a variety of minority groups. He says he has lost at least $1 million in revenue because of the advertiser campaign.
SEE: Michael Savage (Media Matters)
Advertisers that have already stopped airing, or refuse to air commercials on “Savage Nation” include Universal Orlando Resorts, AutoZone, Citrix, TrustedID, JCPenney, OfficeMax, Wal-Mart, and AT&T.
The Hate Hurts America Community and Interfaith Coalition includes public officials and civil rights advocates, as well as representatives of the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Latino, and Asian communities.
CONTACT: Hate Hurts America Community and Interfaith Coalition Coordinator Sabiha Khan, 407-430-3747, E-Mail: email@example.com