Apple Newest In FOX News Boycott

March 29, 2010

(ChattahBox) – It is well known that 200 companies have boycotted Glenn Beck’s ridiculous parody of a political program, but a handful of businesses have said “goodbye” to FOX News all together. Apple has become the newest of the latter, removing all advertising from the network in protest of their questionable ethics and frequent allegations of lying and slander.

Apple is one of the big boys to say no to FOX, and their retreat from the network will likely strike the conservative station harder than many of the others.

But before Apple, the fleeing of so many major companies has caused some concern for both FOX and Beck, the pundit who originally started the exodus.

The sponsors left contain some major names, but more little guys, like: 1-800-PETMEDS, Ditech, and TimeLife audio CD’s.

Not only that, but the boycotting has reached to consumers, as well. Many people are refusing to shop from any company supporting the network, or Glenn Beck himself.

FOX News has its’ own supporters who have called for the boycott of the companies who have left the advertising slots, but they seem to be less successful, so far.

Will Apple’s move be the one that makes FOX News wake up and start addressing the blatant hate talk and lies by many of their pundits?



43 Responses to “Apple Newest In FOX News Boycott”

  1. Noel on March 29th, 2010 2:04 pm

    I guess I will be boycotting anything ‘Chattahbox’.It’s always hate talk when you leftists don’t like what you hear.

  2. olivia on March 29th, 2010 2:13 pm

    Noel – You mean like Sarah Palin in 2008 when she made comments about inciting violence against Obama, was supported by FOX, and McCain actually had to tell her to tone down her statements or stop public speaking?

    Or maybe the comments about Obama being a Muslim, cracks about his race, or the homophobic slang tossed around by FOX and Friends?

    Or maybe the ridiculous rhetoric that regularly accuses anyone who doesn’t agree with Beck as being a Nazi/Communist/Socialist/add fear mongering here?

    I know as the writer of the piece above I shed no tears for losing your support.

  3. keith smiltneek on March 29th, 2010 2:38 pm

    stay in there fox. of course the lefts going to attack you and so will some of big business.But don’t stop doing what your doing,glenn is a little ratical but his info seems on to me.This bigger is better phil. in our country is what the real problem is and a lot of myself are downsizing and spending less.I’m even looking at making less so I don’t pay more in taxes.Please keep the info coming your the only source with the info I’m looking for.If anything attack back,the people will be with you. keith

  4. olivia on March 29th, 2010 3:14 pm

    Keith – By ‘the info I’m looking for’ do you mean easily disproved lies and biases that have led to the boycott?

  5. BOB on March 29th, 2010 4:07 pm

    Hey, Olivia, I’m sure Fox doesn’t care about losing Apple or anybody else’s business, because nobody is watching MSNBC and everyone is watching FOX, just check the ratings. Maybe you should watch Keith Olberman and Chris Matthews to see what real hate speech is.

  6. olivia on March 29th, 2010 4:21 pm

    Bob – I think you just showed the astonishing level of your ignorance. Apple and companies like it have nothing to do with ratings. Ratings don’t matter. It is an issue of money, as in the money made from advertisers. Apple and other big companies used to be those advertisers. Now they are not. Would you like to explain what ratings have to do with that?

    As for the ratings themselves, FOX News is in the bottom two with MSNBC, according to Nielsen. But I don’t believe I mentioned MSNBC in my article at all. Nor did I mention Olberman or Matthews. Is your argument, then, that hate speech is alright from FOX because someone else may or may not deliver the same message somewhere else? Yet another example of FOX viewer’s opinion of mob rule, huh?

    In the end, it doesn’t matter. Idiots like Beck (and yes, Olberman and Matthews and Limbaugh and a million other talking heads) exist for one reason: to draw ratings. FOX has a long standing tradition of telling their pundits like Hannity, Beck, and O’Reilly to be controversial to draw in more ratings from people ignorant enough to accept their word and hypocrisy without bothering to do their own research. They make a living off of extremes. Remember when O’Reilly boycotted France? Or when Hannity started calling people for health reform Nazis (we all know what a great health care plan Hitler offered the Jews)? These are some examples of why your argument doesn’t work.

  7. BOB on March 29th, 2010 4:46 pm

    The only people who’s calling people Nazis is Nancy Pelosi and all your Socialist buddies. I would think you would be happy to be called a socialist. You’re finally getting your agenda past. Let’s see how happy you’ll be once you see the damage that Socialism is inflicting on this country. Obviously you are only going on heresay when it comes to pundits on Fox, because if you did watch you would realize that none of the people you’ve mentioned have ever said the stuff you’re reporting. I’ve heard a lot of racist and homophobic stuff on the left, so look in your own back yard. It appears you’re confused as to who is spewing the hate speech

  8. olivia on March 29th, 2010 5:24 pm

    Bob – I am going to assume that you, like so many who make comments like that, don’t understand the difference between Nazi and Socialist. You also don’t understand the difference between a Universal Health Care System (which by the way, the passed health bill does not provide) and a Socialist government. I am also going to have to point out that FOX and Tea Party members and people anti-health reform were the ones calling people Nazis.

    A few examples for you:

    Now, as a writer for this blog I have been called a Nazi, a Communist, and a Socialist, sometimes in the same post. This doesn’t make sense, but I am not here to give a definition. What I will say is, you are right, Bob. I am happy to be called a Socialist. It is sentiments like that that got the health care bill passed. Keep it up!

  9. Kendal Brown on March 29th, 2010 9:48 pm

    I believe every single Murdoch owned company should be boycotted. The man has no scruples or dignity.

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  12. Buck Amodei on March 30th, 2010 7:12 am

    Ok… so the proletariats are supposed to overthrow the bourgeoisie and voila, we have a classless, government run world where everybody is free and equal … right??? Isn’t that the utopian world that all leftist minded folks yearn to see? The world that was imagined in the mind of Karl Marx has yet to become a reality. He was part right in a way that capitalism will ultimately morph into a more socialistic society over time due to class disparity. As much as america believes it is this totally capitalistic society, it is not… Social Security is an example of a not so capitalistic trait…. unemployment benefits and welfare are a few other examples.

    The problem is that socialism leads to totalitarianism… it always has… and it always will. Regardless of whether you want to call the government fascist, communist… or whatever other form of ist you can think of, they are all disciples of Marx. Besides a deep following of Marx, leaders such as Stalin, Mao, Castro, and Hitler all have something else in common… they made sure to silence anyone who dared to question their authority, and countless millions died because of political scum like this due to their race, religion, or political viewpoints. God bless Fox News for standing up to a very left leaning america of today. May our great country not fall victim to the evils of the past, by allowing them to be repeated.

  13. Helen on March 30th, 2010 8:15 am

    Great article, Olivia. And great combacks to some of the illiterate hate-spewing commentors on here. They can’t argue their point, so they just shout socialist, nazi, communist, etc. Shows a definite lack of understand of the issues. In fact, they are acting on emotion and what Fox tells them not with reason.


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  16. BOB on March 30th, 2010 10:17 am

    You guys are so funny! Buck is the only one making any sense. How old are you Olivia, 20, maybe 25? What do you know about history? Obviously nothing. Hitler was a socialist. The first thing he did was take over the healthcare system. And as far as the name calling? If the boot fits. Oh, and Helen, I don’t hate anyone. I believe in free speech unlike people like you, and like Apple, if they don’t hear what they want to hear it’s considered hate speech and racist. You guys throw racism around so much its becoming a moot point. As far as I’m concerned, once an individual becomes president, I better not see any skin color, just someone who is going to do good for the citizens for this country. This president not only is purposely destroying this country, and bringing to it’s knees, he’s not listening to the majority of the citizens. I thought that was democracy was.
    Olivia, ratings mean everything to a station and to advertisers. They’re product will be seen on stations like Fox because people actually watch not like MSNBC which you falsely claim has more viewers. MSNBC is the least viewed cable news station. So, get your facts straight.

  17. moe on March 30th, 2010 10:41 am

    I’m very glad to hear this. I think the tide is finally turning. I knew there would be a point where FOX news and the right-wing propaganda machine would reach such incredible extremes of hate-filled, agenda-driven, misinformation that they would eventually weaken, and I’m hoping this trend continues. (thank you Glenn for helping us reach that point).

    BOB, the irony of you telling someone else to get their facts straight is burning my brain. Keep on fighting that good fight against the tyranny of all those pinko-fascist, socialist, communist, Anti-christ Satans!!!

  18. olivia on March 30th, 2010 10:55 am

    Bob – When a network openly lies, that is not ‘free speech’. It is slander. There is a difference.

    Via Socialism vs. Nazism – Traditional Socialism (which the Left in this country aren’t, as a matter of fact, but that is beside the point) is very different from the National Socialism followed by the Nazi party. Their methods of Socialism were a fascist organization that incorporated both Left and Right ideals for the time. All you have to do is look at their views on health, social change, homosexuality, race, economics, and about everything else to realize the flaw in your argument. Your problem seems to be a limited knowledge of the deeper workings in the history, Bob. Just because something calls itself a certain name doesn’t mean the term technically fits. Again, see the difference between traditional Marxism and the workings of the U.S. Democrats.

    Finally, I didn’t say MSNBC had higher ratings. I said FOX was in the bottom two. With MSNBC. But again, I am confused by your point…I didn’t mention MSNBC in my article.

    Edited to add: One more point. You spoke about listening to the majority….according to an unbiased poll of Americans, more than 50% are for health reform. What was it FOX said? More than 90% against? Please.

  19. Cheryl on March 30th, 2010 11:15 am

    Olivia seems more reasonable. My question is, for those who confuse socialism with communism, you think England is communist? France? All roads lead?? They have been socialist for centuries.
    Do you believe that you have rights without responsibility…such as free speech? Neither party is perfect, but there are such things as differences of opinion that use facts versus calling names, bullying as in second grade, or that incites others to violence. Both sides of the political parties have to be responsible for what they say. It is just more prevalent with the radical Right …even towards their own party if someone disagrees they kick them off…like Flum in the Republican party. Thats not free speech….that intolerance.

  20. John on March 30th, 2010 11:51 am

    But who will teach me the truth if Beck leaves!
    Just last week I watched him read the first chapter of his book where he says Global Warming is a lie and that the number of people who die from bad weather is much lower than in the 1920’s!
    Sure my friends tell me that’s because of modern health care, improved materials, improved building practices, better weather forecasting and improved infra structures , and not because the weather is better!
    But I set them all straight on that, I know Beck would never lie!

  21. Cheryl on March 30th, 2010 12:00 pm

    I do not believe the majority of the nation goes against health care reform that passed. That is rhetoric that constantly said loudly, makes people think its true and believe it. There were many for it, but that didn’t make headlines.

    Obama DID listen to all sides of the issues, the plans did include Republican ideas and I watched as top Republicans and my republican emails said not to work with Democrats. Those requests are dictorial in nature….telling me I was not a real republican and lost my values if I worked with the other side.

    I watched Conservatives walk out or refuse to go to the meetings and pressure other moderate Repubs to do the same. GOP invited me to join them for a cruise to discuss how to deal with Obama in 2009. Seemed the wrong way to use our tax monies and the wrong attitude for representing our country when we were facing economical collapse, wars and major issues.

    Polls are very deceptive. The mainstream average person doesn’t have blackberries to quick vote on the polls, by the time I get a chance to get on the computer, half the time polls are closed/done. I have voted both side in the past 50 years, but I don’t believe in party manipulation or sensationalism versus facts.

  22. Cheryl on March 30th, 2010 12:01 pm

    Stephen William Dockendorff: Socialism is bad!

    This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US Department of Energy. I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility. After that, I turned on the TV to one of the FCC regulated channels to see what the National Weather Service of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration determined the weather was going to be like using satellites designed, built, and launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. I watched this while eating my breakfast of US Department of Agriculture inspected food and taking the drugs which have been deemed safe by the Food and Drug Administration.

    At the appropriate time as regulated by the US Congress and kept accurate by the National institute of Standards and Technology and the US Naval Observatory, I get into my National Highway Traffic Safety Administration approved automobile and set out to work on the roads built by the local, state, and federal Departments of Transportation, possibly stopping by to purchase additional fuel of a quality level determined by the Environmental Protection Agency, using legal tender issued by the Federal Reserve Bank. On the way out the door I deposit my mail I have to be sent out via the US Postal Service and drop the kids off at the public school.

    After work, I drive my NHTSA car back home on the DOT roads, to a house which has not burned down in my absence because of the state and local building codes and fire marshal’s inspection, and which has not been plundered of all its valuables thanks to the local police department.

    I then log on to the internet which was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Administration and post on and Fox News forums about how SOCIALISM in medicine is BAD because the government can’t do anything right.

  23. BOB on March 30th, 2010 12:14 pm

    People wanted Healthcare “REFORM” not a government takeover. Do your research. Traditional Socialism? That’s funny. Look up Progressives. That’s where you Socialists get your doctrine from. RESEARCH it.
    Olivia, only time will make you see what a mistake this is. When you grow up and get a little experience under your belt, you will see. Oh, and brush up on your history. At this stage, I won’t change your mind. I know you’ve been indoctrinated by your teachers and accept what you’re told by the media. I’ve been to Tea Parties. The only violence I saw was a Black Conservative getting beat up by SEIU, AKA, Obama’s thugs. Bet you didn’t hear anything about that!
    By the way, Question with Boldness, everything!!!! Don’t get sucked into the biased, corrupt media that you obviously are enlightened by. I’m done. Time will only tell who is right or wrong in this discussion. Unfortunately, the damage is done. We’ve sucessfully bread a dependency generation that thinks the government owes them everything. What happens when there’s no more money?Guess we’ll all be in the crapper! Adieu!

  24. olivia on March 30th, 2010 12:34 pm

    Bob – Again, the facts are there for the Nazi argument versus Socialism argument. Again, you make a lot of points not addressed in the article, and so random and hard to give a valid opinion to without writing an entire article again. I will say this: A lot of people are unhappy with the passed bill. But, frankly, it is your own fault. It is the fault of every politician who chose to give rhetoric and lie and endorse propaganda instead of working to create a workable health bill. It is the fault of every idiot who decided to stand outside with slogans and scream ‘Nazi’ at Town Hall meetings instead of trying to do something real to change it. It is the fault of so many people giving into the propaganda and fear by insurance companies (and your precious FOX News) instead of finding the facts for themselves, as you seem to have done.

    You know what have been a workable compromise? The original public option. A program funded by corporation and limited sales tax to create an OPTIONAL alternative that would have given access (at a reduced American cost) to insurance for their families, thereby driving down the costs of other private insurers. It would have had minimal governmental oversight and control, and people could easily opt for private insurance. The only real stipulations for insurance companies would have been they wouldn’t make the gross profits they are now, at the cost of American health.

    But people (probably like you) believed the lies, the “death panels” comments, the “YOU LIE!” Joe Wilson idiots, the lobbyists and the politicians in those lobbyists pockets. You believed FOX News and biased sources that demonized it for their own profit. You changed the debate and made it a ridiculous battle of all or nothing without compromise. This health bill, its’ passing, and the change in American opinion towards it (which has been more positive than you seem to think, based on the research I regularly do for this site, thank you very much) is the fault of people like you.

    So, keep throwing around the buzz words. Keep insisting that you know history and make the wrong accusations. Attack the people who were willing to compromise for something functioning. You squandered a chance, and you ruined something potentially good. Maybe now it would be better to sit down and shut up.

  25. ByeByeApple on March 30th, 2010 2:13 pm

    Goodbye Apple. From a customer of many many years, you’re just a box. Granted, I appreciated your wares, but in the bigger picture you’re just another box humming in the corner. Looks like linux builds from here on out for me…

  26. Rex on March 30th, 2010 2:24 pm

    Thanks for letting me know that Apple is boycotting Fox. I bought lots of the latest new Apple computers from Dec 1991 to July 2009; I use them exclusively, along with a couple of IPod Touch and an Apple router. From now on, I will not buy or recommend any more Apple products, rather than support a company that wants to censor free speech because it is not from the left. Where can I get the list of 200 companies so I can add them to my boycott list?

  27. joe on March 30th, 2010 2:47 pm
  28. joe on March 30th, 2010 2:51 pm


    quit repeating bullet points…. go ahead name those repulican ideas that are included… no googling… you spew talking points, of what you want to believe..

    Tell me how our great President didn’t hire lobbyst, put everything on cspan, allows the bills to be publically reviewed for 5 days, and doesn’t sign any bill with earmarks… yada, yada… “it’s not a lie if you believe it jerry”- george costanza…

  29. joe on March 30th, 2010 2:53 pm

    maybe we shoud unbiasly educate ourselves .. by googling US deficit 2000, then google US deficit 2001… then 2002… remember that spend happy liberals took control in 2007… and please don’t forget to google.. 2008… then 2009… then 2010.. 2011….

    Spending money we don’t have for job security… and the media won’t talk about it….

  30. olivia on March 30th, 2010 2:57 pm

    Joe – Please don’t fall into Bob’s habit of repeating rants on MSNBC. I have no interest in MSNBC, and I mentioned in a past posting here in the comments that other network talking heads were culpable for ridiculous statements. It doesn’t match up, however, to the huge number of lies and offensive comments endorsed and released by FOX. But it doesn’t matter, the article had nothing to do with MSNBC. I don’t understand how people can sit there and say “Well, Chris Matthews/Keith Olbermann does it” and use it as justification of the hateful ramblings regularly spewed by the pundits on FOX.

  31. joe on March 30th, 2010 5:28 pm

    Please list & cite the lies you’ve been programmed to spew… I would be willing to give up Fox News if you had crediable evidence…

    by the way, did you google the deficit for each year???

    we should probably quit listening to google as well…

  32. olivia on March 30th, 2010 5:44 pm

    Joe – You mean the deficit that started with Bush, moving up about 20% during his administration and has now only been raised by about 7% with all of the changes Obama has proposed? Yes, I know about it. To prove it, here is a link about it:

    Now, who was president when that started and skyrocketed? Oh yes, George W. Bush. What are some of the issues well known during his president? Out of control CORPORATE spending, corrupt businesses with political and economic ties to him and others in his administration, two costly, ongoing wars with direct ties to oil, torture allegations of our government, a serious backlash with International support, a worsening education system, out of control prices for health care…am I missing anything?

    Care to elaborate on your point?

  33. Peterk on March 30th, 2010 5:47 pm

    “It is well known that 200 companies have boycotted Glenn Beck’s ridiculous parody of a political program”

    so could you post a list of the 200 companies? or is this a secret list?

  34. joe on March 30th, 2010 5:48 pm

    you didn’t google… what a biased, filtered spewing left wing…

    “it’s not a lie if hyou believe it jerry” ~ george costanza…

    To anyone that truly wants to educate themselves with non-partisan facts… google the deficit for each year…

    And notice… Olivia will not give me one Fox News lie… hmmm…

  35. olivia on March 30th, 2010 5:51 pm
  36. joe on March 30th, 2010 5:53 pm

    here… just look at this…

    For those with children… It’s not fair to pass our problems on to them & pretend they go away… Being Noble with money we DON’T have… Isn’t ‘Noble’, it’s a selfish crime! And for those without children… Quit voting away my kids future.

  37. olivia on March 30th, 2010 5:55 pm

    Joe – Did you not see the link I provided? Also, you should learn to use your refresh button. I don’t live on this site, I got a list together. Not that it will matter. You talk about “give me facts”, and then don’t address the ones you get. You also don’t give any on your own side. But that proves the ignorance of people of your position. I have argued my side. I have offered evidence. I have made my last post. Everything I mean to say is already in the comments of this article, or in the article itself. I have other work to do, and going around and around the same points you yourself “won’t Google” is officially wasting my time.

  38. joe on March 30th, 2010 6:02 pm

    my post is from wikipedia… your’s are from left-wing bloggers… hilarious!!!

    I still watched them & found this ‘overpowering’ evidence to be pathetic…

    But please let your viewers watch them for themselves…. what a crack up…

  39. The Inconvenient Truth on March 30th, 2010 6:09 pm

    These people who support Fox, they don’t believe in true democracy, only their twisted version of it. Good for Apple for standing up to the bigotry, hatred and violence being promoted by Fox News and it’s loyal subjects.

  40. joe on March 30th, 2010 6:35 pm

    true democracy is leftwing post blogs… twisted version is wikipedia…


  41. Bob on March 30th, 2010 8:43 pm

    “These people who support Fox, they don’t believe in true democracy, only their twisted version of it.”

    Can you folks try being more simple-minded? You’re just a mirror image of the Fox viewers you condemn. I’m really getting sick of it.

    The world is not so cleanly divided as you presume: left/right, black/white, R/D. National Socialism has aspects of both ‘left’ and ‘right’. I don’t think either of our political parties would cleanly fit that mold. Some fear that there is a continual centralization of power in the federal government and a risk of increasing nationalization of industries;. this aligns with the corporatist aspect of fascism. Some fear what they perceive as increasing intolerance; this aligns with the homophobic/anti-semitism aspect of fascism. Both are right.

    All of this will be trumped by massive economic forces at work in the country. We are simply in massive, massive debt with no way out save large inflation. Yes George Bush contributed to the debt (and is a disgrace to fiscally minded conservatives). But he is a piker in comparison to those who crafted structurally unsound entitlement programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, many public employee pension schemes, and our new health care reform legislation. No amount of taxing the rich can get us out of this mess, and I’m sorry, but the Democrats shoulder much – though certainly not all – of the blame.

  42. JB on May 22nd, 2010 3:21 pm

    Well…the left has found someone on the right that they hope will help with their boycott of Fox News. Here’s a little website from 2003:

    The left has been scared of Fox News since the beginning and has been trying to get rid of it from day one. Notice how all the cries of, ‘Boycott Fox’ now are centered around Glenn Beck, like he is the reason why they want the boycott.

    And yet the cheer Keith Olbermann. How hypocritical. Where’s the boycott MSNBC?!? Oh, that’s right…the right believes in free speech…the left only believes in it if it keeps in line with their way of thinking. How diverse.

  43. olivia on May 22nd, 2010 3:33 pm

    JB – There is no ‘fear’ of FOX News. There is disgust in their ridiculous propaganda, and their lies. Glenn Beck is a joke, and the reason he is the center right now is because he is speaking the loudest. Or was. Now there are plenty of other idiots to target, because of their laughable approach to ‘news’. I think you will find not many on the left find much love for Keith Olbermann, as you pointed out. But when it comes to one side over the other, FOX News is significantly worst than Olbermann could ever be. We want to stop the sick, twisted commentary sold as news from this network.

    It isn’t ‘fear’ of some kind of truth, and people like you are as deluded as the talking heads are.

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