LGBT Teams Advise Orbitz to Pull Ads from Fox News Over Anti-Gay Unsupported claims

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  • LGBT Teams Advise Orbitz to Pull Ads from Fox News Over Anti-Gay Unsupported claims
  • LGBT Teams Advise Orbitz to Pull Ads from Fox News Over Anti-Gay Unsupported claims

    WASHINGTON, May 16, 2011\/ PRNewswire\/-- Media Matters started its DropFox project today by advising Orbitz (OWW), an online traveling website, to draw its ads from the anti-LGBT Fox News network. Three top-level gay legal rights organizations-- GLAAD, Guts Campaign and also Equality Matters-- signed the letter to Orbitz CEO Barney Harford asking that the firm no longer support Fox News via advertisement profits.

    Media Issues' multi-issue DropFox project intends to hold Fox Information responsible for its hate speech, misinformation, and also various other startling discrepancies from the common standards of a wire service. This project includes an on the internet advertisement component to increase awareness about Orbitz's financial support for Fox News.

    \" Orbitz takes the chance of alienating gay as well as lesbian customers by offering ad bucks to Fox News, a network that blatantly promotes an anti-gay political schedule,\" claimed Ilyse Hogue, Elder Advisor at Media Matters. \"Orbitz clients who value equality can as well as will certainly take their service somewhere else, and this is simply the suggestion of the iceberg. Any type of firm whose client base values the diversity, civil rights, as well as journalistic requirements need to acknowledge that associating with Fox will just cost them in the future.\"

    Orbitz's gay-specific travel site has been warmly received, has actually resulted in better service for the LGBT area and also has attained a boost in development for Orbitz. In the last couple of years, leading LGBT companies such as GLAAD have actually acknowledged the magnum opus that Orbitz has carried out in partnering with and dealing with the LGBT area.

    \" Business, specifically ones with strong track records of LGBT incorporation, should reconsider prior to sustaining Fox Information' pervasive pattern of indefensible prejudice against our community,\" claimed GLAAD Head of state Jarrett Barrios. \"Orbitz is a sector leader in supporting our neighborhood and also we advise them to send out a message that Fox Information' strikes are unacceptable.\"

    \" Orbitz loves gay dollars as well as, we really hope, LGBT individuals, yet by moneying homophobes and also charlatans like hosts Expense O'Reilly as well as Mike Huckabee, Orbitz sends out the wrong message,\" said Guts Campaign Creator and Chair Rick Jacobs. \" Lesbian, gay, bisexual and also transgender people can most likely to lots of other travel sites. We count on Orbitz to do the best point as well as quit buying marketing on Fox Information Channel to make sure that LGBT people can continue to shop with Orbitz. The choices are clear.\"

    A Media Issues evaluation of coverage on every little thing from gay marital relationship to the repeal of DADT to gay individuals sustains a conclusion that Fox's insurance coverage is driven by an anti-LGBT political schedule and also can not be thought about objective news.

    Media Matters will certainly remain to hold Fox News liable for its indefensible unsupported claims with its DropFox project.

    Media Matters for America is an Online, not-for-profit, 501( c)( 3) modern research and information center devoted to adequately keeping track of, evaluating, and dealing with conventional false information in the united state media.