Posted by: Susan | June 18, 2009

An Update On ABC And The Infomercial

Disney is the parent company of ABC, and profits at their theme parks is at an all-time low.  Not only should we be targeting the sponsors of ABC news, but also Disney itself, which owns multiple other media outlets and magazines as well.  Here is a link to the complete list.  And here is the contact info for Disney:

The Walt Disney Company
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521
Voice (818) 560-1000

BTW, The Olive Garden has pulled their advertising from the David Letterman show.    This is the second advertiser to do so.  I’m not trying to beat that dead horse, but the point is these protests do work.

In other developments, ABC has refused to accept any paid advertising from opposing voices.  Conservatives for Patients Rights requested the rates to buy a 60-second spot immediately preceding ‘Prescription for America’.

Statement from Rick Scott, chairman of Conservatives for Patients Rights:

“It is unfortunate – and unusual – that ABC is refusing to accept paid advertising that would present an alternative viewpoint for the White House health care event. Health care is an issue that touches every American and all potential pieces of legislation have carried a pricetag in excess of $1 trillion of taxpayers’ money. The American people deserve a healthy, robust debate on this issue and ABC’s decision – as of now – to exclude even paid advertisements that present an alternative view does a disservice to the public. Our organization is more than willing to purchase ad time on ABC to present an alternative viewpoint and our hope is that ABC will reconsider having such viewpoints be part of this crucial debate for the American people. We were surprised to hear that paid advertisements would not be accepted when we inquired and we would certainly be open to purchasing time if ABC would reconsider.”

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