But, We’re Winning, Right?

By
July 31, 2007

Hilarious. The Lefty Blogs are celebrating their big victory over Bill O’Reilly because Home Depot is not going to advertise on the show. Too bad Home Depot isn’t even on the O’Reilly advertiser list they themselves crafted.

But let’s not let the facts get in the way of such a big win. It is the reality-based community, after all.

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Comments:
  1. Redman says:

    We arent going to advertise on O’Reilly either.
    —The New York Times

  2. Dark Day for Democrats

    Expect hissyfits across the fruited plain today. Whenever it’s good news for America, it’s bad news for the left.

  3. TMSG says:

    More accurate might be members of the Community-Based-Reality. The other way around just plain isn’t accurate.

  4. Community-Based-Reality
    Well done! Pass that around…

  5. I hit some of the links… those guys are trying awfully hard to make it APPEAR as if Home Depot advertised on O’Reilly. They take a quote from their PR guy and twist it into an “admission” that they advertised on the show, and called Home Depot’s PR “hateful”. What a clown, yet how typical.

  6. edh says:

    I could swear I saw Home Despot ads on O’Reilly, specifically because I had heard MoveOn was targeting them for an O’Reilly boycott.
    Anybody else?

  7. I will refuse to advertise on that Bill show too

  8. Don Surber says:

    I prefer living in a Reality-Based community like Poca, West Virginia.

  9. Don Surber says:

    By the way, how are these loser going to pressure Wal*Mart?

  10. bob says:

    The Home Depot PR guy did write: “We appreciate you taking the time to forward your concerns regarding The Home Depot’s sponsorship of Bill O’ Reilly’s show on FOX.” It doesn’t take any twisting, really just a basic level of reading ability, to understand that quote as referring very specifically to “The Home Depot’s sponsorship of Bill O’ Reilly’s show on FOX.”
    Also, you wrote: “Too bad Home Depot isn’t even on the O’Reilly advertiser list they themselves crafted.” But what you didn’t make clear is that by “they themselves” you meant “the lefty blogs.” Because those two things were written by different people on different sites. Also, the list on AmericaBlog doesn’t pretend to be a complete list of advertisers. It’s a list of the advertisers they recorded from watching a few shows.
    Otherwise, good job!
    BTW, Lowe’s dumped O’Reilly:
    http://thinkprogress.org/2007/07/28/lowes-drops-advertising-on-oreilly/

  11. Yeah Bob, in February. So it had nothing to do with the far left wing fanatical kooks. By the way, why does the left hate the 1st Amendment so much?

  12. DANEgerus says:

    The Daily “Screw’Em” Kos spews anti-Semitic hate and the whistleblower gets punished.
    Yup…

  13. paul says:

    bob,
    think progress, be progress…
    a boycott by .16% of the population. Advertisers shiver as we type. Even if you got 500,000 to do an actual boycott, you still miss out on the 295,000,000 million.
    I’m being extremely kind on that 500k, seeing as how you can’t get 50k to protest the war in one place.
    You are microbe, on a flea’s ass, hanging from a bull’s testicle…keep yodeling, and if the world stops and goes silent, your voice might be heard.

  14. Paul, the libs who would “boycott” don’t have enough money to shop at Home Depot or Lowes. Hell, even their moms have to buy their pizza while they sit in her basement playing keyboard commando.

  15. frank martin says:

    Drat!, foiled again! Perhaps if they work hard, they will ge those coveted Studebaker advertisement dollars from O’reillys death-like grip.
    Yeah, that’ll show him….

  16. ‘Bob’ said: The Home Depot PR guy did write: “We appreciate you taking the time to forward your concerns regarding The Home Depot’s sponsorship of Bill O’ Reilly’s show on FOX.” It doesn’t take any twisting, really just a basic level of reading ability, to understand that quote as referring very specifically to “The Home Depot’s sponsorship of Bill O’ Reilly’s show on FOX.”
    Actually, that looked to me like a standard PR procedure in which the subject is pulled out of the sender’s text, without debate, as part of a response designed to smooth feathers. Happens all the time. Maybe it wasn’t, though. Maybe HD really does advertise on Fox, or on that show.
    I don’t actually know who advertises on that show. Don’t watch it. I DO know that there was nothing ‘hateful’ in that email from the company. That WAS a twisting of facts, which bobby boy left out. THe hate was 100% from that puffed-up, hateful and self-important blogger.

  17. paul says:

    The number one reason on why I love the internet:
    it has become the bobo doll of the left. They used to go out and ACTUALLY MEET IN THE STREETS, to protest. The motivation to deal with their pent up frustration caused this, but now it is quickly spent on useless banter in a dark room where everybody is chanting yes, yes-assuming they speak for all democrats.
    The cathartic effect of the internet is much more titillating, but it diminishes the public strength these people could once project in public forums. Obligated to attend a war protest, or send off a bunch of emails telling you senator to investigate the rug size in the oval office?
    the boycott is a joke, so are you.

  18. IMAO says:

    Attention

    Due to pressure from left-wing blogs, IMAO will no longer advertise during the O’Reilly Factor….

  19. bloodrage bob says:

    “bobo doll of the left”. heh. yep: boycotting and crying about 50-80 year-old foreign genocides/atrocities. (except all of the ones committed by leftists.)

  20. buddy larsen says:

    Home Depot boycotts O’Reilly? If it’s true, I’ll start trading somewhere else, because I like O’Reilly. Sure, he’s wrong sometimes, but he’s a force for good (unlike his haters).

  21. Ian S. says:

    I love how O’Reilly is the bete noire of the Fox-hating left when he’s actually on their side a fair amount of the time. Last night he was arguing with Michelle Malkin that it’s OK to throw people in the pokey for messing up a Koran. I actually find Glenn Beck on CNN more reliably conservative (as well as more pleasant to watch), but the Kos Kiddiez wouldn’t dare do anything bad to CNN.

  22. Cheer Up A Leftist

    Pick your favorite leftist blogger, drop on over to the comments section and let them know that you wont advertise on Bill OReillys show either.
    It wont actually matter that you never have advertised on the show. They&#821…

  23. The Analyst says:

    Full text of reply from Home Depot:
    Dear Sir,
    “Thank you for contacting The Home Depot Customer Care.
    We appreciate you taking the time to forward your concerns regarding The Home Depot’s sponsorship of Bill O’ Reilly’s show on FOX.
    The Home Depot has a strong passion for being environmentally responsible both in the Company’s operating principles and in responsible retailing through our industry-leading Eco Options initiative, a program that allows customers to easily identify products that have less of an impact on the environment and empowers them to help make a difference in their own homes. We have led many initiatives with interest groups to develop standards and set environmental goals for ourselves and suppliers. Some of these at great expense and sweat equity to the company.
    Our advertising campaigns have one simple objective to communicate with audiences in the most effective way possible. The Company is receptive to many forms and styles of media as we seek a balanced representation of programming to reach our customer base. Unfortunately campaigns like this one cause us to take time away from our sustainability goals and address a variance of political views.
    Sincerely,”
    Notice they are not confirming that they are an advertiser, nor are they stating they have ended any sponsorship, but they sure are “green” and “empowering”. They’ve got the language down pat and understand whom they’re dealing with. Someone in customer service over at the Home Depot is very sharp.
    These blogs stating otherwise have a real plausability problem, nothing works like selective quoting to influence the uninformed.
    It’s the community based reality.

  24. Terry Gain says:

    Ian S.
    ditto. The O man was a complete zero – a real dhimmi dummy on that segment.

  25. AmericaBlog wins Most ridiculous moment award

    The actual breaking news is that Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox, is seen winning in thier bid for Dow Jones. I guess Fox and O’Reilly got the last laugh after all, huh AmericaBlog?

  26. markg8 says:

    “I’m being extremely kind on that 500k, seeing as how you can’t get 50k to protest the war in one place.”
    No but you can get a couple million to visit Daily Kos on any given day.

  27. A Community-Based Reality

    I think that the phrase borrowed from commenter at Riehl Word View quite accurately reflects a growing “conventional wisdom” among a peculiar group of bloggers that military and conservative bloggers attempted to claim that “Scott Thomas” didn’t actual…

  28. Moonbattery…

    … at it’s finest. Riehl World View provides the evidence:The Lefty Blogs are celebrating their big victory over Bill O’Reilly because Home Depot is not going to advertise on the show. Too bad Home Depot isn’t even on the O’Reilly

  29. markg8 says:

    Seems pretty unequivocal to me. Doesn’t explain why you can still see Home Depot ads on FOX while O’Reilly is on. From Americablog:
    From: Jarvis, Ron @homedepot.com]
    Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 3:00 PM
    To: JH
    Subject: RE: PULL SUPPORT FOR OREILLY
    Thank you for your email , we will not and have not advertised on the
    Bill O’Reilly show.
    And here’s another:
    From: Defeo, @homedepot.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 8:07 AM
    To: JH
    Subject: FW: PULL SUPPORT FOR OREILLY
    Good morning,
    Thank you very much for your message. The Home Depot has a policy that
    prohibits the running of its advertising on programs that express
    strong opinions or political views. Please note that this includes
    Bill O’Reilly’s program.
    Thank you,
    Ron

  30. Dan Riehl says:

    “Doesn’t explain why you can still see”
    If you had read teh original ad age article days ago, it was very clear. Many ads are purchased to run “on Fox”, they may turn up during one show one week and another show the next. It’s how the industry does business – good luck changing that. It is a “network” spot, not a “show” spot.

  31. markg8 says:

    Seems pretty unequivocal to me. Doesn’t explain why you can still see Home Depot ads on FOX while O’Reilly is on. From Americablog:
    From: Jarvis, Ron @homedepot.com]
    Sent: Monday, July 30, 2007 3:00 PM
    To: JH
    Subject: RE: PULL SUPPORT FOR OREILLY
    Thank you for your email , we will not and have not advertised on the
    Bill O’Reilly show.
    And here’s another:
    From: Defeo, @homedepot.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 8:07 AM
    To: JH
    Subject: FW: PULL SUPPORT FOR OREILLY
    Good morning,
    Thank you very much for your message. The Home Depot has a policy that
    prohibits the running of its advertising on programs that express
    strong opinions or political views. Please note that this includes
    Bill O’Reilly’s program.
    Thank you,
    Ron

  32. markg8 says:

    Excuse the double post. I’m well aware of how the industry does business and Aravosis alluded to it too. Doesn’t stop HD from lying about it though does it? If I recall correctly Home Depot’s former CEO who ran the biz into the dumper before getting the board to send him on his way with a huge golden parachute is a big Bush fan.
    I suggest all good little wingnuts go buy as much Home Depot stock as you can tomorrow.

  33. Sly Bri says:

    If Home Depot decided to pull their ads, i wouldn’t be surprised if it is from the Vick coverage. Recall that the Falcons owner, Arthur Blank, is the guy who started Home Depot.
    And, even so, someone is ready to take Home Depot’s slots. Who would advertise on CNN when no one is watching? They’ll advertise where the viewers are.

  34. templar knight says:

    Excuse me if I don’t take your suggestion, mark. I rarely buy stock based on the suggestion of a member of the nutroot community who is commenting on a blog not in any way related to stock research. I tell you what, I’ll get back to you sometime. Meanwhile, do the world a favor, and hold your breath.

  35. Cincinnatus says:

    All those hits on the Daily Kos, putting it at the top of the Truth Laid Bear list, does the Daily Kos provide these numbers?

  36. PeterUK says:

    “No but you can get a couple million to visit Daily Kos on any given day.”
    You can get more than than snorting a row or shooting a vein,just because they have an opinion doesn’t mean theses whackos are worth jack shit as customers.

  37. PeterUK says:

    “? If I recall correctly Home Depot’s former CEO who ran the biz into the dumper before getting the board to send him on his way with a huge golden parachute is a big Bush fan.”
    How are the plywood and icecream businesses going Mark

  38. Gunga says:

    You gotta love the e-mails…all of which have been thoroughly documented and confirmed as authentic…esp the ones signed, “Atul”…yes, someone named A-tool works in customer relations for Home Depot. It’s Kismet! I wonder if Harry Bottoms works in plumbing?

  39. buddy larsen says:

    That golden parachute guy, who harmed all those shareholders (owners of something that didn’t exist until entrepreneurs created it) who of course bought their shares in a free and open market and can sell them in the same way if they wish, well, that guy will put his parachute back into play, where it will help keep the economy humming along at good growth and low unemployment, thus providing jobs and upward mobility, which any fool can see ultimately strengthens the plywood market. But, is Home Depot Unionized? That’s the only question that matters.

  40. seekeronos says:

    As I read it:
    “—
    Our advertising campaigns have one simple objective to communicate with audiences in the most effective way possible. The Company is receptive to many forms and styles of media as we seek a balanced representation of programming to reach our customer base. Unfortunately campaigns like this one cause us to take time away from our sustainability goals and address a variance of political views.
    –”
    means:
    ‘Buzz off. We got better things to do than deal with you, like counting blades of grass.
    -kthxbye!’

  41. paul says:

    “No but you can get a couple million to visit Daily Kos on any given day.”
    It is a serious delusion to exagerate one’s importance to oneself.
    A couple of million…they have a site meter, don’t they?
    They also raise money for candidates, how much have they raised per average reader? They conduct polls all the time, but I never seen on that even gets over 10k. I find it hard to believe that only 1% of those who visit are willing to answer a poll, relvant to their discussion.
    You can also look at Atrios…eliminate the 30-60 regulars who post, and the number of people actually willing to engage in posting comments is zilch.
    The netroots suffers from serial exagerations, not just about conservatives, but themselves.
    chatter, chatter…

  42. buddy larsen says:

    “I suggest all good little wingnuts go buy as much Home Depot stock as you can tomorrow”
    Home Depot was up 1.61% (.60/sh) today. Yipee, more capital for the Capitalists! Don’t worry, Mark –some of it’ll trickle down to you eventually. After all, you’re entitled to it, the law says so.

  43. buddy larsen says:

    Hey, @ 35% corporate tax and 15% capital gains tax, you just made the same gain as a shareholder –and you didn’t even have to buy the share or take the risk! All you had to do was be born and keep breathing! What a country! Ain’t it great?