For Immediate Release:
August 13, 2010
Contact: Chris Harris
WASHINGTON, DC - Media Matters for America President Eric Burns released the following statement in the wake of Dr. Laura Schlessinger's racist outburst on the air:
"Dr. Laura's offensive outburst provided listeners with a window into her true beliefs about race in America. By deliberately choosing to sponsor her program, Dr. Laura's advertisers are not only funding her offensive radio show, but are implicitly endorsing its content. Companies must demonstrate that they won't tolerate bigotry and immediately stop advertising on her show."
Major companies who recently purchased ad time during Dr. Laura's show include Pfizer, Chase Bank, Netflix, Motel 6, and Home Depot.
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