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Monday, November 13, 2017

Two companies have said they will no longer advertise during Fox News's "Hannity" after critics called for the companies to pull their ads over Sean Hannity's coverage of the sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R). Realtor.com and Keurig both said they are stopping their ads from airing during the show after being questioned about the advertisements on Twitter. Neither company specifically said their decision was over Moore coverage, but only made the announcement in response to critics. "Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We are adjusting our media buy to no longer include this show placement. -MS," Realtor.com wrote to a Twitter user on Friday who tweeted a clip of Hannity's Fox News show at the company.

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Keurig, Realtor.com, 23 and Me, Eloquii and Nature's Bounty all pulled their ads from the television show, in response to Fox host Sean Hannity's coverage of the sexual misconduct allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.

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#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-11-12 02:14 PM | Reply

I've seen the Facebook pics and as always I'm here to help.

Look,,, if any of you ------- feel like smashing your Keurig, do everyone a solid and give it away to someone who could use it instead.

You don't get to "boycott" a company AFTER you have given them money..

That is all for now.

#2 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-12 11:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"You don't get to "boycott" a company AFTER you have given them money.. "

Have a friend with a Keurig. I boycotted that garbage before there was any political connection. I'll stick to real coffee.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-13 08:22 AM | Reply

Keurig is one of those inventions that redefined a market segment like iPod did for music listening. They know their customers and they have every right to pull their advertising is a scumbag like Hannity is defending child molestation.

It just astounds me how far down the morality hole the hardcore GOP has sunk these days that they have to defend a pedophile.

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-13 08:57 AM | Reply

I don't see Hannity as defending child molestation in the present just if it was done a long time ago. Then it's ok. Also, if a Republican Senate Seat is up for grabs there really isn't much of anything that a Republican candidate could have done in the past to disqualify him/herself from consideration.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-13 09:07 AM | Reply

Good.

Hannity has always been one of the worst offenders when it comes to peddling bull---- at Faux News, so the faster that asshat's stage gets curtained the better for us all.

#6 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-13 09:34 AM | Reply

Advertisers have the right to place, or not to place, their ads wherever they choose, just as consumers have the right to purchase, or not to purchase, a particular advertiser's products.

#7 | Posted by Patrioticitizen at 2017-11-13 10:02 AM | Reply

Indeed.

Apparently there's videos on Twitter of "Conservatives" "boycotting" Keurig by smashing machines they've already purchased.

Because that's both smart and going to actually work as a "boycott".

Christ the right is so ---- dumb.

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-13 10:11 AM | Reply

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Keurig is one of those inventions that redefined a market segment like iPod did for music listening

These products didn't redefine anything, the refined what leading edge products were already doing, and had huge marketing for suckers like you. By the time you heard about iPod in 2004 I had already produced three portable MP3 products, and an online music store, before 2001

#9 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-11-13 10:17 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Except the iPod was successful and yours apparently weren't.

I'm not a tech person so I wasn't aware of pre-iPod MP3 players but what I can find about devices made pre2001 is they were clunky, poorly designed garbage with very limited memory or battery life.

Learning some interesting trivia though.

#10 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-13 10:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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Ok getting into some with good memory capacity but the Personal Jukebox weighed almost 10 oz!

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-13 10:41 AM | Reply

Hannity Fans Destroy Keurig Coffee Makers After Company Pulls Advertising

Why call for a boycott of Keurig? And why would liberals be offended by the sight of an environmentally problematic, pod-based coffee maker meeting an untimely doom?

www.nytimes.com

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-13 10:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Obviously Mackris dated Roy Brown when she was 14.

#13 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-13 10:53 AM | Reply | Funny: 8

I'm waiting for someone to make a lot of money seeing Sean Hannity toilet bowls. What a creep!

#14 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-11-13 11:15 AM | Reply

The free market decides and the typical free market boosters go apocalyptic.

There are scores of videos showing hannity fans destroying their coffee maker as a "boycott"
But how do you boycott something you already bought?
They sure are a smart bunch

#15 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-11-13 11:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 4


@#15 ... But how do you boycott something you already bought? ...

Good question.

The real effects of the destruction of so many Keurig coffee machines that have already been purchased will be felt by all those companies that supply the K-cups of coffee that are used in the Keurigs.

Once the Keurig is purchased, the business model switches over to those who supply the coffee.

So, the reality is that all those who are destroying their Keurig coffee makers in protest are probably doing little harm to Keurig, but some harm to other companies (the coffee suppliers) with whom they have no issues.

#16 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-13 12:17 PM | Reply

People who destroy their own property because of what some asshat says on TV need therapy.

#17 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-11-13 12:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


... and the plot percolates...

Keurig CEO: Tweet regarding ‘Hannity' created an ‘unacceptable situation'
www.washingtonpost.com

...In most situations such as this one, we would "pause" our advertising on that particular program and reevaluate our go-forward strategy at a later date. That represents a prudent "business as usual" decision for us, as the protection of our brand is our foremost concern. However, the decision to publicly communicate our programming decision via our Twitter account was highly unusual. This gave the appearance of "taking sides" in an emotionally charged debate that escalated on Twitter and beyond over the weekend, which was not our intent....

#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-13 01:01 PM | Reply

This is hilarious. These were companies that were financially supporting his show, and his audience is now punishing them when they back away? Go for it. Boycott them harder. I am happy they are being punished since they shouldn't have been supporting his show to begin with. Now they are getting slammed by both sides.

You can bet that they regret ever having advertised on his show in the first place. And you can be sure that other advertisers are paying attention. NO ONE will want to have ad spots from his timeslot in the future. It is just too risky.

And all this hubbub is because Republicans apparently support being able to molest under-age girls. Brilliant. Way to pick your battles.

Republicans, you built this.

#19 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2017-11-13 01:40 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I'm not a tech person so I wasn't aware of pre-iPod MP3 players but what I can find about devices made pre2001 is they were clunky, poorly designed garbage with very limited memory or battery life.

#10 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2017-11-13 10:33 AM | REPLY

Apple ripped off Creative Lab's Zen. They had to pay them $100 million. The original iPods sucked as much as everything else on the market, limited by the tech of the time.

#20 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-13 03:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

But how do you boycott something you already bought?
They sure are a smart bunch

#15 | POSTED BY CHIEFTUTMOSES AT 2017-11-13 11:42 AM | FLAG:

For Keurig, you stop buying k-cups, or you switch to the re-usable cups. Their income comes from the cups, not really the machines.

#21 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-13 03:02 PM | Reply

or you switch to the re-usable cups. Their income comes from the cups, not really the machines.

#21 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG AT

Pro tip:

Those reusable cups won't work for **** after you smash it..

#22 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-13 03:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

For those destroying their 100+ dollar coffee makers: Robert Downey Jr has something to say.

#23 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-11-13 03:56 PM | Reply

Once the Keurig is purchased, the business model switches over to those who supply the coffee.

So, the reality is that all those who are destroying their Keurig coffee makers in protest are probably doing little harm to Keurig, but some harm to other companies (the coffee suppliers) with whom they have no issues.

#16 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-11-13 12:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

GOOD They are destroying the environment.

#24 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-11-13 04:51 PM | Reply

Burn hannity, you hack.

#25 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2017-11-13 05:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#20 like I said I'm not a tech person but I'm learning a lot of cool trivia.

#26 | Posted by jpw at 2017-11-13 05:17 PM | Reply

"The original iPods sucked as much as everything else on the market, limited by the tech of the time."

Well, the iPod had a remarkable piece of tech called the iTunes music store, making it a viable product and opening the paranoid music indusrty (IP cartel) to Internet retail.

That's what makes it important. Not the device alone; the device coupled with access to content.

Before the iPod there basically weren't legal music sales on the Internet in any great number.

#27 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-13 05:34 PM | Reply

Indeed, that was the real innovation. Buy the music industry then browbeat them into compliance once you have the upper hand. Probably the best thing to ever happen to the industry, de-centralizing it.

#28 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-14 08:18 AM | Reply

The reality is that Hannity's followers have scored a major victory with their boycott as Keurig CEO is backtracking on how they handled pulling the ad buy. You cannot underestimate the following Hannity has with his lemmings. That's why he's number 2 on the radio, after Rush (speaks volumes on how nutso this country is).

#29 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2017-11-14 09:47 AM | Reply

Burn hannity, you hack.

#25 | POSTED BY ALEXANDRITE AT 2017-11-13 05:01 PM | FLAG:

Hannity is the hackiest hack since the hacksaw. A truly despicable human being, all eyebrows and hot air. Even that putz O'Reilly would at least occasionally apply critical thinking.

#30 | Posted by cbob at 2017-11-14 09:54 AM | Reply

Regarding the Keurig: I had no interest whatsoever in the thing. The wife and I already had a perfectly fine drip coffee maker. But our teenage offspring wanted the Keurig, mostly to try all the weird flavored coffees and teas and chocolatey whatevers, so we got them one last Christmas. I insisted that we also get the reusable cup/filter and the optional carafe to reduce waste, which we use as much as is practical. If you start with good coffee (we like Seattle's Best #3 or higher), it'll make a decent brew. We still have the drip maker and use it as well.

#31 | Posted by cbob at 2017-11-14 10:01 AM | Reply

The segment where Hannity plays the radio interview on his TV show is priceless.

He's got three panelists: Geraldo, Greg Jarrett, and some female lawyer I didn't recognize. After playing the clips, Hannity haughtily calls on Geraldo, who basically tells Hannity he just ended Roy Moore's campaign.

Flustered, Hannity pivots to the lawyer, who goes off about the four women coming forward and how the fact they didn't know each other, yet their stories were eerily similar, is damning, particularly compared with Moore's less-than-full denials.

Finally, Hannity desperately reaches out to Jarrett for a port in the storm. Instead, Jarrett points out a glaring lie, and is about to expound when...

...Hannity quickly feels the need to break for a commercial.

#32 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-11-14 10:03 AM | Reply

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