Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Can't Bear Sinclair

I was just thinking this weekend about the post-election dropoff in coverage of reactionary goings-on, and then lo and behold, today's Progress Report brings this welcome tidbit:

Staples, Inc., the world's leading seller of office products, has announced that as of January 10th it will "no longer advertise on local news programming on Sinclair Broadcast Group TV stations nationwide." Sinclair Broadcasting has been extensively criticized for its "injection of partisan conservative politics into its nightly newscasts." Staples shows being successful and remaining mindful of customers' concerns don't have to be mutually exclusive. Let's hope their stand encourages other companies to be more mindful of where their advertising dollars are spent.

There's something especially sweet about kicking the business class right in the wallet. I think I need to go purchase some office supplies at