July 21, 2008

Home Depot Pulls Ads From Michael Savage

From John Gilmore:
Home Depot just called the Autism United office and said they are pulling their ads from the Michael Savage program.

Keep up the phone calls and the emails. Hopefully there will be more to follow.

UPDATE: Clarification from Home Depot Communications:

"To clarify, I work at The Home Depot and can confirm that we do not currently advertise on The Michael Savage Show, nor do we have any kind of sponsorship in place with the program. We support many AM radio stations and weekend home improvement programs that run on these stations. Sometimes an ad will run in error during other programming, or our logo will appear on the station Web site, which we suspect may be the case here.
Sarah, Home Depot Communications "

5 comments:

Home Depot Communications said...

To clarify, I work at The Home Depot and can confirm that we do not currently advertise on The Michael Savage Show, nor do we have any kind of sponsorship in place with the program. We support many AM radio stations and weekend home improvement programs that run on these stations. Sometimes an ad will run in error during other programming, or our logo will appear on the station Web site, which we suspect may be the case here.
Sarah, Home Depot Communications

uncheckedaccount said...

HOME DEPOT AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES


A 2005 audit of Young Sun Lighting, a maker of lamps for Home Depot, found that workers in their Chinese factory received only 1-2 days off per month and worked an average of 12 hours per day in sweat shop conditions. Home Depot callously replied to the charges with a dismissive "there's no perfect factory".

Send Home Depot a message that you oppose human rights violations, child abuse and sweat shop labor by refusing to shop there.

thingwarbler said...

This would seem to indicate that Home Depot is desperately trying to spin their way out of association with Savage now that he's (once again) become too toxic for commercial comfort.

But as Steve's post over at Media & Mayhem indicates, other advertisers have been able to stipulate a "no Savage" clause in their contracts, so Home Depot needs to either stop claiming that their ads didn't run where they did, or announce that they will, effective immediately, demand that their broadcasters cease running their ads during Savage's Hate Hour.

thingwarbler said...

Just to follow up: In all fairness, Sarah from Home Depot has provided more info here -- it appears they're doing what they can to clean up their act and get themselves removed from the Savage Hate Hour for good.

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