March 19, 2007
Customer Support from Ampd discusses Ann Coulter

Recently, Ann Coulter made a derogatory statement about John Edwards. I went to Coulter's site and saw that Ampd, the mobile phone company, was advertising on her site.

I wrote this letter in complaint:

From: Received: 03/06/2007 03:22am Eastern Standard Time (GMT - 4:00 )
To: < > Subject: Ann Coulter

Michael Pusateri

You advertise on Ann Coulters web site. She is offensive and bigoted.
You should not advertise on her site.

After almost two weeks, I received this email in response:

Sean < >

Thanks for your email.

Our goal in our advertising is to get attention from, as many segments of the market as possible. We try to be a-political and cater to the humor of both the left and the right.
While Anne Coulter tries to stir up controversy and has been known to have foot in mouth disease, as noted in the recent event where she made a bad joke in reference to some actors decision to check himself into rehab after he got mad at a co worker and used a derogatory term. People, do say bad things and tell bad jokes that don't go over well
And there are a lot of statements from the left are derogatory towards the right many have come from artists who are on Amp'd live and on channels and shows we advertise on.
If you don't wish to buy Amp'd because we advertise on Anne "my right foot is in my mouth" Coulter's webpage remember that there is a Republican who is not getting Amp'd because we advertise on a page or program where the individual has the left foot in their mouth or have Little Bush which satirizes George W. and if you look at you will notice Logo which
Caters to the Homo and bisexual market. As you can see like Mad magazine we are an equal opportunity offender and are trying to appeal to differing segments of the market. So if we were to pull adds and artist for their statements which we are not responsible for we would not be able to advertise any where and offer no content because we would be to afraid that we may offend some one to do anything.

Have we answered your question? We hope so. If any other questions come to mind, feel free to email back.

Wow, just plain wow.

Posted by michael at March 19, 2007 07:31 PM


wow, indeed. the letter may be poorly written, but good for Amp'd... a bible-thumper complaining about gay content on Amp'd better be getting the exact same email in response, tho.

i am unconvinced that Amp'd is that diversified, but if their actions back up this statement, then good for them.

Posted by: pants-man [] on March 19, 2007 8:06 PM

A while back, I read a similar thing from the other side: accepting advertising from companies you disagree with.

It's interesting, and makes sense.

Posted by: alan [] on March 19, 2007 10:22 PM

Wow. The "Homo and bisexual" market? That's just... amazing.

Posted by: Kathleen [] on March 19, 2007 10:25 PM

Good on em. I honestly have no problem with them advertising on Coulter's site so long as they advertise with the Left, too. And I consider the point well taken that our team spends alot of time making fun of the wingnuts.

Posted by: Chad Robinson [] on March 20, 2007 1:28 AM

I think this is a grammatical error, though one that makes the writer come off as a bit lowbrow. if a hyphen were placed at the end of homo and bi, we've got a much less offensive statement. This is probably what the writer intended.

"...caters to the homo- and bi- sexual markets"

BTW, which logo is he referring to, "Queens of the Stone Age"? :-)

Posted by: Jadayne [] on March 20, 2007 3:21 AM

I can't believe you complain about the use of the hyphen, they can't even use the comma correctly. Absolutely horrible.

Posted by: Nathan Dunn [] on March 21, 2007 8:42 AM

I'm offended that people complain about things that offend them.

This culture of being offended is offensive.

Posted by: BillB [] on March 25, 2007 7:54 AM

As an English major, that letter hurt my brain. Definitely not written in a way in which a company should be represented. I would also like someone from GLAAD to see that remark about the "Homo and bisexual market"

Posted by: nanny-Rachael [] on March 25, 2007 9:02 AM
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