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:
Received: 03/06/2007 03:22am Eastern Standard Time (GMT - 4:00 )
To: < firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Ann Coulter
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 < email@example.com >
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 http://coolstuff.ampd.com/content/channelguide/index.html 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