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The advertiser boycott of Breitbart really has them losing their shit. They write:

An anonymous group of left-wing Twitter trolls has convinced the New York State Department of Health to withdraw ads promoting colorectal cancer screening from Breitbart News. The public service announcement, which ran in an advertising space on Breitbart.com read: “We got screened for colon cancer when we turned 50 and we’re so glad. Click here to find out why.”

Twitter user “@nastiestwoman” took a screen grab of the ad, and tweeted at the official New York State Department of Health on Dec. 29, urging it to withdraw the ad. The department responded the next day, indicating that it had “removed” advertising from Breitbart, without explanation.

Breitbart News reached out to the New York State Department of Health for comment: “On Dec. 30, your Twitter account indicated that you had withdrawn advertising for colon cancer screening that appeared on Breitbart.com via a third party. On what basis did you do so? Is it your scientific view that colon cancer does not affect conservatives?”

The department responded: “By protocol and practice, DOH reviews all advertising placements with the intention of reaching a wide audience. However, this ad’s proximity to an offensive and objectionable discussion necessitated immediate removal.”

Sample comment from the link above: “Good, I hope all liberals get colon cancer to go with their feminism. Conservatives don’t need an ad to tell them to see a doctor.”

  • Gene

    the average Breitbart reader cannot get out of their scooter (government paid for) long enough to GET a colon exam, so it was wasted advertising anyway

    • MBear

      In the states, when you turn 50 doesn’t your doctor send you a letter saying, “Hey, time to get your colon checked”?

      • Gene

        if so, its the first I have heard of it.
        (sounds like a good idea)

        • MBear

          Husband & I were born about a month apart. We both received our ‘letters’ around the same time, to much giggling. (Not in the US)

      • Bared Bear

        Anybody (at least in my poor little Southern red state) who regularly sees a doc will be told that they need to get it done at 50… I’m not sure about them sending out a letter.

        I was told by my doc, my husband was told… I know family members who were told. It’s pretty common knowledge.

        I imagine that the info is better disseminated in blue and/or more wealthier states. But only somebody who is willfully ignorant would not know that you’ll need to get your colon checked by 50 (and frequently thereafter according to what they find) in my area.

    • ColdCountry

      I think characterizing BB readers as all old is wrong – and dangerous. There are a LOT of young bigots out there. Someone posted a link a while back to an article on how easy it was to radicalize young men to the alt-right. Made a lot of sense, and if you look at the nasty crowds, there are many young people. Don’t be thinking all the bigots are going to die off in the next few years, ’cause they aren’t.

  • Rex

    Breitbart.com should post a warning that viewing the site is a health hazard due to the the toxic shit in it’s contents.

    • MBear

      Reading Breitbart May Cause Ass Cancer

      • David Walker

        They’re just afraid that now they’ll forget to go to the doctor so s/he can stick their finger up his ass. It’s the only butt fuck pleasure that’s acceptable, apparently.

  • j.martindale

    “Cancer to go with our feminism”? Whaaa?

  • Rex

    Sounds like the boycott is making them lose their shit.

    • Gene

      well…since so many of them already wear Depends…

      😉

  • Beagle

    I thought Breitbart WAS a cancer.

    • MBear

      a cancer of asses…?

      • WitlessProtection

        Hey I had ass cancer last year, and I would rather go through that again than read Dimbart.

      • Kim K’s Kute Koochy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Anal Cancer

  • Bared Bear

    In my little red state of misery most Trump voters can’t afford to go see the doctor. They just buy a lottery ticket and pray to Jesus when they’re sick.

  • Silver Badger

    Why would anyone need to be paid to promote cancer screening?

  • Robincho

    Ass cancer is a small price to pay for not having to read Blightbart…

  • Brian

    I think a better headline would have been “NY State prefers you die of cancer if you regularly read Brietbart”. I mean, who’d argue?

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    I’m so glad I’m not raising a pre-teen right now.

  • Michael R

    If public safety is a concern shut your site down .

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  • MBear

    “…No, Mr Powers. I expect them to die.” /Dr Evil

  • Gustav2

    “Is it your scientific view that colon cancer does not affect conservatives?”

    No, it is our view some things are worse than colon cancer, like Breirbart.

  • Rex

    Breitbart readers should be more concerned about their mental health than anything else.

  • greenmanTN

    Well if Breitbart is going to be a pain in the ass to the body politic, it really only seems fair…

  • olandp

    “Conservatives don’t need an ad to tell them to see a doctor.”

    But they need their Medicare, Medicaid, or Obamacare to go.

  • BobSF_94117

    I assume they don’t really need the revenue. Some conservative sugar daddy will keep them afloat, perhaps a Russian one.

    • Brian Burleson

      Mercer $$.

  • olandp

    Things must be really really bad if they are complaining about losing a PSA. Aren’t PSAs a very reduced rate?

    • Lars Littlefield

      Usually a media outlet prints or broadcasts them free of charge as a public service. But the idea of public service is a hackneyed unpopular idea these days.

  • WarrenHart

    If you were so concerned about colorectal cancer screening then you would post stories about it as a public service instead of all the fake news propaganda 24/7.

  • AW

    Actually yes. I would rather your readers die.

  • Cousin Bleh

    “Conservatives don’t need an ad to tell them to see a doctor” is hilariously ironic given the conservative party’s opposition to vaccines.

  • Joe in PA

    Better headline: Breitbart Charges For A Public Service Announcement.

    (means they’re smart)

    • Lars Littlefield

      Not so much smart than just niggardly. But that’s Breitfart.

  • Joe in PA

    offensive and objectionable discussion….

    Hey, if the shoe fits Breitbart, own it!

  • Dejerrity Mycron

    “Conservatives don’t need an ad to tell them to see a doctor.”

    That’s true. All they need is ObamaCare.

    • KnownDonorDad

      They’re on ACA, not Obamacare. /s

  • KnownDonorDad

    “By protocol and practice, DOH reviews all advertising placements with the intention of reaching a wide audience. However, this ad’s proximity to an offensive and objectionable discussion necessitated immediate removal.”

    Ka-BOOM.

  • dcurlee

    Well once republicans have their way the morons that voted for them won’t have insurance to get a screening

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Wah! Wah! Shut up whiny snowflakes! And these are the assholes who’d laugh at a man crying a few tears upon leaving the service of a country he cares about.

  • petewestcentral

    Sad!

  • Acronym Jim

    “Conservatives don’t need an ad to tell them to see a doctor.”

    Then why you bitchin,’ Bratbarter?

    • Don’t they already have their heads up their asses and can see any potential problems firsthand?

  • Greg B.

    Because Breitbart is the only place they can advertise. Or something.

  • Mike Rasor

    So they think NY prefers cancer to financially supporting Brietbart. That says more about Brietbart than anything else. “Brietbart…Worse than Cancer” could be their new tag line.

  • StraightGrandmother

    I’m helping on this effort.
    If you are on Twitter just follow
    https://twitter.com/slpng_giants
    When they tweet out appeals to companies & orgs to stop advertising on Breitbart, just retweet those tweets so the company/org gets notified again via the retweet.

    Just go to Beitbart and see what ads show up, take a screenshot, and ask the business to stop advertising on the hate site and show them the screenshot of theor ad on Breitbart. I did try tweeting Amazon a few times & Tide laundry soap and their parent company Procter & Gamble. I can’t say I got an answer back yet, but my tweets did get retweets so the busineses got multiple requests.

    Sleeping Giant IS working, it really is, but we all need to help out. It is only because many people are helping that we are succeeding. Flying Monkeys, if younare on Twitter, please help out, doesn’t take much of your time.

  • David Walker

    According to Wikipedia, the original (first used in the 4th century) was “In the street of the blind, the one eyed man is called the Guiding Light.” Erasmus wrote in 1500, “In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” Dimbart apparently thinks it has the one eye, thinks of itself as the first quote and winds up being the second. Hey, it’s good to be king. A Guiding Light is like a president dabbing his eye with a tissue; traditionally, a king can do any fucking thing he wants.

  • Reality.Bites

    How can Breitbart readers die of cancer? That would be like RuPaul dying of fabulous.

    • Kruhn

      Ru doesn’t die of fabulous, she becomes one with the fabulousness into a singularity of glamazon.

  • Kruhn

    Beitbart is so funny! Every time I read their stupidity, I end up like this…

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a89284ae9084e9a9a7083abbd2a2cac47b9215658741b5fdd25fb6beb3783a28.jpg

  • Kelly Lape

    Frankly, if you’re reading Breitbart, you are the cancer

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    “…Conservatives don’t need an ad to tell them to see a doctor.” — the cognitive dissonance of this statement as it pertains to the headline and story is beyond laughable. Hey moron, you’re bitching about a cancer ad being removed yet in the next breath claim you don’t need the ad anyway. Do make up your mind.

  • DoctorDJ
    • Maggie 4NoH8

      I thought that was the GOP Official Photo of the new congress?

  • Cosmo Tupper

    A little off-topic but I visited breitbart so I could see what advertisers I could boycott. Oops……none there, unless I want to boycott the breitbart store. Hahahaha,hahahahaha!

  • JCF