2500+ Advertisers Have Now Dropped Breitbart

The Independent reports:

More than 2,500 advertisers have reportedly stopped advertising on right-wing news website Breitbart News in recent months, underscoring the swelling power of a grassroots campaign to boycott the platform, especially amid escalating political tensions in the US.

According to a tweet by Sleeping Giants, a campaign group aiming to pressure companies into cutting ties with media they deem to be racist or sexist, the number of advertisers that have ceased advertising is “climbing towards 2,600”.

Amid the advertiser exodus, Sleeping Giants has repeatedly urged e-retail giant Amazon to cut advertising ties with Breitbart, a move that many of the company’s employees appear to support. Amazon is not believed to have a direct relationship with Breitbart but it does select the exchanges through which it buys ads, which implies that it would have a degree of control over how they are targeted.

  • bkmn

    Which is probably why Bannon met with Mercer before going back. Had to make sure the funding was secure.

  • Ninja0980

    As long as Robert Mercer and his even more vile daughter are giving them $$$, they don’t need any.

    • Michael R

      I was going to bring up Mercer’s ,
      a focused effort to destroy them is in order .

      • billbear1961

        Them and the Kochs!

        • Bluto

          Soros paid opponents of free speech!

          • billbear1961

            Tapping into the nutcase propaganda, B?

          • Still waiting on my Soro’s check.

          • (((GC)))

            Why isn’t Soros paying for our sousaphones and tuba lessons?!

          • Kristenjhipp

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          • Bill Castellani

            Soros is a poor street urchin compared to the amount of $$ the Koch Bros and Mercers are pushing the Right.

          • Nowhereman

            Snark? Or BS?

          • Bluto

            You don’t know me, do ya? SNARK

          • Nowhereman

            It’s a common accusation from the right. That’s why I asked.

          • Bluto

            You are correct, Sir. That’s why I was mocking them.

          • Nowhereman

            I got you now though–I look forward to snarking around with you again soon, Bluto!

    • FAEN

      The Mercers are serious believers.

      • billbear1961

        Yes, they are fascists, gangster oligarchs!

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    Bannonarama–(It’s A) Cruel Summer

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen
    • Reality.Bites

      Wrigley’s Eclipse gum was first introduced in Canada, but under the name Excel.

      https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0793/2163/products/SAM_5016_large.JPG?v=1473898964

      Did Wrigley have some plan to blind Americans by deceiving them about the abilities of the gum and its packaging?

      • Well, many of us are stupid enough.

        • Reality.Bites

          If they’d called the gum “trump” 30% of Americans would wear the gum goggles full time.

  • Dramphooey

    I hope Amazon does the right thing. It would be a hit to their bottom line because I would bet many Breitbart visitors buy their fake books from Amazon. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4fa994c4ec74e3141e84da7880f3d5ee62572d8fef9f050a9cf7613e31f08d0d.jpg

    • FAEN

      Fake book written by a fake human.

      • billbear1961

        fake human and REAL Nazi

        • FAEN

          That too.

      • Dramphooey

        My family is doing some cleaning at the old homestead. There were a few books by Ayn Rand and some fluff from Bill O’Reilly. I’m donating quite a few books to the local library’s sale but these all went straight into the trash where they belong,

        • FAEN

          I agree! Recycle those ‘books’ into something better.

        • DonnaLee

          I wouldn’t clutter up the landfills, use them to start fires.

    • Blake Mason

      s/b De pluribus

    • Uncle Mark

      Twitler likes to insult Amazon all the time anyway, since Bezos also owns the Washington Post. Why not bitch-slap Breitbart in the process?

  • JustDucky

    Amazon’s corporate contact info:

    Phone:
    (206) 266-1000

    Address:
    410 Terry Ave. North
    Seattle, WA
    98109-5210

    Twitter:
    @amazon

    • I just sent him an email. Not sure it will do any good, but as a very loyal customer since around 1998, I thought at least I’d try.

  • bambinoitaliano

    Drip drop drippity drop….flee the advertisers. What’s left? Spam? Mountain Dew? Crisco oil?

    • Dramphooey

      Energy drinks. You can’t properly Nazi in the park without your energy drinks.

      • bambinoitaliano

        I thought crystal meth is the choice for that.

      • Uncle Mark

        Well, it’s a known fact that Hitler’s elite SS units were on speed. They like to pretend their elite SS too

      • boatboy_srq

        Mustn’t forget Rockstar beverages are a Savage/Wiener product….

  • djcoastermark

    I would like to see a list of those who still advertise on dimfart or whatever they are called.

  • billbear1961
  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Perhaps they could get Jim Bakker to advertise his slop buckets on there.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Or Alex Jones’ Info War merchandise.

      • Anastasia Beaverhousen

        Or “Joanie loves Chachi”- season one

        • bambinoitaliano

          I’m sure the Christian network has a few movies to sell from its catalogue.

        • Uncle Mark

          Or “Liberace Loves Chachi”…the spin-off Scott Baio doesn’t like to talk about

      • OdieDenCO

        previously worn shirt 2 for $9.99 s&h extra

    • bambinoitaliano

      And Tony Perkin’s Fucking Related Children exclusive Josh Duggar finger cots variety pack.

      • M Jackson

        Over-the-clothes Diddle-Proof panties for girls age 13-18.

    • kareemachan

      Or that spring water of Peter Popoff’s.

  • joe ho

    It doesn’t matter. Breitbart isn’t about making money. It’s about sustaining and spreading a political movement to weaken the federal government. Deep pocketed alt-right sympathizers will foot the bill.

    • boatboy_srq

      Remember when Reichwingnutsery was relegated to AM radio because it was cheap?

    • trog

      Exactly. We really need to overturn the freaking Citizens United.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • jimbo65

    Cue the sad trombone.
    https://youtu.be/CQeezCdF4mk

  • kaydenpat

    Great news. Sometimes hate doesn’t pay.

  • sword

    Rachel Maddox (MSNBC) conjectured on why Trump’s White House has had such a weird assortment of aides, etc. She was able to trace backward that almost every single one of them have had/has connections with the Mercers.

    • Ray Taylor

      Mercers Disease is extremly hard to control. Anti biotics don’t work very well.

      • Jonestown Kool-aid is a known effective treatment.

        • Ray Taylor

          That only kills the patient. The disease still lingers on.

  • Texndoc

    Drudge Report has minimal advertising and boasts nearly 900 million page hits every month. I always assumed it was impossibly expensive to advertise there.

    • 900 Million page hits a month?? Holy FSM!

    • The_Wretched

      It’s the #1 site my conservative co-workers have up.

  • billbear1961

    The MSM are upset about murderous NAZIS, are they?

    Then, it is TIME, at long LAST, for them to shine the full and blinding light of TRUTH upon the fascist extremists at Breitbart, and at every other like propaganda site in this benighted republic!!

    Do your JOBS, TRUE journalists–make us proud, as 40 THOUSAND Bostonians made us proud–defend the truth from lies and genuine democracy from hateful and murderous extremism!!

    • ColdCountry

      Not to take a thing from your comment, but there were more than Bostonians in that crowd. And they do make us proud, don’t they? Maybe this will finally get the liberals up off their butts and into action.

      • billbear1961

        I didn’t know that the crowd wasn’t just Bostonians, CC–thanks!

        I certainly HOPE this is a prelude to much further action on our side, YES!

      • Nowhereman

        I’ll bet the 40-50 nazis who showed up at their “free speech” rally wet their pants when they saw and heard all the people who showed up to counter them with their OWN free speech..

        • ColdCountry

          They were only outnumbered about 1000 to 1.

          • Nowhereman

            I laughed and I cried when I saw that. I’m really proud that so many good
            Americans are standing up and saying “hell no–not this nazi shit again!”

  • Ken M

    Well you know who will somehow, some way eventually claim that he was responsible. If it’s seen as a “good” thing.

  • Jon Doh

    Still seems like the best place to advertise a White Sale. Doorbuster deals on sheets and hoods. Free shipping with code KLAN at checkout.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Well, they’re all about the free market, so this shouldn’t bother them in the least….bahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    Again, I need a cup of my special tea….

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b01377065f0f87c87385a52728a67f909efa6926062a708baf428f298027df31.gif

  • ByronK

    OT – This is great. Alt-right trolled with a tuba.
    https://twitter.com/sacca/status/899018561372409856

  • Scout

    Do they even need advertising? Aren’t the Mercers bankrolling this project?

  • Ken M

    Is it just me, or does that sound like a lot of advertisers (and more remain) for a rag site like this?

    • Jon Doh

      Especially when it appears MSNBC only has Land Rover sponsoring its entire evening broadcast.

      • Tomcat

        Hell Landrover is so right wing it is ridiculous.

    • Dagoril

      Most advertisers don’t choose specific websites to advertise on. They work with one of these Adsense or Taboola-esque companies, who aggregate all of their ads and then share them out randomly across thousands of websites. Well not quite randomly, they do use some keywords and whatnot. So the 2500+ that have “left” have just told the adserver company to manually block them from that specific website.

  • greenmanTN
  • Natty Enquirer

    Amazon would have a “degree of control”? Yeah, if they beg and plead, since they are such a puny, powerless advertiser.

  • Michael R
  • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

    Has Amazon?

    • Daveed_WOW

      I’m ready to cancel Prime if they don’t do it by the end of business today.

      • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

        I just canceled. It’s still valid through March, but I intend on contacting them to let them know exactly why I’m canceling. Funny, they don’t even stand by their 2 day guarantees anymore.

  • KnownDonorDad

    I want to see these boycotts having an effect, already.

  • Slippy_World
    • Ray Taylor

      Well the FBI and CIA have all their photos now thanks to tiki torches.

  • The_Wretched

    It’s not McMaster’s job to keep Donny the Unfit from making callous remarks.

  • John Ruff

    Time to shame Amazon.

  • RickCabral

    Ain’t ( white ) Jesus one of their supporters?

  • Boy Elvis

    Lauren Duca of Teen Vogue points out the following:

    There's all this breathless myth-making around Breitbart, but they reportedly only had 63M views last month. More people saw my dumb tweets.— Lauren Duca (@laurenduca) August 21, 2017

    (Pardon the excess scripting in this post. I am bad at posting from Twitter.)

  • Daveed_WOW

    I agree with the boycott, but Breitbart can get it’s own financing from the kakistocracy. See also Reason magazine and its funding from tobacco companies and pot-smoking plutocrats. The cost of operating propaganda mills is minimal. Their staffs are tiny; nothing compared to network TV news or real newspapers.

  • TheManicMechanic

    It would be nice if there was a concentrated botnet-style effort to load all content from Breitbart servers, except the and content, to drive their web hosting costs through the roof without the benefit of anyone seeing it. Yeah, illegal most likely, but not unwarranted.

  • Ken M

    Love to see that many cancel reservations at a Trump resort.

  • SDG

    Wow, who knew that there were that many advertisers?

  • Even if they all drop them the Mercer family backs them so not sure this will matter in the long run.

  • JCF
  • wmforr

    Who needs advertisers when they have the Mercers? Often called “reclusive billionaires.” Which is actually “rich racists” misspelled.