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ALTERNATIVE FACTS: Pro-Trump Group’s Ad Campaign Heralds “Civil Rights Champion” Jeff Sessions [VIDEO]

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Miranda Blue reports at Right Wing Watch: A dark money group that spent $21 million supporting Donald Trump in the presidential election is now running a television ad portraying Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s nominee to be attorney general, as “a civil rights champion.” Sessions has been a lifelong opponent of civil rights. He was rejected for a federal judgeship ...

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Sean Spicer Turns First Press Conference Into Ad For Trump’s Hotel: I Encourage You To Go There [VIDEO]

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Raw Story reports: Incoming White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer took time out of his first official press conference on Thursday to “encourage” people to visit Donald Trump’s Washington, D.C. hotel. Although Trump has said that he has turned his business over to his sons, he reportedly made a visit to the Trump International Hotel on Wednesday. At Spicer’s press ...

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Trump Team Reduced To Purchasing Targeted Facebook Ads To Promote Inauguration Attendance [VIDEO]

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Raw Story reports: President-elect Donald Trump has been having a hard time convincing people his inauguration on Friday, Jan. 20 is a worthy event to attend. Trump shared a video on his Facebook page just days before his swearing in to the highest office of the United States, with a key message, “See you on January 20th.” Now the president-elect ...

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Actual Breitbart Headline

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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 ...

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Howard Dean Endorses Breitbart Boycott

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Former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean last night tweeted his approval of a New York Times opinion piece on the continuing advertiser boycott of Breitbart. From the article: In mid-November, a Twitter group called Sleeping Giants became the hub of the new movement. The Giants and their followers have communicated with more than 1,000 companies and nonprofit groups whose ...

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Fort Lauderdale Becomes “World’s First” Destination To Use Transgender Models In Mainstream Advertising

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Via press release: The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau will launch a new global marketing and advertising campaign on January 9th featuring three transgender models, and will become the world’s first destination to use transgender models in mainstream destination advertising. Greater Fort Lauderdale’s campaign, which also features straight, gay and lesbian models, follows the destination’s long and storied ...

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REPORT: 400 Companies Now Boycotting Breitbart

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Little Green Footballs reports: Many people have now joined the effort to inform major companies about the racist and misogynist nature of Breitbart “News” and urge them not to advertise at this “alt-right” hate site, and this ad hoc campaign is getting serious results. The number of companies that have now pulled their ads from Breitbart is at 400. That’s ...

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Cinnabon Blasted For Carrie Fisher Tweet

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Via Raw Story: As news of Carrie Fisher’s death at the age of 60 permeated social media Tuesday, fans of the “Star Wars” actress took to Twitter to mourn the tragic loss of an unparalleled heroine. But while users reminisced over Fisher’s incredible talent, wit and spirit, a certain mall-and-airport-based sticky bun brand opted to send off a rather tasteless ...

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Breitbart Features Sponsored Post From “Christian Healthshare” As Major Advertisers Stay Away

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Late last month Breitbart called on their millions of readers to boycott Kellogg’s after the cereal giant declined to continue advertising with them. Unsurprisingly, Breitbart’s “advertise with us or else” threat did not sit well with other major brands, virtually all of whom have since abandoned the site. Today Breitbart’s front page contains yet another attack on Kellogg’s, below which ...

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SHORT FILM: Kodak Promotes Gay Acceptance

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JMG reader Rob tips us to this lovely three-minute clip from Kodak. From the YouTube description: “Director Terry Rayment’s 35mm film “Understanding” poignantly depicts the transformational power of love and happiness. Cinematographer Kate Arizmendi captured all of the emotions beautifully on KODAK VISION3 500T 5219.” 

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CHARLOTTE: Amid HB2 Furor, Pro Hockey Team Issues Touching Call For Unity In Holiday Message [VIDEO]

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From the Charlotte Observer: When hockey players bring a tear to someone’s eye, it’s usually after breaking their nose. But there’s apparently a mushy side to these guys that the world has overlooked. Just a week after the Carolina Panthers released a sweet-hearted Christmas video, the Charlotte Checkers have produced one of their own that is both sentimental and poignant ...

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Ace Is The Place For Gay Circular Saws [VIDEO]

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JMG reader David points out that the latest holiday ad from Ace Hardware begins with a woman selecting a circular saw and saying to herself, “This takes care of my son AND my son-in-law.” While it could be argued that the son and the son-in-law are not married to each other and that each guy is getting a saw, this ...

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VIRAL VIDEO: Heartwarming Danish Holiday Ad Shows Father Accepting His Transgender Daughter

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Raw Story reports: A new commercial from Denmark contains a heartwarming message for the holidays about acceptance and the power of familiar love. HelloGiggles.com said that the ad is for electronics company Elgiganten and is called “Let the gifts speak.” It begins with a family at Christmas opening presents. One member of the family, a teenaged trans daughter looks uncomfortable ...

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BACKFIRED: Major Brands Continue To Flee Breitbart, Only Automated “Remnant Fill” Ads Now Appear There

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Breitbart’s continuing attacks on Kellogg’s have rather predictably backfired. Investor Relations reports: The move by many of these large corporations to cancel ad contracts on Breitbart seems to already be hurting the company, as the majority of current ads on the news site are being fed to the site by Google and Taboola, which are third party ad providers, and ...

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POLAND: Auction Site Goes Globally Viral With Holiday Ad Depicting Elderly Man Learning English [VIDEO]

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You may need a tissue for this. The Independent reports: A Polish Christmas advert, which has been viewed more than two-and-a-half million times, about a grandfather learning English is melting hearts worldwide. The advert, released by online auction website Allegro, starts with the elderly man receiving an “English For Beginners” audio set from the website. He then sets about becoming ...

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LOUISIANA: Triggered Snowflakes Force Removal Of Atheist Holiday Billboard After Two Hours [VIDEO]

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Via Raw Story: A billboard promoting atheism during the holiday season has been run out of town by Christians in Monroe, Louisiana, who deemed it too offensive for their community’s religious sensibilities to tolerate. This message proved to be so triggering for Christians in the community that they successfully demanded that it be taken down on the grounds that it ...

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Breitbart: Kellogg’s Might Kill Your Children

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Breitbart today fired another warning shot at companies that might be considering joining an advertising ban by publishing a list of several product recalls made by Kellogg’s over the last few years. Their article begins with this: “Kellogg’s, a company facing accusations of profiting from child labor practices at an Indonesian supplier, has also faced multiple food product recalls in ...

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American Atheists Unveil Holiday Billboard Messages

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Hemant Mehta reports at the Friendly Atheist: American Atheists just revealed their 2016 holiday billboard campaign. Once again, they’re urging people who are on the fence about religion to skip church. The first sign, riffing on Donald Trump‘s campaign slogan, says “Make Christmas Great Again — Skip Church!” The billboard will be up throughout December in Lynchburg, Virginia, and Shreveport, ...

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BMW Pulls “Targeted Ads” From Breitbart

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Bloomberg reports: Breitbart has become a minefield for brands in recent weeks, with critics lining up on both sides of the political aisle. Before Kellogg abandoned the site, activists attacked the cereal brand for advertising on Breitbart, saying its content espouses racist and anti-Semitic views. A screen shot showing an advertisement for Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats was part of an ...

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Breitbart Launches Kellogg’s Boycott After Company Suspends Advertising On The White Supremacist Site

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In a transparent attempt to bully their remaining advertisers and in keeping with their vow that they would “go to war” against any brands that drop them, this afternoon Breitbart launched a boycott of Kellogg’s. From their notice: The decision by Kellogg’s, which makes Pringles, Eggo waffles, as well as Special K and Frosted Flakes cereals, among others, will make ...

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