Tell these advertisers to stop funding Fox News now
Fox News is the gateway channel to right-wing extremism. With thousands of Americans dying every day from the COVID-19 pandemic and the violent right-wing attack on the U.S. Congress on January 6th, Fox News’s dangerous misinformation increasingly poses a direct threat to our democracy.
Please send a message now to the following top Fox News advertisers, to demand that they stop funding Fox’s lies, deadly disinformation, and extremist right-wing violence.
Top Fox New Advertisers: GlaxoSmithKline, Liberty Mutual, General Motors, Procter & Gamble, Intuit, NortonLifeLock, Nestle, Kraft Heinz, Progressive, Charles Schwab, Toyota, and Subaru.
Here’s the rundown.
In the two weeks after the 2020 election, Fox News cast doubt on or pushed conspiracy theories about the election result nearly 800 times (see examples below). It fueled conspiracies and attacks on democracy, told their viewers the election was invalid, and stoked extremist violence.
Fox News has a long history of spreading misinformation. Whether it is speaking on COVID-19, the Movement for Black Lives, the election, or the climate, Fox News puts lies above the truth. Any advertising company continuing to give money to Fox News is profiting from and complicit with their misinformation, white supremacy, and extremist fear-mongering.
By backing election and COVID-19 misinformation on Fox News, advertisers are putting profit above the health and safety of people and our democracy. While more than 70 companies have publicly announced that they will cut ties with Sean Hannity’s, Laura Ingraham’s, and/or Tucker Carlson’s prime-time shows on Fox since 2017, it is now clear that any company that claims to support American democracy must immediately cut all ties with Fox News.
It's long past time to hold Fox News accountable. Together, we can pressure companies to stand up for public health and for our democracy.
“The radical Dems are also working with the corporate-owned left-wing national media, doing their very best to nullify the votes of 71 million Trump voters. And let's be very direct, many are trying to steal this election from President Trump. There is no doubt about it. The only doubt is the extent of it.”
–Lou Dobbs, on Lou Dobbs Tonight, Nov. 9, 2020
“I am sick and tired of corrupt left-wing Democrats who believe that we are too timid and too easy to intimidate. … No one should have any doubt, you are watching an effort to steal the presidency of the United States. … And are we supposed to surrender? This is a crisis in the American system comparable to Washington on Christmas Eve or comparable to Lincoln at Gettysburg. This is a genuine deep crisis of our survival.”
–Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich, on Hannity, Nov. 5, 2020
“It was not an insurrection. It wasn't an armed invasion by a brigade of dangerous white supremacists. It wasn't. Those are lies. Why are they demanding that you believe those lies? You should wonder about that. … Something dark is going on right now.”
–Tucker Carlson, on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Jan. 14, 2021