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PIZZA HUT TURNS ASIDE PROTEST AGAINST HOWARD STERN

May 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A campaign spearheaded by the conservative Parents Television Council calling for advertisers to boycott America’s Got Talent unless it removes shock jock Howard Stern as one of its new judges has apparently fallen on deaf ears. Most advertisers have simply ignored the organization, which in the past, has successfully mounted similar protests — in particular […]

OPPONENTS OF SAG-AFTRA MERGER EMERGE

February 10, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

Three weeks before members of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists and the Screen Actors Guild are to begin voting on the proposal to merge the two unions, a group headed by longtime merger opponent Scott Wilson says it plans to launch a campaign to urge fellow members to vote no. “These are […]

GROUP PROTESTS J.C. PENNY’S DEAL WITH ELLEN DEGENERES

February 2, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

OneMillionMoms.com, a unit of the Rev. Donald Wildmon’s Christian conservative American Family Association, has launched a campaign against the J.C. Penney stores to pressure the department-store chain to replace Ellen Degeneres as its spokesperson. “Funny that JC Penney thinks hiring an open homosexual spokesperson will help their business when most of their customers are traditional […]

LOWE’S CAUGHT IN MIDDLE OF NEW PROTESTS

December 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Protests at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores continued to mount over the weekend following the company’s decision to pull its advertising from TLC’s All American Muslim. NBC Nightly News showed footage taken at demonstrations in Brooklyn, NY and Dearborn, MI (where the series is taped). With a sign behind him reading, “Lowe’s, Remember, All-American Muslims Shop […]

RADICAL MUSLIMS ATTACK TV STATION IN TUNIS

October 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Some 300 radical Muslims have attacked a privately-owned television station in Tunis after the station broadcast the award-winning animated film Persepolis, which tells the story of a young girl’s experiences during Iran’s Islamic revolution in 1979. The protestors called the film blasphemous and disrespectful to their religion. Nebil Karoui, chairman of Nessma TV, told France’s […]

PARENTS: CARTOONS ARE SEXUALLY CHARGED

August 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

According to the conservative Parents Television Council, which frequently spearheads protests against sexual references on television, children are instinctively drawn to cartoons and, in flipping channels, often land on those that are aimed at adults. In a study released on Tuesday, the PTC particularly criticized two cable networks, Adult Swim and the Cartoon Network, for […]

THEATER OWNERS GAIN BACKING FROM DIRECTORS IN VOD FIGHT

April 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The National Association of Theatre Owners has mustered an impressive list of movie directors and producers to back the exhibitors’ efforts to persuade the movie studios to abandon their plans to roll out premium video-on-demand on cable, satellite, and the web. On the same day that DirecTV introduced its own Home Premiere package with Just […]

JEWISH GROUPS OUTRAGED BY U.N. SCREENING OF MIRAL

March 15, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

A screening at the United Nations of The Weinstein Co.’s Miral, directed by Julian Schnabel, has been denounced by Israel’s delegation to the U.N., the American Jewish Committee, the Anti-Defamation League, and other Jewish organizations as an effort to portray Israel as the villain in its dealings with the Arab world. The screening of the […]

TITLE OF ABC PILOT DRAWS WRATH OF PTC

March 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC may have been asking for trouble — courting it even — by titling the pilot for an upcoming sitcom Good Christian Bitches. If they were, they struck gold on Wednesday when the Parents Television Council urged its million-strong members to sign a petition protesting the title. “ABC’s decision is not only an affront to […]

CONSERVATIVE PARENTS GROUP TARGETS VIACOM SHAREHOLDERS

March 3, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

The Parents Television Council is employing a new tactic in its effort to shut down the MTV series Skins, which, it contends, is a corrupting influence on young viewers. While in the past, the organization has asked its 1.3 million members to send their complaints about such programs to the FCC and to advertisers, it […]

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