On January 6th, we all watched with revulsion as a violent mob of fascists and white supremacists overran the U.S. Capitol. As the weeks have passed, more and more is being revealed. From sketchy Capitol tours by Republicans to the involvement of high ranking law enforcement members, it’s so clear just how embedded white supremacists and fascists are on the right.
If we don’t rise up now against this growing fascist movement, these racist pieces of shit will continue to consolidate their base and radicalize more people with their hate and lies.
That’s why we’re launching our newest campaign to go after the white supremacists’ biggest megaphone: Fox News. If we can send enough messages to the companies giving millions in advertising money to Fox News today, we can send a strong message to some of the biggest U.S. corporations that there are consequences to being associated with hateful platforms like Fox News.
Here’s the list of the top 12 companies giving millions of advertising money to Fox News every year: GlaxoSmithKline, Liberty Mutual, General Motors, Procter & Gamble, Intuit, NortonLifeLock, Nestle, Kraft Heinz, Progressive, Charles Schwab, Toyota, and Subaru.
According to Media Matters, Fox News has cast doubt on or pushed conspiracy theories about the November election nearly 800 times.
- Lou Dobbs, on November 16, told Fox viewers that “this is a war, this is a battle for the control of our government and for the future of this nation.”
- Sean Hannity, on December 18, said that “there’s no doubt this [election] was stolen. No doubt whatsoever.”
- Jesse Watters, on his Fox show on December 26, said that “when they sabotage a president who actually changed things, we don’t rebel, we don’t march, we don’t resist. … We used to storm the castle over abuses of power like this.”
These repeated lies and incitements to violence led directly and predictably to what happened on January 6th.
This obviously isn’t just a matter of pushing lies about the election — Fox’s lies hurt all of our communities, whether they’re about climate denialism, scapegoating immigrants, undermining COVID public health measures, or saying that Black Lives Matter is going to “come for you” (Tucker Carlson, on June 8). Fox News is the gateway channel to far-right extremism in America.
It’s long past time for us to turn off Fox’s money faucet and the hypocrisy we’re seeing from corporations across the spectrum. At the same time as they’re putting out statements condemning the January 6 attacks, corporations like General Motors, Liberty Mutual, GlaxoSmithKline, and Subaru have continued buying ads on Fox News.
Join our campaign to call out the companies underwriting Fox’s dangerous lies and enabling fascist violence. These companies can either keep on funding Fox’s lies or say that they support American democracy — not both. It’s high time for them to choose.