So I was poking around the Daypop Top 40 to see what interesting things bloggers have been talking about when I came across a blog called Boycott Sinclair Advertisers. It’s a meta-blog of sorts, pointing to stories in the mainstream media and on blogs and rallying the troops around Sinclair Broadcasting‘s intent to air an anti-Kerry film right before the election. I was particularly interested to see the list of advertisers promised in the title, and found it via a link in the blogroll to Sinclair Advertiser Database. If one were to boycott every corporation on the extensive list, one would have to walk around, barefoot, unwashed and covered in a nature-provided material of their choosing (I hear that woven grass loinclothes are making a comeback), eat roots and berries, and tend to their own medical needs. I know about the relationship between the media and advertisers, but it’s always quite an eye opener to see it spelled out in front of you.
Interestingly, Sinclair has posted a short comment regarding the Kerry film on the front of its website:
Characterizations regarding the content are premature and are based on ill-informed sources.
Given Sinclair’s support of the Bush campaign, I kind of find this hard to believe. We shall see.