Sears Will Not Air 'Savage Nation' Ads

Another advertiser rejects radio host's hate-filled rhetoric

Dec 04, 2007, 00:00 ET from Council on American-Islamic Relations

    WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Hate Hurts America
 Community and Interfaith Coalition (HHA) today announced that Sears, one of
 the nation's largest retailers, has joined a growing list of advertisers
 that have stopped advertising or refuse to place their ads on Michael
 Savage's "Savage Nation" radio program.
     In an e-mail to HHA, a Sears official wrote: "Sears Holdings will not
 be advertising on 'The Savage Nation.'"
     HHA, a group of religious and civic organizations seeking to challenge
 hate speech on talk radio, was formed as a result of Savage's recent
 rhetorical attacks on Muslims, Islam and the Quran, Islam's revealed text.
 Coalition members are calling on advertisers nationwide to stop airing
 commercials on Savage's nationally-syndicated program.
     SEE: Hate Hurts America
     SEE ALSO: National Radio Host Goes on Anti-Muslim Tirade (CAIR)
     Savage has a long history of rhetorical attacks on a variety of
 minority groups. He says he has lost at least $1 million in revenue because
 of the advertiser campaign.
     SEE: Michael Savage (Media Matters)
     Advertisers that have already stopped airing, or refuse to air
 commercials on "Savage Nation" include Universal Orlando Resorts, AutoZone,
 Citrix, TrustedID, JCPenney, OfficeMax, Wal-Mart, and AT&T.
     The Hate Hurts America Community and Interfaith Coalition includes
 public officials and civil rights advocates, as well as representatives of
 the Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Latino, and Asian communities.
     CONTACT: Hate Hurts America Community and Interfaith Coalition
 Coordinator Sabiha Khan, 407-430-3747,

SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations