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These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Saturday, December 17, 2005

A Cold Day In Hell

That's what it will be if you catch me buying a Ford vehicle. They are pulling their ads for Land Rovers and Jaguars from all gay rags. Here's what an article in CNNMoney said last week about Ford's advertising dilemma:

Ford said last week its Jaguar and Land Rover luxury brands would pull all advertising from gay publications after facing a boycott threat from the American Family Association, which has criticized the automaker for being gay-friendly.

Guess what? The AFA has stopped the boycott. And after meeting with the gay groups regarding the issue, here is what the white boys in gray suits had to say:

"We value all people -- regardless of their race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and cultural or physical differences," Ford Chairman and Chief Executive Bill Ford Jr. said in a statement released after the meeting with gay rights groups.

Yada, yada, yada...

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Anonymous w8in said...

You're running behind a bit :-)


Seems like Ford claims it never reached a deal and will continue to place ads wherever they want.

1:32 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From HRC on Thurs...
Thank Ford Motor Company
for Reaffirming its Support for Fairness

Ford Motor Company released a statement saying it would feature all of its brands in a 2006 ad campaign in gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender-themed publications. This action puts to rest indications that Ford made a deal with a right-wing extremist group, which was our central concern. Thank Ford today - click here

Joe Solmonese, Human Rights Campaign President, along with a coalition of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender organizations, met with Ford to urge them to reinstate their support for fairness. Human Rights Campaign supporters sent almost 50,000 letters to Ford urging them to repudiate those rumors and to publicly reaffirm their support for fairness. Ford Motor Company has a 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index.

4:48 AM PST  
Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

more on Ford...


10:21 AM PST  
Blogger NursePam said...

I may be running behind a bit. But the bottom line is that they DID announce that they were pulling these ads as a cost cutting measure. Obviously, someone reminded them of the power of gay dollars.

Why would they EVER consider pulling ads from gay publications? And why only gay publications? And do you really think they reinstated them because their hearts told them it was the right thing to do? It was pressure and money that changed their minds.

You can say what you want. But you'll pardon me if I wait awhile before I press the button to send Ford a thank you.

10:25 AM PST  
Blogger Seabiscuit said...

A little humor.

FORD = Fix Or Repair Daily


5:52 PM PST  
Blogger NursePam said...

LOL! Cute. Actually, I am not a fan of big business period. That's my excuse for being a crank ;^)

6:10 PM PST  

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