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Stardock/UPS Follow-up

Stardock's Brad Wardell sent a follow-up to our earlier post about Stardock possibly boycotting UPS. He clarifies the originations of this story and his true feelings about the topic in the following statement:

The article in question is a recap of a recap of a private comment on Facebook. It had nothing to do with Glenn Beck. I donít watch his show. Donít care about his show. I was annoyed to see UPS playing politics with its ad dollars by boycotting entire networks and told the shipping guys to pick the FedEx box instead of the UPS box. Bam. Whole story. :)

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59. Re: Stardock/UPS Follow-up Sep 29, 2009, 13:48 Wowbagger_TIP
 
my original statement was that refusing to do business with a company over ideals is a polarizing act. this refers to UPS refusing to advertise on Fox. thats it. period. im not saying its good or bad or that i support or do not support them.
I understand what you're saying. I'm simply saying that you're wrong to equate "doing business" with "spending advertising money to support programming on a particular station". They aren't refusing to sell their services to anyone. They're just refusing to endorse inflammatory speech by supporting it with ad money.

To see that as a polarizing act seems like quite a stretch. Would it be considered polarizing if they pulled ad money from a network airing Wright's sermons? Seems to me that they're just trying to avoid the appearance of endorsement of the kinds of claims and ideas that Beck espouses. Hell, even Beck himself can't explain his statements. I can understand not wanting to appear as though they're supporting him.
 
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