May 9, 2007, - 1:37 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Verizon announced yesterday that it will no longer sponsor singer Gwen Stefani’s concert tour because it features “Muslim American Idol,” criminal thug, and child-molestation simulating anchor baby Akon, about whom I told you several weeks ago.
Friday, Verizon announced that it would no longer sell Akon ringtones. This was a result of the work of Laura Ingraham and Michelle Malkin, who urged their respective listeners and readers to contact Verizon and pull their business from the company. Kudos to them, as they and their listeners/readers deserve all the credit for these positive developments.
And thanks to both of them for recognizing my column on Akon. Ingraham mentioned it on FOX News Channel’s “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” on Friday (video at Hot Air) and Michelle did so, Monday Night, on FOX News Channel’s “O’Reilly Factor” (video at Hot Air).
Thanks to them both, not just for the mention, but more importantly for stopping Verizon. This just goes to show that all is not completely lost in the continuing culture war America fights every single day.
The pornification of America–while seemingly winning the war–does not win every battle. And corporations must be responsible in their capitalism . . . or, occasionally, face the bottom-line consequences.
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