Rolling Stone: Boycotting Advertisers

31 March 2011

In 2006, I launched a boycott against a magazine owned by a huge conglomerate.  The Boycott damaged the magazine but the extent was unknown.  Eight months later, the press reported that the magazine had died.  (Early Christmas Present for Michael Yon.)

The boycott was not done on a whim.  The magazine staff and other involved parties had perpetrated a series of egregious behavior before I finally decided to spend time to pursue them.  Such is the case with Rolling Stone.

Rolling Stone has been around for a long time and has weathered many storms.  They may feel invincible.  Rome and the Soviet Union probably felt the same way.  In this world, cities and indeed entire countries go bankrupt.  Powerful billionaire dictators get hunted down and imprisoned, or killed.  In the corporate world, we commonly see the huge and powerful reduced to the latest example of the bigger they are the louder they squeal.  Nobody is invincible.

The boycott of Rolling Stone Magazine advertisers is gaining traction.  The magazine has deceptively attacked US Soldiers and intentionally misled readers for sake of profit and power.

Rolling Stone life-blood is based mostly on advertisement revenues.  Magazine sales off the shelf are not the driving factor.  Advertisement prices are based on circulation and demographics, and they take in a hefty sack of money for a piece of page.

There is limited value in boycotting the magazine itself.  Rolling Stone has an established readership that apparently enjoys mindless gonzo, and even if a hundred thousand people stopped reading, the damage likely would not be seismic.

In 2006, when I took on the magazine that went bankrupt, I studied their business, identified weaknesses, then focused the attacks.  Significant damage was done by people who were upset with the magazine and who began various boycotts, while other damage was caused focusing energy on attacking relationships, which amounted to another form of boycott.

With Rolling Stone, the advertiser base is a mortal weakness.  The concept of the boycott is to concentrate on advertisers and cause them to pull their advertisement dollars and put them elsewhere.  Advertisers with budgets that can cover nearly $200,000 for a single page could care less about Rolling Stone per se; they care about the number of eyes seeing their products, and who those eyes belong to.  When advertisers perceive they are losing money or goodwill from showing their product in that venue, they’ll pluck those dollars and place them elsewhere.  Advertisement executives are just moving chips around on the table, and the boycott goal is to persuade them to move their chips away from Rolling Stone, and of course if they pull their advertisement from Rolling Stone, they can potentially earn goodwill.

It’s important to stress that boycotts against advertisers are temporary until they pull their ads from the perpetrator-space.  In this case, Rolling Stone.

Most salient is the fact that advertisers in Rolling Stone gain benefit only from Rolling Stone readers, while a boycott reaches readers and nonreaders.  The pool of nonreaders will be relatively enormous.

Businesses bleed like people bleed.  If they bleed more blood than they can make, they will eventually die.  You don’t have to squeeze out every drop like a vampire, but usually just a little bit, say, maybe 20% of the advertisement revenue gone might put the magazine in a dramatic tailspin.  You might not notice it for a while because they can take cash infusions and so forth, but sooner or later they will shrivel like a raisin and just lay there.  Dead.

Many people have become angry and loudly complained about Rolling Stone, all to no avail.  The complaints merely egged them on.  It’s time to cool the blood, and with an icy cold resolve, move forward with action.  Boycott their advertisers and crush the Rolling Stone.

It is crucial during the boycott to contact advertisers to express that when the advertiser stops doing business with Rolling Stone, the boycott will end.

First go after the companies with the biggest ads, and also the companies with which you already do business.  Use social networking to share information and when there is success, say it.  Do not hesitate to buy a copy of the magazine to gain information before acting.  Much information is being shared here: Michael Yon Facebook.

Boycotts take little effort.  In 2006, I launched the effort and went back to war coverage.  You don’t have to picket and protest, but just get the word out and let nature take its course.  A strong boycott could be like a bullet with near instant results.  More likely, with Rolling Stone, a persistent but growing boycott might act like a weak neurotoxin.  Just keep dripping it out, and eventually the corporate biology will seize, and there will be spasms, and then, one day, you will open the paper and there it will be, the obituary.

Died: Mr. Rolling Stone, 45, San Francisco.  Born November 9, 1967 San Francisco, California.  Died suddenly last Friday. Mr. Stone was found slouched over an old typewriter after a brain hemorrhage, possibly resulting from an addiction to fiction in a nonfiction world. Services will be held on this Tuesday at 9am at the Church of Bankruptcy.  Burial will be in the dumpster out back behind the courthouse.

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# Afghan Patriot 2011-03-31 12:41
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# Claudia Ochsner 2011-03-31 12:52
Dear Michael,

I looking forward to your next dispatches from Afghanistan. I appreciate your front dispatches very much. In former comments I could read that the new book is soon by me. I am very curious of all the wonderful photographies. No worries, I am patently. So take your time. It's for sure worth to wait of it. I do wish you much luck for the coming tour. Keep up your great work as war corresponder. I know from many troops that they like your honest work very much.

Respectfully
Claudia
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-1 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting AdvertisersAmerican Realist 2011-03-31 13:04
Afghan Patriot - Blow me :D
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# Matt 2011-03-31 13:08
Dear Afghan "Patriot",

That is the most absurd thing I've heard in a while. A few bad soldiers do not reflect the entirety of the brave and courageous American soldiers who help keep many Afghan civilians safe.

Just like a few bigoted Afghan religious leaders who abuse and deride women and their human rights don't reflect middle eastern people as a whole.

The soldiers give their lives so that you can have the ability to speak your weak-minded rhetoric, at least show them some respect and appreciation. But, I doubt you will.
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+1 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting AdvertisersMichelle Hill 2011-03-31 13:20
Afghan Patriot

You sling your hatred because those soldiers & Marines that you call "paid and stupid volunteer mercenaries with no human moral values." fought to give you freedom of speech. all these people that are out there saying horrible things like this have to remember that you are sitting in front of a computer because they fight not you. They should be so lucky that we don't have the draft anymore.
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+2 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting AdvertisersMary 2011-03-31 13:22
Jim Beam Whiskey
Garnier bath products:
Fructis Shampoo
Fructis Style
Nutri Pure
Moisture Rescue
Skin Renew
Anti Sun Damage
Ultra Lift
Ultra Lift Pro
Nutrisse
Nutrisse Ultra Color
100% Color
HerbaShine
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# A Call to Actionbernietmc 2013-07-17 19:47
Let's see which advertiser has the biggest BBs to pull their ads. Only time will tell. Thanks for supplying the names.
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# ElCapitanAmerica 2011-03-31 13:24
I don't understand why you want to boycott Rolling Stone in the 1st place. Again, they put this text NEXT to the video ...
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The clip presented here is excerpted from 'Motorcycle Kill,' a video collected and shared by members of the “kill team” of U.S. soldiers who murdered civilians in Afghanistan and mutilated the corpses. The jumpy, 30-minute video – shot by soldiers believed to be with another battalion in the 5th Stryker Brigade – shows American troops gunning down two Afghans on a motorcycle who may have been armed. Even if the killings were part of a legitimate combat engagement, however, it is a clear violation of Army standards to share such footage. The video was taken on patrol with a helmet-mounted camera; at one point, the soldier shooting the images can be heard boasting, “I got it all on camera.”
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# bondud 2011-03-31 13:34
The Middle East should PAY is for being there. TRUMP for PRESIDENT (it was his idea) How many of the Muslim Brotherhood have killed civilians and cut off heads? One wonders why we havent seen this in the Rolling Stone??
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-1 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting AdvertisersMichael Yon 2011-03-31 13:37
Quoting Mary:
Jim Beam Whiskey
Garnier bath products:
Fructis Shampoo
Fructis Style
Nutri Pure
Moisture Rescue
Skin Renew
Anti Sun Damage
Ultra Lift
Ultra Lift Pro
Nutrisse
Nutrisse Ultra Color
100% Color
HerbaShine


Thank you, Mary. I like your style. The time for arguments is over. Time for action.
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# Ken Glass 2011-03-31 13:38
Spoken like a true European. Please leave.
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# Austen 2011-03-31 13:39
Has something happened to make you angry Mr Afghan Pathetic? You must be very angry that the Taliban are being destroyed... Imagine mentioning Moral Values and supporting the Taliban at the same time.....
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# Ken Haney 2011-03-31 13:41
I'm proud to say that I'm currently serving with the US Army in Afghanistan, 2-2 "Ramrods." I have never read a single idiotic issue of "Rolling Stone" and am glad to join in this boycott effort. Keep up the good work, sir.
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# Hank 2011-03-31 13:43
Sometimes people and countries need an ass kicking. Other times they need and receive a helping hand with respect. What has taken place in Afghanistan and Iraq filled a need for eliminating an actual and existing threat, Afghan, and a possible threat, Iraq. If you remember back 10 years ago, the US got its nose bloodied. Well guess what? The vast majority of the US and its politicians wanted a piece of someone for 9/11. Revenge, maybe. Ass kicking, definitely. To condemn the deliverers of this mission is stupid. To categorize all the military personnel who have served in this mission is pure BS! It is obvious what side of the shoe you are on.
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# Hening 2011-03-31 13:45
Rolling Stone gets most of its circulation by free subscriptions based on buying a guitar or dealing with certain retailers. I bought my son a guitar and the magazine started showing up for free as a one year subscription. He tossed the issues out. RS it the citadel of elderly Hippies and forlorn musicians. It the Dorian Gray of the magazine world. I don't use any of the products they advertise, so hopefully just telling the story of what a lame publication it is will help the cause.
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# Cliff Taylor 2011-03-31 13:46
Thanks to Mary I can join in on "Operation Tumbling Pebble". I had no idea who the advertisers were (I don't read the magazine)- now I do...
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-1 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting AdvertisersEric 2011-03-31 13:48
Thank you for posting this list, Mary. Personally, I'm gonna miss my Jim Beam, but maybe it's time to go back to good ol' Jack Daniels! Cheers!
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# Doug McGee 2011-03-31 13:48
Thank you Mary, for the partial list of advertisers. I noticed that the list is all women's products, other than Jim Beam Whiskey. I guess you could say that "girly men" could be using Garnier bath products, but does this reflect the main readership of Rolling Stone? Are there other products advertised in RS?
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# Laurel 2011-03-31 13:49
Michael, so in support of your efforts and will spread within my network.....hav e I told you lately that I love you.....just thought you might need that support with all that you are battling with over there......you and I will probably never meet....and God help us if we do....we both have our battles to fight....so glad to have you in on my side......
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# David 2011-03-31 13:51
It helps to have it all on camera when the high and mighty press or some other do gooding figure comes around asking questions. Proof of direct threat considering every 2nd motorcycle is rigged with explosives.
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+1 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting AdvertisersThomas Johnson 2011-03-31 13:52
The sponsor list of Rolling Stone says something about its readers. Drunken narcissists perhaps?
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# Josh 2011-03-31 13:54
Afghan Patriot,

Go away. Your not welcome.

To everyone else,

Here in RC-East, Afghanistan we have no problem boycotting these products. However it's going to be an issue boycotting Jim Beam when we return. ;-)

SSG Kurk, Joshua
49th EOD
Orgun-E, Afghanistan
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# William Bloom 2011-03-31 13:56
Afghan Patriot... you are a poser. Probably a typical left-wing american who has difficulty with the fundamental decency of the United States.
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# whamprod 2011-03-31 14:00
Quoting Afghan Patriot:
Micheal,
You maybe able to shut down Rolling stone but can not hide the truth about psychotic American imperial power trying to swallow the world. America did not come to help Afghan people or take on Al-Qaida. America came to Afghanistan for its own geo-Political interests as well as its financial interests. There is no room for you to claim American soldiers as honest, patriotic and freedom defending soldiers. These soldiers are in fact paid and stupid volunteer mercenaries with no human moral values. The pictures speak for themselves.

Another useful idiot. Behead anyone lately, Jihadi?
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# Hening 2011-03-31 14:00
I would contact the large musical instrument retailers that give away free subscriptions of RS, and tell them that they are going to be listed and boycotted. They don't advertise, but either pay or front one year free subscriptions to their customers.
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-1 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting Advertiserswhamprod 2011-03-31 14:04
Quoting Mary:
Jim Beam Whiskey
Garnier bath products:
Fructis Shampoo
Fructis Style
Nutri Pure
Moisture Rescue
Skin Renew
Anti Sun Damage
Ultra Lift
Ultra Lift Pro
Nutrisse
Nutrisse Ultra Color
100% Color
HerbaShine

Good gravy! You read this list, and you have to come to the conclusion that most of their readership spends their time drinking whiskey, adjusting their makeup, and primping their hair. [sarcasm]...alt hough there's nothing *wrong* with that...[/sarcas m] :-*
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# 762x51n8o 2011-03-31 14:06
No kidding we went to Afghan for our own interests -- the backwards country was harboring the terrorists who attacked us. If Afghanistan wasn't allowing terrorists to base their operations out of their country, we wouldn't have attacked.

You cry like girls because we base our views on Islam off of, what you call, the few that "pervert" Islam, because Islam is peaceful. But then you turn around and judge all Americans and all American Military off of a few idiots who committed a horrible act. Do you see the irony in this?

Honestly, if terrorists weren't using Afghanistan as a base of operations to "perfert Islam" as you say, no one would give two squirts of piss about the crappy country and backwards people. If people want to live like it's 800A.D., then that's their business.
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# Dan 2011-03-31 14:09
Eric,
Might I suggest another Kentucky bourbon instead of that TN pond water? Woodford Reserve is very nice.
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# snuffyny 2011-03-31 14:14
I'd really like to participate but I'm gonna have to go buy a copy of the magizine since I already don't buy any of the products listed here.
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# American Patriot 2011-03-31 14:15
And just what "financial interests" could be derived from a pathetic, 19th-century backwater place like Afghanistan? I'd suggest that if the folks running the country had not let the terrorists train there, Americans wouldn't be there now. Do I care about the "Afghan people"? Nope. I care about making sure other countries know that there are consequences for letting terrorists set up shop.
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# Winefred 2011-03-31 14:19
Thanks for the advertiser list, Mary. Guess I'll have to give up my Fructis hair gel, and let them know why. Dear "Afghan Patriot": name me one financial interest that would put the United States in Afghanistan, and I promise to boycott that too. Are you suggesting we're after the opium trade? Trying to corner the goat market? Do tell, please.
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# Jim 2011-03-31 14:23
Afghan Patriot
please show me in any army manual where it calls for what those few soldiers did. what we can say is that there is around 164 times in the koran that calls for killing the infidel. wrap your pea brain around that and stop spewing your vial vitriole(sp).
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# Usmc Viet Nam 2011-03-31 14:25
Come on out strap on 80 pounds, make split second decisions to save your life, or your buddies life, then see who you are calling names. No one from the press had the balls to be out there like Mr. Yon. Be sure and frame your final issue of Rolling Stone. It may be a collector item among nut bags like you.
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# Usmc Viet Nam 2011-03-31 14:27
Come on out strap on 80 pounds, make split second decisions to save your life, or your buddies life, then see who you are calling names. No one from the press had the balls to be out there like Mr. Yon. Be sure and frame your final issue of Rolling Stone. It may be a collector item among nut bags like you.
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# Janice Strpid 2011-03-31 14:29
I am glad you brought it to your readers attention about the RS article's half truths, but I am hesitant to endorse the "killing" of such because of disagreement with its' writers viewpoint. After all what about free press, even if its inaccurate. Isn't that a liberty of democratic values? Better than your cut throat reaction, maybe urging a retraction or clarification from RS on this article would actually be keeping within the spirit of free press. A few sick soldiers acting cruelly are not indicative of our troops mentality and I would hope most of us know that. It's war and bad things happen, but our military does more than what they should to protect civilians and treat the enemy humanely overall, even to the extent of putting our troops at more risk and RS should be made to acknowledge that fact. I didn't like it when you were attacked by bloggers and others in the press..I just think cuthroat behavior is kind of Un-American...
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# LarryO 2011-03-31 14:37
Michael,
Thank you for your continued reporting of the real facts. I find it so difficult to understand why these 60s-70s rags like Rolling Stone continue to report against the efforts of our troops on the ground. Let their "journolists" take point looking for the Taliban and watch their pussy butts run in the opposite direction. They talk so big, yet just continue to talk trash with their typical name calling and empty facts.
Be safe out there Michael!
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# Alex 2011-03-31 14:41
Quoting Afghan Patriot:
There is no room for you to claim American soldiers as honest, patriotic and freedom defending soldiers. These soldiers are in fact paid and stupid volunteer mercenaries with no human moral values. The pictures speak for themselves.


Who are you, Micheal Moore? You also seem to have no understanding of reality.

I served in Afghanistan during 2003 clearing mines from Bagram Airbase and the surrounding area with the 27th Engineer Battalion. One Soldier lost his leg, and a civillian and 2 loyal - courageous working dogs with us lost thier lives. Many times we were invited for tea or coffee by the local Afghans who constantly thanked us for removing the mines that had menaced and maimed them for years and killed thier children. Please do not dishoner our service - it is you who are exercising your first amendment right to show your ignorance.
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# Jim 2011-03-31 14:42
the blather of some like afgan patriot against our army is silly. where in the army manuals does it call for such conduct. but we all know the koran calls for the killing of infidels 164 times + or minus. so who is extreme.
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# Lorenz Gude 2011-03-31 14:49
Michael - you have often said you are a writer, not a journalist. Journalists are always supposed to be one step removed from the fray. You have a tendency to get involved directly and I say - good for you.

The MSM puts the meme first and looks for incidents that support it. In this case the My Lai meme, rather than even attempt to report actual new information in a useful way. They deal in truthyness not truth, prefer fear mongering to fact finding. They deserve extinction.

I learned something else. In my day Rolling Stone was for stoners - not whiskey drinking metrosexuals. Land o' Goshen - What's the world coming to?
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# Vic 2011-03-31 14:52
Afghan Patriot: Your learning disability is quite severe. Rolling Stone has and still does stretch/lie about many topics, which is why I quit reading them 30 plus years ago. If we were trying to "swallow" the world, we would own the worlds oil and minerals by now. Note, that Afghanistan has nothing to offer us, but maybe the Kyber Pass, but we could take that at will, if we wished. I know a few Afghan Veterans, having served from 1 to 6 tours and you could not possibly be any further from the truth about them. To you truth and facts are nothing but an inconvience. Seek professional help for yourself and any family that you may have.
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# One Sane Man 2011-03-31 14:53
Mister Patriot please tell us why, if America was bent on it's financial interests, would we do anything there in Afghanistan beyond bombing targets and launching missiles.

We have no financial interest there.

That argument might work if we attack Iran, but we have plenty of rubble here (The Bronx) already.

As for our soldiers, the fact that they don't shoot first and sort out the bodies later is all the evidence anyone needs to know they are the most restrained force in the world. They are there for the Afghan people now and our only hope is when we leave they can defend themselves from self-serving fanatics of whom you are apparently one.

Have a wonderful day and enjoy this life, since I am pretty sure you won't be making it to the next one.
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# drarnoldlgoldman 2011-03-31 14:55
Even if you are right, so what. It is NORMAL for countries to pursue their national interests. Helping others is one of ours. If we also benefit, no harm no foul. We need not be ashamed of serving our country first, even while helping another.
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# 1776 2011-03-31 14:58
We should all get a good laugh out of "Afghan patriot". He is a Taliban wannabe who will sit at home, gnash his teeth and in the end, accomplish nothing.
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# Dan Ward 2011-03-31 15:04
Mike, Just heard you on Glenn Beck and then I opened this latest dispatch. Time to send you some more buckos to keep you out there. Thanks for defending the vast vast many of our wonderful troops. Once again it's Vietnam time for the Lefties -- brand 100s of thousands (in Vietnam it was millions) for the actions of a depraved tiny few.

My quandry is: I bought my favorite sippin' Bourbon (Jim Beam) a few months ago but haven't opened the bottle yet.
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# Dave Carlton 2011-03-31 15:09
Since Jim Beam is the only product I see being advertised in the Rolling Shit magazine that I used I have just completed and sent an email to the Jim Beam company contact page informing them I will no long purchase their product as long as they support this rag of a magazine with their advertising dollars.

I would encourage all of Micheals readers to pick out a product they use or have consider using and go the the company web site and locate the "contact" page and notify them of your dissatisfaction with their support of the magazine.

And oh, Mr. Afghan Patriot, your more than welcome to go joining the Taliban forces since you feel so strongly about their cause and how evil are the United States.
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# Republicus Maximus 2011-03-31 15:11
I'm having trouble boycotting the advertised products because I never have used any of them in the first place. No foo-foo boy here.
By the way, want to piss off a muslim? Tell them Jesus Christ created mohammed and allah - which Jesus did as He created everything in the world. :P
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# Dev 2011-03-31 15:19
Micheal it is obvious that youy parents are/were dislexic from the spelling of your name. That mental deficiency must be genetic. Or, maybe you just maybe (sic) an idiot of your own volition. I would be interested in your perverted definition of patriotism. But since you must have serious gray matter and possible synapse prolems, perhaps not.
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# fjr 2011-03-31 15:19
If Af Pat were a true patriot to their country they'd never say anything so stupid as in the "boycott truth" comment, so logic leads me to believe the Af Pat is a propagandic mouthpiece because surely no one is so stupid to actually believe what Af Pat wrote unless they are blinded by hatred and bent on spewing poison. You bore me Af Pat, couldn't you have come up with something more original? :zzz
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# ElCapitanAmerica 2011-03-31 15:25
I can see that, but still is the statement "it is a clear violation of Army standards to share such footage" false?

Also, the other video is worse because they made it a freaking music video.

Look, it has little to do with the "Kill Team", but Rolling Stone did at least put that text in there. I'm wondering why Michael doesn't even mention that.
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# RhettaD 2011-03-31 15:42
Color me confused, but while our sons and daughters have been risking thier lives so the people of your counrty can have a chance at a real future, what have you been risking? What have you done to help bring your people out of the dark ages and into the light of a progressive and productive future? How many schools have you built? How many orphans have your clothed and feed? How much time have you spent guarding a market so that peopel can live a single day without fear? How many nights have you spent under fire, cold, hungry, and praying for morning and reinforcements? Talk is cheap, a real patriot puts actions to words for the betterment of his country and the world. Ehough said!
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# troychief162 2011-03-31 15:49
My son, who is in Afghanistan, was wounded last summer in an RPG attack on his convoy. Healed up and went back. He put's it better than I could:

"Yon strikes me as a good guy, unfortunate I've never met him."

"Interesting point about "excessive force" in a combat zone. I say it's only excessive if it disables a US Soldier in the process, anything less is not enough force in my book. It is utterly beyond me why some people insist that we cede what few distinct advantages we have in these combat operations. The enemy already gets to chose the time, the place, and the intensity of the engagement, and it seems like there are far too many doves out there that feel the need to make up all these other little rules and guidelines to try and endanger careers and jeopordize lives all for the sake of feeling better about the killing they'll never have to do."

"Frustrating."
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# Chuck Buis 2011-03-31 15:53
Quoting Josh:
Afghan Patriot,

Go away. Your not welcome.

To everyone else,

Here in RC-East, Afghanistan we have no problem boycotting these products. However it's going to be an issue boycotting Jim Beam when we return. ;-)

SSG Kurk, Joshua
49th EOD
Orgun-E, Afghanistan


Brother Josh,

I will happily buy you a bottle of Booker's on your return in gratitude for you serving me, my family and our nation when you return. maybe you will leave the Beam behind. Thanks for what you do.
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# Dori 2011-03-31 15:53
You got it right, Michael. The time for arguing is over, now is the time to take action with the advertisers. Calmly and with determination we stop buying some products AND we let the advertisers know why.
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# Scotch7 2011-03-31 15:54
Does anyone else find it odd that a magazine that frequently covers a musical style called "Death Metal" should take huffy exception that a tune by a band called "Apocalyptica" is used as a sound track on a video about war?

Never forget that the US Military won every battle in Vietnam. The war was "lost" at home by the disinformation campaign waged by agents of the other side and a large body of "useful idiots." They're trying the same trick here. Absent talk radio and ONE news network they might have succeeded already.
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# Child of God 2011-03-31 15:59
I went to the RS website (I won't buy the magazine) and found these other advertisers:

T Mobile (lots of ads)
Orbit
Norton Security
Burberry Exotics (women's clothes)

I also found the advertising Director's name: Erik Yates ( I believe).
We need to check the website periodically to see other advertisers.

Child of God
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# John Mulligan 2011-03-31 16:03
Are you really wondering that? The web is swimming in death-metal-sou ndtracked war porn from American servicemembers, and this crowdsourced propaganda gets nary a peep from the commentariat; while equally disturbing jihadi videos evoke just the sort of disgust that should be directed towards both.

I brought up the same point as you on Yon's Facebook page, and all I got was ... being labeled "arrogant." This is all a hatchet job--everyone's had it out for RS since McChrystal got outed.
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# Nelda 2011-03-31 16:09
Afghan Patriot, It could not be helped but notice that you didn't use the ID "American Patriot". Tells me that you may be a member of the Taliban, or an American woman that shouldn't be closely housed with red-blooded American males away from family and home!! (and of course I can say this because I'm not a male;-)
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# The Dude 2011-03-31 16:11
I can't believe you're in bed with a weepy basket case like Glenn Beck
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+1 # Mike 2011-03-31 16:23
I just finished sending a little note to Jim Beam (probably the biggest account) just as Dave suggested (the contact page) it took two minutes.I'm sick of these ficken hippies talking crap about the kids who put everything they got on the line for us. It was the least I could do and BY GOD it felt good doing it!
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# willie 2012-03-22 21:22
Quoting Mike:
I just finished sending a little note to Jim Beam (probably the biggest account) just as Dave suggested (the contact page) it took two minutes.I'm sick of these ficken hippies talking crap about the kids who put everything they got on the line for us. It was the least I could do and BY GOD it felt good doing it!

Did I just wake up in the sixties?
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# Tommy Barrios 2011-03-31 16:44
Why stop with the Rolling Turd?

Why not boycott all of the leftist influenced MGMSM?

Have we not heard day after day from these libtard louts in the MGMSM how the military is nothing but a bunch of psychopaths with guns fulfilling their need to kill?

BOYCOTT ALL THE COMMUNIST/SOCIA LIST INFLUENCED MGMSM PRINT, BROADCAST, AND WEB!!
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# Josh 2011-03-31 16:48
I might take you up on that offer if your ever in the Louisville, KY area. Or a bottle of Kentucky Gentlemen even :-).

OH and it's deffinatly my pleasure serving great Americans like yourself.

Pay no mind to Afghan Patriot. He is making comments without having any of the facts. And chances are he wouldn't change his mind even if he had them all.

I like the Stupid Mercenary remark. Hahaha kind of funny. May be our new Platoon Mascot.

Anyways, Cheers!

SSG K
49th EOD
FOB Orgun-E, Afghanistan
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# Constitution First 2011-03-31 16:49
Rolling Stones may break their bones, but just try paying the rent with lies.
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# belinda 2011-03-31 16:51
Hey buddy
You really do need to get a life and maybe some anger management.
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# belinda 2011-03-31 16:54
Quoting Chuck Buis:
Quoting Josh:
Afghan Patriot,

Go away. Your not welcome.

To everyone else,

Here in RC-East, Afghanistan we have no problem boycotting these products. However it's going to be an issue boycotting Jim Beam when we return. ;-)

SSG Kurk, Joshua
49th EOD
Orgun-E, Afghanistan


Brother Josh,

I will happily buy you a bottle of Booker's on your return in gratitude for you serving me, my family and our nation when you return. maybe you will leave the Beam behind. Thanks for what you do.


In the words of Pappy Van Winkle...always fine bourbon. Thanks Josh for what you do. If I had the money, I'd send you a case of Pappy's.
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# Danny P 2011-03-31 16:55
Keep it up Mike, I'm behind you. And if you ever need a break and feel like coming to Hawaii just let me know.


Peck
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+1 # Rob Crawford 2011-03-31 16:56
Michael? Michael Moore? Is that you?

:-x
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# T Lap 2011-03-31 17:07
Indeed, war is HELL, and stuff happens, but killing a 15 year old kid for fun and clipping off his finger is SICK stuff, no matter the theater. As Americans, we would LOATHE those who treated our people like that (thus, our loathing of Al Queida), and as Americans, we cannot excuse it when we are guilty (no matter how few people do it) of similar atrocities.

Excusing such behavior due to the pressures of war, excuses a LOT of inhuman behavior of armies past (Nazis, Japanese, etc). The reason we call ourselves on it is BECAUSE we are American, and hold ourselves to different standards, whether we like it or not!

Boycotting a magazine because the truth hurts, is anti-American in itself. YES, it hurts America's reputation, YES, it is difficult to believe about ourselves, and YES a free press is vital to our way of life!
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# Lorene 2011-03-31 17:08
...there is a reaction. word of this is spreading like wildfire especially amongst the Military communities.

So, RS can pretend to be "concerned" and print what they want. And the AMPUB can decide it's all tripe and boycott the advertisers and the mag.
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-1 # Tommy Barrios 2011-03-31 17:09
Quoting The Dude:
I can't believe you're in bed with a weepy basket case like Glenn Beck


And we can't believe how you and your ilk are in bed with a bunch of communist/socia list/jihadi America haters, i.e. the Demoncratic Party and the Obomination!
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# Marine Corps Veteran 2011-03-31 17:10
Hey Afghan Patriot...Bite me too.
You're probably living off America while spouting your poison. You may have confused the soldiers with leadership. Would you have been happier if the motorcycle passenger had been able to fire on our troops? Looks like he was the stupid mercenary. (Rest his soul). Of course you are the wise one, you blowhard! :zzz
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# JollyFE 2011-03-31 17:11
I was going to recommend Woodford Reserve for the good Seargent. Sip it. Don't mix it.

Haven't tried the Bookers. Will have to pick up a bottle sometime.
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# Hoosier 2011-03-31 17:22
I am amazed Micheal you were able to spell stupid correctly
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# Tommy Barrios 2011-03-31 17:26
If anyone would care to look at a map of the Middle East and the location of Iraq and Afghanistan, you will quickly see the REAL REASON we are in both those countries.

Notice where IRAN is located!

Ever heard of the "Pincher Move"?

Ever heard of the Trans-Afghan Pipeline?

We are a country whose National Security and way of life depends heavily on OIL at this moment in time, we must protect that resource at all costs or be ready to start riding a bicycle and living a turd world lifestyle, ya'll!
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# Veritas 2011-03-31 17:29
Cut Afghan Patriot some slack! He's unveiled our most hideous & secretive self-delusion: America is not an exceptional nation but just another imperialist empire bent on the destruction of native peoples & extraction from conquered lands of every possible drop of blood and treasure. Yes, he "knows" the truth! See the history of the last 70 years! Behold our vast empire of humbled slaves, including our colonies of Germany, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Kuwait, Iraq, and yes soon, Afghanistan! Sure, fools like Colin Powell try to spin it, "And when all those conflicts were over, what did we do? Did we stay and conquer? Did we say, "Okay, we defeated Germany. Now Germany belongs to us? We defeated Japan, so Japan belongs to us"? No. What did we do? We built them up. We gave them democratic systems which they have embraced totally to their soul. And did we ask for any land? No,the only land we ever asked for was enough land to bury our dead." Yes,you can't boycott truth.
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# Bdoon 2011-03-31 17:32
:-| I agree we have freedom of the press here but we also have freedom to organize. If folks want to boycott Rolling Stone they are practicing democracy as much as freedom of press.
Dude in earlier post made a good point- why no Islamic beheading in RS? Why only aberrant US behaviors? This immediately tells me that RS is biased.

Also what does Afghanistan have the US could possibly want except dead Taliban and AlQaeda? There is not even a strategic reason to be there. Even Osama would not be there if he didn't have to.
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-1 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting AdvertisersTim 2011-03-31 17:34
The list of advertisers I see in the Feb. 17th issue of RS:

Chevrolet
Old Spice
5 Vortex (gum)
Nestle
Fox
Nissan
Ralph Lauren
Maker's Mark whisky
Bose
Turbo Tax
Volkswagen
Patron Spirit Company, Las Vegas NV
Sprint
Bridgestone
M&M
Norton (Symantec)
taboofallinup.com
sumolounge.com
ccforlife.com
WholeSaleTestoterone.com
pajamagram.com
rockabilia.com
viamedic.com
customink.com
campusquilt.com
fulsail.edu
stauer.com
scitraining.com
adamandeve.com
absolut
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# Gregg White 2011-03-31 17:52
Afghan Patriot is so intelligent that he/she/it claims we went to Afghanistan for our geopolitical and financial interests. Genius, I tell you. No one attacked us from there. It costs us nothing to operate our military and we aren't giving the Afghans billions of dollars at a time ewhen we are beyond broke. Yep. Afghanistan is the important nerve center of the world and we are so lucky to be there with our young people who have..."no human moral values." Wish I were as smart as A. P.
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-1 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting AdvertisersWinston Smith 2011-03-31 17:55
The Rolling Stoners are the pigs that took down McChrystal, too - and went after the PAOs! Let's get 'em!
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# David Stewart 2011-03-31 18:18
yeah, we're the imperial power trying to swallow the world... the largest and most powerful force on the planet ever... with no human moral values... in afghanistan for our geo political and financial interests... so either you are a troll (my guess) just stirring the shit pot... or you are so out of touch with reality I should feel sympathy for you
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-1 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting AdvertisersBob 2011-03-31 18:29
I have also sent email to Jim Beam

Included link to Michael Yon's Blog

Maybe someone at Jim Beam will take a look
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-1 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting AdvertisersWeeha 2011-03-31 18:34
Let them know you will not be buying their products anymore until they stop advertising in Rolling Stone.

Jim Beam:
http://www.jimbeam.com/global_pages/contact_us

Old Spice:
http://pg.custhelp.com/app/ask/p/30/

Makers Mark:
http://www.makersmark.com/ContactUs.aspx

Send them something like the following and LET THEM KNOW!!!

I have been using @@@@ for over 20 years!!
I want to thank you all for making such a great product.
Sadly I must tell you that I cannot purchase @@@@ anymore.
See it seems that you support with your advertising dollars the "Rolling Stone" magazine.
Until you cease advertising in that magazine I will not be buying any more @@@@.
Drop me a note when you decide to stop supporting Rolling Stone and I'll be glad to begin using your great product again.
Again thanks for making such great a great product and I'm sorry I must find another choice.
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-1 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting AdvertisersDavid Stewart 2011-03-31 18:52
saw you in rolling stones latest i've cancelled my subscription in protest over the anti american military stance they always seem to have... i have choosen to get my music news elsewhere... please don't force me to change my prefered adult beverage... A boycott of the Jim Beam product lines has begun over the advertising you do in the rolling stone magazine. I am quite sure you can reach those of us not yet enjoying the "World's Finest Bourbon" thru more appropriate periodicals.... ........ man am i gonna miss that whiskey
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# not Afghan Patriot 2011-03-31 18:55
Quoting Afghan Patriot:
America came to Afghanistan for its own geo-Political interests as well as its financial interests.


Financial interests? Are you insane as well as ignorant?! What exactly do you think that Afghanistan has that any American in his or her right mind could want?! Dirt?
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+1 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting AdvertisersSmiley 2011-03-31 19:03
:lol: Beam is my favorite -- this is silly. they dont contribute to (and support) the RS editorial content. In fact Beam supports the troops through Operation Homefront. I am not boycotting.
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# Tommy Barrios 2011-03-31 19:05
This reminds me of the type of suggestions we used send out to our members in ABATE of Florida when we were after some business for similar transgressions against the motorcycle community ;-)

HOOAH!
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# Raymond Consing 2011-03-31 19:15
First things first.Let's get rid of Wikileaks first....
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# Tommy Barrios 2011-03-31 19:31
Let get this straight if you contribute money to The Nation of Islam then that means you're NOT supporting America haters?

If you buy the products of a business entity that is doing evil in the world, like for instance the Obomination's buddies @ GE, then you are NOT supporting corporate greed and exploitation?

If you buy OIL from the Middle East then you're NOT supporting Islamic terrorism and the brutalization of women and non-believers(infidels)?

My my, what a delusional world we live in these days!
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# hM 2011-03-31 19:34
Did you even read what the article - and therefore the call to boycott - was about?

Nobody is denying there were some seriously messed up douchebags that murdered some people and tarnished our good name. What is pissing everybody here off is the fact that Rolling Stone has taken what a small group of people did and used it to label an entire brigade - which contains thousands of soldiers - as murderers. THAT is the problem people here have. We just want the Rolling Stone to report it as it is, not tarnish the reputations of good people who have nothing to do with sick people who commit terrible atrocities. That in itself is a tragedy.
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# hM 2011-03-31 19:54
I'm going to have to write letters to both Bose and Nissan, not because I've bought their products, but because I was planning on buying some of their products in the near future. I want a full surround sound system for my entertainment center and I have wanted to buy an XTerra for years; this was going to be the year I finally got one.

I guess I'll have to see if Klipsch or Polk audio advertise with the RS or not. And now I've got to find another SUV I like made by a Japanese company like Toyota or Honda.
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# GS 2013-07-19 16:07
:-x You people make me sick. You are boycotting products because they are advertising in a magazine. As a result, you are going to do without something you really want, just because of a photo on a magazine cover. What also gets me is that you don't have a clue as to what the article itself says - that's what counts, the article, not the photo. I am going to make sure I get a copy of the mag and read the article to see what they have to say. I am not going to judge a book by its cover. :-x
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# Tommy Barrios 2011-03-31 19:58
If these soldiers did what is claimed by the military authorities then for the good of the service, all veterans who served honorably and our great nation, then they need to be punished to full extent of the UCMJ.

Having been an Air Force veteran, a military contractor and an Army civilian, I resent the slander the Rolling Turd has throughout it's pitiful existence heaped on our nation and it's military.

They have devolved over the years from an informative and entertaining music industry rag into a Fellow Traveler of Moron TeeVee and The Commode Channel, delving into areas that have nothing to do with their original mission.

In the process they have revealed themselves to be sympathizers of every left wing nutbag cause across the planet and now they are defending Islamic terrorists and America haters.

BTW They are also 2nd Amendment haters. They airbrushed out an Uzi that was on Warren Zevon's album cover back in the day;-)
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-1 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting AdvertisersJ Sweezy Jr 2011-03-31 20:13
First, thank you Mary for the list of advertisers, I WILL boycott and make sure my family does and let the companies know why. Second, to Afghan Bonehead, IF I had been in charge after 9/11 we wouldn't have sent in any troops, the last thing you and your friends would have seen was a mushroom cloud, war mongers- nah, but revenge is a dish best served cold.
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# Tommy Barrios 2011-03-31 20:14
Stick with Klipsch even if they advertise with Rolling Turd. I have a pair of Klipsch Heresy for over twenty-five years and they still kickass ;-)

For an SUV may I again recommend a Jeep. I have a 1991 Grand Cherokee and it still kicks booty! They say NEW ones are even more awesome ;-)

Why send more money to Japan 8)
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# Jeff Stanley 2011-03-31 20:15
As far as boycotting products sold by Rolling Stone advertisers, gee. I quit using Zig Zag papers years ago. Honest! :-*
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# Tommy Barrios 2011-03-31 20:26
Keep comments like this coming 8)

PS I gave them up too, prefer a pipe :-*
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# carol 2011-03-31 20:49
Pick a brand you really do buy now.

Buy a competitor - hey Irish and Scottish whisky are nice!.

Send the dated receipt with a short letter to the CEO/Head Office of your ex-brand.

Best Buy is advertising on Rolling Stone's website, so buy your big ticket technology item at a competitor and send the receipt to Mr. Best Buy.

Guaranteed to be noticed.

One letter equals 50 grumpy people - general rule of thumb in marketing departments.

Cheers!
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# Jeff Stanley 2011-03-31 20:53
...a bong, and thee." 8)

Me? Reading my newly subscribed-to Wall Street Journal about another magazine in trouble. She? On the phone to Wenner.

"What did you say, Jann? Oh no, not four o'clock mister. I'm calling the loan RIGHT NOW."
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# Linda Osburn 2011-03-31 21:48
I stand with the soldiers. All others I can live without. I guess I will get a Rolling Stone magazine so I can start boycotting the businesses that choose to advertise in it. Businesses have a choice and I do too, that is what is great about living in the USA!
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# Linda Osburn 2011-03-31 21:51
All my electronics I buy at Best Buy :cry::

:roll:: Oh well, there are others that would love my business and love the freedom that American Soldiers provide.
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-1 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting AdvertisersLinda Osburn 2011-03-31 22:10
:cry::

I love M&M's & Nestle - but it's for the cause and I will probably loose some weight. I will only do this for you - American Soldiers. I thought in America you are innocent until proven guilty - Rolling Stone - how can you hold a whole brigade accountable for what a few do? I sure would not want to work for you! Is this how you treat your employees? :sad:
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+1 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting Advertiserssimonferrer 2011-03-31 22:36
Quoting Winston Smith:
The Rolling Stoners are the pigs that took down McChrystal, too - and went after the PAOs! Let's get 'em!


In all fairness, GEN McChrystal took himself down. RS may be a biased rag, but McChrystal was a serving officer in the United States Army who openly criticized his Commander in Chief in a national publication. Agree with him or not, but he definitely put his foot in his mouth and did a fire-for-effect on his career.
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+1 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting AdvertisersJoe 2011-03-31 23:13
This tells me that you think I should boycott RS because you think so. Where are your facts? We need both sides of the issue to be reported. Freedom of speech... of the Press... religion. Let freedom ring. I don't want anybody telling me what I should read. I choose to boycott your boycott!
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# kath 2011-03-31 23:35
Here's a better alternative to buying Rolling Stone to find the advertisers. Go to the public library. Your tax dollars have already purchased the subscription. Leaf through it, write down the advertisers names and while you're there you can even look up the company addresses and emails. All for free!
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# jbadgph04 2011-03-31 23:38
If you read a little more carefully you would that Mike presented the other side of the story. Nobody approves of the pointless killings, but Rolling Stoned exploited the ahborrent behavior of a few troops to tar the rest, all in the name of selling more mags. You can read whatever you darn well please, but at least try to think and reason on occasion.
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# Joe 2011-04-01 01:50
Maybe you migt reread this I'm not seeing anythig but an attack on RS I see nothing that quotes specific articles. Just suggested left leanings. Unlike you I think always not on occasion!
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# Nelda 2011-04-01 03:05
[quote name="762x51n8o "]No kidding we went to Afghan for our own interests -- the backwards country was harboring the terrorists who attacked us. If Afghanistan wasn't allowing terrorists to base their operations out of their country, we wouldn't have attacked.

You cry like girls because we base our views on Islam off of, what you call, the few that "pervert" Islam, because Islam is peaceful. But then you turn around and judge all Americans and all American Military off of a few idiots who committed a horrible act. Do you see the irony in this?

Afghan, when you used the phrase "you cry like girls", you displayed your true colors. You are a Muslim.
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# Ben 2011-04-01 03:08
Here's the list from the newest issue with this garbage article:
Casio, Lexus, Nintendo, Absolut, Puma, Sony, Schick, Old Spice, Starbucks, HBO, Trident, Bridgestone, TurboTax, Garnier, Acura, Starz, NY Film Academy, 3M, Orbit Gum, and Converse.
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# Timothy Woods 2011-04-01 03:34
Michael,
We have begun a new front in this battle, by email, to bludgeon the enemy, the Rolling Stone Rag, into recanting their lies. Let's seriously hurt 'em in their bottom line!!! Thanks for the heads up. God Bless and Protect You My Friend.
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# Jon Gormanzo 2011-04-01 06:09
Oh yeah we went to Afghan for the oil!! What no oil? Maybe it was for the beaches!! No beaches. Must have been for the natural gas. Can't be that. The poppies I forgot the poppies. Okay, okay we went to create a tourist attraction. Yeah, yeah that's it. It is going to be the next Disney World. Afghan Patriot is either a troll just looking for a response or may be a member of the Westlyn Church!! In any event he/it is not worth the spit it would take to cover his little piggy face. IGNORE HIM/IT since he seems to have fecal matter between his ears.
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# Hal Crawford 2011-04-01 06:11
I'm a fan of Fructis Shampoo, but I'll change. Time to write a letter.
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# Jon Gormanzo 2011-04-01 06:36
Take it one step further Hening. The entire tiresome generation of aging boomer hippies has infected the entire country with their self absorbed selfish domination of most everything. Sixty and older wax figures performing like animated zombies from some horror film. (Rolling Stones etc.) Never ending oldies on the radio and on and on. Anti-American attitudes and political correctness gone crazy. College professors with stupid ideas, pony tails and blue jeans with sport jackets. Please just get out of the way and take your trash culture with you. You've ruined, polluted and made enough of a mess so just check into "The Villages" and ride your souped-up golf carts and play tennis but for God's sake get off the stage and make room somebody else.
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# Sean C. 2011-04-01 09:30
Just for your information, removing comments that you disagree with does a few detrimental things.

Fist, it makes the person who's removed the comment seem both petty and biased.

Second, it removes from the late reader, like myself, the ability to come to my own conclusions regarding a comment made and all subsequent comments. For instance, Josh's comment appears to me to be unsubstantiated and rude from a completely unbiased perspective. The phrasing just seems wrong.

Now, I want to say that I would in all likelyhood agree with the opinions stated here and might even have posted my own. However, due to the fact that the comment has been removed, I cannot come to my own conclusions.

I would also like to say that I have personally done two reports on Michael Yon, first a book report in high school on A Moment Of Truth in Iraq and second in a History of Photography college course. I respect him immensely for his bravery and reporting.
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# Ron 2011-04-01 14:39
Instead of raising anger at the soldiers that murdered innocents you raise anger at a magazine that reports about it and shares a video containing combat footage from their unit?

Even if you think the footage has nothing to do with the callous murder of innocents, you actually want to destroy the magazine for it and seem wanting to embark on your own little crusade to do so? That you've ditched all pretense at being an impartial journalist but have taken sides and write propaganda for yours that is clear, but this is new. What are you doing here, Michael?
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# Michael Yon 2011-04-01 14:46
Quoting Ron:
Instead of raising anger at the soldiers that murdered innocents you raise anger at a magazine that reports about it and shares a video containing combat footage from their unit?

Even if you think the footage has nothing to do with the callous murder of innocents, you actually want to destroy the magazine for it and seem wanting to embark on your own little crusade to do so? That you've ditched all pretense at being an impartial journalist but have taken sides and write propaganda for yours that is clear, but this is new. What are you doing here, Michael?


I've never been a journalist. I've never been impartial; I know the difference between right and wrong.
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# Jim 2011-04-01 14:59
way to go michael. the truth is the only answer to anything. nice try though ron.
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# Michael Yon 2011-04-01 15:18
Quoting Timothy Woods:
Michael,
We have begun a new front in this battle, by email, to bludgeon the enemy, the Rolling Stone Rag, into recanting their lies. Let's seriously hurt 'em in their bottom line!!! Thanks for the heads up. God Bless and Protect You My Friend.


Thank you, Timothy! Please pour it on!
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# Michael Yon 2011-04-01 15:30
Quoting Jim:
way to go michael. the truth is the only answer to anything. nice try though ron.

Quoting Jim:
way to go michael. the truth is the only answer to anything. nice try though ron.


Jim -- key with this boycott is longterm persistence. Rolling Stone is showing a clear pattern of deceptive attacks on the US military. The more they continue to do so, the more people are likely to join in the boycott.
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# Jim 2011-04-01 15:36
response from P&G

Thanks for contacting Old Spice, Jim.

We rely heavily on consumer comments regarding our advertisements, and feedback like yours will help us decide how to approach future advertising efforts. Please be assured I'm letting our marketing team know how you feel.

Thanks again for writing.

Brittany
Old Spice Team
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# Michael Yon 2011-04-01 15:56
Quoting Jim:
response from P&G

Thanks for contacting Old Spice, Jim.

We rely heavily on consumer comments regarding our advertisements, and feedback like yours will help us decide how to approach future advertising efforts. Please be assured I'm letting our marketing team know how you feel.

Thanks again for writing.

Brittany
Old Spice Team


Thank you, Jim. The more Rolling Stone continues to attack the US military, the more this boycott will grow. Death by a thousand butterfly bites!
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# GS 2013-07-19 16:10
:sigh::P Next week you will be out buying that same old product again and you can say you boycotted a product for a week. Hahahahaha
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# Tommy Barrios 2011-04-01 18:33
The quickest way I know of to get Michael's back up, is to call him a "journalist".

I seem to remember when he was in Thailand giving us the truth on that turmoil that he decried the "toxic guano of consensus journalism"

Here's the link if you care to educate yourself about the truth and the FACTS

http://www.michaelyon-online.com/even-while-the-world-watched-part-i.htm
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# Tommy Barrios 2011-04-01 18:51
In all my years of following the biased reportage of the MGMSM I have never come across any "journalist" or "reporter" that was "impartial" NEVER!

To even make such a claim shows the height of ignorance and a touch of being stupid.

Show me any news report within the last century that was not somehow biased!

The asinine belief that the MGMSM is not biased, clearly shows one is not in touch with reality and is tone deaf to the truth of persistent MGMSM bias.

For all such gullible fools I have a good deal on Blue Chip stocks in "Invisible Glass" that I would like to sell them real cheap ;-)

Please contact me @ The Plantation Nation.com if you know anyone who is interested :-*
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# Ron 2011-04-01 22:57
Right and wrong is becoming upset about a magazine for showing a video that soldiers shot and distributed, not becoming upset about soldiers killing innocents for fun.

What's going on Michael?
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-1 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting AdvertisersSteve Adams 2011-04-02 00:33
Converse
Target
Orbit gum
Vox amps
3M privacy screen
Starz
Acura
Garnier
Turbo tax
Bridgestone
Trident
Hbo
Starbucks
Old spice
Schick
Corning gorilla glass
Puma
Absolut wild tea
Nintendo 3rd
Lexus ct
Best buy
Casio tryx
Ny film academy
Musician institute
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# Tommy Barrios 2011-04-02 02:16
Maybe you're stupid and just can't read and comprehend the English language.

Maybe you choose to ignore the facts in the article and lash out like a spoiled child who doesn't want to hear anything other than their own childish beliefs and prattle on like all present day liberal louts.

Either way you come off as a brainwashed leftist dolt with an attack dog mentality.

Go find another sand box in which to spew your ignorant tripe!
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# Joe 2011-04-02 02:56
Ignorant tripe! Men dressed in the uniform of our nation murdered innocents. Acting like that's just how warfare goes is an insult to the men and women that fight and die for democratic principals. they discrace themselves and our flag. My family faught and died in every war up to Viet Nam. Our opinion is not that of a spoiled child.
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# briankennedy 2011-04-02 03:08
Jeremy Morlock was sentenced to 24 years imprisonment for the murder of three people. Rolling Stone magazine is the flawed messenger but the issue is the three or four rogue soldiers killing civilians.
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# AfghanVetsMom 2011-04-02 03:10
M & Ms??? HERSHEY's Chocolate??? These two products we have come to know as a part of Americana are on the list of advertisers? Well, There are other chocolate producers. Will be getting my fix elsewhere from now on. Will contact them and then inform Rolling Stone of the names of the advertisers I have contacted and why. Was reading Rolling Stone's actual article. What a disgrace they are to our men and women in uniform. Such incredible misrepresentati on to gain redaership. LIES. What would their lily-livered chickenshit asses do in these brave men's places? I hate to think where our freedoms would be in their hands.
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# Richard Williams 2011-04-02 06:01
But the truth can be used and distorted to hidden and negative ends - truth is one thing, misrepresentati on of facts ("truth") should be subjected to boycott.
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# Mercantile 2011-04-02 06:09
The TRUTH and the FACTS are that US soldiers killed civilians for fun. The outrage should be directed at them not at some magazine that reported about that.
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# Nobbynobs 2011-04-02 06:12
'Maybe you choose to ignore the facts in the article and lash out like a spoiled child who doesn't want to hear anything other than their own childish beliefs and prattle on like all present day liberal louts'.

Funny. To me that seems exactly what this 'boycot' is.
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# hM 2011-04-02 06:15
I have some Klipsch speakers for my computer and I love them. But I know Polk makes good speakers, too.

The reason I want to buy Japanese is because they make good quality cars - many of which are actually assembled in the US - and I've never met anybody who had good experiences with American SUVs. Plus, Jeep is owned by Chrysler which took a bailout, and that makes them basically government owned. I won't buy anything from a government owned company if I can possibly avoid it, and that's an easy one to avoid.

Besides, I have a deep and abiding love for the Japanese people and even if the president isn't going to show more support, I can at least send them some cash, no matter how little it may be.

I don't buy into the whole "buy American" bit. Never have.
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# archi damus 2011-04-08 18:52
take the subscription drop cards for US and stones and mail them in empty.the company will have to pay the postage once they go in the mail.swing by barnes and noble and move the stones mag behind southern bride or some other mag that no one reads
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# GS 2013-07-19 16:13
:lol: Thanks for telling me where I can get a copy or two of Rolling Stone. I appreciate your help. :lol:
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# Sam Bolivar 2011-04-10 08:28
Lastly, you are apparently ignorant of the fact that many people better informed than yourself believe the 9/11 attacks were orchestrated by top Bush administration officials (hi, Tricky Dick!), top Pentagon brass, and the Mossad. I know you don't want to consider this, but you are certainly aware that a question asked of most, if not many, crimes is, "Who benefits?". OBL certainly did not derive benefit from 9/11. Please THINK about what happened that day, for crying out loud! There are so many holes in the 'official story' that any somewhat intelligent person with a reasonably open mind can see through it. So why can't YOU?

Google "Pipelines to 9/11", by Rudo de Ruijter; read "The New Pearl Harbor", by Dr. David Griffin; see the www.WhatReallyHappened.com / www.bushstole04.com / www.GlobalResearch.ca sites, and you may WAKE UP. I hope so, for your sake - but even more for the sake of the US military personnel who you have helped/help keep in danger.
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# Sam Bolivar 2011-04-10 08:49
@ Another Libtard Puke! — Tommy Barrios,

Are you aware that Pres. Obama is ex-CIA? His parents also worked for them. Check out Wayne Madsen's article about "Business International Corp." Then maybe you'll understand why he was made Prez.
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-1 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting AdvertisersSteve Jakubowski 2011-05-16 04:33
Boycott @RollingStone & its advertisers. Here's why, per Michael Yon, a great war correspondent. Scroll down for lists: http://ow.ly/4VclO
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-1 # RE: Rolling Stone: Boycotting AdvertisersSteve Jakubowski 2011-05-16 04:35
http://twitter.com/#!/SteveJakubowski/status/69983448378519552
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