Sunday, June 14, 2009

Honor Our Flag...and Fire Letterman!

Resolved, that the Flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation. June 14, 1777, Journals of the Continental Congress.Since 1916, when President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14, Americans have commemorated the adoption of the Stars and Stripes by celebrating June 14 as Flag Day. Prior to 1916, many localities and a few states had already been celebrating the day. Congressional legislation designating that date as the national Flag Day was signed into law by President Harry Truman in 1949 and called upon the president to issue a flag day proclamation every year.

So fly those flags high, everyone, and remember from whence they came, and what they stand for, lest we forgot as the onslaught of outrage continues. People have died for this flag, and continue to do so nearly every day.

This flag has come to symbolize more than a sovreignty, a Constitution, a Bill of Rights, or a Republic, although it does stand for all those things. It has also come to be a symbol that espouses human rights and eschews fascism, socialism and communism. In that respect, I urge everyone to continue to remain active in protesting CBS and David Letterman's unacceptable attitude toward women and children by going to . Once revered and protected [Remember Titanic: "women and children first"], women and children are now fair game for dirty politics, small minded talk show hosts and media people with agenda.

Contact or twitter him on

Attend the rally tomorrow in front of the Ed Sullivan theater in N.Y. at 4:30 PM EST and contact the sponsors listed below. Tell them that you, your friends and family will not patronize their products until David Letterman is fired and off the air.

CBS Television

Main number: 212-975-4321
Les Moonves, President and CEO � CBS, 212-975-4545,
Nina Tassler, President � CBS Entertainment, 323-575-2747,
Mike Nelson, VP Communications, 818-655-2156,

CBS Television Studios
Main number: 212-975-4321
Les Moonves, President and CEO � CBS, 212-975-4545,
Nina Tassler, President � CBS Entertainment, 323-575-2747,
Mike Nelson, VP Communications, 818-655-2156,

CBS Television Studios

Lauri Metrose, VP Communications, 818-655-7223, Jennifer Solari, Executive Director Communications, 818-655-7222,
Kim Sartori, Director Communications, 818-655-7221,

Companies who run TV ads during the show

Johnson & Johnson (Listerine and KY Brand)
Main Number: 1-888-222-0182 (Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products)
Kristina Chang, Public Relations, 973-385-4370, Steve Schonberg, Edelman PR, 212-704-4494,

Old Navy (Parent company is Gap Inc) Main Number: 650-952-4400 Nicole Bender, Public Relations, 415-832-2889,

Kellogg�s (Mini-Wheats)
Main Number: 1-800-962-1413 (Consumer Affairs)

Allison Costello, Ketchum PR, 412-456-3741,

Southwest Airlines Main Number: 214-792-4847 (Public Relations)
Gary Kelly, CEO, 214-792-4000,
Ginger Hardage, SVP Culture & Communications, 214-792-6924,
Linda Rutherford, VP Communications, 214-792-4625,

Olive Garden
Main Number: 1-800-331-2729 (Guest Relations)
John Caron, Executive VP Marketing,
Grey Advertising (their ad agency), 212-546-2083

Other National Advertisers:

June 11 -Touchstone Pictures (Disney), Samsung, T-Mobile, Microsoft, Chase Bank, Pfizer (Zyrtec), Wyeth (Centrum Vitamins), Ford, Lexus, Mazda and Saturn (in addition to several of the above)

June 10 � DirecTV, MetLife, Amica, AT&T, Samsung, Verizon, Chase Bank, Aventis (Actonel), Merck (Pepcid), Pfizer (Zyrtec), Wyeth (Centrum Vitamins), Honda, Kia, Lexus, Lincoln and Toytota (in addition to several of the above)

Companies who have Banner Ads on the Late Show website

Cabela�s, Home Depot, Crate & Barrel, Neiman Marcus (details coming)

Lancome (Parent company is L�Oreal)
Carol Hamilton, President � Luxury Products,
Rebecca Caruso, Public Relations, 212-984-4894,
Suzie Davidowitz, Public Relations, 212-984-4105,
John Frieda (Kao Brands)
Main Number: 513-421-1400 or 800-521-3189
Lee-Ann Silver, Public Relations, 203-353-5100,

Electronic Arts
Main Number: 650-628-1500
David Tinson, Director Communications, 650-628-5189,
Jen Riley, PR Manager, 604-456-5081,

M&M�s (Mars Candy)
Main Number: 800-627-7852 (confections), 800-696-6788 (m&m�s)
Paul S. Michaels, President,
Michele Kessler, VP Mars Snackfood US,
Ryan Bowling, Media Relations, 908-850-2396,

Best Western
UPDATE: Best Western Continues to insist that they do not advertise on Letterman. The fact is, Best Western authorized someone to create banner ads and pay for their placement on the website; as a result, they are showing up on the Late Show�s pages (I have screen shots of two different ads from multiple days this week). If
Best Western is unhappy with the negative publicity, perhaps they should not advertise online via CBS.
Main Number: 602-957-4200
Bonnie McPeake, Chairwoman,
Troy Rutman, Public Relations, 602-957-5668,

Main Number: 408-376-7400
John Donahoe, President & CEO,
Alan Marks, SVP Corporate Communications,
Joe Mallabo, Media Relations, 408-376-7458,

Tammy Cyphert, Director Intel Americas,
Nancy Bhagat, VP Marketing,
Bill Mueller, Public Affairs Manager,

Mark Templin, CEO, Lexus,
Bill Ussery, PR Manager, 310-468-3282,
Julie Alfonso, Public Relations, 310-468-4625,
Greg Thome, Public Relations, 310-468-3279,
Craig Taguchi, Public Relations, 310-468-3282,<

Capital One
UPDATE: A commenter on Hillbuzz states that Capitol One is trying to remove their ads
Steve Schoof, Public Relations, 972-295-1676,
Tatiana Stead, Media Relations, 703-720-2352,
Julie Rakes, Media Relations, 804-284-5800,
Diana Don, Media Relations, 212-580-0161,

Embassy Suites
UPDATE: Ms. Ray states the company has pulled their ads from websites
John Lee, VP Brand Marketing and Communications,
Dawn Ray, Public Relations, 901-374-5954,

Thanks to everyone, and thanks to Betsy Ross and our Framers, and to all those who have sacrificed for our Flag and our Country. Thanks to all who continue to work to make it all it should be, and to preserve and protect it from enemies within and without.

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