Mov­ing on Fox

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The lib­eral group MoveOn.org is ham­mer­ing on the Fox News Chan­nel, urg­ing a ma­jor home-im­prove­ment ad­ver­tiser to pull ads from the net­work.

“Home De­pot says they are proen­vi­ron­ment. But they ad­ver­tise on Fox — which con­sis­tently de­nies global warm­ing and de­ceives the pub­lic on this is­sue,” Adam Green, of MoveOn.org Civic Ac­tion wrote in a mass mem­ber­ship e-mail Aug. 13.

“We’ve teamed up with the Sierra Club and oth­ers, ask­ing Home De­pot to pull their ads from Fox,” Mr. Green wrote. “Our ef­forts are work­ing. Sev­eral days ago, Home De­pot ex­ec­u­tives per­son­ally re­sponded to e-mails from ac­tivists — and an­nounced they would not ad­ver­tise on Bill O’Reilly. But that’s not enough.”

Mr. Green urged re­cip­i­ents to email a Home De­pot spokesman, ref­er­enc­ing a pe­ti­tion that de­clares, “If Home De­pot is se­ri­ous about pro­tect­ing the en­vi­ron­ment, they must stop ad­ver­tis­ing on Fox — a net­work that con­sis­tently spreads mis­in­for­ma­tion about and de­nies the ex­is­tence of global warm­ing.”

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