E*Trade stops advertising on Al Jazeera America.
Florida Family Association issued an email alert on March 18, 2013 that reported “E*Trade is a top advertiser on Al Jazeera America.” Florida Family Association supporters sent thousands of emails to four E*Trade officials.
E*Trade advertisements stopped airing on Al Jazeera America on March 20, 2013. Florida Family Association has not recorded any E*Trade advertisements on Al Jazeera America since March 20, 2013.
Larry R., a Florida Family Association supporter, forwarded the below email response that he received from his E*Trade account manager confirming that their company stopped advertising on Al Jazeera America on March 20, 2013.
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 2:23 PM
Subject: New message for Florida Family: sent by Larry R****
I have accounts with ETrade and I asked my account manager about their advertising on Al Jezeera.
Below is their quick response:
March 20, 2013
Dear Mr. R***,
Once again thank you for bringing this to our attention. It turns out we outsourced to a company called Spark who put the commercials on Al Jazeera. We have dissolved this relationship immediately to make sure we are no longer advertising on Al Jazeera. Please let me know if you have any questions.
A special thanks to everyone who sent emails on this important issue. Your emails influenced this change in policy. You made THE difference.
Florida Family Association sent out an email alert on January 14, 2013 which reported that Al Jazeera, the Arabic news cable channel headquartered in the Middle East (Doha, Qatar), purchased the CurrentTV channel which has the potential of reaching millions of viewers in the United States. Al Jazeera America is the new, tentative name for CurrentTV. Al Jazeera is the mouthpiece for the Muslim Brotherhood and Arab Spring. The Muslim Brotherhood is the single largest promoter of the radical Islamist movement in the world. Nothing less should be expected to come from Al Jazeera’s access to cable viewers in America.
Since there are so few mainstream advertisers on Al Jazeera America and very few new advertisers, Florida Family Association plans to deal with the individual companies instead of grouping them together. Americans, true Americans, need to know which companies are supporting Al Jazeera America. Profiling each top advertiser one at a time accomplishes that educational need.
Your support of these email campaigns is making a difference. Thank you.