Rosetta Stone has been a long term advertiser on the Hamas-Muslim Brotherhood linked Al Jazeera America.
The email for this campaign was deactivated after the company stopped advertising. 02-16-2015
Rosetta Stone has advertised on Al Jazeera America for over six months. Florida Family Association launched an online campaign in June 2014 that urged Rosetta Stone officials to stop advertising. However, the company started blocking emails from people who were sending them through the Floridafamily.org email server. Florida Family Association launched a new online campaign in which people sent emails of concern using their own email browser. However, the company continued to advertise on Al Jazeera America.
The email prepared for this article will be sent to the members of the Rosetta Stone Board of Directors and major institutional shareholders at their respective businesses.
Al Jazeera, who showed disdain for Paris murder victims, is a news company that is owned by the non-democratic, monarch styled emirate of Qatar who allows wealthy citizens to financially support ISIS, supports the Muslim Brotherhood, backs the head of Hamas, espouses Islamic Sharia law and does not afford citizens freedom of the press.
National Review reported on January 27, 2015: Shortly after news broke of a deadly January 27 attack by Islamic terrorists on a hotel in Libya’s capital, Al Jazeera English executive Carlos van Meek shot out an email to his employees. “All: We manage our words carefully around here,” the network’s head of output wrote to staff at the Doha-based news channel’s New York and Washington, D.C. newsrooms. “So I’d like to bring to your attention some key words that have a tendency of tripping us up.” In an email obtained by National Review Online, van Meek warned the network’s journalists against the use of terms including “terrorist,” “militant,” “Islamist” and “jihad.” “One person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter,” the Al Jazeera executive wrote. The word “extremist” was labeled off-limits. “Avoid characterizing people,” van Meek said. “Often their actions do the work for the viewer.”
The Washington Times reported on December 10, 2014 Qatar allows money to flow to Islamic State, other terrorists. “Qatar-based terror finance challenges have metastasized into a pressing, world-class crisis,” states the report by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, warning the flow of money from private individuals in the Persian Gulf nation is likely only to continue without a “serious change in U.S. policy.”
Fox News reported on January 10, 2015 Leaked Al Jazeera emails reveal disdain for Paris murder victims. “Defending freedom of expression in the face of oppression is one thing; insisting on the right to be obnoxious and offensive just because you can is infantile,” wrote Khadr, quoting Time magazine, as he urged Al Jazeera staffers to consider that “I am Charlie” is an “alienating slogan – with us or against us type of statement – one can be anti-CH’s racism and ALSO against murdering people.”
The are many more reasons why Corporate America should not spend United States' consumer dollars with Al Jazeera America. Click here to read more.
The news media does influence the political positions of the public. The Islamist political positions held by Al Jazeera officials and/or owner, especially those positions demonstrated above, pose a threat to changing American public policy that has protected life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Rosetta Stone certainly has the right to choose where they use their advertising dollars. You have the same right to object and choose to patronize other companies that won't give your consumer dollars to Al Jazeera. Two Hundred Four (204) companies have stopped advertising on Al Jazeera America.
Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to urge Rosetta Stone's Board of Directors and major institutional shareholders to stop advertising on Al Jazeera America.
The email for this campaign was deactivated after the company stopped advertising.
Largest Rosetta Stone institutional investors (see Nasdaq report below)
Ariel Investments, LLC
200 East Randolph Street, Suite 2900
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-726-0140, Main Fax: 312-726-7473
John W. Rogers, Jr.
Chairman, CEO & Chief Investment Officer
Mellody Hobson, President
Osmium Partners, LLC
300 Drakes Landing Road #172, Greenbrae, CA 94904
Land: 415.747.8698 Fax: 415.747.8979
John Hartnett Lewis
Managing Partner, Chief Investment Officer, and Co-Founder
Nierenberg Investment Management Company
19605 NE 8th Street Camas, WA 98607
David Nierenberg, President
Lysun Seto, CFO and CCO
Roumell Asset Management, LLC
2 Wisconsin Circle, Suite 660
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (301) 656-8500
James C. Roumell
Partner/Lead Portfolio Manager
Edward A. Crawford
Craig L. Lukin, CFA
Partner/Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
Renaissance Technologies LLC
600 Route 25A
East Setauket, NY 11733
Robert Mercer, Co-CEO
Peter Brown, Co-CEO
Rosetta Stone Inc
1919 North Lynn Street, 7/F
Arlington, VA 22209
Rosetta Stone Board Members
Patrick W. Gross, Rosetta Stone Board Chairman
Patrick is chairman of the Lovell Group, a private business
and technology advisory and investment firm.
John Hass, Rosetta Stone Board Member
A. John Hass is president of the board of directors of WITNESS, Inc.,
a global-human rights nonprofit, and serves as a trustee
of The Museum of Contemporary Photography.
Laurence Franklin, Rosetta Stone Board Member
Laurence Franklin is chief executive officer of Frette Srl,
a manufacturer and retailer of luxury linens and home furnishings.
Marguerite W. Kondracke, Rosetta Board Member
Marguerite Kondracke is a senior advisor to America's Promise Alliance,
a nonprofit children's advocacy organization founded in 1997
by General Colin L. Powell.
James Bankoff, Rosetta Stone Board Member
James is chairman and CEO of Vox Media Inc.
Laura Witt, Rosetta Stone Board Member
Laura Witt is a general partner at ABS Capital Partners,
a private equity-investment partnership.
Steven P. Yankovich, Rosetta Stone Board Member
Steven P. Yankovich is Vice President
of Innovation & New Ventures at eBay Inc.
Rosetta Stone Officers
Rosetta Stone Major Institutional Investors