Ymarsakar is right — contacting the editors at the LA Times to get them to release the video showing Obama cheerfully consorting with radical Islamists is pointless. They don’t care what you and I think. However, as he said, the advertisers and owners do (or, at least, should) care.
With that in mind, here is a list of contact information for some of the advertisers in the LA Times.* Please be civil. We don’t want to look bad. Our goal is to make the LA Times look like a failed journalistic institution that will inevitably be abandoned by thoughtful, informed (and polite) readers.
City National Bank — a commenter says that City National states that it has no ads running in the LA Times, although I found this contact page by clicking through their ad in the Times. To keep civility alive, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (sadly, I could only find multiple phone numbers, not an email form)
Estrella (again, only a phone number — 1.877.386.6100)
CapitalOne (pick a department, any department, because it’s impossible to find a contact for corporate headquarters — although I’m still looking)
Windemere (again, another phone number site: 925.556.6000).
Kaiser Permanente (good luck figuring this one out and, since it’s a medical care provider as well as a business, you may want to approach this with caution, so that you don’t tie up resources dedicated to patient care). Here’s the umbrella Kaiser organization corporate fact sheet, with executive email addresses.
Lexus (a nice contact page)
Go Hawaii (the State’s official tourism site)
Citibank (a miserable website for finding useful contact information for our purposes, but they promise at this link that “No matter what you need help with, no matter where you are, you can always reach us.” I took them at their word when I provided this link.) This is probably the correct corporate fact sheet, but there are so many “Citi” entities, I really don’t guarantee it.
UC Berkeley Haas Business School/Columbia Business School — although I suspect that, given their known campus politics, both schools may be on board with the Times’ approach to “reporting”.
Southern California Chevy Dealers — who don’t have a direct contact, so here’s general GM contact information (including executive emails)
Cabo San Lucas Luxury Real Estate (snail mail and phone contact only)
Time Warner Cable — corporate fact sheet with executive email addresses
Virgin Mobile USA — corporate fact sheet with executive email addresses
Also, you may want to contact the LA Times’ parent organization:
The principle involved here is an important one. Americans, who have the great blessing to live in a free state with free speech, are entitled to support radical Palestinians and fellow-travelers, so long as they’re not active terrorists. However, it would seem to me, naïve though I am, that Americans also have a right to know that their Presidential candidate is consorting with radical Palestinians and fellow-travelers. Despite (or, one could say, because of) the fact that it might not reflect well on Obama in the minds of many Americans, it is news.
Here’s the letter I’m currently sending out. Any suggestions for or improvements to this letter are welcome:
I noticed that your company advertises in the LA Times. The LA Times has admitted that it is withholding from the public a newsworthy video of Barack Obama consorting with known terrorists as well as representatives of the American Muslim community who have expressed violent hostility to Jews and to Israel. This is media malfeasance of the highest order.
Until the LA Times begins to practice journalism and not partisan politics, I will refrain from reading it, and I will refrain from doing business with companies that advertise in it.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.
By the way, for those who may fear that the tape’s existence is a myth, it’s not. In April 2008, the LA Times was already writing glowing words about the get-together, and boasting about the tape’s existence: “The event was videotaped, and a copy of the tape was obtained by The Times.”
UPDATE: Welcome, Little Green Football readers.
*You’ll notice a certain haphazard quality in the contact info: some links are for generic contact forms, some are for the corporation’s fact sheet, and some are for both. The problem is that it’s not always easy to figure out by following an advertising link which umbrella corporation actually matches up with the website I’m viewing (as, for example, with Capitol One or ING Direct). In those cases, it’s easier and safer to use the linked website’s own contact form. My goal has been to give you as much information as possible, without inadvertently deluging with email an entity that has a name similar to that of an LA Times advertiser.