The PJ Tatler

Orbitz lays the smack on Media Matters' silly anti-Fox campaign

Hey Media Matters, do you want some? Well, come and get some:

According to the Drop Fox website, Orbitz is one of seven key advertisers targeted, including Best Western, Priceline, Delta Airlines, Ocean Spray, Netflix and Southwest Airlines. The campaign suggests viewers sign a petition asking the advertisers to pull spending from Fox News for being “a political operation masquerading as a news network,” advancing “anti-LGBT bigotry,” (including a letter signed by Courage Campaign, GLAAD and Equality Matters sent to Orbitz, a company described by the groups as progressive in its support for LGBT issues) and “misinformation about climate science.” …

But Orbitz shot back, describing Media Matters as “a political organization that has been funded pretty extensively to go after one network, and we aren’t going to engage in that fight,” Orbitz spokesman Brian Hoyt told The Hollywood Reporter:

“We have a strict policy of tolerance and non-discrimination, and that means we don’t favor one political side over another. Tolerance is a two-way street,” he said. “We’re going to advertise on conservative TV stations, liberal TV stations and — if there are any out there — unbiased news broadcasts.”

“If there any out there…”  Well played, Orbitz. Well played indeed.