Fire Reza Aslan!

UPDATE June 9, 2017
Today CNN issued the following statement: “CNN has decided to not move forward with production on the acquired series ‘Believer with Reza Aslan,' We wish Reza and his production team all the best.

Congratulations to all of you who helped make this happen. Several outlets – including Mediaite, The Daily Beast, LifeZette, Fast Company, and TVNewser – credited the work of the Media Research Center for forcing CNN to sever their relationship with Aslan. Thank you!

The Media Research Center has called on CNN to fire Reza Aslan for his outrageous statements, and now we’re asking his show's advertisers to take a stand!

CNN has renewed Aslan’s Believer show for 2017-18, so the Media Research Center is leading a campaign to confront previous advertisers of this show and ask them to state publicly that they will not be renewing their affiliation with the show going forward. Any advertiser that sponsors this show is endorsing the numerous outrageous, profane statements by its host, Reza Aslan.

Background

Believer host Reza Aslan disgraced himself and CNN when he called President Trump a “piece of sh*t” on Twitter on June 3 following Trump’s response to recent terror attacks in the United Kingdom. Under intense pressure, Aslan offered only a tepid and insincere apology for his remarks. As of now, he remains the host of CNN’s Believer television series, and the network has resisted calls to sever ties with Aslan.

On June 5th, the Media Research Center launched a call campaign directed at CNN, resulting in several thousand people calling CNN to demand they end their relationship with Aslan.

MRC President Brent Bozell issued a pair of statements in the wake of Aslan’s remarks. The first statement called on CNN President Jeff Zucker to immediately cut ties with Aslan, and noted that CNN would have showed zero tolerance if one of its hosts had referred to President Obama as a “piece of sh*t.”

Bozell’s second statement called out Aslan for his pathetic attempt at an apology. This was coupled with an open letter to CNN president Jeff Zucker demanding CNN end their relationship with Aslan. Bozell pointed out that this was not an isolated occurrence, as Aslan has a history of foul-mouthed tirades against conservatives, and President Trump in particular.

Bozell and Tim Graham published a column that gave a more detailed account of Aslan’s history of unprofessional and derogatory remarks directed at President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Paul Ryan, Dinesh D’Souza, and many others. So far, CNN President Jeff Zucker has failed to take corrective action to deal with Aslan’s out-of-bounds remarks. The next step is to have a conversation with advertisers who promote their products and services on Aslan’s CNN show. The MRC was successful in applying pressure to USAA a few weeks ago when they suddenly pulled their commercials from Sean Hannity’s TV show. Thanks to the MRC, among others, USAA reversed its decision and decided to bring its ads back to Hannity.

Among the many companies that ran ads on Believer during its last season in March and April are: AT&T, Chevrolet, Sprint, GoDaddy, Quicken Loans, Fidelity, and Marriott.

Reza Aslan is a man who called the President of the United States a “piece of sh*t,” and has a history of bashing anyone he disagrees with in the most profane ways imaginable.

We have a simple question for these advertisers: Are this man's (Aslan's) values your values? If not, why would you support him by advertising on his show?

The right thing to do is for these companies to end their arrangements with CNN’s Believer series. We hope they will do so immediately.


Here are just some of Reza Aslan’s vile statements on Twitter (LANGUAGE WARNING!)

CNN Believer Advertisers

AT&T

Website: www.att.com

Phone: 1-800-331-0500

Email/Contact:
MyAT&T Users Livechat

Facebook: AT&T

Twitter: @ATT

Address:
208 S. Akard St. Dallas, Texas 75202

Chevrolet

Website: www.chevrolet.com

Phone: 1-800-222-1020

Email/Contact: Chevrolet Contact Page

Facebook: Chevrolet

Twitter: @Chevrolet

Address:
Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center. P.O. Box 33136 Detroit, Michigan 48323

Christian Faith Publishing

Website: www.christianfaithpublishing.com

Phone: 1-800-955-3794

Address:
296 Chestnut St., Meadville, Pennsylvania 16335

DirecTV

Website: www.directv.com

Phone: 1-800-531-5000

Email/Contact: DirecTV Support

Facebook: DirecTV

Twitter: @DIRECTV or @DIRECTVService

Address:
2230 E. Imperial Hwy. El Segundo, California 90245

Fidelity

Website: www.fidelity.com

Phone: 1-800-343-3548

Email/Contact:
Fidelity Customer Service
(Click "Email" on the top right)

Facebook: Fidelity Investments

Twitter: @Fidelity

Address:
82 Devonshire Street Boston, Massachusetts 02109

GoDaddy

Website: www.godaddy.com

Phone: 1-480-505-8877

Email/Contact: GoDaddy Help
(Click "Chat Now" in the top right)

Facebook: GoDaddy

Twitter: @GoDaddy or @GoDaddyHelp

Address:
14455 N Hayden Road Suite 219, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260

InventHelp

Website: www.inventhelp.com

Phone: 1-800-468-3684

Email/Contact: InventHelp Contact Page

Facebook: InventHelp

Twitter: @InventHelp

Address:
8401 Corporate Dr. #475, Hyattsville, Maryland 20785

Marriott

Website: www.marriott.com

Phone: 1-800-721-7033

Email/Contact: Marriot Contact Page

Facebook: Marriott Hotels or Marriott Hotels

Twitter: @Marriott or @MarriottRewards

Address:
10400 Fernwood Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20817

Mini/Mitsubishi

Website: www.mitsubishicars.com

Phone: 1-888-648-7820

Email/Contact: Mitsubishi Contact Page

Facebook: Mitsubishi Motors

Twitter: @mitsucars

Address:
2001 Pennsylvania Ave NW #700, Washington, DC 20006

MRHFM

Website: www.mrhfmlawfirm.com

Phone: 1-866-234-7997

Email/Contact: MRHFM Contact Page

Address:
1015 Locust St. #1200, St. Louis, Missouri 63101

Quicken Loans

Website: www.quickenloans.com

Phone: 1-800-863-4332

Email/Contact: Quicken Loans Contact Page

Facebook: Quicken Loans

Twitter: @QuickenLoans

Address:
1050 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48226

Qunol

Website: www.qunol.com

Phone: 1-877-290-2621

Email/Contact: [email protected]

Facebook: Qunol CoQ10

Twitter: @Qunol_CoQ10

Address:
22 Audrey Place. Fairfield, New Jersey 07004

Sprint

Website: www.sprint.com

Phone: 1-888-211-4727

Email/Contact: Contact Page For Sprint Users

Facebook: Sprint

Twitter: @Sprint

Address:
6200 Sprint Pkwy. Overland Park, Kansas 66251

Tempur-Pedic

Website: www.tempurpedic.com

Phone: 1-800-821-6621

Email/Contact: Tempur-Pedic Contact Page

Facebook: Tempur-Pedic USA

Twitter: @TempurPedic

Address:
1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, Virginia 22102

TrueCar

Website: www.truecar.com

Phone: 1-888-878-3227

Email/Contact: TrueCar Contact Page

Facebook: TrueCar

Twitter: @TrueCar

Address:
N/A

USPS

Website: www.usps.com

Phone: 1-202-2268-2000

Email/Contact: USPS Contact Page

Facebook: US Postal Service

Twitter: @USPS or @USPSHelp

Address:
N/A

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