By Emily Geiger
America: Pro-Life and Conservative
I know, I know. You all think that that headline is just crazy Emily’s wishful thinking, right?
Just a few weeks ago I wrote about a Gallup poll saying that, for the first time since they started polling the issue, the majority of Americans identify themselves as pro-life (60% think abortion should almost never or never be legal).
And now there is a new Gallup poll out saying that “conservatives” are the single largest self-identified ideological group, with 40% of those surveyed giving themselves that label. 35% of people polled call themselves moderates, and only 21% label themselves as liberals.
Conservatives outnumbered moderates and liberals in every age group except 18 to 29-year-olds, and even there, conservatives comprised 30%, which was almost the same as liberals (31%). Moderates topped that age group with 39%.
I guess it’s true. As you get older and wiser, you get more conservative.
Palin Update: CBS Losing Advertisers
The wall (of advertisers) is starting to crumble. The hotel chain, Embassy Suites, has pulled its advertising on CBS’s website as a result of complaints about Letterman’s attack of Palin’s children.
One down… let’s keep the wrecking ball rolling. Call your local affiliate and tell them how you feel about it. Better yet, call and/or write anyone who advertises on Letterman’s show and make your voice heard. Make sure you let these advertisers know that this is unacceptable, and you will be avoiding their products and services until they disassociate themselves with Letterman’s program.
I find it pretty ironic that Letterman is only now acting sincere in his apology now that advertisers are jumping ship. Kinda makes you wonder about whether it’s really sincere.
A list of national advertisers (and their contact information) for Late Night and for CBS’s website can be found at www.firedavidletterman.com.
The local advertisers in the Des Moines market this past week included:
Please make your voice heard on this issue that so important to ensuring respect for all women in our nation.
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