Procter & Gamble Must Drop CNN
Procter & Gamble (PG) is one of America's biggest producers and distributors of household cleaning and hygiene products, but they are also one of CNN's biggest sponsors. In July I covered their sponsorship of CNN programs like AC360, following the network's bad month which saw them attack a private citizen who created a meme and their producers being caught calling Russia stories “nothing burgers” and bullshit.
Now it's time to take the war to the next level. CNN's dishonesty has continued and it is time to put pressure on one company at a time. This month, that company is Procter & Gamble.
Sponsorship is a choice. Companies are free to choose who they sponsor and to choose which ever television networks they think will give them the best returns. It's time to show Procter & Gamble that CNN is not a good investment. As consumers, we too have a choice. We can choose to fight companies that sponsor and support dishonest news media.
These are things you can do right now to convince Procter & Gamble that CNN is a bad investment. One of those things is to sell your PG stocks, because if consumer backlash reaches a certain level, the company's stock price will begin to sink anyway. That could hurt your wallet if you own shares in the company. The best option is to get out while you still can.
Sell Your Stocks
If enough people learn that P&G is a major sponsor of CNN, it won't be a good day for the company's stock. That should be enough to convince you that selling your P&G stock is a good idea, at least for a few months to weather the storm of consumer backlash.
Millions of Americans have had it with CNN. That is becoming increasingly obvious by CNN's ratings, which are sinking and losing to MSNBC and Fox News on a consistent basis. Rachel Maddow has recently been topping CNN for weeks, while Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson have been doing the same. CNN is losing viewership, but its sponsors are sticking around.
CNN has been caught lying, spreading fake news and attacking Trump supporters, but companies like Procter & Gamble have continued to finance the network's disgusting behavior. On November 8, 63 million Americans voted for Donald Trump. Attacking them and supporting networks that attack them may not be in the best interest of Procter & Gamble—or its shareholders.
Don't Buy Their Products
It would be difficult to identify a Procter & Gamble advertisement on CNN, because they advertise their brands without explicitly showcasing their corporate name. To identify a P&G advertisement, you will need to know the products they produce and distribute.
By refusing to buy these products, you will be effectively damaging Procter & Gamble's profits.
This is the toothpaste in the blue and white tube. A great alternative to Crest is Colgate, which is produced and distributed by a wholesome company based in New York and founded by a Baptist named William Colgate.
Until Procter & Gamble drops CNN, switch to Colgate or some other brands, which may include Arm & Hammer, Tom's From Maine and Rembrandt.
If you're a man, you might have some Gillette razors in your bathroom. It is time to switch brands for a while. Unfortunately, Gillette owns a large share of the US razor market, but generic brands and Schick offer great alternatives. A razor is a razor—there is no need to spend more than you have to.
Downy, Gain, Tide, Ivory, Pantene and Dawn
If you use these fabric softeners, soaps and detergents, there are plenty of brands you can switch to. Check the fine print on their boxes if you're unsure. If it says P&G or Procter & Gamble, put it back on the shelf.
Unfortunately, it might be time to switch diapers for a while.
Those delicious cough drops and greasy creams need to go. Vicks is owned by Procter & Gamble and it's time to switch to Halls and some generic brands that do the same thing.
Tampax and Always
Sorry ladies. If you support Trump and Republicans, the company that makes your lady products hates you.
Mr. Clean and Febreze
That famous bald guy with the ear ring and those funny Febreze commercials belong to Procter & Gamble. Generic products will work the same and cost you less.
Make It Happen
Switching brands is the easiest thing you can do. Once everyone begins to do it, selling your stock will be the next wise step. If you honestly hate CNN, these things shouldn't be so difficult to do. A simple change in habit at the grocery store will send a strong message to companies that choose to support a lying, dishonest media network.