@audible.com is still giving ad money to extreme Right media #richardarmitage

This is particularly hypocritical in that Richard Armitage’s forthcoming audiobook, The Tattooist of Auschwitz, is a Holocaust story, as the media organization in question is well known for its anti-Semitic positions. (And also for plenty of other politically destructive activities and positions.)

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~ by Servetus on February 13, 2018.

8 Responses to “@audible.com is still giving ad money to extreme Right media #richardarmitage”

  1. Oh no. This is upsetting and confusing. What to do re: future purchases….

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    • I’ve tweeted them before about this — as have many other fans. My rationalization has been that I don’t subscribe to the service in general, but it DOES add to my reluctance to buy their overpriced audiobooks.

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  2. Ok, so freedom of the press and all….but an actual online Breitbart store?! I am currently a subscriber but I will be cancelling it right away and letting them and RA (since it is his products I would be buying) know. My line in the sand may shift around sometimes, but this is a dealbreaker. I won’t be subscribing and I won’t be purchasing anything from them in future. How is Big Finish? I hope they are ok because I really wanted to get the War of the Worlds CD!

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    • I forget what the term is, but essentially a company buys ad time in aggregate, and then it shows up in a series of places. So audible isn’t subscribing directly to Breitbart as much as it is buying an ad package from a company that puts ads on Breitbart. I think that the likelihood that Big Finish does that is lower, as it is a much lower-profile concern, but it’s probably worth an ask.

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      • Well, regardless of how Audible is doing it, I am undoing my subscription until that is gone. It is one thing to have what I may consider objectional works for purchase because I certainly don’t believe in banning books but it is another to be a party to hosting a Breitbart store on your online site. I just don’t want anything to do with Breitbart – not that they will miss me.

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