stop the o'reilly harrassment machine

More on Fox News' efforts to intimidate and harrass Amanda Terkel.... Bill O'Reilly sent his goon producers to stalk Amanda while she was on vacation in an effort to discredit and general smear her. Think Progress is taking a stand against this kind of "journalism," arguing that it's not journalism -- just plain old harrassment: TAKE ACTION: Tell O'Reilly's Advertisers To Stop Supporting The O'Reilly Harassment Machine.
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly employs producers charged with the specific mission of ambushing and harassing those who have said critical things about him. O'Reilly has not only stalked and accosted ThinkProgress deputy editor Amanda Terkel, but he has also targeted at least 40 other individuals in much the same way.

If O'Reilly wanted statements from his opponents, there are alternative, more responsible ways of eliciting responses. Amanda was never asked to appear on The O'Reilly Factor, nor did the show ever reach out to ThinkProgress for comment prior to their decision to stalk her.

This isn't "journalism" - it's a mafia-style harassment operation. It's a campaign of intimidation and an unethical practice that amounts to an invasion of privacy. As Amanda said of her own altercation with O'Reilly's crew: "It was incredibly disturbing. The rest of the weekend, I was constantly looking over my shoulder, wondering how long they had been following me, if they're still following me."

We need to shut down the O'Reilly Harassment Machine. And the best way to do that is to demand that O'Reilly's corporate advertisers — those who are helping to fund this operation - issue a clear statement explaining their opposition to O'Reilly's brand of "ambush journalism."

Click here to tell O'Reilly's advertisers to stop supporting the O'Reilly Harassment Machine.
The goal is to hit where O'Reilly and Fox News where it hurts -- the bottom line, by going after advertisers. Learn more about what you can do to help this kind of dirty, fake-ass journalism here. Go here to send a message to O'Reilly's advertiserss, which include Capital One, Proctor and Gamble, AT&T, Audi and Johnson & Johnson, telling them how you feel about this issue.

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