“General Electric has pulled a lighting ad from Paul Harvey’s syndicated radio show, heard here on WABC (770 AM), after receiving complaints from listeners over Harvey’s comment that Islam ‘encourages killing.'” This from the New York Post, with thanks to seafarious.
“Harvey, 84, made the comment Dec. 4 while describing cockfighting in Iraq. ‘Add to the thirst for blood a religion which encourages killing, and it is entirely understandable if Americans came to this bloody party unprepared,’ he said. Harvey apologized six days later through an on-air substitute – a day after GE pulled its ad (for a lamp).
“‘We’re considering whether to resume advertising [on the show],’ a GE spokesman said yesterday. ‘No decision has been made yet.'” Are they waiting for a go-ahead from the Council on American Islamic Relations?