“General Electric has felt the heat of a ‘significant’ number of Paul Harvey listeners and has decided to resume advertising on the newsman’s radio program after initially pulling its commercials due to complaints about a negative comment the broadcaster made about Islam.” This from WND.
“As WorldNetDaily reported, in a Dec. 4 news item in which the legendary newsman described the bloody nature of cockfight gambling in Iraq, he said: ‘Add to the thirst for blood a religion which encourages killing, and it is entirely understandable if Americans came to this bloody party unprepared.’ The Washington, D.C.-based Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, subsequently demanded an apology from Harvey, which was broadcast by a substitute anchor on the daily program Dec. 9. . . .
“Gary Sheffer, spokesman for GE, confirmed that a radio ad for a lighting product was pulled from the show. The company decided to restore its advertising last week, however, after hearing from people upset with the initial decision. ‘We have had significant feedback from Mr. Harvey’s listeners,’ Sheffer told WorldNetDaily. He says those contacting GE have expressed support for the newsman and asked that the advertising be restored.”