Overstock advertises on Fox channels, Overstock has been receiving
calls and email messages about Fox News decision to exclude Dr. Ron
Paul from the upcoming January 6 forum in New Hampshire, a decision
that seems especially rank given the fact that in yesterdays Iowa
Caucus Dr. Paul out-polled Mayor Giuliani by a factor of 2.5:1. I
always enjoy hearing from our customers, particularly those who
display political commitment of any flavor, and I thank them for
their calls and emails.
October Dr. Paul came to Utah, and he and I visited for an hour in
my office. After that meeting, I gave him the largest donation I
could under federal law: it is rare to meet a politician who
understands the Constitution, and rarer still to meet one who thinks
it binds the government meaningfully (I would give Dr. Paul more
were there not now a federal blackout on free speech known as
"McCain-Feingold"). In a television interview last week I stated
that, while for the first time in my life I felt there are several
candidates qualified to be president, my #1 choice would be Dr.
said, I believe that pulling Overstocks advertising from Fox would
represent an inappropriate conflation of my personal politics with
my corporate responsibilities: thus, fellow supporters of Dr. Paul,
my answer to you is, "no." However, I have contacted Fox and told
them that, as a major advertiser, I believe it is unconscionable of
them to exclude Dr. Paul from participating in this forum on January
6, thus denying our polity the opportunity to make an informed
M. Byrne, Ph.D.
If you wish to join me in asking Fox to refrain from trying to warp
the public discourse, email Fox Senior Political Producer Marty
If you wish to learn more about (or support!) Dr. Paul, click
There is no particular reason you should be interested, but in case
you are, in the last several weeks I gave PBS and NPR interviews
where I discussed these political views.
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can also find and comment upon these on my blog, www.deepcapture.com)