USA Today Surprised Chick-Fil-A Didn’t Suffer from ‘PR Nightmare
October 25th, 2012 2:12 PM
According to the PR “experts” in USA Today's rolodex, it’s downright unnatural that Chick-fil-A is a successful and thriving business. Who knew that so many people supported traditional marriage?
In a piece headlined “Surprise: PR nightmare didn’t damage Chick-fil-A,” Bruce Horovitz was shocked that the popular chicken chain’s markets share and…
The War on Chick-fil-A, College Football Edition
August 22nd, 2012 2:40 PM
The war against Chick-fil-A, whose COO dared to support traditional marriage, continues. This time, the battlefield is college football – specifically, Chick-fil-A’s sponsorship of two college football games.
OutSports.com editor Cyd Ziegler took to Huffington Post on August 20 with a piece titled, “Stop Chick-fil-A from Forcing College Football Players to…
Left-Wing NYT Food Writer Bittman Apologizes for Offensive Obit of Chi
August 9th, 2012 2:43 PM
New York Times food writer and reporter Mark Bittman issued an apology on his nytimes.com blog on Tuesday for a venemous post on the recent death of Chick-fil-A's vice-president for public relations Donald Perry.
In a recent blog post, I used an inappropriate phrase to refer to the late VP of PR for Chick-fil-A. My choice of words did not rise to either my own standards or to The Times…
Time Columnist Compares Chick-fil-A to South African Apartheid
August 7th, 2012 2:14 PM
In the August 13 edition of Time magazine, "humor" columnist Joel Stein compared eating a Chick-fil-A sandwich to rock musicians playing at Sun City in South Africa during the apartheid era of racial segregation.
"As a guy who is very pro-gay rights, I desperately wished I'd eaten that chicken sandwich before it became symbolic," he wrote.
Kiss Off: Networks Spike Coverage of Chick-fil-A Kiss-in After Poor Tu
August 7th, 2012 9:16 AM
The broadcast networks promoted gay activists’ protest of the fast food company Chick-fil-A, but when that protest fizzled, they did little to cover the failure.
ABC’s Steve Osunsami hyped the protests ahead of time, saying “nearly 100,000 friends and family have been invited online.” After the apparent lack of turnout at the kiss-in, however, the networks…
ABC's Osunsami: 'For Years,' Chick-Fil-A Has Dedicated Millions to 'Fi
August 3rd, 2012 3:10 PM
All three networks on Friday continued to highlight the controversy over Chick-fil-A, but Good Morning America's Steve Osunsami adopted the most confrontational tone, insisting that "for years," Chick-fil-A has "donated millions" to "fight against gay Americans." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] Fill-in host Laura Spencer simplified the debate: "How the…
We Have a Winner! Mike Malloy Takes Gold for Most Deranged Chick-fil-A
August 3rd, 2012 2:12 PM
You just knew he'd be in the running.
Mike Malloy, a left-winger so unhinged he was given the boot by Air America Radio, has uncorked a rant unsettling even for him. (audio clip after page break)
CBS, NBC Skip First Amendment Angle of Chick-Fil-A Day, Highlight Coun
August 2nd, 2012 3:45 PM
The CBS and NBC morning shows on Thursday both highlighted a massive show of support for Chick-fil-A, but failed to explain one of the underlying reasons for the protest: An expression of solidarity by many Americans for free speech against government bullying.
While ABC's Good Morning America completely ignored the sizable effort that saw long lines at Chick-fil-As around the country,…
Fla. Reporter Goes to Chick-fil-A, Finds Astounding 'Level of Hatred
August 2nd, 2012 7:11 AM
The media-news site JimRomenesko.com reports on Facebook comments by Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press reporter Mark Krzos, who summed up his disgust as he covered Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day: "Such a brave stand ... eating a g-ddamn sandwich."
"I have never felt so alien in my own country as I did today while covering the restaurant’s supporters. The level of hatred,…
WaPo Blogger Bizarre Suggestion: 'Infiltrate' Chick-fil-A
August 1st, 2012 8:48 PM
The Washington Post "On Faith" blogger, Sally Quinn, has come up with a suggestion so bizarre that I would not not blame you for casting aspersions upon the veracity of your humble correspondent until you read it for yourself. Basically Quinn is recommending that gays and lesbians "infiltrate" Chick-fil-A restaurants to the point where they become gay hangouts to…
LA Times Columnist to Chick-fil-A: Shut Up and Fry
August 1st, 2012 6:06 PM
Today is Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day and freedom of speech never tasted so good. However, as millions of Americans lined up to grab one of their tasty chicken sandwiches and waffles fries, counter protests were also planned over Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's , alleged anti-gay remarks, which were nothing more than an expression of his religiously-informed believe in traditional…
FNC's Shep Smith: 'Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day' Is 'National Day of I
August 1st, 2012 4:02 PM
On his way out to commercial break at 3:24 p.m. Eastern, Studio B host Shep Smith noted that August 1 is "National Badminton Day," and quipped "Forget National Day of Intolerance, let's just stay with badminton."
The Fox News Channel host's comments appear to be referring to Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, which Smith's fellow FNC colleague Mike Huckabee declared…
Media Crusade Against Chick-Fil-A Continues
July 31st, 2012 4:39 PM
The manufactured controversy over Chick-Fil-A won’t be dying down anytime soon, if media figures get their way.
Chick-Fil-A President Dan Cathy stated that he was “guilty as charged” when it came to supporting the traditional family, and commented on a radio show that “I think we are inviting God’s judgment on our nation when we shake our fist…
SFist Adopts Language of Westboro Baptist Church to Mock Death of Chic
July 30th, 2012 3:01 PM
San Francisco media outlet SFist has adopted the language of the Westboro Baptist Church to bash Chick-fil-A, referencing the death of Chick-fil-A spokesman Donald Perry with the question “God Hates Flacks?”
A July 27 article about the death of Chick-fil-A PR Vice President Donald Perry was titled “God Hates Flacks? Chick-fil-A Spokesman Dies of Heart Attack.…