- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 27, 2009

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

I was equal parts bemused and depressed to read in The Washington Times that UPS Stores has ceased all advertising on the Fox News Channel, ostensibly in reaction to uncivil criticism of President Obama by Glenn Beck (“Glenn Beck loses advertisers,” Entertainment, Tuesday). Would this be the same company that is lobbying the Obama administration and Congress to pass legislation targeting its chief competitor, Federal Express, with new regulations?

The UPS boycott of Fox News is transparently self-serving, but one expects a union-run company to support liberal Democrats. The question for consumers is whether they should subsidize these efforts to suppress free speech by patronizing UPS. Personally, I may resort to using the U.S. Postal Service.

MIKE ROLAND

Waldorf, Md.

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