FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                 Contact: Christina Jamison                  

March 20, 2010 (202) 631-1158                       [email protected]

“Liberal” Blog Ad Network Refuses To Advertise

(WASHINGTON, March 20) –The Liberal Blog Advertising Network refused today to sell online banner ad space intended to drive traffic to, a lighthearted, inoffensive, helpful reminder to the staffs of Members whose vote will likely cost them their jobs this fall. 

“Not for a long time have I made the mistake of thinking that ‘liberal’ necessarily translates as ‘open-minded,’ said Heather Higgins, President and CEO of Independent Women’s Voice.  “Nor that it guaranteed having a sense of humor.  Nevertheless, the decision by the Liberal Blog Advertising Network to refuse to sell online ad space to Independent Women’s Voice simply because they apparently do not like the content of our advertising is, in a word, disappointing. I wanted very much for our ads ‘to reach the influential people who forge the national progressive zeitgeist,’ and I was assured by their web page that this was the way to reach these ‘online hyper-influentials.’

“It’s disappointing that the Liberal Blog Advertising Network has chosen to censor our advertising so as not to upset their apparently hyper-delicate sensibilities.  We trust more unbiased outlets, which appreciate free speech and can distinguish between an alternate point of view and an offensive one, will not be so threatened.”

“If they’d like to see what the fuss is about, all they have to do is type into their browser and they’ll see what kind of help we are trying to offer staffers of House Democrats who make the mistake of voting YES on the health care bill currently before the Congress.”

 Independent Women’s Voice, a 501(c) (4) non-partisan charitable organization, recently surveyed 35 targeted House districts. Results of the survey can be found online here: