Another Transplanted Southerner

Musings from Miz Mel'nie, a Southern Belle living in the Northeast.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

"Rescue Me"

If you like the TV show "Rescue Me", T-Mobile doesn't want you as a cutomer.

Wireless company T-Mobile, whose ads have featured the likes of Paris Hilton
and Snoop Dogg, has yanked its advertising from FX in protest over the graphic content of the series "Rescue Me" and "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."
The pullback came on direct orders from T-Mobile CEO Robert Dotson, reported Ad Age, after he was flooded with protest E-mails generated by the Rev. Donald Wildmon's Mississippi-based American Family Association. Wildmon's group has been protesting against graphic TV content for decades, and it rarely gets a response as supportive as Dotson's.

You can cancel you T-Mobile service by calling 800-937-8997, and you can complain about the hypocricy of the company (Paris, the porn star, is ok, but "Rescue Me", the series about America's bravest, isn't) by calling company HQ at 425-378-4000.