I am always a cult of one on the subject of talking to companies that advertise in media that acts irresponsibly.
But we have to take a look at the recent example of Glen Beck being turfed from Fox-- in spite of high ratings-- because he wasn't able to pull in advertising dollars. Whatever Fox replaces Beck with, even if they get only 30% of Beck's viewers-- it will create more revenue for Fox than what Beck did.
Right now, we are anticipating that Sun is going to be terribly awful and a force for bad things in Canada. It might, it might not. From what I can tell so far, it seems it's just a platform to attack Rick Mercer.
And it seems to be patterning itself as a broadcast hybrid of the Toronto Sun and National Post. Which is good in some ways, but bad if you depend on stuff like actual profits. So far, Sun TV seems to have a lot of bumper type commercials-- commercials for Sun TV. This is a good indication of unsold advertising space.
So, while we wait for the Sun to do something truly outrageous and objectionable, maybe we should compile a list of companies that advertise on Sun. Just in case.
From what I've seen so far:
East Side Mario's
Spergel Debt counceling
If you're watching, maybe you can add to this list.