“Beginning Tuesday, Stop Handgun Violence will be ‘saturating’ highway signs [in Massachusetts] at three-dozen locations across the state,” bostonglobe.com reports . . . The new highway signs being installed this week will read, ‘We’re Not Anti-Gun. We’re Pro-Life. Massachusetts Gun Laws Save Lives,’ and feature a Bushmaster XM-15 assault rifle, with a white surrender flag poking out from the barrel. Billboard space was donated by Clear Channel, Logan Communications, Total Outdoor, and Outfront Media.” Clear Channel eh? wikipedia.org tells us . . .
Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCO), is a public subsidiary of iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly CC Media Holdings, Inc.), and is one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising corporations. The company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.
Now you’d think that Clear Channel and its parent company iHeartMedia, Inc. – the nation’s largest owner of radio stations with a big footprint on Sirius XM satellite radio – would eschew supporting civilian disarmament with free advertising. Heck, you might even want to contact them via email (as I did) to find out why they’d alienate the American heartland. You could even call their Boston office on (781) 438 8880 if you were so inclined. (I left a message.)
This much we know: the state-wide civilian disarmament campaign is the brainchild of John Rosenthal, co-founder of Stop Handgun Violence [above]. For years, Rosenthal had a gi-normous anti-gun billboard on one of his buildings off the highway near Fenway Park. He sold the building. The new owners want the anti-gun agitprop gone.
Learning of the displaced anti-gun message, Clear Channel’s Boston operation reached out to Rosenthal. Seriously.
“When we realized he would no longer have his . . . billboard to get out the message about gun control, we offered to utilize some of our space,” said Stephen Ross, president of the Boston division of Clear Channel Outdoor.
“It was easy for us to make a huge impact on such an important message.”
Now that the gun rights community knows about Clear Channel’s active support for gun control, it might not be as easy as they think. Just sayin’ . . .