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Jon Stewart Slams ‘Self-Appointed Patriots’ Who Don’t Think Coke Commercial Is Patriotic

by David Badash ● 8:58 AM February 7, 2014
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Jon Stewart mocks right-wing outrage over Coke’s Super Bowl commercial that featured children singing “America the Beautiful” in languages that are not English.

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Colbert Slams Coke Ad: ‘Since When Are Gays Allowed To Gay Up America The Beautiful?’

by David Badash ● 11:39 AM February 4, 2014
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Colbert mocks former Congressman Allen West, a Breitbart pundit, and asks, “For Pete’s sake, since when are gays allowed to gay up ‘America the Beautiful’?”

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Coke’s ‘America The Beautiful’ Commercial ‘In Your Face’ Effort To ‘Divide People’ Says Beck

by David Badash ● 9:29 AM February 4, 2014
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Coke’s “America the Beautiful” commercial may go down in history as one of the most controversial Super Bowl ads of all time.

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Coca-Cola Releases Ad With Gay Dads Days Before The Olympics

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:26 AM February 3, 2014
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Video: Coca-Cola released a terrific new ad during yesterday’s Super Bowl. with an interesting cast of Americans – including a gay couple. Have a look.

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Coke Quits Its ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Social Media Campaign

by David Badash ● 12:13 PM January 28, 2014
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If consumers wanted to write the word “gay” on the can the company’s website responded with, “Oops. Let’s pretend you didn’t just type that.” In other words, “don’t say gay.”

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Look: In Olympics Equality, Queer Nation Takes Gold Over Coca-Cola

by David Badash ● 3:10 PM January 27, 2014
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Queer Nation is battling Coca-Cola’s multi-million dollar support of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and they’re winning the Gold.

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GOP’s Cocaine Congressman Quits

by David Badash ● 9:49 AM January 27, 2014
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Trey Radel, the “Hip Hop conservative” Tea Party freshman U.S. Congressman arrested for possession of cocaine in October, will resign today according to multiple sources.

2014 Winter Olympics

Cheers To Sochi – A Coca Cola Ad For LGBT Russians

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 6:37 PM January 24, 2014
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Not to be missed video from Queer Nation NY:
“I’d like to teach the world to sing” Coke commercial with images of gay Russians dragged away by the police.

2014 Winter Olympics

Queer Nation Previews ‘Road to Sochi: The Olympic Backstory That Sponsors Won’t Show You’

by David Badash ● 3:12 PM November 23, 2013
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Here’s the preview trailer of Queer Nation’s short film, “The Road to Sochi: The Olympic backstory that sponsors won’t show you.”

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GOP Congressman Busted For Cocaine Possession Had Just Voted To Drug-Test Food Stamp Recipients

by David Badash ● 12:39 PM November 20, 2013
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Rep. Trey Radel, busted for coke possession, voted to allow states to make poor people humiliate themselves by peeing into a cup to have their urine tested for drugs to receive food stamps.

2014 Winter Olympics

Photos: LGBT Activists In Times Square Rally To ‘Dump Coke’ For Sponsoring Anti-Gay Olympics

by David Badash ● 12:40 PM August 28, 2013
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Braving a thunderstorm and high humidity, LGBT activists are rallying in New York City’s Times Square right now to draw attention to their “Dump Coke” campaign.