Well the GLBT blogosphere has claimed victory over Ford in the case of a perceived slight. It seems that Ford met with members of the American Family Association over a number of issues.
Now Ford is a BAC (Big Ass Company) or BEC (Big Evil Company) depending upon your view. As a footsoldier in a BAC/BEC I can attest to the leviathan like nature of their actions. Most simply chug along, trying to avoid perilous pitfalls and just conduct business to avoid the fate of Enron, Kodak, US Steel or a host of other has beens.
After this "meeting" too place, Ford was accused of pulling ads from several GLBT magazines.
This was never proven. No news trumpeting the AFA strong arming Ford into submission appeared anywhere. Only innuendo and supposition on a few trade sites and within the CAIEAL (Corporation Are Inherently Evil and Always Liars) world.
Ford issued a strongly worded press release on December 7, Pearl Harbor Day for the uninformed.
This was clearly a lie.
Thus the might array or electronic unrest rose up to smite the unworthy giant.
Another meeting was held.
Ford issued another strongly worded press release.
Justice triumphs, the evil doers are vanquished.
Unless. Ford's messages were remarkably consistent. What if Ford was telling the truth the whole time? Meeting with a group is not the same as caving in to their demands (in both cases).
Ford, a progressive BAC/BEC has taken a beating it may not have deserved.
It is one thing to spite one's enemies, quite another to spite ones friends.