WASHINGTON — A liberal cell phone provider is hoping to put the fear of Michele Bachmann into AT&T users in an effort to get them to switch services.
CREDO Mobile is an Atlanta-based cell phone provider with a decided progressive lean (backing that up by printing bills with soy-based ink on recycled paper, offer solar-powered phone chargers and include calls to action with account statements). Portions of users’ payments for CREDO’s mobile, long distance phone and credit card services are donated to “nonprofit organizations working for progressive change,” CREDO notes on its website.
And today, CREDO will send a message to subscribers of the also-liberal news service Mother Jones, media watchdog Media Bistro notes.
Mother Jones subscribers will be getting a pushy message in their inboxes today. “Mother Jones thought you might be interested in this message from CREDO Mobile,” the e-mail says.
That message from Mother Jones and CREDO is clear – if you sign up for AT&T, you’re writing a campaign check to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). AT&T, they say, has given Bachmann $17,000, including $5,000 in this current election cycle. “That’s a lot of money for someone who described President Obama as “anti-American,” the e-mail ad states.
Not persuasive enough? They move on to the lighter topics of gay marriage and abortion.
But you have a choice, CREDO insists. Of course, the only “right” choice is to make the switch to CREDO Mobile and sign up for one of their phone plans.
Don’t know if it will work, but they’re giving it the old college try.