[Poll] Most Hated Company

OUTFOXED-foxattacks_frontThis week, I thought we’d focus on corporations and the deep resentments many of us harbor for them. Most of the ones I’ve listed are US companies (I am, after all, most familiar with them as I live here). But, as always, feel free to lament missing companies in the comments.

Most Hated Company

21st Century Fox
General Motors
Johnson & Johnson
JP Morgan Chase
Koch Industries

Last week’s poll was actually way more popular than I expected. I assumed that “War Pigs” would win and it did by a pretty significant margin.

Favorite Vietnam Protest Song (from the ones listed)?

  • “War Pigs” – Black Sabbath (1971) (19%, 124 Votes)
  • “I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-To-Die Rag” – Country Joe and the Fish (1967) (12%, 82 Votes)
  • “Gimme Shelter” – The Rolling Stones (1969) (12%, 78 Votes)
  • “Ohio” – Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (1970) (7%, 47 Votes)
  • “What’s Going On” – Marvin Gaye (1971) (7%, 43 Votes)
  • “Eve of Destruction” – Barry McGuire and P.F. Sloan (1965) (6%, 39 Votes)
  • Straight to Hell” – The Clash (1982) (5%, 36 Votes)
  • “War” – Edwin Starr (1970) (5%, 30 Votes)
  • “Unknown Soldier” – The Doors (1968) (4%, 28 Votes)
  • “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” – Arlo Guthrie (1967) (4%, 25 Votes)
  • “Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore” – John Prine (1971) (4%, 24 Votes)
  • “All You Need Is Love” – The Beatles (1967) (3%, 20 Votes)
  • “Man in Black” – Johnny Cash (1971) (3%, 17 Votes)
  • “Charlie Don’t Surf” – The Clash (1980) (2%, 15 Votes)
  • “Wooden Ships” – Crosby, Stills & Nash and Jefferson Airplane (1969) (2%, 14 Votes)
  • “Give Peace a Chance” – The Plastic Ono Band (1969) (2%, 13 Votes)
  • “Bring Them Home” – Pete Seeger (1966) (1%, 8 Votes)
  • “Orange Crush” – R.E.M. (1988) (1%, 7 Votes)
  • “Still in Saigon” – the Charlie Daniels Band (1982) (0%, 3 Votes)
  • “Where Are You Now, My Son?” – Joan Baez (1973) (0%, 3 Votes)
  • “War Games” – The Monkees (1968) (0%, 2 Votes)
  • “Stoned Love” – The Supremes (1970) (0%, 1 Votes)
  • “8th of November” – Big and Rich (2006) (1%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 660

  • Joevl


  • Anarchy Pony

    As they say on the wonkette; all of them, katie.

  • ihbarddx

    I Feel Like I’m Fixin’ To Die Rag bears more than a passing similarity to Muskrat Ramble, IMHO.

  • D351

    Could we add the US government to that list? Or the IMF or any of the other international corporations masquerading as representatives of the rest of humanity?

  • SpidermanVitamin



    It’s hard to pick just one
    My top 5. Though the first two encompass a lot of companies

  • Elaine Meatgrinder

    Walt Disney Corp – largest media conglomerate in the news. Also responsible for Disneyfying the ABC Nightly News. Also responsible for the last 20 years worth of shitty pop music (not that it was a particularly great music genre to begin with) …

  • Echar Lailoken

    The catholic church.

  • Rhoid Rager

    It’s not on the list, but, the State

  • VaudeVillain

    Do people still even bother hating Microsoft? 1998 ended like 15 years ago… it hardly seems worth it anymore.

  • tes

    So much “evil”, but only one vote…So, I nominate my former employer JP Morgan Chase. Every time there has been a major financial scandal Chase was right behind it and I got to watch some of them first hand.

  • farbauti


    Evil for real.

  • http://politicalfilm.wordpress.com/ polfilmblog

    You guys were most hated too?

    Well I hate BoingBoing far more than you, so there’s some consolation.

    And Monsanto scored near the bottom? Balderdash.

    • http://www.thecinematika.com The Cinematika

      Lol it looks like Monsanto is actually winning. I had to throw Disinfo on there. Why do you hate BoingBoing?

      • http://politicalfilm.wordpress.com/ polfilmblog

        They have posted nuclear industry propaganda, GMO propaganda, and they censor out dissent.

        • http://www.thecinematika.com The Cinematika

          Actually I did see them censor their comments on Facebook. My former coworker had a comment deleted for criticizing a distasteful abortion joke.

          • http://politicalfilm.wordpress.com/ polfilmblog

            And they can be so smarmy. And nationalistic to boot.

            The censorship bothers me the most, as they only reinforce their own myths and untruths.

          • http://www.thecinematika.com The Cinematika

            Yeah, I still like some of the material they push out, though. I tend to like Laughing Squid more, though.

  • Cortacespedes

    What, no major “defense” industry corporations listed? You’d think bile should be spewed extensively upon these death dealing, public teat sucking behemoths.

    Let’s not overlook Northrop Grumman, Lockheed-Martin, Raytheon, General Dynamics, General Electric, BAE Systems and Boeing, just to name a few.

    • Oginikwe

      Halliburton. I’d have to go with Halliburton.
      Maybe this poll could be broken down into industries but then that would be a whole lotta hated company polls.

    • Adam’s Shadow

      Yeh; govt.-sanctioned gun-runners (a.k.a. the Military-Industrial Complex) have a pretty sweet deal: they don’t actually have to DO any of the killing, they just make all of the shit that does and sell it to big gang-bosses (like the Dept. of Defense), who then delegates the actual murder to their subordinates on the street (the soldiers of various armies and militias). All while making a tidy fucking profit.

      I keep coming back to this quote by Alan Moore: “…when you mention the idea of anarchy to most people they will tell you what a bad idea it is because the biggest gang would just take over. Which is pretty much how I see contemporary society… the biggest gang has taken over and have declared that it is not an anarchist situation – that it is a capitalist or a communist situation.”

      • misinformation

        That’s because the biggest gang currently operating also has a 15,000 hour compulsory program designed to convince you that they are necessary and benevolent…

    • misinformation
  • Oginikwe

    So much to choose from . . .so little time.
    I can’t choose just one . . .can I vote about 10 times? Please, Marcie?

    But not Disinformation; never disinfo. :^)

  • https://twitter.com/anti_euclidean ÿ

    No mention of Goldman Sachs yet?

    You’re all Shills™!
    Who’s paying you off, Marcie?

    • Cortacespedes

      Obviously investment banks and “defense” contractors.

      The truth is in the omissions.

    • http://www.thecinematika.com The Cinematika

      Man, I tried to cover everything I could think of! I had to take some off because the list was getting too long.

  • DonovanCagliero

    Why isn’t DuPont an option?

  • Ron Chandler

    America lost Vietnam and went home in ’75. Songs after that don’t cut it.
    My own favorites are ‘I was Only Nineteen’ by Redgum and ‘Khe Sanh’ by Cold Chisel. These are Australian bands.