Skip to comments.Powerful PR Firm Helps Campaign to Get Glenn Beck Off The Air
Posted on 08/13/2009 9:09:57 PM PDT by STARWISE
As NewsBuster Matthew Vadum reported Wednesday, a race-baiting group named Color Of Change -- co-founded by President Obama's "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones -- has launched a campaign to get companies to stop advertising on Glenn Beck's television program.
Recent press releases from COC concerning Beck have listed as the contact "Brandon Hatler -- Sunshine, Sachs & Associates."
As Variety reported in May 2007, SSA is a powerful New York-based public relations firm with quite an impressive list of clients:
Current clients include Ben Affleck, Jon Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jimmy Fallon, the Farrelly brothers, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, John Mayer, Bette Midler, Michael Moore, Tyler Perry, Barbra Streisand and Michelle Wie.
On Monday, COC published the following press release concerning Beck listing Hatler as contact: Story Continues Below Ad ↓
"We applaud GEICO and all of the other companies who have stepped forward to pull their ads from Glenn Beck," said James Rucker, executive director of ColorOfChange.org. "Beck's rhetoric is dangerous to the fabric of our democracy, and we are heartened that so many big companies feel the same way. We won't stop here -- we're going to continue our fight to see that as many of Beck's advertisers pull their support as possible."
Two weeks ago, ColorOfChange.org called on its 600,000-plus members to sign a petition urging companies who advertise on Glenn Beck to cut off their advertising support of his work. More than 75,000 members responded to the call by signing a petition directed at advertisers.
As RBO uncovered last week, SSA also represents Van Jones's Green for All, "a national organization working to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty."
When you add it all up, a current member of the Obama administration is co-founder of a group trying to get a conservative talker off the air, and is being assisted by a powerful New York PR firm.
And America's so-called journalists couldn't care less.
Lord, protect Glenn and his family and all those who fight for truth. Seems like the targets don't like the flak.
You took the characters right from my keyboard.
GEICO’S gotta go!
Who else is playing this game?
If Glenn Beck is toppled he will be the first of many.
Isn’t Van Jones the self declared Commie that Glen keeps talking about?
Fox is gonna fire him with ratings that high, without *even* being in a prime time spot.
Cancel O'Really? and give Glenn his timeslot.
Does anybody here even *use* Geico?
Their rates are insane.
Wow, I was just about to look at Geico for some quotes!
I am so thankful that I now know what insurance company to avoid!!!
I heard Glenn Beck state that Progressive Insurance has pulled out of his show.
I do like the gecko and the Cavemen though.
Chances are the membership number is actually 10,000 democrat slackers with 60 fake id’s apiece.
That annoying screechy twit was still pushing her crap during tonight’s show.
They can buzz off and I won’t care.
What other companies are pulling ads? I’d love to know who they are so I can boycot them. Even better than that, I will be sure to patronize those who leave them in or new ones take the place of the bad apples.
Fight the fascists.
This is how the left plays. They need to know their time is up. Push back twice as hard.
Never thought I’d see the day when the US government is targeting people who disagree with it by name...
For the first bazillion ads, I did too.
Sick of ‘em both now.
We get cheaper, better coverage with a local insurance company.
Can the average citizen call *their* insurance agent at home?
[Isnt Van Jones the self declared Commie that Glen keeps talking about?]
He sure is.
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