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.
NO .. we write GEICO and tell them that
if they remove themselves from Glenn’s
show, WE will cancel our business.
Can’t we who support Glenn Beck start a petition supporting his “work”—his First Ammendment right, and our right to stop buying GEICO, J&J, P&G, Sargento and Progressive?***
With his ratings, don’t know why advertisers would want to pull based on that group when they find out the group has what seems to be a rather notorious history/mission.
***I did contact GEICO and Sargento already...
I really did hear Glenn say Progressive.
Maybe he got confused (or may I did).
Thanks for letting me know.
Progressive ??? I’d be shocked.
Their owner is a HUGE lib ..Peter
Lewis .. who works with Soros and
spreads his jillions to lib groups
We need to let Fox know that if Glenn goes, we go. Rush is still on the radio and so is Glenn.
I read this post quickly and didn’t see my point made, so I’ll note it here. GEICO with it’s cute, disgusting little lizard is an acronym.
Parsing it out, it is “General Electric Insurance Company;” if you watched O’Reilly tonight, you know the crap GE is up to and who it worships. The head of GE is Jeffrey Immelt.
Boycott them and all they make!
It’s racism, pure and simple. And it’s not isolated.
Just google “support black owned businesses”. It’s becoming a movement with petitions and oaths, and it only serves to tear our Country further apart.
Geico has pulled its ads from Fox News Channel’s “The Glenn Beck Program.” Lawyers.com, which is owned by LexisNexis, also has vowed not to advertise during the program, according to Color of Change, an African-American online political organization that has been urging advertisers to stop supporting the show.
Additionally, Procter & Gamble, Progressive Insurance and SC Johnson all said their ad placements during the broadcast were made in error and that they would correct the mistake.
Send letters in support of Beck and for those advertisers , you purchase from at the local store,buy the competitors product and send the label to those who bolted.
Advertizers are interested in one thing and one thing only... Eyeballs. If Glen is attracting viewers there will be advertizers. If the Commie Progressive and Warren Buffet’s Geico want to bail, let them bail The next capitalist is waitng for the space.....
Pat is a Democrat but he is a man of principle.
[I watched him on Fox during the Gore/chad debacle and never realized that he was a Dem]
And years ago I worked for Progressive.
Peter Lewis once even came down to my area and shook my hand and said, “Thanks” for doing something I thought was my job (no big deal). A very unique person.
Peter Lewis, Chairman of Progressive Insurance Companies. Check out his donations at the link. BOYCOTT Progressive big time... tell everyone you know!
GEICO is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. Warren Buffet - no friend of conservatives - is chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Stay away from GEICO as well.
read this post quickly and didnt see my point made, so Ill note it here. GEICO with its cute, disgusting little lizard is an acronym.
Parsing it out, it is General Electric Insurance Company; if you watched OReilly tonight, you know the crap GE is up to and who it worships. The head of GE is Jeffrey Immelt.
Boycott them and all they make!
Eh sorry it is GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES INSURANCE COMPANY...not much better, but it is not GE...
Tell them. You have to tell Geico why they won’t get your business.
Let’s start a petition to KEEP GLENN BECK RIGHT WHERE HE IS!!! They don’t have to watch him but we prefer to!
Besides, Geico & Progressive Insurance are COMMUNISTS pieces of crap anyway and BIG RAT DONORS!
It’s their lose not Glenn Becks. If I had any business with them I would pull it immediately but since I don’t do business with COMMIES I don’t do business with Geico or Progressive Ins.
GEICO is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. Warren Buffet - no friend of conservatives - is chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
The Government Employees Insurance Company, usually known by the acronym GEICO, is an American auto insurance company. GEICO is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway.
It used to insure only government employees including the Military.
Yes he is ... I’m rather fearful for him
with this raw info today, as well.
No. You are wrong.
“The Government Employees Insurance Company, usually known by the acronym GEICO, is an American auto insurance company. GEICO is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway . . . “
I’m all for boycotting those who pull ads from Beck’s program, but let’s get the facts straight. GEICO has nothing to do with GE.
Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRKA and NYSE: BRKB) is a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, U.S., that oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies. Berkshire Hathaway’s core business is insurance, including property and casualty insurance, reinsurance and specialty nonstandard insurance. The Company averaged an annual growth in book value of 20.3% to its shareholders for the last 44 years, while employing large amounts of capital, and minimal debt.
Warren Buffett is the company’s chairman and CEO. Buffett has used the “float” provided by Berkshire Hathaway’s insurance operations (a policyholder’s money which it holds temporarily until claims are paid out) to finance his investments. In the early part of his career at Berkshire, he focused on long-term investments in publicly quoted stocks, but more recently he has turned to buying whole companies. Berkshire now owns a diverse range of businesses including candy production, retail, home furnishings, encyclopedias, vacuum cleaners, jewelry sales; newspaper publishing; manufacture and distribution of uniforms; manufacture, import and distribution of footwear; as well as several regional electric and gas utilities.
Same here, but they're off my list now.
GEICO is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. Warren Buffet - no friend of conservatives - is chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Boycott GEICO and especially Progressive Insurance Company!
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