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.
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...