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Powerful PR Firm Helps Campaign to Get Glenn Beck Off The Air
News Busters ^ | 8-13-09 | Noel Sheppard

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.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: agenda; bstreisand; colorofchange; commies; demdisinformation; fakedemsupport; fascists; glennbeck; greenjobczar; liberalfascism; obamascum; overlordobama; pinkos; removal; unions; vanjones
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Lord, protect Glenn and his family and all those who fight for truth. Seems like the targets don't like the flak.

1 posted on 08/13/2009 9:10:02 PM PDT by STARWISE
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To: STARWISE
AMEN, Starwise.

You took the characters right from my keyboard.

2 posted on 08/13/2009 9:13:33 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: STARWISE

GEICO’S gotta go!

Who else is playing this game?

Boycott ‘em!


3 posted on 08/13/2009 9:14:43 PM PDT by G Larry ( Obamacare=Dying in Line!)
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To: STARWISE

If Glenn Beck is toppled he will be the first of many.


4 posted on 08/13/2009 9:16:13 PM PDT by oyez
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To: STARWISE

Isn’t Van Jones the self declared Commie that Glen keeps talking about?


5 posted on 08/13/2009 9:16:52 PM PDT by notaliberal (Right-wing extremist)
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To: STARWISE

Yeah.

Fox is gonna fire him with ratings that high, without *even* being in a prime time spot.

[not]

Cancel O'Really? and give Glenn his timeslot.

6 posted on 08/13/2009 9:18:53 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away..............)
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To: notaliberal

Yep.


7 posted on 08/13/2009 9:19:10 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: G Larry

Does anybody here even *use* Geico?

Their rates are insane.


8 posted on 08/13/2009 9:19:52 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away..............)
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To: STARWISE

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!!!


9 posted on 08/13/2009 9:20:01 PM PDT by Bodleian_Girl (Gieco S*cks)
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To: G Larry

I heard Glenn Beck state that Progressive Insurance has pulled out of his show.


10 posted on 08/13/2009 9:21:13 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Salamander

I do like the gecko and the Cavemen though.


11 posted on 08/13/2009 9:21:57 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; April Lexington; ...
Glenn today .. his words ring chillingly true to this article

A little history on Glenn's show today about what most of us already know about Rahmbo and the Chicago Way .. from Pat Caddell

12 posted on 08/13/2009 9:22:49 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: STARWISE

Chances are the membership number is actually 10,000 democrat slackers with 60 fake id’s apiece.


13 posted on 08/13/2009 9:22:52 PM PDT by MurrietaMadman (Luke 23:31)
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To: GOP_Lady

Nope.

That annoying screechy twit was still pushing her crap during tonight’s show.

They can buzz off and I won’t care.


14 posted on 08/13/2009 9:23:53 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away..............)
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To: STARWISE

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.


15 posted on 08/13/2009 9:24:21 PM PDT by dajeeps
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To: STARWISE

Fight the fascists.


16 posted on 08/13/2009 9:25:01 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Principled Independent Conservatives are winning. National Socialists and their dupes are losing.)
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To: MurrietaMadman

This is how the left plays. They need to know their time is up. Push back twice as hard.


17 posted on 08/13/2009 9:25:27 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 163)
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To: STARWISE

Never thought I’d see the day when the US government is targeting people who disagree with it by name...


18 posted on 08/13/2009 9:25:47 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: beaversmom

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?

Thought not.


19 posted on 08/13/2009 9:26:15 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away..............)
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To: notaliberal

[Isn’t Van Jones the self declared Commie that Glen keeps talking about?]

He sure is.


20 posted on 08/13/2009 9:26:30 PM PDT by KansasGirl ( Obama's heroes have always been left-wing radicals.)
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To: G Larry; All

NO .. we write GEICO and tell them that
if they remove themselves from Glenn’s
show, WE will cancel our business.

http://www.geico.com/about/contactus/email/


21 posted on 08/13/2009 9:27:07 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: G Larry

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...


22 posted on 08/13/2009 9:27:40 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait till it is free! "~ PJ O'Rourke)
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To: Salamander

Really?

I really did hear Glenn say Progressive.

Maybe he got confused (or may I did).

Thanks for letting me know.


23 posted on 08/13/2009 9:28:32 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: notaliberal

Oh yes ..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdCdCXNhwh4


24 posted on 08/13/2009 9:28:46 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: STARWISE
Let me tell you a bit about the Chicago way... Its a two way street. Obama & Co think they can just bully America but in America, like Chicago, there are MANY interests. MANY of whom can play dirty too. Not to mention Mossad...
25 posted on 08/13/2009 9:29:50 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: GOP_Lady

Progressive ??? I’d be shocked.
Their owner is a HUGE lib ..Peter
Lewis .. who works with Soros and
spreads his jillions to lib groups
like water.


26 posted on 08/13/2009 9:30:45 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: STARWISE

We need to let Fox know that if Glenn goes, we go. Rush is still on the radio and so is Glenn.


27 posted on 08/13/2009 9:30:50 PM PDT by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1.)
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To: STARWISE

bfl


28 posted on 08/13/2009 9:31:09 PM PDT by Kush (Insert your own witty or patriotic or sarcastic remark here.)
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To: notaliberal
Van Jones isn't intelligent enough to wash cars. Now he's elevated to national figurehood? Give me a break.
29 posted on 08/13/2009 9:31:19 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: STARWISE

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!


30 posted on 08/13/2009 9:31:30 PM PDT by Rembrandt
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To: STARWISE

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.


31 posted on 08/13/2009 9:31:52 PM PDT by papasmurf (RnVjayB5b3UsIDBiYW1hLCB5b3UgcGllY2Ugb2Ygc2hpdCBjb3dhcmQh)
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To: GOP_Lady

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.


32 posted on 08/13/2009 9:32:14 PM PDT by tapatio
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To: STARWISE

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.


33 posted on 08/13/2009 9:32:34 PM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: bitterohiogunclinger
This is how the left plays. They need to know their time is up. Push back twice as hard.

Absolutely!!!!

34 posted on 08/13/2009 9:33:19 PM PDT by Ros42
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To: STARWISE

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.....


35 posted on 08/13/2009 9:34:04 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: STARWISE

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]


36 posted on 08/13/2009 9:34:10 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away..............)
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To: STARWISE

Yep.

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.


37 posted on 08/13/2009 9:34:17 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: G Larry
Who else is playing this game?

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.

38 posted on 08/13/2009 9:34:29 PM PDT by nutmeg (Obamunism is destroying America)
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To: Rembrandt

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!


Eh sorry it is GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES INSURANCE COMPANY...not much better, but it is not GE...


39 posted on 08/13/2009 9:34:47 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait till it is free! "~ PJ O'Rourke)
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To: Ros42; All
More from Glenn on Van Jones
40 posted on 08/13/2009 9:35:49 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: Bodleian_Girl

Tell them. You have to tell Geico why they won’t get your business.


41 posted on 08/13/2009 9:36:38 PM PDT by Jedidah ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana)
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To: STARWISE

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.


42 posted on 08/13/2009 9:36:42 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: bushwon; Rembrandt

GEICO is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. Warren Buffet - no friend of conservatives - is chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.


43 posted on 08/13/2009 9:38:26 PM PDT by nutmeg (Obamunism is destroying America)
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To: nutmeg

bttt


44 posted on 08/13/2009 9:39:12 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Rembrandt

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.


45 posted on 08/13/2009 9:40:27 PM PDT by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1.)
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To: Salamander

Yes he is ... I’m rather fearful for him
with this raw info today, as well.


46 posted on 08/13/2009 9:40:27 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: Rembrandt

No. You are wrong.

Wiki:
“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.


47 posted on 08/13/2009 9:41:22 PM PDT by Jedidah ("Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana)
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To: nutmeg

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.[1]

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.


48 posted on 08/13/2009 9:42:24 PM PDT by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1.)
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To: Bodleian_Girl
Wow, I was just about to look at Geico for some quotes!

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!

49 posted on 08/13/2009 9:42:56 PM PDT by nutmeg (Obamunism is destroying America)
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