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Geico, advertisers pull ads from Glenn Beckís show
www.mofopolitics.com ^ | 8-11-09

Posted on 08/11/2009 2:25:16 PM PDT by Justaham

Left-wing pressure groups Color of Change and Media Matters are claiming responsibility for getting Geico Insurance, Progressive Insurance, Procter & Gamble, and Lawyers.com to pull ads from Glenn Beck’s Fox News program.

The campaign against Beck picked up steam when the Fox News personality commented that President Obama was “racist” with a “deep-seated hatred for white people”.

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1 posted on 08/11/2009 2:25:17 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

There will be plenty of other advertisers willing to take their places. High ratings draw such.


2 posted on 08/11/2009 2:26:41 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Justaham

Did any advertisers pull ads from Olbernut when that Jeanne Barfalo said that tea party protesters were racist?


3 posted on 08/11/2009 2:26:53 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (</government>)
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To: Justaham

Oh, well. Someone else will pay a king’s ransom to reach that many viewers. You can’t get that kind of exposure on MSDNC.


4 posted on 08/11/2009 2:27:38 PM PDT by Rugged Individual (Who is the world's smallest minority? I am. I am an individual.)
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To: Rugged Individual

Beck is AWESOME!!! He is a Patriot and a Messenger for Freedom!!!!!! God please bless him!


5 posted on 08/11/2009 2:29:13 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: Justaham

...the truth hurts...


6 posted on 08/11/2009 2:29:36 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: Justaham

Works both ways, doesn’t it.


7 posted on 08/11/2009 2:29:52 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: Justaham
Geico runs the world's worst ads, and Progressive is exactly what it sounds like — an insurance company run by lefties. P&G always has been afraid of its own shadow. And lawyers.com? — who gives a **** about promoting bottom-feeders? Beck will have plenty of advertisers who stick.
8 posted on 08/11/2009 2:31:20 PM PDT by twister881
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To: Justaham

That must be the reason that Glenn said he was under immense pressure not to report some of the things he does, but he was going to do it anyway, and he has. He speaks the truth and liberals can’t handle the truth. That’s why they are going after him. It’s a shame that he’s not able to use his first amendment rights without that bunch trying to silence him.


9 posted on 08/11/2009 2:31:38 PM PDT by NRA2BFree ("To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Justaham

Haven’t purchased P&G products for years. As for Progressive Insurance, their name says it all.


10 posted on 08/11/2009 2:33:36 PM PDT by cblue55
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To: Justaham

i’m a geico customer, just dropped them an email.

where the heck were these companies when “Uber-man”, “chrissy”, their networks and msm when former President Bush was maligned frequently?


11 posted on 08/11/2009 2:35:18 PM PDT by machogirl (If Obama's handing out Pie, I like Lemon Meringue.)
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To: Justaham

It’s not a mystery about Progressive Insurance...the owner of that company is a rabid dog liberal to the very bone....I wouldn’t take their insurance if they gave it away....damned liberals....I guess the same now goes for Geico and P&G (devil worshipers).


12 posted on 08/11/2009 2:35:30 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: dirtboy

I for one will no longer buy anything from the companies who pulled their adds. So there.


13 posted on 08/11/2009 2:38:13 PM PDT by Destroyer Sailor
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To: machogirl

I, too, just emailed Geico. Been a customer of theirs for quite a while now.

Maybe not too much longer, though.


14 posted on 08/11/2009 2:40:19 PM PDT by ColoCdn (Neco eos omnes, Deus suos agnoset)
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To: twister881

All to the good...I usually switch channels whenever a GEICO or Progressive commercial comes on. The lizard was OK at first until he adopted the phony British accent (are geckos indigenous to England?), and the girl in the Progressive ads is too annoying to watch.


15 posted on 08/11/2009 2:41:23 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: ColoCdn

wonder if rahm “dead fish” emanuel made some phone calls?

the “non-mobs” are ought in full force evidently.


16 posted on 08/11/2009 2:44:05 PM PDT by machogirl (If Obama's handing out Pie, I like Lemon Meringue.)
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To: ColoCdn

I think GEICO is a Berkshire Hathaway holding. Warren Buffett is no friend of conservatives.


17 posted on 08/11/2009 2:44:22 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (From this point forward the Democratic Party will be referred to as the Communist Party)
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To: Justaham

Obama and Emmanuel are sending the corporations letters threatening them with extra taxes if they don’t withhold their advertising on the Glenn Beck program.


18 posted on 08/11/2009 2:47:01 PM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Fred Hayek

Okay, I have GEICO. My policy is up in a month. I do have to say they are very convenient. Anybody have suggestions on where else to go?


19 posted on 08/11/2009 2:55:59 PM PDT by Longhair_and_Leather (Don't send a boy to do a man's job, send a woman--Sarah 2012!)
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To: Justaham

Good, now I won’t have to see that stupid lizard and the lame cavemen. Lawyers, that is just a terrible loss isn’t it? How about that flaky broad on that other forgettable car insurance add?

I can’t believe that others won’t take their place.


20 posted on 08/11/2009 2:57:41 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: Justaham
That's fine.
They don't need my filthy money (:
21 posted on 08/11/2009 3:00:09 PM PDT by novemberslady
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To: Justaham

I used to work for an organization that I described:

“The second-worst thing you can do in this organization is disagree with management. The worst thing you can do is disagree with management, AND BE RIGHT...”

hh


22 posted on 08/11/2009 3:02:42 PM PDT by hoosier hick (Note to RINOs: We need a choice, not an echo....Barry Goldwater)
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To: Justaham

23 posted on 08/11/2009 3:02:43 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at 100 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: machogirl

Where did you send it? I was looking for a “CORPORATE” Number and could not find one...


24 posted on 08/11/2009 3:05:17 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: Longhair_and_Leather

Go to a real insurance company. Go to Allstate. They’ve been very good to me, and they are quite inexpensive if you have a good record. If you don’t have a good record, they won’t take you.


25 posted on 08/11/2009 3:07:43 PM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: hoosier hick

Rule #1: Management is always right.

Rule #2: If Management is wrong, see Rule #1.


There are three ways to do a job:
The right way
The wrong way
The ARMY way.


26 posted on 08/11/2009 3:09:31 PM PDT by ichabod1 (I am rolling over in my grave and I am not even dead yet (GOP Poet))
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To: Justaham

Geico is one of the worst insurance companies in this country. Even their own employees don’t insure with them, and will tell ya they’re a rip off.


27 posted on 08/11/2009 3:14:37 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Fred Hayek
I think GEICO is a Berkshire Hathaway holding. Warren Buffett is no friend of conservatives.

Off the record, their own employees will tell ya, their management truly sucks, and they are more expensive, dinging the customer at every opportunity.

28 posted on 08/11/2009 3:17:21 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Longhair_and_Leather

We LOVE Allstate. They’ve been great for us for many years.


29 posted on 08/11/2009 3:19:37 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Justaham

There’s too damn many GEICO Adds on TV anyway.Who needs them?


30 posted on 08/11/2009 3:20:06 PM PDT by puppypusher (The world is going to the Dogs.)
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To: Justaham

Can’t begrudge any advertiser for avoiding controversy. My only concern would be, is GEICO an equal-opportunity avoider of controversy — or are they continuing to advertise on, say, Rachel Maddow’s show?


31 posted on 08/11/2009 3:26:32 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Justaham

Get out of the way Geico, good riddance, you are just making room for good advertisers. Take your green assed metrosexual lizard and cram it.

I cancelled Geico years ago for their crook assed behavior.


32 posted on 08/11/2009 3:31:18 PM PDT by dforest (Who is the real Jim Thompson? I am.)
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To: bushwon

just went to their site, contact info. i also logged in but you can send email without being a customer.

i checked on their site for a 1-800 number for comments and curiously couldn’t find one. just email and mailing.


33 posted on 08/11/2009 3:39:36 PM PDT by machogirl (If Obama's handing out Pie, I like Lemon Meringue.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

He’s not an annoying lizard from Great Britain; he’s an annoying gecko with an Australian accent. =o)


34 posted on 08/11/2009 3:40:50 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: machogirl

Berkshire Hathaway-Warren Buffet


35 posted on 08/11/2009 3:51:33 PM PDT by machogirl (If Obama's handing out Pie, I like Lemon Meringue.)
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To: Justaham
Wow, I wish those advertisers would pull ALL their advertising from everything. I for one will do just fine if I never hear another GEICO commercial as long as I live. Double ditto for a Progressive commercial. The name alone is a turn-off.

Now, what can we do to PO the "free credit report" guys?

36 posted on 08/11/2009 4:04:24 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Why Does Obama Want Health Care in 4 Weeks When it Took Him 6 Months to Pick a Dog?)
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To: Longhair_and_Leather

Geico is General Electric - in Obama’s hip pocket. Try Allstate or State Farm.


37 posted on 08/11/2009 4:06:54 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Justaham

Isn’t progressive insurance a george soros owned company anyway?


38 posted on 08/11/2009 4:08:55 PM PDT by jkeith3213
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To: Justaham
Meh.

If there are still businesses out there which actually CARE about advertising to a large audience, he will have plenty of takers to fill the empty slots.

39 posted on 08/11/2009 4:10:48 PM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

I just sent an email protesting the GEICO ban on Glenn Beck. I am a policy holder with them. GEICO is owned by Warren Buffet, a big billionaire and Obama supporter.


40 posted on 08/11/2009 4:12:09 PM PDT by steven33442
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To: NonValueAdded
Now, what can we do to PO the "free credit report" guys?

Make the public aware that you don't have to buy what those guys are peddling to get a free report annually from each of the three major credit bureaus?

41 posted on 08/11/2009 4:15:12 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: twister881
Geico runs the world's worst ads, and Progressive is exactly what it sounds like — an insurance company run by lefties. P&G always has been afraid of its own shadow. And lawyers.com? — who gives a **** about promoting bottom-feeders? Beck will have plenty of advertisers who stick.

Perfect, LOL. I agree completely.
42 posted on 08/11/2009 4:27:34 PM PDT by khnyny (Christiane Amanpour - an awkwardly aging transvestite in a hijab)
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To: khnyny

Love the gekko but hate the geico.


43 posted on 08/11/2009 4:36:01 PM PDT by cerberus
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To: Gaffer

Uh yeah and the progressive insurance ad with the gay men in it.


44 posted on 08/11/2009 4:40:38 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55

bttt


45 posted on 08/11/2009 4:44:10 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Justaham
Hello Paging Alan Mulally of Ford....

Can you say built in Natural Market...

Can you say Conservatives/Liberatarians who may be just looking for an exuse not to buy GM or Chrylser?

46 posted on 08/11/2009 4:45:59 PM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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To: Justaham
Hello Paging Alan Mulally of Ford....

Can you say built in Natural Market...

Can you say Conservatives/Liberatarians who may be just looking for an exuse not to buy GM or Chrylser?

47 posted on 08/11/2009 4:46:31 PM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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To: ColoCdn

I too emailed GEICO :(
Long time customer—nearly 20 years; said that I did not know they were politically left-leaning that Media matters was leftist group & don’t approve of them, etc. We will see. Also told them that FOX has the highest ratings. Wonder what Beck’s ratings are for his time slot?

Eh, GEICO stands for GOVERMENT EMPLOYEES INSURANCE COMAPNY—maybe should’nt be too surprised. :(


48 posted on 08/11/2009 5:23:29 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: Thunder90

Do you know this for fact?


49 posted on 08/11/2009 5:24:06 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: andy58-in-nh

Geico is General Electric - in Obama’s hip pocket. Try Allstate or State Farm.


Wait, you are saying GEICO is a subsidiary of GE?


50 posted on 08/11/2009 5:27:25 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, just wait till it is free! "~ PJ O'Rourke)
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