Skip to comments.'Glenn Beck' Sponsors Attacked by Left, Pull Ads from Fox News Show; Ties to Obama Administration
Posted on 08/12/2009 4:54:14 PM PDT by Rufus2007
Have a handful of left-wing advocacy groups been able to hurt Fox News Glenn Beck program by pressuring their advertisers to drop their ads?
Online left-wing news sources are claiming victory after several advertisers Sargento, GEICO, Lawyers.com, Progressive Insurance, Procter & Gamble, and SC Johnson have decided to move their spots to other Fox News programming from Becks program. However according to Fox News, its not costing the network any revenue.
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I don’t care what sponsors are doing, I will continue to watch Beck; NOT because I agree with HIM, but because HE agrees with how I ALREADY saw the world.
Actually, boycotting businesses is one of the most democratic things we can do (small d democratic not big D). I say, go for it. And let them know exactly why.
Glenn’s audience is up something like 125% over last year this time. If those sponsors drop out the only ones they’re hurting is themselves. Let’s see, the viewship of Glenn’s show versus the liberal complainers who watch CNN or MSNBC. Glenn’s show draws more watchers during that hour than all the other news stations combined. I don’t think Fox or Glenn have anything to worry about.
Years ago my father told me that life is lived on two-way streets. Boycott back and let them know it.
I think GEICO is a Warren Buffett/Berkshire Hathaway company...
Isn’t Progressive Ins. a Soros owned company? My husband read that the other day.
Sponsors? WTH watches commercials anyway?
I just went to the Sargento website, sargento.com, and informed them that their products will no longer be in my grocery rotation.
We can play that game too!
How would I find out if they did drop advertising on Beck?
Just notified P&G that they are also “on the list”...and I’m not talking about the Christmas list.
I think the CEO of Progressive is Peter Lewis, who is a big liberal moneyman.
Sorry Rufus, I violated my own policy!
READ the whole article!
The article contains all the info I need!
Fox News said they did
Sargento, Never eat that brand
GEICO, Commercials getting old and stale
Lawyers.com, Would never use them anyway
Progressive Insurance, Can’t get much more annoying than that one!!!
Procter & Gamble, Can do without
and SC Johnson Can do without their environmental messages
So...what’s the big loss? We will ALWAYS watch Glenn.
Ugh - Olbermann doing a victory lap about it right now...
Obama’s cohorts are like Nazi thugs. Time to support Glen Beck. We’ve got to defend each other against the people who would silence us and take away our rights.
FrontPage Magazine explains Soros and Peter Lewis, head of Progressive Insurance.
All this because Beck opened his mouth one time. The Left does not respect your right to freedom of speech, does not like your freedom in general, and does not like democracy. That’s evidenced by this idiocy.
I wonder how many of the ten other people watching his program share his excitement.
If I may be permitted; here is the text of an email I just now sent to Sargento Foods, and with changes of brand names, will be sending to all the other companies mentioned.
“Just got the word that Sargento has pulled their adv. on Glenn Beck’s FNC afternoon TV program.
1. From a Patriotic standpoint, I’m amazed that a company that has prospered for so many years through the blessings of operating with LIBERTY in the United States, would not support Mr. Beck, one of the FEW individuals who is attempting to slow the betrayal of our Country by people in high places. Inexcusable!
From a Business standpoint; The stupidity of such a move gives me brain cramps! Glenn Beck’s show, in that time slot, has greater viewership than all the other cable news programs COMBINED! I can only conclude from this brilliant business decision that Top Management at Sargento Foods is more concerned with promoting socialism and big government takeover of every aspect of our lives than you are in selling cheese and other foods. Therefore, in an effort to make your dreams come true, NO Sargento products will ever enter our home again. And I will make every effort to enlighten and influence family and circle of friends and acquaintances, as well.
Drop your advertising from Glenn Beck’s program? That’s stupidity gone-to-seed!”
The owner of Progressive Insurance is as far left as you can get. He donates huge sums of money to the dems.
You would have to watch the show or send an inquiry.
He must really be hitting a nerve with the “hope & change” crowd.
I’m sure the maturity-deficient people who watch Olbermann’s show are peeing their pants.
I just spent 15 minutes email every one of them.
Two can play at the boycott game.
You put a lot more thought into than I did. I wish I had seen yours so I could have borrowed some of it.
Thanks for posting.
Prog corporate offices right around the corner from me.
Think I will call them in the a.m.
The same thing happened to David Letterman and he is still on the air.
I have purchased their cheese products before — now I'll remember to avoid them.
I don't think it will make a smidgen of difference in the taste by buying from another company.
“I just went to the Sargento website, sargento.com, and informed them that their products will no longer be in my grocery rotation.
We can play that game too!”
EXCELLENT IDEA! Let them know that there is more of us than them. When we quit buying their products they will see that the “conservatives” opinions are important too!
If hearing Obama made a thrill go up your leg, you'd pee your pants too.
As others have mentioned, two can play at this game--who sponsors Olbermann's program?
with a name like progressive...??? I saw another company that had nothing whatsoever to do with science, seems like it was a design group or something here in Atlanta, named evolution something or other...
No. This is direct payback for taking on ACORN. Once Beck started exposing the ACORN racketeers, he became Public Enemy #1. Obama will destroy him. Hopefully it will be transparent and many people will wake up to the socialist liberal democrats. Then again, the assault on Palin is clearly transparent, and doesn’t seem to have awaken any liberals.
I already wrote to progressive and told that that, although I wouldn’t dream of doing business with them, my daughter had a policy and that I would pay the difference to get her insured elsewhere.
I’m still working an an angle for P&G...
Boycotts can be an extremely effective tool, one that conservatives and libertarians have ignored to their great disadvantage. Corporate America is largely socialist because of our tax codes and because government socialism fosters anti-competitive arrangements that benefit large corporations and punish small businesses and entrepreneurs. The GOP is in the tank for corporate interests, so they are no help whatsoever. Get organized and boycott socialist businesses, sanctuary cities, pro-abortion states, mainstream media propaganda outlets, Government Motors, union-thug companies, and so on.
I just got a response from P&G....pure obfuscation.
“Hi & thanks for contacting us.
We appreciate your taking the time to let us know how you feel. We hope you understand the preparation of news programs is handled entirely by the staff of the television network, and the selection of program content is based solely on their judgment. Advertisers aren’t given the opportunity to review news programs in advance. And the appearance of our ads on such shows indicates neither our approval nor our disapproval of the content.
Still, comments like yours help us determine the placement of our future ads, and I’m sharing your comments with the appropriate people in our Company.
Thanks again for getting in touch!
Thanks for sharing that - it will help me in the drafting of my letter to them. Of course we (on the right) recognize that they have no control over the content. But we also equally recognize that they have influence over it by virtue of their abrupt withdrawal of support.
Had they simply declined to continue to host a particular show (for whatever reason) at contract renewal time, it wouldn’t be an issue. But to yank their ads the way they did shows a disrespect for their business partner and contempt for their audience.
:) Boycott all they want...Glen will remain.
Wait till the 2010 and 2012 elections. Heres how I see it. Obumy will have acorn and the union thugs at all the polls, will let in only obumys voters. After he takes the 2012 election he will repeal the presidential term limits and we will watch as he rapes and pilliages the country after he opens the borders to all his mussy brothers. God help the USA.
Let’s keep a list of companies conservative should NOT buy from... Then again our “not buying” hasn’t worked with newspapers, magazines, or movies... /s
The girl who plays the ditzy saleslady on the Progressive commercials is a huge Obamaphile as well. The whole company is infested with lefties from top to bottom. I dropped them a long time ago. I don’t know if my current company (Liberty Mutual) is any better, but I like their name a lot better than “Progressive” (at least).
As for the sponsors, who in their right mind would remove advertising from one of the top rated NETWORKS in the country?
Talk about cutting your nose off to spite your face.
BTW Matthews has 750,000 viewers.