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'Glenn Beck' Sponsors Attacked by Left, Pull Ads from Fox News Show; Ties to Obama Administration
businessandmedia.org ^ | August 12, 2009 | Jeff Poor

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 Beck’s program. However according to Fox News, it’s not costing the network any revenue.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: barackobama; foxnews; geico; glennbeck; lawyerscom; mediabias; procterandgamble; progressiveinsurance; sargento; scjohnson
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I know this is a lefty tactic, but seems like there needs to be a counter boycott for being so weak-kneed when it comes to this stuff...
1 posted on 08/12/2009 4:54:17 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

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.


2 posted on 08/12/2009 4:59:13 PM PDT by Grunthor (Obama has delusions of adequacy.)
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To: Rufus2007

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.


3 posted on 08/12/2009 4:59:42 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Rufus2007

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.


4 posted on 08/12/2009 4:59:48 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: Rufus2007
“Sargento, GEICO, Lawyers.com, Progressive Insurance, Procter & Gamble, and SC Johnson”
Anybody know for certain if there's any car insurance companies that aren't leftist scumbags?
5 posted on 08/12/2009 5:00:44 PM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 163)
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To: Rufus2007

Years ago my father told me that life is lived on two-way streets. Boycott back and let them know it.


6 posted on 08/12/2009 5:02:29 PM PDT by MarkT
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To: bitterohiogunclinger

I think GEICO is a Warren Buffett/Berkshire Hathaway company...


7 posted on 08/12/2009 5:02:59 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

Isn’t Progressive Ins. a Soros owned company? My husband read that the other day.


8 posted on 08/12/2009 5:02:59 PM PDT by ToKillaMockingbird
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To: Rufus2007

Sponsors? WTH watches commercials anyway?


9 posted on 08/12/2009 5:04:13 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Rufus2007

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!


10 posted on 08/12/2009 5:04:29 PM PDT by qrstuv
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To: Rufus2007

How would I find out if they did drop advertising on Beck?


11 posted on 08/12/2009 5:06:10 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!)
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To: ToKillaMockingbird
Regarding Progressive Insurance... not sure if it is the dude that started it or the CEO (maybe one in the same)... but I heard he is a big time donator to the ACLU, supporting those scum bags big time.
12 posted on 08/12/2009 5:06:13 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: qrstuv

Just notified P&G that they are also “on the list”...and I’m not talking about the Christmas list.


13 posted on 08/12/2009 5:09:32 PM PDT by qrstuv
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To: Trajan88

I think the CEO of Progressive is Peter Lewis, who is a big liberal moneyman.


14 posted on 08/12/2009 5:10:35 PM PDT by Prince of Space (UPS and FedEx are doing just fine... it's the post office that's always having problems.)
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To: Rufus2007

Sorry Rufus, I violated my own policy!

READ the whole article!

The article contains all the info I need!


15 posted on 08/12/2009 5:10:35 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!)
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To: Randy Larsen

Fox News said they did


16 posted on 08/12/2009 5:11:04 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

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.


17 posted on 08/12/2009 5:17:15 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: cubreporter

Ugh - Olbermann doing a victory lap about it right now...


18 posted on 08/12/2009 5:21:58 PM PDT by Rufus2007
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To: Rufus2007

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.


19 posted on 08/12/2009 5:24:57 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: ToKillaMockingbird; Rufus2007; Trajan88; Prince of Space
Media Matters: The Soros Connection

FrontPage Magazine explains Soros and Peter Lewis, head of Progressive Insurance.

20 posted on 08/12/2009 5:27:38 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("A cultural problem cannot be solved with a political solution." -- Selwyn Duke)
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To: Rufus2007

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.


21 posted on 08/12/2009 5:27:40 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Rufus2007
Ugh - Olbermann doing a victory lap about it right now...

I wonder how many of the ten other people watching his program share his excitement.

22 posted on 08/12/2009 5:28:23 PM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: Rufus2007

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!”


23 posted on 08/12/2009 5:31:08 PM PDT by Tucker39 (I Tim. 1:15b " .....Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief.")
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To: Rufus2007

The owner of Progressive Insurance is as far left as you can get. He donates huge sums of money to the dems.


24 posted on 08/12/2009 5:33:54 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Randy Larsen

You would have to watch the show or send an inquiry.


25 posted on 08/12/2009 5:36:08 PM PDT by mtnwmn (Liberalism leads to Socialism)
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To: cubreporter
So do we get 2,000,000 9/12-er's throw 100 bucks a year in a pot and give it to Fox to run his show without commericals....
26 posted on 08/12/2009 5:36:52 PM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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To: Rufus2007

He must really be hitting a nerve with the “hope & change” crowd.


27 posted on 08/12/2009 5:41:17 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Lonely Bull

I’m sure the maturity-deficient people who watch Olbermann’s show are peeing their pants.


28 posted on 08/12/2009 5:43:22 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Rufus2007

I just spent 15 minutes email every one of them.
Two can play at the boycott game.


29 posted on 08/12/2009 5:43:30 PM PDT by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: Tucker39

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.


30 posted on 08/12/2009 5:45:07 PM PDT by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: Prince of Space

Prog corporate offices right around the corner from me.

Think I will call them in the a.m.


32 posted on 08/12/2009 5:47:43 PM PDT by Shyla
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To: Rufus2007

The same thing happened to David Letterman and he is still on the air.


33 posted on 08/12/2009 5:48:56 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: Rufus2007
Perhaps Sargento should realize they are in a VERY COMPETITIVE market, and losing any customers would be VERY BAD for business.

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.

HOW DUMB!!!!!!

34 posted on 08/12/2009 5:49:39 PM PDT by detch
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To: popdonnelly
pop, the left doesn't like the truth, or reality and anything remotely resembling it.
35 posted on 08/12/2009 5:50:44 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: qrstuv

“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!


36 posted on 08/12/2009 5:52:17 PM PDT by Curious George1978 (e says he inherited)
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To: popdonnelly
I’m sure the maturity-deficient people who watch Olbermann’s show are peeing their pants.

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?

37 posted on 08/12/2009 6:06:20 PM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: ToKillaMockingbird
Isn’t Progressive Ins. a Soros owned company? My husband read that the other day.

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...

38 posted on 08/12/2009 6:07:30 PM PDT by tpanther (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for g!ood men to do nothing---Edmund Burke)
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To: popdonnelly

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.


39 posted on 08/12/2009 6:08:13 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (Depression Countdown: 55... 54... 53...)
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To: Rufus2007

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...


40 posted on 08/12/2009 7:46:25 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Rufus2007

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.


41 posted on 08/12/2009 9:10:31 PM PDT by gorilla_warrior (Metrosexual hairless RINOs for hopey-changey bipartisan-ness)
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To: rockrr

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!

Sheri
P&G Team”


42 posted on 08/13/2009 5:38:41 AM PDT by qrstuv
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To: qrstuv

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.


43 posted on 08/13/2009 6:34:36 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: taildragger

:) Boycott all they want...Glen will remain.


44 posted on 08/13/2009 8:26:30 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: qrstuv

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.


45 posted on 08/13/2009 8:43:24 AM PDT by crazyotto
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To: Rufus2007

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


46 posted on 08/13/2009 8:45:17 AM PDT by GOPJ (Liberal paid protesters ...http://209.157.64.200/focus/news/2310139/replies?c=22)
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To: Carley

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).


47 posted on 08/13/2009 8:51:31 AM PDT by chimera
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To: Rufus2007; All
We organize boycotts when necessary, SO WHAT if the left does the same thing.

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.

48 posted on 08/13/2009 8:51:34 AM PDT by Pistolshot (Brevity: Saying a lot, while saying very little.)
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To: Pistolshot
If I had stock in those companies that are pulling their ads from Glenn Beck I would be upset because he has the third highest ratings on cable news. 2.3 million viewers.

BTW Matthews has 750,000 viewers.

49 posted on 08/13/2009 8:55:08 AM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: GOPJ
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
I agree, we need to maintain a list of radical liberal companies. Right now the ones that are going after Glenn I want to make sure I do not spend my hard earned dollars on their products and services.
50 posted on 08/13/2009 3:03:20 PM PDT by TheShaz
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