Skip to comments.Glenn Beck Loses Advertisers Over 'Racist' Remark. White House Involved?
Posted on 08/14/2009 3:59:46 PM PDT by pissant
Glenn Beck has lost advertisers on his TV show after calling President Obama "a racist" in the context of the Henry Louis Gates arrest controversy. The pressure on advertisers has become a politically charged debate about the right to free speech, censorship and what constitutes hate speech. Conservatives are questioning if the campaign against Beck is connected to the White House staff.
The corporate sponsors are responding to the African-American online political coalition ColorOfChange.org, which launched a campaign two weeks ago, urging companies to stop advertising on "The Glenn Beck Program."
Color of Change, in a press release Thursday, said that the "target companies" which have responded to its campaign to pull ads from Beck's show are: ConAgra (maker of Healthy Choice products), Roche, Sanofi-Aventis, RadioShack, Men's Wearhouse, State Farm, Sargento, Lawyers.com, Procter & Gamble, Progressive Insurance, SC Johnson and GEICO.
Fox News Channel has said that the advertisers have shifted their ads to different time slots so the campaign is not affecting revenue. Beck's 5 p.m. show is Fox News' third-highest rated, with over 2 million viewers, according to Nielsen.
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Wouldn’t THAT be against the law?
The white crib was my first thought.
I urge all companies that are concerned about our Constitution and their freedom to do business to support Glenn Beck. If you have to, get together with another company and run ads on his show. It’s time our business world stand up to socialism and stand up along side of us.
I though organizing was against the rules now.
. . . and Letterman can make crude, sexual jokes about a minor . . . .
oooooooh he called him a racist! I am shocked I tell you shocked!!
And yet for decades the left has called EVERYONE on the right racists, including countless politicians and Presidents, and now the political left is calling the American people racists, the very people they are suppose to be representing, BUT THAT’S OK?????
Glenn how dare you speak the truth!
What’s so “funny” is the campaign was useless. The company’s didn’t quit advertising on Fox, they just changed time slots. Does Fox care, probably not...they’re not going to cancel a program that is up 125 percent over last year in the time slot. Beck is not their biggest “draw”, BOR is, but he’s definitely their rising star!!!!
Normally, I would say, “No, you’re paranoid” ... but this Whitehouse has been vicious.
Isn’t that a form of censorship or can only Congress “censor”
The WH can deny keeping any list...that mybarackobama.com doesn’t/can’t.
Glenn, you are so over the target that you need frequency jamming technology.......
That is excellent. No more Radio Shack for me. I really am a customer too. Or, er, WAS a customer.
If my company joins the list, I will look elsewhere for employment and, when I quit, tell them why I quit.
I will see your ACORN and SEIU. And raise you the Taxpayers. And people who buy your product.
Yeah, I can believe that the WH is behind this.
Beck is on vacation next week. After he comes back from vacation he suppose to do a story about the people working for Obama and the corruption in the WH. I can see the Obama administration doing a preemptive strike against Beck.
If this is the case, and I don’t know if it is true, then Beck must be getting close to the truth.
What’s the best way to contact FOX to let them know that I will watch Beck twice a day now in support!
I wouldn’t be surprised in the LEAST if the
(Hate) White(y) House* is behind this.
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The Hate Whitey House is behind all such execrable demagoguery.