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War erupts over Glenn Beck TV show: Fans fight back
WorldNetDaily ^ | 08/16/2009 | Aaron Klein

Posted on 08/16/2009 7:09:08 PM PDT by montag813

Edited on 08/17/2009 10:04:18 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

Glenn Beck fans are fighting back against a campaign led by a black activist organization prompting major advertisers to withdraw from Beck's top-rated Fox News Channel program.

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Now a husband and wife team of Beck fans has launched a website – DefendGlenn.com – that lists the contact information for advertisers for Beck's and other Fox News programs and provides users with information and suggestions to contact those companies to urge their continued sponsorship. The site also asks users to contact Beck's current patrons to thank them for their loyalty to the Fox News star's program.

"Our goal is to hit advertisers hard with response from Beck fans with real purchasing power, unlike the instigators of this phony Astroturf boycott," the founder of DefendGlenn told WND.

"At some point they will realize they've been punked by a bunch of paid activists, college students and slacker bloggers in their parents' basements who don't purchase their products anyway," said the founder, who asked that his name be withheld.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: boycott; business; foxnews; geico; glennbeck; insurance; menswearhouse; obama; politics; proctergamble; progressive; sargentocheese; scjohnson; statefarm; talkradio; vanjones
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FWIW, F.R. broke the news of this Saturday. Nice to see fans fighting back. If Tweets from the DefendGlenn folks are accurate, Obama's goons will cost these companies a lot of customers.
1 posted on 08/16/2009 7:09:11 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813

The days of conservatives bending over and letting the Left run roughshod are over. These Tea Parties and Town Halls are our Flight 93 moment.


2 posted on 08/16/2009 7:12:15 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist ("It (Gov't) can't make you happier, healthier, wealthier, and wise" - Sarah Palin 07/26)
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To: montag813

bookmark


3 posted on 08/16/2009 7:14:22 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger (The problem with socialism, is eventually you run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Flight 93 moment. Great imagery and terminology.
4 posted on 08/16/2009 7:17:56 PM PDT by JerseyJohn61 (Better Late Than Never.......sometimes over lapping is worth the effort....)
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To: montag813; Jim Robinson; kristinn

Legal question: Since Van Jones’ outfit started this boycott, is it illegal, or a violation of any ethics laws for a government official to petition and/or coerce private companies to drop advertising sponsorships?


5 posted on 08/16/2009 7:19:39 PM PDT by montag813
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To: montag813
War erupts over Glenn Beck TV show
.....fans fight back

(I've been gone all weekend away from internet or wi-fi connection and am just getting caught up).

I wanna pound these demoRAT leftist-socialist commie pigs led by 0bozo & his goon squads, so far into the ground that they will resurface their asses again!!!

6 posted on 08/16/2009 7:20:52 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: montag813

In a sane world it probably would be (though I am not a lawyer). But we seem to live in a world almost devoid of sanity, so who knows?


7 posted on 08/16/2009 7:23:11 PM PDT by comps4spice (The Democrat party is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: montag813

The Communist Jones should be arrested and given a fair trial. Sounds like Treason to me.


8 posted on 08/16/2009 7:23:55 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: montag813

Looks like the site has been hacked. When I click on support wall it forwards to a liberal site. If this is a mom/pop operation they may well need some help.


9 posted on 08/16/2009 7:25:36 PM PDT by montag813
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
"Our goal is to hit advertisers hard with response from Beck fans with real purchasing power, unlike the instigators of this phony Astroturf boycott," the founder of DefendGlenn told WND. "At some point they will realize they've been punked by a bunch of paid activists, college students and slacker bloggers in their parents' basements who don't purchase their products anyway," said the founder, who asked that his name be withheld.

10 posted on 08/16/2009 7:25:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: comps4spice

cancel your Gieco insurance. I have six vehicles and I will cancel before noon tomorrow. These sponcers have made a huge mistake. I never watch their mindless commercials anyway because I record Beck and fast forward any commercial.


11 posted on 08/16/2009 7:27:38 PM PDT by londonfog
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To: montag813
Find out the sponsors and hand write letters .
It is way more effective.
12 posted on 08/16/2009 7:28:56 PM PDT by right way right (Do not mistake Religion for God.)
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To: montag813

Businesses, especially businesses that advertise nationally, would do well to adopt a blanket policy that says; “Just because we advertise our product on a particular network or television show does not mean that we endorse the product, service, or opinions expressed on that show.”

And then tell the would-be protesters to go pound sand.

The bad press and angry letters that these companies are now getting represent a self-inflicted wound and they have no one but themselves to blame.


13 posted on 08/16/2009 7:30:26 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: montag813

I always was offended by Lewis’s Progressive ads during Beck anyway. GEICO, not so much ‘cuz I loved the Gecko. Not so much anymore, I guess.


14 posted on 08/16/2009 7:31:15 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: rcrngroup
Legal question: Since Van Jones’ outfit started this boycott, is it illegal, or a violation of any ethics laws for a government official to petition and/or coerce private companies to drop advertising sponsorships?

With Eric Holder as AG and our congress run by Reid and Pelosi, don't you think this question is rather moot?

15 posted on 08/16/2009 7:31:42 PM PDT by umgud (Look to gov't to solve your everday problems and they'll control your everday life.)
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To: montag813

Just sent messages to all the ones I use (and may drop soon). I’ve been a life-long customer to a couple of them and so has my Family. Fools...


16 posted on 08/16/2009 7:32:04 PM PDT by dcgst4
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To: montag813

Thanks for the link.
I wrote to GEICO a few days ago.
More emails will be on the way to others.


17 posted on 08/16/2009 7:33:26 PM PDT by AlexW (Now in the Philippines . Happy not to be back in the USA for now.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; freekitty; unkus; flat; IrishMike; Piquaboy; sheik yerbouty; ...

Let’s Roll!!! The leadership of the GOP has no spine and no guts, but the rest of us do. When your enemies fight you from their sewer, you have to climb in and use their tactics back on them.


18 posted on 08/16/2009 7:35:13 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: montag813
Thank you bunches for this. Glenn Beck is to Talk Radio what Sarah Palin is to politics.
19 posted on 08/16/2009 7:35:44 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: montag813
These companies must have morons running their marketing departments.

If Glenn is drawing so much attention across the country on his television show, their product commercials are getting great exposure.

20 posted on 08/16/2009 7:38:32 PM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: montag813

They will lose by the very nature of being political.

Start with all products SC Johnston, Progressive Insurance, GEICO Insurance and Sargento Cheese. To alienate yourself to a 47% base is stupid. Make em’ pay.


21 posted on 08/16/2009 7:40:02 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: montag813

Fantastic. Thanks for posting something that could help Beck out.


22 posted on 08/16/2009 7:41:41 PM PDT by Gator113 (It's about stupidity, stupid. IMPEACH HERE, IMPEACH NOW.)
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To: montag813
If Tweets from the DefendGlenn folks are accurate, Obama's goons will cost these companies a lot of customers.

If you search engine (Bing or Google) advertisers dropping Glenn Beck, you'll note democrats are having a field day in their attempt to get Beck unemployed. Here's the news for them - these advertisers who've quit Beck sponsorship have just bit off a bit more than they counted on. it's time to fight back with our hard earned dollars spent elsewhere and a reckoning these companies deserve for being stooges, bowing to the feet of radical liberals.

Another war of Jenkins' Ear

I did a search engine check of "political contributions" for each company and found (AMAZINGLY) most had democrat donations. What a surprise (sarc).

23 posted on 08/16/2009 7:43:26 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Gator113
Clearly the days of turn the other cheek jive is over. I'm glad it went out the same door as it's disciple. Good riddance to both..
24 posted on 08/16/2009 7:43:50 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: montag813

It’s unbelievable that it’s come to this... A conservative show is boycotted for it’s content.

Geez... how about Air America in general - full of hate and anti-American rhetoric. I guess that is not enough to generate hatred...from the left. If this even generates a flake of opposition from them - then they are far too left to worry about...so ignore the flamethrowers and do your thing...


25 posted on 08/16/2009 7:45:08 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: rcrngroup
War erupts over Glenn Beck TV show
.....fans fight back

(I've been gone all weekend away from internet or wi-fi connection and am just getting caught up).

I wanna pound these demoRAT leftist-socialist commie pigs led by 0bozo & his goon squads, so far into the ground that they will NEVER resurface their asses again!!!
.

26 posted on 08/16/2009 7:45:16 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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Remember Gieco is a Warren Buffett operation. Big time Dem.

I’m cancelling mine tomorrow.


27 posted on 08/16/2009 7:45:16 PM PDT by white17x
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“The days of conservatives bending over and letting the Left run roughshod are over. These Tea Parties and Town Halls are our Flight 93 moment.”

I do believe you are correct.


28 posted on 08/16/2009 7:45:23 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: montag813

I printed out the Proctor & Gamble list that Morgana freeper posted on Friday and am determined to NOT BUY anything on that list ever... there are other choices.

I also e-mailed that Italian frozen food place, Sargento and Geiko. How dare they think that Americans will not care if they commit treason by caving to the libs?


29 posted on 08/16/2009 7:45:25 PM PDT by bareford101 (Be loud! We have nothing – NOTHING - to apologize for in fighting for our Country!!)
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To: montag813

I just e-mailed Geico that I will not renew my car insurance on 9/15-2009 because of dropping their advertising on the Glen Beck shows!!!


30 posted on 08/16/2009 7:46:44 PM PDT by danamco
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To: montag813
Looks like the site has been hacked.

At the very least they need moderators to delete the obvious liberal scumbag's posts. You can always tell theirs by the lack of any words greater than one syllable.

31 posted on 08/16/2009 7:47:53 PM PDT by Auntie Dem (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Terrorist lovers gotta go!)
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To: montag813
Looks like the site has been hacked.

Looks like they fixed it. The site guy emailed me (fast!) and said someone posted gay pornography link and so he took it down so kids would not see. F-ing libtards! Sort of proves his quote that these are college kids sending complaint letters to the advertisers.

32 posted on 08/16/2009 7:49:19 PM PDT by montag813
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Amen! A full list of products displayed at work should make an effect. Toothpaste has no business in my beliefs.


33 posted on 08/16/2009 7:51:02 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: All

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Beck is the only one out there telling America the truth
and the Libs just can’t stand it.

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34 posted on 08/16/2009 7:51:55 PM PDT by patriot08
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To: montag813

http://www.scjbrands.com/


35 posted on 08/16/2009 7:53:32 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: montag813

The Wall Street Journal is one of the companies that is pulling ads. The funny thing: Fox owns the WSJ. Isn’t that weird?


36 posted on 08/16/2009 7:54:18 PM PDT by NotSoModerate (Report dissenters to snitch@whitehouse.gov for a $4,500 tax credit)
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To: socialismislost

Another thread of interest, same controv.


37 posted on 08/16/2009 7:54:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: umgud; montag813
Legal question: Since Van Jones’ outfit started this boycott, is it illegal, or a violation of any ethics laws for a government official to petition and/or coerce private companies to drop advertising sponsorships?

With Eric Holder as AG and our congress run by Reid and Pelosi, don't you think this question is rather moot?

Actually the question was posted by montag13 in post #5, but I don't mind throwing my two cents worth!!!

I agree, the question is rather moot since nearly everything that AG Holder & his partisan thugs do, is either in violation of the law or skirting it ever so closely. However I always like to see questions raised or asked that we already know the answer to, just to embarrass 0bozo & his commie pig thugs.

That's why I always refer to 0bozo & this thugs (including AG Holder) as socialist-fascist-commie pigs, since they are completely absent of any moral or ethical values whatsoever. They are commie pigs, plain & simple.

38 posted on 08/16/2009 7:56:04 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Bump to that!


40 posted on 08/16/2009 7:58:54 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (I am Jim Thompson............................Please pray for our troops....)
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To: fantom

>Clearly the days of turn the other cheek jive is over. I’m glad it went out the same door as it’s disciple. Good riddance to both..

Jesus said to “turn the other cheek,” not “Take it in the ass.” Also, what of the condemnation Esau recived for selling his [birth-]right? What about the admonition to do justly? (Micha 2:8) To, as said in Isaiah 58:6, “loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and brake every yoke” AND “to share your food with the hungry.” And were the Hebrews in Esther content to just lay down and let their enemies kill them because “that’s the law”? NO! They got another law passed that allowed them to gather together for self- and mutual-defense.

My point is this: we have inalienable, God-given rights, because we are made in His own image; there are things worth fighting for, and against.


41 posted on 08/16/2009 8:03:47 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: montag813

bump


42 posted on 08/16/2009 8:05:44 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: londonfog

I am seriously considering canceling Geico too.


43 posted on 08/16/2009 8:07:19 PM PDT by comps4spice (The Democrat party is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: londonfog

I don’t have policies to cancel. Thanks for canceling yours!

We need to treat all the businesses who go in with Obama the same way.

Remember when we gun owners halted the Clinton strong arm deals with the gun manufacturers. We isolated smith and weson, boycotted them and warned off all the others who were thinking about buckling under Clinton’s threats. Our family learned about the boycott through the NRA and cooperated. Man, did that ever work! Their choice: Stand up to Clinton or be sure to go out of business.

This will work, too.


44 posted on 08/16/2009 8:09:49 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: montag813

Sent to ALL advertisers who bailed:

Recently you have pulled your advertising from the Glenn Beck Show on Fox News Network.
Since you have seen fit to condemn his exercise of free speech in reporting the truth in favor of a radical leftist organization which does not want the truth revealed, I will no longer be buying your products.
The organizations that have urged your boycott of Glenn Beck have lied to you and instead of fact checking, you pandered to the lowest common denominator in our society.
It is a sorry day in America when radicals who are at war with everything this country has ever stood for can strip a man of his reputation, and perhaps his livelihood, for simply stating the truth.
Sincerely,


45 posted on 08/16/2009 8:12:10 PM PDT by MestaMachine (One if by land, 2 if by sea, 3 if by Air Force 1.)
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To: comps4spice

Me too!


46 posted on 08/16/2009 8:17:32 PM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: montag813

If you can see through all the hoopla fog, please note that Beck has told lies also.


47 posted on 08/16/2009 8:22:34 PM PDT by upchuck (Neuter them in 2010 - Send them packing in 2012.)
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To: upchuck

Hmmm...please expand... That is a very antagonistic statement to make...


48 posted on 08/16/2009 8:39:26 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: upchuck
If you can see through all the hoopla fog, please note that Beck has told lies also.

Documentation, please!

49 posted on 08/16/2009 8:41:17 PM PDT by doc11355
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To: Deagle
Hmmm...please expand... That is a very antagonistic statement to make...

Virtually everything Beck and Gulifoyle said during the recent cars.gov segment was a lie.

This normally leads to a loss of credibility. Since he lied during that segment, what other lies might he be telling?

50 posted on 08/16/2009 8:44:42 PM PDT by upchuck (Neuter them in 2010 - Send them packing in 2012.)
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