Skip to comments.Wal-Mart, CVS, Best Buy join Glenn Beck boycott
Posted on 08/17/2009 7:29:33 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Mind you, this is a guy who beat Hannity a show that airs in primetime in both total viewers and the demo last Friday at 5 p.m. Every last one of these advertisers is simply biding their time, wondering how long they have to wait until nutroots wrath is appeased and they can start advertising on Becks show again. I give it six months. Less if Greta gets dumped and GB ends up moved to 10 p.m.
Twenty companies have pulled their ads from Becks show in just the last two weeks. The moves come after the Fox News host called President Obama a racist who has a deep-seated hatred for white people during an appearance on Fox & Friends. Previous companies who pulled their ads include ConAgra, GEICO, Lawyers.com, Mens Wearhouse, Procter & Gamble, Progressive Insurance, RadioShack, Roche, SC Johnson, Sanofi-Aventis, Sargento, and State Farm Insurance.
We are heartened to see so many corporate citizens step up in support of our campaign against Glenn Beck, said James Rucker, executive director of ColorOfChange.org. Their action sends a clear a message to Glenn Beck: Broadcasters shouldnt abuse the privilege they enjoy by spewing dangerous and racially charged hate language over the air. No matter their political affiliation, hate language doesnt belong in our national dialogue.
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I’ve started watching his show more often because of this boycott. We have to be able to get more than 150k people to support Glenn.
None of these businesses need my hard-earned dollars, then...
Wal-Mart also = big backer of LA RAZA.
Amazing. These corporations are scared of the left. These advertisers should know how much more hateful MSNBC is if they do not already. The media makes a career of calling people racist and they don’t lose advertisrs.
Wal-Mart is a supporter of a group called The Race.. wow
Don’t doubt for a moment that this was orchestrated by leftist/communist groups (ACORN, Moveon, etc.). This is what they live for, to take marching orders from the Commie(organizer) in Chief.
I just added 3 more places I won’t shop at.
Looks like a case of monkeys sees monkeys do.
Veiled threat? Last time I checked, free speech was a God-given right, not a privilege.
No matter their political affiliation, hate language doesnt belong in our national dialogue.
That they can say this with a straight face amazes me. What "typical white person"?
I don’t get it - “leftists” hate Walmart...
I was just at Best Buy looking at an $1800 LCD TV. They just lost that sale
More companies that I will stop doing business with then.
This is really pathetic of the left. Perhaps we need to do a little payback. It’s time to start targeting the left winged media’s advertisers.
Honestly, I’ve never been in any of those stores. So I imagine I’ve already been boycotting them for 50 years.
Since Wallworld came out for ObamaCare things are changing
20 companies? Do that many entities have actually advertised during the Glen Beck show?
And “Lawyers.com” pulled their ads? Who are these guys?
Leftists hate anything that’s convenient. Remember, hatred is a foundation for a socialist government; look at history.
You mean, for example, if some idiot had gotten on national television and said that George Bush didn't care about black people? That would never, ever happen. The left is too tolerant and loving for that.
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