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Wal-Mart, CVS, Best Buy join Glenn Beck boycott
hotair.com ^ | August 17, 2009 | Allahpundit

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 Beck’s 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 Beck’s 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, Men’s 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 shouldn’t abuse the privilege they enjoy by spewing dangerous and racially charged hate language over the air. No matter their political affiliation, hate language doesn’t belong in our national dialogue.”

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1 posted on 08/17/2009 7:29:33 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


2 posted on 08/17/2009 7:30:52 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

None of these businesses need my hard-earned dollars, then...


3 posted on 08/17/2009 7:31:41 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wal-Mart also = big backer of LA RAZA.


4 posted on 08/17/2009 7:31:51 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


5 posted on 08/17/2009 7:31:52 PM PDT by GeronL (bookmark my new FR back-up site - http://unitedcitizen.proboards.com)
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To: gaijin

Wal-Mart is a supporter of a group called The Race.. wow


6 posted on 08/17/2009 7:32:45 PM PDT by GeronL (bookmark my new FR back-up site - http://unitedcitizen.proboards.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


7 posted on 08/17/2009 7:32:50 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (I want all communists to fail.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I just added 3 more places I won’t shop at.


8 posted on 08/17/2009 7:33:07 PM PDT by tobyhill (The Communist have taken over)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Twenty companies have pulled their ads from Beck’s show in just the last two weeks.

Looks like a case of monkeys sees monkeys do.

9 posted on 08/17/2009 7:33:40 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Broadcasters shouldn’t abuse the privilege they enjoy by spewing dangerous and racially charged hate language over the air.

Veiled threat? Last time I checked, free speech was a God-given right, not a privilege.

No matter their political affiliation, hate language doesn’t belong in our national dialogue.

That they can say this with a straight face amazes me. What "typical white person"?

10 posted on 08/17/2009 7:33:47 PM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: GeronL

I don’t get it - “leftists” hate Walmart...


11 posted on 08/17/2009 7:34:56 PM PDT by GOPJ ("Fishy rumors posters" Check 'em out:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2311664/posts)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I was just at Best Buy looking at an $1800 LCD TV. They just lost that sale


12 posted on 08/17/2009 7:35:10 PM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No matter their political affiliation, hate language doesn’t belong in our national dialogue.

He's right. Just think how it would have been if they'd treated Bush this way for eight plus years.
13 posted on 08/17/2009 7:35:17 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


14 posted on 08/17/2009 7:36:09 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Honestly, I’ve never been in any of those stores. So I imagine I’ve already been boycotting them for 50 years.


15 posted on 08/17/2009 7:36:16 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: GOPJ

Since Wallworld came out for ObamaCare things are changing


16 posted on 08/17/2009 7:36:40 PM PDT by GeronL (bookmark my new FR back-up site - http://unitedcitizen.proboards.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

20 companies? Do that many entities have actually advertised during the Glen Beck show?

And “Lawyers.com” pulled their ads? Who are these guys?


17 posted on 08/17/2009 7:37:20 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Free ThinkerNY
..government sponsored censorship
18 posted on 08/17/2009 7:38:21 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: GOPJ

Leftists hate anything that’s convenient. Remember, hatred is a foundation for a socialist government; look at history.


19 posted on 08/17/2009 7:38:32 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Obama's Logos = baras-tikas)
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To: Rastus
Just think how it would have been if they'd treated Bush this way for eight plus years.

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.

20 posted on 08/17/2009 7:38:51 PM PDT by SlowBoat407 (Achtung. preparen zie fur die obamahopenchangen.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
That is how we took lefty man and the hate show down the right has more muscle the problem is getting it on the same track here.
21 posted on 08/17/2009 7:39:40 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Army Air Corps; Free ThinkerNY; tobyhill; gaijin

“None of these businesses need my hard-earned dollars, then...”

I agree, and I plan on writing them and letting them know.


22 posted on 08/17/2009 7:40:20 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I was just at Best Buy looking at an $1800 LCD TV. They just lost that sale

..post a reply to them too

23 posted on 08/17/2009 7:40:38 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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.

Glenn Beck definitely spoke the truth with that statement. The idiots who refuse to see this can sputter all they wish; it will still be the truth. Each day this truth is becoming more and more painfully obvious to Americans across the political spectrum.

24 posted on 08/17/2009 7:41:46 PM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I logged into my Wal-mart account to inform them of what I would have been spending at Wal-mart this week. They are going to lose their base customers by placating people who hate their guts anyway.


25 posted on 08/17/2009 7:41:49 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh, Rats! State Farm.
I won’t drop them because I really like my local agent. The others - well, looks like they want to play the boycott game. OK.


26 posted on 08/17/2009 7:41:49 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It would be neat if someone could post a list of these companies on a webpage and let’s start a FReeper boycott and show ‘em hell especially if the radio talk shows start referencing this list.


27 posted on 08/17/2009 7:43:12 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: SlowBoat407
Yeah, and what if he had done it while asking viewers for money?
28 posted on 08/17/2009 7:43:59 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, we just aren’t doing as much shopping at Walmart as we used to, even though they still have the best prices. I hate watching them self-destruct like they are doing.


29 posted on 08/17/2009 7:46:02 PM PDT by redhead (If it's worth fighting for, it's worth dying for. Check the Halfbaked Sourdough)
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To: driftdiver

Just called Best Buy and they confirmed that they had pulled their ads from Glenn Beck. Asked or their customer relations numbers and told the girl that answered that I would be sending this info in a mass e-mail immediately telling everyone I knew that they should boycott Best Buy.


30 posted on 08/17/2009 7:46:07 PM PDT by Josa
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To: All

Forgive me for replying to all... I thought you guys might be interested in this...

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=122911826921
(Boycott of Advertisers that Pulled their ads from Glenn Beck)


31 posted on 08/17/2009 7:46:14 PM PDT by KarenMarie (NEVER believe anything coming out of DC until it's been denied.)
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To: ElayneJ

Me too.


32 posted on 08/17/2009 7:46:38 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Forgetting endorsements, how the Hell is Radio Shack still in business? Worthless national chains are going down every day.

I mean it’s not like 1000’s go to local stores and buy resistors and capacitors like in the 80’s.


33 posted on 08/17/2009 7:47:33 PM PDT by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
we all need to write these advertisers and tell them we will boycott them as long as they kowtow to the freedom of speech haters...we will not patronize their stores until they are advertising with GB again. This isn't just about GB - this is about our voices being heard...We defend GB, we defend US...

if they are successful with this campaign against GB, they will move on, one by one, to Hannity, O'R, Rush etc -

They must be stopped NOW

34 posted on 08/17/2009 7:47:49 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("He has the right to criticize who has the heart to help" Lincoln)
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To: Doogle

I was going to drop some bucks there too. We need a list of all the people that will not spend money there now, And how much.


35 posted on 08/17/2009 7:48:30 PM PDT by Brimack34 (I hate people that hate Palin and call me a birther.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You need a reverse boycott - boycott all the companies that boycotted Beck.


36 posted on 08/17/2009 7:48:52 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Resident Obama: Not a President, not a Citizen, living here but from somewhere else...)
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To: driftdiver

I DVR Glenn’s show and generally fast forward through the ads but it seemed like he had as many ad slots filled today as he ever did.


37 posted on 08/17/2009 7:50:36 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Broadcasters shouldn't abuse the privilege they enjoy by spewing dangerous and racially charged hate language over the air."

What about Wright? I am so tired of this gotcha game. It's about principles and too many people and organizations lack them.

38 posted on 08/17/2009 7:50:38 PM PDT by Cheap_Hessian
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To: GeronL
"Since Wallworld came out for ObamaCare things are changing"

They probably love the idea of transferring the cost of their employee benefits onto the tax payers. After the deathcare legislation becomes law, Wal-Mart will probably start using the worst plan they can come up with to force their employees into the arms of .gov for health benefits.

39 posted on 08/17/2009 7:52:03 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“Their action sends a clear a message to Glenn Beck: Broadcasters shouldn’t abuse the privilege they enjoy by spewing dangerous and racially charged hate language over the air. No matter their political affiliation, hate language doesn’t belong in our national dialogue.”

So as long as people like Obama's former preacher, Jeremiah Wright, spew their dangerous and racially charged hate language in a church, then it's fine and dandy.

40 posted on 08/17/2009 7:52:33 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: All

Don’t forget “DefendGlen.com”.


41 posted on 08/17/2009 7:53:10 PM PDT by BILLNHILL MAKE ME ILL (Onward thru the smoke and mirrors...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I like Glenn Beck, and he is a remarkably sharp guy who digs into stories more than about anyone else. However, if I were an advertiser, I'd be a little nervous. Beck is goofy, cries constantly, screamed insanely at a caller, and always seems about one judge short of mental hospital. I think saying Obama "has a deep-seated hatred for white people" is way over the line. Even Rush disavowed believing that. I think it's reasonable to say Obama is comfortable with people who hate white people, but he has certainly put a lot of white people in positions of power, more than George Bush did.

Rush, in contrast, is amazingly in control of every syllable he utters. As an advertiser, I'd trust him not to go wacko one day and say something that he'd be apologizing for the next.

Going after Obama for being a Carter-style incompetent liberal who wants to tax and spend while devastating our economy is something that resonates with people because they see it. Going after him as a white-hater just isn't going to work. I want the public to understand what socialism is and why it fails so miserably. Normally Glenn Beck is really good at this, but he needs some self-control.

42 posted on 08/17/2009 7:53:43 PM PDT by ElectronVolt
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Getting harder and harder to boycott. Wal-mart, shame on you. Glenn was right.


43 posted on 08/17/2009 7:54:34 PM PDT by madison10
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To: quantim
"how the Hell is Radio Shack still in business?"

I've wondered about this for years. The best I can come up with is US Cellular keeping them alive. All Radio Shack sells in electronics is a bunch of over priced junk.

44 posted on 08/17/2009 7:54:36 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Here is some background directly from the colorofchange.org who is promoting the boycott you may want to include in any letter you send to the advertisers who lost their gonads after their intestinal fortitude:

ColorOfChange Staff
James Rucker
James Rucker serves as executive director of ColorOfChange.org. Prior, James served as Director of Grassroots Mobilization for MoveOn.org Political Action and Moveon.org Civic Action and was instrumental in developing and executing on fundraising, technology, and campaign strategies. Prior to joining MoveOn, James worked in various roles in the software industry in the San Francisco and has provided coaching and technology consulting for other start-up ventures.

Former Staff
Van Jones (Co-founder, inactive)
While Van hasn't been active in the work of ColorOfChange in recent years, we are proud of where his work las led him. After helping ColorOfChange get started in 2005, Van moved on to other pursuits. In 2007, he founded and served as the executive director of Green For All, an organization dedicated to creating opportunities for low-income communities connected to the greater effort of addressing climate change. Van now serves as Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

For what it's worth

45 posted on 08/17/2009 7:56:49 PM PDT by cashless
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To: madison10

The only place on that list I actualloy use is CVS. Oh well, goodbye CVS.


46 posted on 08/17/2009 8:01:22 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: gaijin

Also, Walmart and other big companies don’t want to pay for employee health care anymore.


47 posted on 08/17/2009 8:01:46 PM PDT by khnyny ("Giving government money and power is like giving car keys and whiskey to a teenage boy")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

does anyone need any further proof that the big corporations are the government’s tentacles?


48 posted on 08/17/2009 8:05:48 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (STOP OBAMA NOW.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is their right, but it ain’t right. I wonder how we could help Glenn Beck. I have an idea.

Let me check and I’ll be right back.

parsy, the po’ed.


49 posted on 08/17/2009 8:06:27 PM PDT by parsifal ("Where am I? How did I end up in this hospital room? What is my name?" Anonymous)
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To: quantim; KoRn

I often thought about that. I don’t understand it either.
The prices are way out of line. If you plan ahead you can buy online at way less than Radio Shack.


50 posted on 08/17/2009 8:07:12 PM PDT by TaMoDee
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