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Oakland Group Spearheading Glenn Beck Boycott
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/28/09 | Chip Johnson

Posted on 08/28/2009 11:56:09 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Fox News commentator Glenn Beck acted stupidly when he went on a TV talk show last month and called President Obama a racist.

Oh, boy. I've gone and done it now. Using the now infamous Beck Standard for Racist Speech, with that statement I have just crossed the line and revealed my own deep-seated hatred for white people.

Chalk it up to that wacky mixed-race blood that courses through my veins, and the president's.

Fortunately, I have some local backup on this one, because the group that launched a nationwide movement to strip the network host of his advertisers - and ultimately - his Fox Network soapbox - has its roots in Oakland.

So far, ColorOfChange.org, a political organization founded in Oakland to provide a political voice for African American Hurricane Katrina survivors, has racked up an impressive list of companies that have joined the boycott. Among the many giants on the list are AT&T, Campbell's Soup Co. and Procter & Gamble.

At least three dozen corporations have pulled advertisements from Beck's show since the group began its efforts within days of Beck's infamous statements about Obama made during a guest appearance on another Fox talk show July 28.

"This president, I think, has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture, I don't know what it is," Beck said.

When Fox co-host Brian Kilmeade pointed out that most of the staffers Obama has hired are white, Beck kept going.

"I'm not saying he doesn't like white people, I'm saying he has a problem. ... This guy, I believe, is a racist," he added.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 527groups; advertisers; boycott; colorofchange; foxnews; glennback; obama
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1 posted on 08/28/2009 11:56:10 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

I predict Glenn Beck will win this bout.


2 posted on 08/28/2009 11:57:41 AM PDT by stevem
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To: nickcarraway

Isn’t deeps seated hatred for white people a virtue on the left? It seems to me they sure share the tent with some vile racist bigots that for some reason the respectable conservatives play lap dog and never bring up.


3 posted on 08/28/2009 11:58:38 AM PDT by junta (Conservatives, the word "racism" is now ours.)
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To: nickcarraway

Oakland? Could be a two-fer for the tagging problem. Just float the rumor the one of Beck’s sponsors is Rust-Oleum.


4 posted on 08/28/2009 11:59:22 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: nickcarraway

I guess the author hasn’t bothered to check Glenn’s ratings of late.


5 posted on 08/28/2009 11:59:30 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: nickcarraway

When did the boycott of Kanye West begin? Did I miss it, Chip?


6 posted on 08/28/2009 12:00:08 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black.)
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To: nickcarraway

Democrats.com also pushed the boycott.

Boycott the corporations that bowed to Socialists.


7 posted on 08/28/2009 12:00:44 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: nickcarraway

can only think of 3 organized groups based in Oakland...

- ACORN
- Black Panther Party
- A’s Fan Club

(with the latter small enough to meet in a booth at Denny’s every other Thursday)


8 posted on 08/28/2009 12:01:14 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway

“I’m not saying he doesn’t like white people, I’m saying he has a problem. ... This guy, I believe, is a racist,”- Glenn Beck

Isn’t being racist against white people not liking them?


9 posted on 08/28/2009 12:01:15 PM PDT by jaxon72
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To: mainepatsfan

46 sponsors have pulled from the show. Ratings mean nothing when there is no $$$ from sponsors.


10 posted on 08/28/2009 12:02:22 PM PDT by jaxon72
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To: nickcarraway

Clorox is an Oakland-based company. They pulled their advertising from Beck.


11 posted on 08/28/2009 12:03:18 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: nickcarraway

I’ll say it! Chip Johnson hates white people.


12 posted on 08/28/2009 12:03:53 PM PDT by BertWheeler (Dance and the world dances with you...)
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To: nickcarraway

these homosexuals who oppose america will need to get as much tv coverage as they can because america’s airwaves are being retaken from the socialists that are trying to take away the 2nd amemdent, and those as glen back will always stand for the freedom that islamobama wants to give the terrorists.

they will only use this to kill christians. we must support glen beck.


13 posted on 08/28/2009 12:06:20 PM PDT by skipper18
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To: nickcarraway

America! it aint no moe


14 posted on 08/28/2009 12:06:32 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: nickcarraway

Narry a word when the left was accusing Ronald Reagan of being a racist. You see, only democrats can make that accusation. Obama is clearly a racist in every sense of the word and a socialist and a communist and........


15 posted on 08/28/2009 12:08:09 PM PDT by ontap
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To: Buckeye McFrog
- A’s Fan Club ... (with the latter small enough to meet in a booth at Denny’s every other Thursday)
Hey, it could be worse - you could still have Barry Zito Zero on the mound.
16 posted on 08/28/2009 12:09:21 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: dalebert

Beck is absolutely correct. The POS in the WH is a racist


17 posted on 08/28/2009 12:09:33 PM PDT by bfree (x)
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To: jaxon72; nickcarraway
Of course not. All kinds of people have all kinds of interpersonal relationships that deviate from the standard of their public relationships. And vice versa.
18 posted on 08/28/2009 12:09:39 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: jaxon72

Not necessarily. During slavery the slave owners didn’t necessarily hate Black people. But, the act of keeping slaves was/is seen as racism. By virtue of keeping a particular race or ethnic group from having equal access to services is considered being racist, but does not require an act of hatred. It could just be an economic or political consideration.


19 posted on 08/28/2009 12:09:53 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier whose wife is expecting twins.)
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To: jaxon72
They stayed with the network however, and that's still a money shot.

Don't act like FOX News Network managers are stupid and blind like the pukes doing MSNBC.

20 posted on 08/28/2009 12:10:37 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: bfree

him and his followers


21 posted on 08/28/2009 12:11:05 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: stevem
So do I - I sold my stock in P&G and AT&T yesterday. They haven't learned the wisdom of Michael Jordan when he was asked to endorse a Deomcratic candidate:

Republicans buy shoes, too.

22 posted on 08/28/2009 12:11:09 PM PDT by In Maryland ("Impromptu Obamanomics is getting scarier by the day ..." - Caroline Baum)
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To: nickcarraway

notice they have not denied that in fact Obama is a racist.


23 posted on 08/28/2009 12:11:42 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: nickcarraway

Yeah, how’s that boycott working out for you? What? You say that Glenn Beck’s viewership it up to 3 million since you started boycotting him. And that’s not the outcome you were going for?


24 posted on 08/28/2009 12:14:27 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: nickcarraway
Fox News commentator Glenn Beck acted stupidly when he went on a TV talk show last month and called President Obama a racist.

Yeah, only Typical White PeopleTM could think such a thing!

25 posted on 08/28/2009 12:15:30 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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To: GSWarrior

Beck is wiping the floor with ratings.

Remember the boycott OJ or Boycott Snapple when Rush had them as sponsors?

also NONE of the sponsors have been moving away from FNC just shifting time OR WERE NEVER ADVERTISERS in the first place.

Some are easy to boycott back. Men’s Warehouse, the overrated suit store has lost a good customer over this.

Not having to see those stupid cave man metrosexual commercials is just a big bonus. (who knows what company they were selling)

They thought they could duplicate Dr. Laura. They were dead wrong.


26 posted on 08/28/2009 12:15:55 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: In Maryland
That's it. I'm glad these companies are choosing sides. Once we get the entire country on one side or the other we can start the game.

Μολὼν λάβε


27 posted on 08/28/2009 12:16:18 PM PDT by wastoute (translation of tag "Come and get them (bastards)" or "come get some")
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To: jaxon72
"46 sponsors have pulled from the show. Ratings mean nothing when there is no $$$ from sponsors."

Is it these so called "Grass Roots" organizations that are causing these advertisers to bail or are their senior executives getting quiet little calls from the white house letting them know just where they stand?

28 posted on 08/28/2009 12:18:30 PM PDT by Desron13 (If you constantly vote between the lesser of two evils then evil is your ultimate destination.)
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To: stevem

I predict Glenn Beck’s head will explode before this is all over.


29 posted on 08/28/2009 12:19:22 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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To: jaxon72

No he likes white people as long as they are in their place


30 posted on 08/28/2009 12:21:05 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

Oh Chip. I don’t think someone at a Newspaper who is begging the city to help it stay afloat should be gleeful of outside groups trying to affect the advertisers that pay for programming or in your case stale talking points. Do you? Perhaps it is your ideology that is causing your newspaper to cut it’s staff every few months and beg for a bail out. Pretty soon you’re newspaper will be out of business and then you can blame that on Glenn Beck too.

And good news Chip! Hispanics are now the largest minority in the country, so not only is the white man keeping you down, so is the tan man! Now you’ll have two groups to target.


31 posted on 08/28/2009 12:21:06 PM PDT by dannyboy72a (The President of the United States should not be selling me insurance or lightbulbs)
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To: nickcarraway

I would submit that an activist group named “color of change” has more race-tinged problems than Beck ever will...


32 posted on 08/28/2009 12:21:43 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: oh8eleven
Hey, it could be worse - you could still have Barry Zito Zero on the mound.

Yeah, don't remind me of that.

33 posted on 08/28/2009 12:22:30 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (July 18, 1969)
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To: nickcarraway

Per reports, the ratings for Beck’s show are through the roof this week. Huge audiences watching his exposure of Hussein’s Marxist/Communist/Fascist “czars”, the national group of organized brownshirts discussed on Thursday...are proving that the American people have begun to come out of the ether.


34 posted on 08/28/2009 12:24:42 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Desron13

I question the 46 number.

Remember this “color of change” is a ONE MAN BAND.


35 posted on 08/28/2009 12:24:57 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: nickcarraway

Which Oakland? The City in California, or the County in Michigan?


37 posted on 08/28/2009 12:27:04 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (We do what we have to do.)
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To: nickcarraway
And who founded Color of Change? None other than Van Jones, Obama's special advisor - a life-long, admitted Communist "Diversity Czar" in the FCC, who is trying to shut down conservative broadcasting. Nothing to see here... move along, little media sheep...
38 posted on 08/28/2009 12:32:30 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: skipper18
" these homosexuals who oppose america will need to get as much tv coverage as they can because america’s airwaves are being retaken from the socialists that are trying to take away the 2nd amemdent, and those as glen back will always stand for the freedom that islamobama wants to give the terrorists. "

" they will only use this to kill christians. we must support glen beck. "

There was a very revealing article here on FR a few years ago that someone posted that would send chills up your spine if you read it about the true agenda of the homosexuals.

I stand by my statements I posted before on here,
Homosexuality is a demonic spirit and homosexuals will be at the forefront and help usher in the Antichrist and be the leaders who will persecute innocent Christians.
39 posted on 08/28/2009 12:35:29 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: jaxon72

46 sponsors have pulled from the show. Ratings mean nothing when there is no $$$ from sponsors.

There’s no lost revenue. FOX time shifted the ads and put in house ads on Beck. It’s prime space to promote their own shows.

Boycotts almost never work, that Rush for example; when “Take Back the Media” promoted their boycott a few years back, Rush’s audience increased almost 25%. Meanwhile Micheal Stinson, the guy operating “Take Back the Media,” was recently facing forclosure on his residence in Hawaii.


40 posted on 08/28/2009 12:39:12 PM PDT by SirFishalot
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To: jaxon72

46 sponsors have pulled from the show? I don’t think so...


41 posted on 08/28/2009 12:47:42 PM PDT by joejm65
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To: SirFishalot

OOOOrrrrrr those sponsors found a way to cut commercial expeditures Orrrrr they were cutting costs anyways and were able to find what they THOUGHT was a PR bonus instead they found a PR suicide.

Someone needs to show these advertisers the red blue map of america.


42 posted on 08/28/2009 12:48:16 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: stevem
Here's the letter I sent Chip Johnson, author of this brain dead sh*t.

Hi Chipster,
In a recent article about Glen Beck's advertisers being blackmailed, you said this in response to Glen's assertion that Prez Zer0bama is a racist:
"Where Beck's evidence is to support such a claim about the president is anybody's guess."

Let me help you out here. President Obama's own autobiography, in his own words, unbidden and candidly offered, details that among his earliest and most powerful influences was his "mentor," Frank Marshall Davis. An avowed Black Liberation Theology racist and communist.

Zer0 goes on to say how moved he was by the quote from Malcom X about wishing he could expunge the "white blood" from within his veins.

He frequented a church for over 20 years, and had nothing but accolades for its deeply racial White America deriding pastor, himself a disciple of Black Liberation Theology, who teaches that the Bible demands retribution against Whites because "Jesus was a po' black man!"

More recently President Zer0bama called his grandmother, "...a typical White woman (who would cross the street if she saw a Black man coming)." Oh, yeah. That's what typical White people do. All the time, right?

Most recently, Zer0 was asked about the Professer Gates incident (Gatesgate). Zer0 replied that, while he didn't know all the facts, the (white) police had "acted stupidly." Let me rephrase for him so you get it:

"I wasn't there, but from what I know about White Policemen, there is little doubt that they were doing their lawful duty."

Now, ask again, with a straight face... "Where on earth would Glen Beck get the idea that Zer0bama is racist?

Tell me you're not that completely stupid. Tell me that you, yourself, are a racist blinded by your prejudice from seeing what't right in front of you, just as plain as black and white. No, wait. Never mind.

You already told us that.

Yours,

Gargantua (America's Conscience)

;-/

43 posted on 08/28/2009 12:51:11 PM PDT by Gargantua (Sarah Palin: The only Republican to take on Zer0bonehead and WIN!)
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To: jaxon72

“46 sponsors have pulled from the show. Ratings mean nothing when there is no $$$ from sponsors”.

...FNC has said that the advertisers are simply running on other shows without any decrease in income to FOX. Beck helps the network’s credibility and would be insane to pull Beck with his ratings.


44 posted on 08/28/2009 1:02:12 PM PDT by albie
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To: SirFishalot
There’s no lost revenue. FOX time shifted the ads and put in house ads on Beck. It’s prime space to promote their own shows.
Look for the PMSNBCs and CNNs of the cable world to suffer most, these adverts are going to avoid their talk shows as well in all likelyhood. THEY will hurt more as a result (smaller audiences and all).

The "Law of unintended consequences" in action once again.

45 posted on 08/28/2009 1:07:37 PM PDT by _Jim
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To: nickcarraway

“Among the many giants on the list are AT&T, Campbell’s Soup Co. and Procter & Gamble.

Only ONE way to deal with anti-American product hucksters! AT&T, eh? Well don’t I just LOVE Verizon?! Can you hear me NOW? Campbell’s Soup Co.? You don’t say?! More Progresso soup, Mom! More Progresso soup, please. And, oh my; Proctor & Gamble. There are only about 50 companies out there to replace THEM!

IMHO, all 3 of them have terminal cases of STUPIDITY!


46 posted on 08/28/2009 1:08:58 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: nickcarraway

Sometimes I can’t wait for California to slip off into the deep blue sea.


47 posted on 08/28/2009 1:10:40 PM PDT by JamesA (Life is a adventure and RANGERS still lead the way.)
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To: jaxon72

Good God America,

For every dim witted facist commie run organization isn’t there a a dozen honest to goodness REAL American companies.

How about FORD, built Ford Tough. Obviously FOX is not worried about the money, yet. So why not bring in some decent companies for advertising.


48 posted on 08/28/2009 1:12:38 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (We the people, ..... never)
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To: GSWarrior

There is also a Clorox plant near Aberdeen, MD. And sadly, once their new plant is up and running, it will be a York County, PA company, as well. While I am happy for the locals in these places who will find employment there; it’s a doggone shame that so many of these large corporations are run by individuals who seem to be educated beyond their intelligence; and who long-since have cast away any last shred of patriotism. GE, NBC, MSNBC et al being sparkling examples! IMHO


49 posted on 08/28/2009 1:18:11 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: joejm65

Don’t think so, know so....

http://www.adweek.com/aw/content_display/news/media/e3ib8e913d233af22e066a207bbf6dbab73

“NEW YORK More advertisers have pulled out of Fox News’ Glenn Beck Program, bringing the tally to 46, according to the watchdog group Color of Change.”


50 posted on 08/28/2009 1:21:48 PM PDT by jaxon72
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