Skip to comments.Advertisers Continue to abandon Glenn Beck after Pundit had called President Obama a 'Racist'
Posted on 09/05/2009 9:11:46 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
Mercedes-Benz, Capital One, HSBC, Discover and seven other big firms are yanking their ads from Beck's show, boycott organizers said Wednesday.
"We applaud those companies that have recently pulled their support from Beck," James Rucker, executive director of ColorOfChange.org, said Wednesday.
"There are at least 57 companies who will not tolerate Beck's race-baiting comments."
The African-American political group went after Beck for declaring on his July 28 show that Obama is a racist with a "deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture."
About 145,000 members signed a petition asking Beck's advertisers to stop supporting him. And big companies like retailing giant Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, GMAC Financial Services, Best Buy, CVS and Travelocity complied.
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I’ve never watched the Glenn Beck show, but I guess I’ll have to tune in.
If I’m not mistaken, some of the advertizers have returned to Beck’s timeslot.
I am sure not going to buy any more Mercedes-Benz products ~ buncha’ Nazis anyway.
BO and crew are a bunch of race-baiting communist thug.
( Advertisers Continue to abandon Glenn Beck after Pundit had called President Obama a ‘Racist’ ) ,,,, must be fuzzy logic and fuzzy math, because, Beck’s ratings keep getting higher and higher.
On the one hand, FNC is making tons of money from Beck, who only make $2 Million for his gig there. And viewership is up.
On the other hand, I have seen ads for the WSJ and Weekly Standard on his show, which are usually only shown when they can’t sell the advertising time.
Many of his new sponsors are Gold Companies, and ads aimed at older people, like pharmaceuticals and diabetes drugs.
The Dems and MSNBC and CNN are going mental because Beck is KILLING them in ratings.
Fox needs to dump O’Reilly, give Glenn his time slot, hore Lou Dobbs and give him Glenn’s time slot.
Given the ratings numbers for Beck, there’s going to be no shortage of advertisers to keep him going...
To the contrary, I’m concerned that the powers-that-be at Fox succumb to the dollar signs in their eyes, and overbook the show, so that we get less Beck, and more ‘words from our sponsors’....
It’s a Van Jones -vs- Glenn Beck cagematch.
The commie and the capitalist ...
Well it’s true.
If I were a stockholder with any of those boycott companies, I would be madder than hell that they aren’t advertizing (spending money to make money) on a ratings powerhouse.
That’s like Dupont pulling their advertizing from Jeff Gordon and sponsoring Morgan Sheppard.
How do you Pimp SLAP race baiting marxist thugg and get away with it?...
Answer: YOU DON'T..
However; you can mark all the tools of a marxist thugg as what they are.. and highlight their deeds in a (at a) Tea Party..
My 16-year-old daughter LOVES Glenn Beck. She was angry last week when her ex-boyfriend came by the house because she had to miss Glenn’s show. She watches it every day after school. The next day she told me Friday’s show was supposed to be good so she was going to watch it in her room and not answer the door. With the lights off. And the blinds drawn. And a loaded gun. (She has never fired a gun in her life.) She’s a serious viewer.
Beck will gone the end of the year. They are really out to get him. He is the only one willing to after the full truth. In to todays media you just can’t do that. The left is relentless. They will get Glenn Beck one way or another and he will be shut down.
In todays America the Bill of Rights no longer exists. Free speech is dead. The constitution is obsolite.
Continue to pray for America.
Sounds like Obama and Co are lying as usual. Why would these companies except for perverted Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream(which you can’t find the ice cream)want to alienate half or more of their customers? Of course, there are probably a few of them.
What a load of crap.
Whiney clowns like you are worse than the democrats.
Dump O’Reilly? That is dumb business, the guy is huge!
I can’t stand BOR but agree it would be pure stupidity to get rid of him. A better idea would be to move Beck to Shep’s timeslot since he isn’t doing anything with it.
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