Advertisers Fleeing From Glenn “WTF” Beck

From Media Matters:

Eight more Glenn Beck advertisers, including Wal-Mart – the world’s largest retailer – have confirmed to ColorOfChange.org that they pulled their ads from the controversial Fox News Channel broadcaster’s eponymous show. Allergan (maker of Restasis), Ally Bank (a unit of GMAC Financial Services), Best Buy, Broadview Security, CVS, Re-Bath, Travelocity and Wal-Mart join the dozen other companies who previously distanced themselves from Beck.

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.

14 Comments

  1. He’s on the Whitehouse payroll to keep up the good work flushing out individuals destined for “clinically-indicated re-education” when the socialist health care apparat is installed.

    Obviously, it’s a conspiracy.

  2. I’m wondering the same as Tim. Does this matter at all? Won’t other businesses just jump in to fill his advertising time?

    I’m extremely happy the advertisers are jumping ship, but this will just emboldened Beck. “Some companies are afraid to support the TRUTH because it’s not POPULAR!” <=Beck might be heard to shout.

  3. Martyr? God, how awful.

    It’s sad that you need companies pulling ads from a show in order to even make a channel consider whether giving a TV show to a sociopath is a good idea…

  4. Does this matter at all? Won’t other businesses just jump in to fill his advertising time?

    Remember, advertisers are the customers of Fox News, and viewers are its product. If Fox was selling us advertising, people would jump at the chance to get “a spot on the store shelf.” But since Fox is selling us to advertisers, your question is like asking “If teenage girls stopped buying shorts that said “Juicy,” wouldn’t other clothes shoppers jump in to take their place?”

    Anyway, this is why Glenn Beck is free to say things that offend you, but not things that offend advertisers. This is real censorship IMO.

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