Thursday, July 30, 2009

Progressives Urge Beck Advertisers To Stop Enabling The Extremism


Do you know who pays for the racist campaign against Obama? GEICO, NutriSystems, Proctor & Gamble, and... United Postal Service. Yep, those are the advertisers who pay for the TV time so that deranged sociopath Glenn Beck can get up and spout his divisive hatred and racism. And today the top online civil rights group Color of Change urged its 600,000-plus members to petition companies who advertise on Glenn Beck’s radio and television shows to urge them to cut off their advertising on Beck’s programs. The mobilization comes after Beck called President Obama a “racist” who “has a deep-seated hatred for white people” during an appearance Tuesday on Fox and Friends. [Video below]

Color of Change has also been urging CNN to fire their own racist shill, Lou Dobbs for his gratuitous birther campaign, which CNN irresponsibly uses to pump up lagging viewership.

“What Beck is doing is race-baiting at its worst, it's dangerous and it's hard to imagine any company wanting their brand associated with it,” said James Rucker of “Beck has now shown that his extreme views are more appropriate for a street corner than a major media program. He no longer deserves the backing of mainstream advertisers.”'s decision to hold companies accountable for where they spend their advertising budgets is significant because of the increased consumer power of African-Americans. A 2008 report by the market research publication Report Buyer forecasts that the buying power of the country's African-American community will hit $1.1 trillion by 2012.

Please sign their petition.

UPDATE: Ratings Plummet For Cable News Hatemongers

If CNN is trying to get ratings with Lou Dobb's hate show-- which is what Bill O'Reilly claims (and who would know better?)-- the tactic is failing. His ratings have taken a serious hit since he started his psychotic birther campaign according to today's NY Observer.

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At 4:19 PM, Anonymous R Sanchez said...

I think that Glen Beck has a deep seated hatred of reality.

At 5:11 PM, Blogger DownWithTyranny said...

Rick, you're right. So why are GEICO, NutriSystems, and Proctor & Gamble financing his insanity?

At 6:35 PM, Anonymous Balakirev said...

Because Beck is a ratings hound, and advertisers love them those ratings hounds. Sad, but true. And given that Beck is among the highest rated (I almost wrote "ratted," which would have been appropriate after another fashion) clowns on hate tv, it's going to take a hell of a pushback to get him off.

At 10:06 PM, Anonymous Ida Jurie said...

I never could stand that obnoxious Geico gecko. Now I know why. Plus, wasn't Proctor & Gamble being accused of supporting Satan by the rightwing Christoloons years ago? Looks like they're still doing the devil's work!

At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Beck is the only one in the media exposing the connections between Obama, soros, peter lewis and the sandlers and self disclosed communists like Van Jones or transnationalist like some of his unconstitutional czars and advisers. Some of these are SELF-Disclosed communists.

Wait till Beck gets around to discussing the White House Fellows.

What if groups larger than the 600K ColorofChange started boycotting advertisers on Olbermann or Matthews.

At 5:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jefferson - All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.

So Beck sees communism and tyranny building in the USA and some want him shut down. Interesting times.

At 8:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Glen Beck guy OH-MY-GOSH what a raging, unstoppably brilliant man. You know he actually uses facts instead of your blind baby killing hate to make his points. What a Psycho!!!


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