After he made some pointed comments about the president, several Glenn Beck advertisers have pulled out, with the number now at five. Read more and see photos and video here.
Last week, Glenn Beck called Barack Obama a “racist” with “deep-seated hatred for white people.” Shortly after, an organization with ties to the administration heavily lobbied the advertisers to pull out of the program, and so far five have done so.
Color Of Change, an organization that one conservative website calls a “racially charged activist group” has called on several of Glenn Beck’s advertisers to no longer run ads during his show.
The Huffington Post seems to be claiming partial credit for starting the movement against Beck. Here’s part of what they posted on their website:
“…we asked Color Of Change members to call on Beck’s advertisers to pull their funding from his show. More than 50,000 people have already joined the call, and today we have great news to report — advertisers are starting to listen…“
Some have pointed to a conflict of interest between the administration and the group, claiming that they are trying to silence a chief critic of the president.
That claim stems from the fact that the founder of Color Of Change is Van Jones, special advisor of Green Jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Others have applauded the move, saying that the kind of “hateful” language Glenn Beck used on the program should be alarming to the advertisers who help fund it.
The companies that have pulled ads so far are as follows: SC Johnson, Progressive Insurance, Geico, Procter & Gamble and Nexus Lexis (lawyers.com). Ouch!
What do you think, should the companies have pulled support of Glenn Beck’s show? Or do you think he should have the right to say what he likes (barring threats) about the president?
Let us hear your opinion in the comments section below.
Watch the video of the statement in question below.