Did His Statements Cause Glenn Beck To Lose Advertisers?

August 16, 2009
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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.

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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.

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    Johonny Says:


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    Rob E Says:

    Glenn Beck is awesome. He speaks the truth. The companies that pulled out; SC Johnson, Progressive Insurance, Geico, Procter & Gamble and Nexus Lexis (lawyers.com), well, they just went on MY boycott list. I won’t buy from any of them and neither should any Glenn Beck supporter. There are a lot more of us (supporters of Glenn Beck) than there are Liberal Obamanation supporters.

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    alan Says:

    I have already notified these companies that I will be boycotting their products. Isn’t this just typical of the Bully politics this administration uses. OMG I can’t believe how malicious these people are. Why is no one talking about the selection of this man as a czar? And what about czars period? Just a way to circumvent congress and grab a little more power. I wondered how long Obama was going to allow GB to speak his mind. I wonder how long any of us will be able to speak our minds…..Or have we lost that right already?

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    geedeebee Says:

    Finally a white boycott! Are we growing balls now? Glenn keep speaking the truth! Thank you for your testicles. No more lattes from Starbucks; ok white people, and no more sleeping on the job!

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    geedeebee Says:

    I will never buy anything from Geico! La Raza and NAACP you have shown me the light!!! Boycott,boycott,boycott. All white people need to be shown in a better light! Did you hear me Hollywood? We need to be in charge again and not be the dummies on TV and film! I do not care if my sponsors lose money. Let the truth be told. We are worthy! WE can be in charge again on Dexter. Yes we can jump too! Can we be in token Cameo spots as well? I mean in a meaningful role?

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    alan Says:

    I received the following email in response to my plan to boycott this sponsor. Funny how it seems this has been twisted by some media outlets.


    Thank you for sharing your concerns as there is some potentially misleading information on the web about this topic.

    SC Johnson has not pulled or cancelled advertising for the Glenn Beck show, as we never directed our advertising to this particular program. In general, our goal is to provide good, informative ads and we select those programs and/or networks that make the most sense given our consumer base.



    Consumer Relationship Center
    SC Johnson, A Family Company
    Toll Free Number: 1-800-558-5252

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    geedeebee Says:

    Glenn you have scored more publicity than ever! You will prevail in the Nielsens too! All this for free! You should thank Geico and Proctor and Bendover for their assistance. Keep the faith Glenn! You are a light in an ever darkening Sodom!

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    bob Says:

    I’ve been listening to Glenn for years now, and he’s on the right track. Boycott these sponsors. Show them we are just as tired of their bullshit as we are with our representatives.

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    john Says:

    Glenn Beck speaks the truth and the truth is sometimes difficult to accept. The WH administration is pushing very hard for programs that will result in massive redistributions of wealth (socialism) and they will not be easily deterred from their objective. Those who would rather be supported than work and accept personal responsibility stand to benefit the most from these moves (in the short term). Long term, we all lose. Threatening Glenn Beck’s freedom of speech is just another WH attempt to cover up the truth.
    Sadly, the companies who buckle to these threats are taking us one step closer to losing one of our most cherished freedoms. We can peacefully refuse to buy their products and they will slowly realize the error of their ways. None of them really appeal to liberal consumers, so there won’t be any gained revenue from them.

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    Darren Toth Says:

    I grew up in the punk rock, don’t-trust-government scene, and it is really funny to me to see Conservatives trying to rebel. Now, I give a lot of credit to this site; this blogger here really does give both sides a voice, and honestly, the comments opinionated here are based in legitimate concerns. However, what I see is Beck taking a handful of real concerns, mixing it with some hearsay, and then throwing in some illogical fears. Beck tries to separate America at a time when we should really be talking to one another, not throwing tabloid, witch hunt accusations at one another. Beck is an extremist, and in America, he has a right to that voice. But don’t be upset when others try to voice against it. I have the right to say whatever I want; that doesn’t mean others don’t have the right to fight back.

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