Advertisers Drop Glenn Beck Following “Racist” Comment on Obama

Glenn Beck has been working hard to challenge right wing talking heads such as Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter to become the best known and most extreme representative of the far right. Personally I suspect that all of them realize that virtually everything they say is nonsense but see this act as an easy way to make money. Regardless of what they actually believe, all are in a contest to make the most outrageous comments to excite their extremist (and generally delusional) followers. Beck’s comments have now led to some advertisers to drop his show (most likely without any significant impact on Fox). TV Newser reports:

Three companies who had run ads during Glenn Beck‘s Fox News show have distanced themselves from Beck, including LexisNexis-owned Lawyers.com, Procter & Gamble and Progressive Insurance. We’re told a P&G spot inadvertently aired during a weekend Beck broadcast, but that the company never had a regular buy for the show.

The group ColorofChange.org called on their members to pressure advertisers to pull ads from Beck’s show after he called Pres. Obama a “racist” who “has a deep-seated hatred for white people.”

A Fox News spokesperson told TVNewser that the advertisers simply moved their spots from Beck to other programs on the network, “so there has been no revenue lost.”

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    Mr. Jeffersonian says:

    It’s hard to imagine anyone with a straight face claim that Obama, whose own mother was white  and who had  received 70% support from white American youth during the election, has this ” deep seated hatred for white people”
    Seriously is it that they think we’re stupid?

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    Claire Slagle says:

    It is pathetic that anyone listens to Glenn Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh, and the other hatemongers. I am thrilled that these advertisers have dropped Beck. I believe in freedom of speech but these jerks have crossed the line. They are totally without ethics, morals, and conscience. They arethe “terrorists” in America. They are the lowlife that spread the hate, racism, and discontent. They prey on the dysfunctional hoping to create more and more tragic results. Get rid of them! Get rid of “Fix” News. They are a disease.

  3. 3
    Lori says:

    Hooray!!!! At least these advertisers have common sense. I would assume they are sick and tired of the hatemongers such as Glenn Beck. He is stupid.

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    Eclectic Radical says:

    “Hooray!!!! At least these advertisers have common sense. I would assume they are sick and tired of the hatemongers such as Glenn Beck. He is stupid.”
     
    I wouldn’t go so far as to say this shows common sense on the advertisers’ part. If Fox News is correct, that the money was simply shifted to other shows, it hardly makes any difference at all. Do any of us really belive that Bill O’Riley, John Gibson, Sean Hannity, or Neil Cavuto are any better than Glenn Beck?
     

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    2sayf says:

    Beck has not this taken lightly as supposedly he has been spending much of his off camera time alone crying in dark, musty stairwells.  Judging from Monday night’s broadcast, there were plenty of new sponsors eager to fill the ad slots, including the following ridiculous companies…http://unreasonablysafe.wordpress.com/2009/08/18/becksnewsponsors/

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