Glenn Beck.

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    Aug 13, 2009 2:34 PM GMT
    Fox News' "Glenn Beck" loses advertisers
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    Delicious Digg Facebook Fark Newsvine Reddit StumbleUpon Technorati Yahoo! Bookmarks Print By Kenneth Hein Kenneth Hein – Wed Aug 12, 9:00 pm ET
    NEW YORK (Nielsen Business Media) – Some of the nation's biggest advertisers are distancing themselves from Fox News host Glenn Beck after he called President Obama a racist during a July 28 broadcast.

    Geico has pulled its ads from Fox News Channel's "The Glenn Beck Program." Lawyers.com, which is owned by LexisNexis, also has vowed not to advertise during the program, according to Color of Change, an African-American online political organization that has been urging advertisers to stop supporting the show.

    Additionally, Procter & Gamble, Progressive Insurance and SC Johnson all said their ad placements during the broadcast were made in error and that they would correct the mistake.

    The controversy stems from Beck's comment that President Obama is a "racist" with "a deep-seated hatred for white people."

    Geico spent more than a half-billion dollars on ads last year, according to the Nielsen Co. It spent more than a quarter-billion dollars in the first half of 2009.

    A Fox representative noted that Geico is dropping its ads from the show but was quick to note that it was shifting dollars to other programs. "The advertisers referenced have all moved their spots from Beck to other programs on the network, so there has been no revenue lost," the rep said.

    Beck's show pulled in an average of slightly more than 2 million viewers for each of its 19 telecasts in July, according to Nielsen.

    Progressive Insurance representative Cristy Cote said that there has been a lot of confusion surrounding the company's involvement with the program. "We had not bought advertising on the show in the first place," she said, "so when we learned that our advertising had appeared on the show by mistake, we contacted the network to correct the error."

    She said Progressive tries to "avoid programing that we believe our customers and potential customers might find extremely offensive."

    A Procter & Gamble representative echoed that sentiment: "At times our ads are run by mistake on shows that they were not meant to ... Any of our ads that ran did so by mistake, and we'll try to make sure that doesn't happen in the future."


    Endnote:

    If Obama has this deep seeded hatred for White as Mr. Beck suggest.
    The he hates himself just as much since he's half WHITE.
    This is fact that a lot of his distractors chose to over LOOK!

    I say boot him, Nancy Grace & Greta off the air!
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    Aug 13, 2009 2:39 PM GMT
    lol, how does one spell bigoted paranoia?

    g-l-e-n-n-b-e-c-k
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    Aug 13, 2009 2:44 PM GMT
    Why does anyone watch Fox News (an oxymoron if ever there was one) anyway? It's a total nonstop freakshow from what I can see - which is only what is clipped on other shows such as The Daily Show, Thank God.
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    Aug 13, 2009 6:17 PM GMT
    I can not stand anyone on FOX...they fabricate too muchicon_twisted.gif
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    Aug 13, 2009 6:28 PM GMT
    He is a piece of shit anyways. I had to suffer through an O'Reilly factor episode where he said that there is an agenda on university hiring committees who only taken Democrats and are prejudice against democrats. His proof was that 85% of tenured professors are dems. he is a fucking moron, so is Fox news, so is Beck

    Can we get a URL please?
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    Aug 13, 2009 6:29 PM GMT
    He's certainly making tons of money because tons of people watch the show.

    Shudders........
  • outdoorjunkie

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    Aug 13, 2009 6:38 PM GMT
    Pinny saidHe is a piece of shit anyways. I had to suffer through an O'Reilly factor episode where he said that there is an agenda on university hiring committees who only taken Democrats and are prejudice against democrats. His proof was that 85% of tenured professors are dems. he is a fucking moron, so is Fox news, so is Beck

    Can we get a URL please?


    I work at the university he was queefing about. I can tell you one thing for certain: there is not one question - not even a hint - regarding one's political affiliations on any HR document, for any level of hire, from President of the University on down. Hiring committees have an HR rep sit in on interviews just to make sure there aren't any inappropriate questions asked regarding one's political or religious affiliations. The educational expert O'Reilly had on said it best when he pointed out that every university shows this kind of political affiliation in their professors, simply because more liberally-minded people apply for teaching positions! GENERALLY speaking, when Republicans get out of college, they gravitate towards careers that are better paid rather than go into education.

    Go to any corporation and poll the members of the board and find out how many identify as democrat. Is there some kind of REPUBLICAN CONSPIRACY we should be worried about in our NATIONS POOR, MALIGNED CORPORATIONS?


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    Aug 13, 2009 7:40 PM GMT
    masculine31 saidI can not stand anyone on FOX...they fabricate too muchicon_twisted.gif


    You mean the professionals on FOX aren't true to journalism.... oh the humanity.
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    Aug 13, 2009 7:45 PM GMT
    Let him exercise his free speech and pay the piper. I don't listen too him anymore, so it doesn't bother me.
  • rlmcbc

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    Aug 13, 2009 9:22 PM GMT
    the boycott against Glen Beck is being led by the organization ColorofChanger of change and they have been able to get five corporations to halt their advertising on Beck's show. Men's Wearhouse stopped advertising on his show this week. There is a posting about this on Huffington Post.
  • Webster666

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    Aug 14, 2009 6:12 AM GMT
    Apparently there are enough morons who watch him regularly and agree with him. Otherwise, he wouldn't still be on the air.
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    Aug 14, 2009 6:24 AM GMT
    I would love to light his face on fire and put it out with a hatchet.
  • GQjock

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    Aug 14, 2009 10:27 AM GMT
    The problem is that even though there is a drop off in the number of advertisers on his show there will be more to take their place

    In the world of make believe in Glenn Beck's case there is no bad press
    there is only press .... you get your name in the news? Then it's a good day
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    Aug 14, 2009 11:01 AM GMT
    For a community with a rainbow flag as its symbol, we sure are monotone when it comes to politics.

    It's important that Mr. Beck be allowed to voice his opinion, even if you don't agree with him. Banning opposition channels, via advertisting or any other means, is a dangerous practice that usually boomerangs in the long term.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Aug 14, 2009 11:46 AM GMT
    His hate is rapidly becoming less profitable. What are they waiting for? FIRE HIM!
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    Aug 14, 2009 12:08 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidI would love to light his face on fire and put it out with a hatchet.


    OMG. That's my new favorite quote.

    I don't think Beck will get canned any time soon. I do hope that the mass exodus of advertisers will a) wake some of his audience up to the fact that he's batshit crazy, and b) force Fox News to reign him in a bit.
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    Aug 14, 2009 1:37 PM GMT
    jprichva saidIt's good to know I'm not the only one who despises Nancy Dis-Grace.

    I've always disliked her. Extremely unprofessional and lacking in ethics. You have to have a very weak, poorly educated mind not to see right through her charade. icon_razz.gif
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    Aug 14, 2009 1:40 PM GMT
    I fell you Red!
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    Aug 14, 2009 1:42 PM GMT
    KissingPro saidHe's certainly making tons of money because tons of people watch the show.

    Shudders........


    That's what concerns me the most. That a**hole (much like CNN's blowhard, Lou Dobbs) is given a wide-reaching platform/soap box from which to espouse paranoia.

    The only reason he has said show is because he has the numbers (viewers) to maintain it.

    Scary thought.
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    Aug 14, 2009 1:43 PM GMT
    I was totally done with her after she put that women on BLAST on her show regarding her missing son and she later killed herself!
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    Aug 14, 2009 2:24 PM GMT
    I was glad CNN canned his ass, and I hope they do the same to Lou Dobbs. Fox is a joke.

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    Aug 14, 2009 4:26 PM GMT
    It's important that Mr. Beck be allowed to voice his opinion, even if you don't agree with him. Banning opposition channels, via advertisting or any other means, is a dangerous practice that usually boomerangs in the long term.

    Thing is .... we're dealing with lies and mistruths here
    It's fine to have a difference of opinion but when it comes to spreading nontruths that's a completely different matter
    I also would want that to be on the left
    If someone can show that someone on the left said something untrue
    by all means say it
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    Aug 14, 2009 4:30 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidI would love to light his face on fire and put it out with a hatchet.


    sans the hatchet, just drink lots of beer first before ignition of his face.
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    Aug 14, 2009 4:30 PM GMT
    GuerrillaSodomite saidI would love to light his face on fire and put it out with a hatchet.


    I love this.
    My favorite for these types is: I wouldn't piss up his ass if his guts were on fire.
  • mustangd

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    Aug 14, 2009 4:31 PM GMT
    ps, you mean, fox news and glenn beck aren't fair and balanced????

    omg....