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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

If liberal media plays the race card so much against Republicans, then why is Fox News and Beck losing sponsor?

Eight more Glenn Beck advertisers, including Wal-Mart – the world’s largest retailer – have confirmed to ColorOfChange.org that they pulled their ads from the controversial Fox News Channel broadcaster’s eponymous show. Allergan (maker of Restasis), Ally Bank (a unit of GMAC Financial Services), Best Buy, Broadview Security, CVS, Re-Bath, Travelocity and Wal-Mart join the dozen other companies who previously distanced themselves from Beck.

Twenty companies have pulled their ads from Beck’s show in just the last two weeks. The moves come after the Fox News host called President Obama a “racist” who “has a deep-seated hatred for white people” during an appearance on Fox & Friends. Previous companies who pulled their ads include ConAgra, GEICO, Lawyers.com, Men’s Wearhouse, Procter & Gamble, Progressive Insurance, RadioShack, Roche, SC Johnson, Sanofi-Aventis, Sargento, and State Farm Insurance.

“We are heartened to see so many corporate citizens step up in support of our campaign against Glenn Beck,” said James Rucker, executive director of ColorOfChange.org. “Their action sends a clear a message to Glenn Beck: Broadcasters shouldn’t abuse the privilege they enjoy by spewing dangerous and racially charged hate language over the air. No matter their political affiliation, hate language doesn’t belong in our national dialogue.”

http://mediamatters.org/p/about_us/

Update:

So, Obama is making Wal-Mart withdraw their sponsorship along with 19 other companies.

Got proof of allegation or should I chalk it up as a conspiracy theory.

The NY Times also picked up the story, but I am sure it is all apart of a liberal conspiracy theory.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/14/business/media/1...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    They're in denial. Obama has nothing to do with corporations dropping Beck. It's the free market! These corporations have a fiduciary responsibility to their shareholders. Fox news loves to spew hate but they don't let it mess with their money. Beck will start backpedaling soon.

  • 1 decade ago

    Media Matters is a liberal organization and therefore cannot be trusted. So I don't know if what you say is true.

    I like Glenn Beck. And he is right, Obama is a racist.

    I don't give a crap about Walmart anymore. I was boycotting them anyway over the way they run their stores.

    Hopefull other sponsors will step up and take the place of the ones who bailed on him.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    That's wonderful! And do you think FA UX is going to stand by his side when he isn't making enough money for them. He needs to get lost. Its funny how they are blaming Obama for this. Isn't that the beauty of America, a free market? Advertisers can choose whether they want their name associated with a tv show or not. Free market....

  • Paul L
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Fox isn't losing sponsors Beck is, there is a list of people waiting to advertise on his show so it really doesn't matter. This is an example of people playing the race card again so I don't think you can really use it to support your ideas.

  • 1 decade ago

    What choice did they have.Obama has taken over the auto industry, the Banking industry, and replaced the CEO's of Private Companies. They are afraid Obama may consider taking over their industry's as well.

  • 1 decade ago

    Oh please! Pompous As*es. Maybe they just did it because Glenn turned into a freak show. Of course, that isn't the reason. They are just playing the game.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Obama administration is putting pressure on his sponsors. This is completely unconstitutional but liberals don't seem to care.

  • 1 decade ago

    Thank God! I hate that Restasis commercial!!!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Same game different name ,,, still left wing-nuts threatening companies.. terrorists is all they are disguised as citizens.

  • He still has more sponsors than the idiot loons Olbermann and Maddow at MSNBC.

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