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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 06:09 PM
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19 more advertisers ditch Glenn Beck

Tue Oct 06, 2009 at 11:00:00 AM PDT

Great news today in our campaign against Glenn Beck. We're announcing that nineteen more of Beck's advertisers have stopped supporting his show. That number includes two British companies who just announced that they've pulled their ads from the UK broadcast of Beck's show after hearing from customers.

Two companies--Waitrose (the British supermarket chain) and Metropolitan Talent Management--pulled their ads not only from Beck's show, but from Fox News in general.

Over 280,000 of us have now called on advertisers to stop supporting Beck's show. We are keeping Beck isolated and making sure that he continues to be a financial liability for Fox. Eventually, Fox will have to explain why they are continuing to give Beck's race-baiting and fear-mongering a platform even as it hurts their bottom line.

ColorOfChange's diary :: :: Here's the full list of new companies ditching Beck: AmMed Direct, Citrix Online, Concord Music Group, Diageo, Eggland's Best, Equifax, Eulactol USA (producer of Flexitol), GetARoom.com, Hoffman La Roche (maker of BONIVA), Metropolitan Talent Management, ooVoo, Overture Films, Scarguard, Schiff Nutrition (maker of Tiger's Milk and Fi-Bar), Seoul Metropolitan Government, Subaru, Toyota-Lexus, Waitrose and Woodland Power Products, Inc.

From the press release we're sending today:

Comments from advertisers recently distancing themselves from Beck:

"We will not be airing on that show any longer," said Michael McHale, Director of Corporate Communications for Subaru of America, in a phone conversation with ColorOfChange.org.

"Lexus ads are not appearing on the Glenn Beck show," said Nancy Hubbell, Communications Manager for Lexus Prestige, in an email to ColorOfChange.org. "We have no plans to buy Beck," Hubbell later reiterated in a separate email to ColorOfChange.org.

"Please rest assured that we do not endorse Beck's views and are having our advertising agency request that Fox no longer air our advertisements during his shows," said John Mills, Director of Marketing for AmMed Direct, in an email to ColorOfChange.org.

"We are currently shifting our presence on the Fox Television network to a time slot that will not include the Glenn Beck television program," said Bernardo de Albergaria, Vice President of Global Marketing & eCommerce for Citrix Online, in an email to ColorOfChange.org. "I have received confirmation that Fox has been instructed to begin this transition immediately and I am advised it will be fully implemented by October 9th."



"We did not specifically purchase time on Glen Beck , rather the Fox News Channel as a whole," said Dino Balzano, Director of Advertising and Merchandise at Concord Music Group, in email to ColorOfChange.org. "But, of course, if we consider this news cluster' purchase again in the future, we will only do so if we can be guaranteed to NOT be in that program."

"Pending further review, Eggland's Best has suspended TV advertising on the Glenn Beck show," said Katy Gray, a spokesperson for Eggland's Best, in an email to ColorOfChange.org.

"Equifax advertisements that appeared during the Glenn Beck Show were not specifically slated to air alongside the show and were purchased as part of a larger, rotational media buy on Fox Network," said Demitra L. Wilson, Director of Public Relations for Equifax, in an email to ColorOfChange.org. "We have taken the necessary steps to ensure that our ads will no longer appear during this programming."

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Don Caballero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 06:10 PM
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1. Ha ha ha
Rub more Vicks under your eyes you piece of shit!!!! Become a zookeeper again you creep!!
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pleah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 06:15 PM
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2. heehee
:evilgrin:
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Zoeisright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-06-09 06:25 PM
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3. How many does that make now?
Around 70 who have pulled their ads?

:party:
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-20-09 01:52 AM
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4. 80!
I wish I could rec this but here's a...

:kick:
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era veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-20-09 06:10 AM
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5. Goldline International
Do not buy from these ripoffs. They have links with Beck & Ingraham on their website.
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Miss Authoritiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-22-09 11:47 PM
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6. Bloody hell...
Why on earth would the Brits watch Glenn Beck's show?

(T)wo British companies ... just announced that they've pulled their ads from the UK broadcast of Beck's show after hearing from customers.
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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-23-09 07:50 AM
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7. Cos it's there.
UK has a very active free-to-air satellite market - buy a receiver, a dish, point it in the right direction and voila! Lots of channels to watch. Including Fox News Channel. Plus since it's on the same satellite constellation as the Sky channels air (and Sky is the only satellite pay-TV provider in town) virtually all of these free-to-air channels get into the Sky lineup too.

But then Fox News Channel is hidden away there... it's not on cable, and it's not on terrestrial TV at all, unlike CNN which can be seen evenings on terrestrial and 24/7 on cable and satellite. Most UK people get their TV news from BBC, ITV 1, or Sky - whilst Sky is 38% Murdoch, Sky News has to be more like BBC News or even CNN International to have credibility.
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riverwalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-23-09 09:37 AM
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8. Beck advertiser in Minnesota
The dating service "It's Just Lunch" Heard it on his radio show.

Email: info@ijlcorp.com
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