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CatWoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:24 PM
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Glenn Beck's Obama "Racist" Comments Cost Him Advertisers
Fox News' Glenn Beck is feeling the consequences of his controversial comments on the July 28 episode of "Fox and Friends," when he said that Barack Obama was a "racist" who had a "deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture."

According to TVNewser, Beck advertisers Proctor and Gamble, Lawyers.com and Progressive Insurance have all pulled their ads from Beck's 5PM ET show. This comes in the wake of groups like ColorOfChange.org's efforts to get companies to distance themselves from Beck.

Fox News told TVNewser that the advertisements were simply moved to other time slots on Fox News, and thus had no effect on the network's revenue (which, incidentally, was a bright spot in News Corp's otherwise dismal earnings).

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/08/06/glenn-becks-ob...
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:26 PM
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1. good news...nice spin there from our friends @ faux
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spartan61 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:34 PM
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2. Think we should call or write to these sponsors to thank
them for this??? If they did this based on calls and e-mails imploring them to pull their ads, we should also thank them for doing what we asked them to do.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 06:36 PM
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3. the "free market" in action
I suppose the right wing should embrace this decision. :evilgrin:
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-06-09 07:02 PM
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4. O ... M ... F'n ... G!
They actually are listening to lefty complaints???

:wow:
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