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17 Feb

Stop Beck

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Glenn Beck uses his media platform to disseminate vitriolic hateful rhetoric and stoke racial anxieties.  The Southern Poverty Law Center admonished Glenn Beck for fueling violent hate groups and the Anti-Defamation League aptly describes Beck as “fearmonger-in-chief.” When advertisers sponsor Glenn Beck, this is what they are paying for and associating their brand with:

Glenn Beck said President Obama is “a racist”

On July 28, 2009, discussing President Obama, Glenn Beck said:

“This president has exposed himself, I think, as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people, or white culture.

Adding…

“I’m saying he has a problem. He has a, this guy is, I believe, a racist.

To date, Glenn Beck stands by his claim that Obama is a “racist” with a “deep-seated hatred for white people, or the white culture.”  Additionally, Rupert Murdoch, the owner of Fox News, recently stated that Glenn Beck was “right.” In a November 10, 2009, interview with Sky News, Murdoch agreed with Glenn Beck’s assertion that Obama is “a racist”, saying:

“And um, that was something which perhaps shouldn’t have been said about the President, but if you actually assess what he [Glenn Beck] was talking about, he [Beck] was right.

Believe The Following Are The Remaining United States Sponsors

Note: Based upon information from the website located at Stop Beck. com, the following organizations are sponsors of the Glenn Beck program.  If you are from one of these organizations and can confirm that your organization never did sponsor the Glenn Beck program or have stopped that sponsorship, we will gladly remove your name from the following list and will note the reason if you provide it.

Brand/Company Twitter Email Phone
American Advisors Group @aagreverse info@aagreverse.com 1-800-850-1356
American Petroleum Institute @janevanryan
@EnergyTomorrow
Contact Form 202-682-8000
Carbonite N/A david.friend@carbonite.com 1-877-665-4466
Chattem Inc. N/A Contact Form 423-821-4571
Consumer Debt Advocate N/A N/A 1-800-258-0973
Dish Network @dishnetwork Ira.Bahr@echostar.com
Phil.Klein@echostar.com
Tammy.Timmons@echostar.com
FreeScore @creditsquirrel rob@mediafirstpr.com N/A
Goldline @goldline info@goldline.com 1-877-376-2646
Imperial Structured Settlements N/A info@imprl.com 1-866-744-9935
IRSTaxAgreements.com N/A N/A 1-888-550-1540
Lifelock N/A mike@lifelock.com
marketing@lifelock.com
480-682-5100
Merit Financial
Rosland Capital
Sokolove Law @andersekman
@SokoloveSuccess
info@sokolovelaw.com N/A
State of Utah @TravelUtah travel@utah.gov 1-800-200-1160
Sun Setter Retractable Awnings N/A jonathan@sunsetter.com 1-800-876-2340
Tax Masters @GoTaxMasters info@txmstr.com N/A
Zero Technologies (Zero Water) N/A customerservice@zerowater.com
zeroteam@jbcumberland.com
1-800-503-2939

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The movement to persuade advertisers from supporting Glenn Beck’s Acute Paranoia Revue has been surprisingly successful. Thanks to the efforts of Color of Change and StopBeck.com, over 100 advertisers have now affirmed that they will no longer permit their ads to be aired during Beck’s program. That’s here in the U.S. In the UK the situation is a little different.

Glenn Beck’s program on Rupert Murdoch’s Sky News in the UK has run for the past six days without any advertisements at all.

That’s right. Glenn Beck has become a non-profit, commercial-free, charitable donation of airtime courtesy of Rupert Murdoch and News Corp. Perhaps that is why Beck displayed a painting yesterday, that he says he did himself, showing George Washington in the style of Shepard Fairey’s Obama poster. Beck is probably “hoping” that his show will stay on the air even though it is scaring off advertisers faster than Osama Bin Laden’s dating video at eHarmony.

It is one thing to note that viewers have rejected Beck. His program is seen by less than 1% of the American population and polls show that 42% don’t even know who he is or have an opinion. However, it is another thing entirely when conservative corporations, including Wal-Mart and Home Depot, are embarrassed to be associated with his brand of hate and fear mongering. So here in the U.S. Beck has taken a considerable hit financially and is being kept afloat by dubious gold dealers and direct marketers.

But in the UK Beck is now completely ad-free. The significance of this, beyond the monetary, is that Rupert Murdoch must now be recognized as a brazen propagandist. He can no longer pretend to be a businessman making choices based on the best interests on his company. By granting Beck hours of free airtime despite the financial losses, Murdoch is neglecting his fiduciary duty to his shareholders. And he is doing it in order to continue the wingnut proselytizing of Glenn Beck. Perhaps the show should carry a disclaimer along the lines of PBS: “The Glenn Beck program is brought to you by a grant from Rupert Murdoch and the News Corporation.”

It will be interesting to see how long Fox can ignore this situation. The Advertiser Exodus began last summer, and critics at the time said it would be over by fall. Instead it has held fast and expanded. Someone needs to ask Murdoch how long he intends to carry this albatross at the next News Corp. shareholders meeting.

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It’s one of those great mysteries: How does Glenn Beck, propagandist and D-list actor, get himself to cry on cue? A rogue video making the rounds of the Internet offers an answer: an eye-watering substance applied under the eyes, which Ron Brynaert at The Raw Story suggests to be Vicks VapoRub

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