Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Stupidity, Bigotry Does Not Pay

From Media Matters:

Eight more Glenn Beck advertisers, including Wal-Mart – the world’s largest retailer – have confirmed to 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,, 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 “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.”

Gotta love it. I just wonder when they will start paying attention to local talk radio stations and pull out of supporting that hate speech.

H/T Caffeinated Politics


  1. Damn that Wal Mart. I thought they were just this evil conservative coporation. Hypocrite, thy name is capper.

  2. No, Dan.

    Wally World bailed only because they realized they were losing money.

    But, as usual, thanks for making me feel smarter already.

  3. "Hate speech" on local talk radio? You must be referring to Rev. Al Sharpton's program on 1290 WMCS.

    Maybe MPS will pull their advertising.

  4. Sure, Bruce. If you're OK with Belling's racism, Sykes' race-baiting, etc., that's your right.