Black News: Glenn Beck Paying a Huge Price for Obama Insult

25 Aug

FILE - In this May 5, 2009 file photo, newscaster Glenn Beck ...

Glenn Beck returns to Fox News Channel on Monday after a vacation with fewer companies willing to advertise on his show than when he left, part of the fallout from calling President Barack Obama a racist.

A total of 33 Fox advertisers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., CVS Caremark, Clorox and Sprint, directed that their commercials not air on Beck’s show, according to the companies and ColorofChange.org, a group that promotes political action among blacks and launched a campaign to get advertisers to abandon him. That’s more than a dozen more than were identified a week ago.

While it’s unclear what effect, if any, this will ultimately have on Fox and Beck, it is already making advertisers skittish about hawking their wares within the most opinionated cable TV shows.

The Clorox Co., a former Beck advertiser, now says that "we do not want to be associated with inflammatory speech used by either liberal or conservative talk show hosts." The maker of bleach and household cleaners said in a statement that it has decided not to advertise on political talk shows.

 

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One Response to “Black News: Glenn Beck Paying a Huge Price for Obama Insult”

  1. Nellie Hart August 26, 2009 at 9:01 pm #

    I watch Fox channel 24/7 and love it. What advertisers that don’t want to advertise on Fox so be it. My husband works at Walmart but I can do with out their 10% discount. You can always find more stores then you will ever need. As far as Glen Beck goes he tells the truth and I really like his show.
    Thank You

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