Advertisers Drop Glenn Beck

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    Looks like Glenn Beck might be forced to dial back his right-wing psycho clown routine. The Color of Change, which ran a petition last week urging corporate sponsors to drop Beck, has just announced that three companies have agreed to stop advertising on Beck's Fox show.

    Three companies who run ads during Glenn Beck -- NexisLexis-owned Lawyers.com, Proctor & Gamble and Progressive Insurance -- today distanced themselves from Beck. LexisNexis has pulled its advertising from Beck and says it has no plans to advertise on the program in the future. Both Proctor & Gamble and Progressive Insurance called the Beck advertising placements an error that they would correct.

    Two of the companies seem pretty embarrassed about it. According to the Color of Change press release, Lexis Nexis and Proctor and Gamble claim their ads appeared on Beck's show by mistake:

    "Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention," said John Michaels, Senior Communications Manager at LexisNexis in an email to ColorOfChange.org. "We have suspended further advertising during Mr. Beck's program."

    "We have no plans to continue advertising on Mr. Beck's show," Michaels continued in another email.

    When executives at Procter & Gamble were contacted by ColorOfChange.org, they said that any ads run during Glenn Beck were run by mistake, and that they would correct the problem going forward.

    "No P&G ads should have appeared on this program in the first place," said Martha Depenbrock, Brand Building Stakeholder Relations for Procter & Gamble in an email. "To be clear, if any of our advertising appeared on the Glenn Beck show, it was in error and we appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention. We will do what we can to see that it doesn't happen again."

    Progressive Insurance said any ads running during Glenn Beck were a mistake by Fox News Channel -- a mistake they have asked the network to fix immediately.

    "Our (advertising) order specifies no Glenn Beck," said Linda J. Harris, Media Director at Progressive Insurance in an email to ColorofChange.org. "We have confirmed with the network that our spots should not be running there," Harris said in a later email.

    Advertisers Drop Glenn Beck | PEEK | AlterNet
     
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    I wonder if they even considered the fact that these companies are just unable to afford it? Advertising during "American False Gods" is much more profitable, so to save money they cut the ads on the less popular times. That's just smart capitalism.
     
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    Do you have anything other than ultra leftwing, anti-conservative, and/or George Soros funded sites who will verify this? I can't find anything other than the same story repeated almost verbatim on extreme leftwing sites. Beck has phenomenal ratings, and I am having a difficult time thinking that these companies would have pulled advertising based on one Beck 'extremist' remark since vertually every other media source has also made the same remark at some time or another.
     
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    I was just reading an article about ad revenue dropping for talk radio in general, can't remember where it was.
    Profits are falling for most companies and advertising is one of the categories that faces cuts. Be it Radio or TV. But don't get yer hopes up Libs, Conservative radio still stomps Liberal radio in the ratings wars.

    I like Glenn Becks' radio show but I usually turn off his TV show. Been watching The Dave Ramsey (personal finance) show a lot lately.
     
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    Glenn Beck has gone too far with this latest slam. He's shown himself to be very ignorant and downright psychotic at times. He's become a liability to the Republican party.

    He's a Rush wannabe just like Michelle Malkin is an Ann Coulter wannabe. Neither of them quite live up to the originals.

    Republican hate has been taken about as far as it will go in terms of strategy. It's an old and tired method of bringing the base back to the flock. Getting back to basics. :cuckoo:
     
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    I like the Glenn Beck Show on the Fox Network and I watch it very often. Not every day but almost. I think Glenn Beck's humor is sometimes a bit overdone but I do think he's funny. I think what he has to say is important and has a lot of truth to it. It must be striking a nerve someplace because if it wasn't nobody would be posting things like you did. Lots of people have a hard time accepting the truth - especially if they are brain-washed liberal sheep. Even if what you say is true about those companies dropping their ads on his show, so what? Because of the economy lots of ad campaigns are changing. If they dropped it because they don't care for his particular comments, so what about that too? I'm sure it won't hurt Glenn Beck's rating in anyway. What it might do though is cause a loss of sales to these particular companies. If these companies are so vocal about not liking Glenn Beck, well maybe the people who watch his show and use their products might decide to spend their dollars elsewhere so who is really hurting who?
     
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    I don't know much about Glen Beck, so perhaps one of you can enlighten me. Glen Beck is a Republican? I thought he claimed to be a Libertarian or Conservative depending on which day of the week it is.
     
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    LOL!!!

    I don't even think it's an act :cuckoo:
     
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    I watch his show every day...and he IS a conservative. he has said he does not associate himself directly with republicans or democrats. He'll bash either side if they deserve it...it's just that he has so much more to bash the dems for that it looks like he's a republican.
     
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    Beck is non-partisan and very issue oriented. I don't agree with his take or spin on some things and disagree with him on some things, but I think he is unabashedly honest in his views and tells it like he believes it is. He is far more libertarian than most in his position, and he praises or bashes Republicans and Democrats alike when he feels they are serving their own interests and not those they represent or the country.

    And I think the more successful some of these people like Beck are, the sillier, more frantic, more ridiculous, and more hateful the extreme leftwingers get. :razz:
     
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