Glenn Beck being boycotted! Its bound to backfire!

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    Rating dictate advertising. Not the other way around. So Walmart takes a stand, maybe Target will jump right in to take that business! I truly think Color of Change's (lead by a self-proclaimed socialist) campaign is going to backfire and provide a huge jolt to Beck's ratings. I personally don't watch or particularly like Beck, but I am more inclined to watch him because of this bullshit leftist squeeze on the first amendment. Left support the 1st amendment for their message, when its not their message, they shoot it down!

    You know I personally don't like what I am hearing from the right-wing pundits on Fox or the radio when it comes to healthcare. I think they are using propaganda, but I don't want to silence them. Because in America we have the 1st amendment!

    President Obama insult by Glenn Beck has advertisers boycotting show
     
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    Did the thought ever occur to you that these companies are making decisions based on their own values, public image and mission statements? And THEY just exercising THEIR rights?
     
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    No one is immune to the advertising in this country except perhaps the folks at Gitmo.
     
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    It's because Beck has been acting like a complete nutjob and they don't want to support his show anymore. Simple as that.
     
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    Whats going to backfire is the rights attempt to squash everything Obama and the Dems do. And so is this attempt at fear mongering and painting Obama as something he is not. Look at the last election and you will see its futility. Palin/McCain went on a smear and fear campaign and Obama talked issues and what happened? THE REPUBLICANS GOT SLAUGHTERED!! out of office and out of a majority now it is a power struggle to get control back but instead of coming up with genuine ideas to compete with the dems its more of the same....fear...smear and be the party of no!
     
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    While the first amendment gives us the right to say almost anything we want, our words are not completly devoid of consequences. An example would be the Dixie Chicks making political statements about Bush and the ensuing backlash from their fans, which I would assume a large portion of their base were Bush supports.

    This is hardly a leftest squeeze on the first amendment that is trying to silence republicans. If talking heads start making the idiotic claims such as those Beck as been doing of late, then its a companies right and a responsible business approach to distance themselves and express their disagreement with the stupidity Beck has been spewing.
     
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    So far the polll shows 51% against the boycott 48% for, with the remaining % not sure.
     
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    No doubt I think they are making these moves for their own value and public image (mission statement, don't make me laugh)! I am not as concerned with the companies. Rather I am concerned with a leftist organization once again trying to trample on other American's free speech rights!

    Where were these leftist organization when media personalities were bashing Bush with falsehoods! Recall after the piss poor handling of Katrina, Bush was a called a racist by media personalities including that stroke on MSNBC and by Bill Maher! Yet there was no boycott calls there was no attacking of stations advertisers.

    There is a big difference here!

    Its just like the Islamofacist organization CAIR trying to quell Michael Savage's free speech/press rights, but then hide behind their own hate speech using the 1st amendment!
     
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    who is squeezing whom? Who, EXACTLY, is goose-marching into the offices of [insert pulled ad revenue] and FORCING them to stop sponsoring Glen Beck? Seems to me that this is nothing more than the MARKET IN ACTION, eh goofnut? Think of Beck's quotes as the one or two poisoned babyfood jars that redirect consumers away from a contaminated product. The gov is not throwing down a ban on Beck. No liberal group is FORCING anyone to do anything. Hell, snarky fucking "brought to you by walmart" videos are no different than your joker-faced Obama shots. Sounds to me like you are just a giant pussy who wants to cry about the very system that you'd scream over were it ever replaced... while you don't enjoy being dominant, that is. Lord fucking knows how loudly you'd be calling for boycotts if Olberman called for barely disguised semi-violence against Bush.
     
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    I agree and that is why I choose not to listen to him! But there is a level of hypocrisy here that you have to recognize at least that!
     

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