Glenn Beck Losing Sponsors: Thank These Companies

Good news, everyone! Glenn Beck is bleeding sponsors, on account of his assertion, last week, that President Obama is a “racist,” who neither likes nor understands white people. Curious how quickly the race card went into vogue on the other side of the aisle, ne? If you want to help continue this effort, go here.

Naturally, though, the right side of the aisle isn’t going quietly into that good night. After calling us Communist Nazis — which, again, doesn’t make sense, and runs counter to eight years of GOP whining about the same — RedState’s Erick Erickson urges you to e-mail the companies that’ve dropped Beck, and beg them to take him back (“I can change, I can change!”). He’s gathered the proper names and contact numbers:

SC Johnson: Steve Peckham, Senior Global Public Affairs Manager, SC Johnson
262.260.4402, swpeckha@scj.com (Update: this address bounces. RedState is now recommending this address, pmozbay@scj.com)

Progressive Insurance: Linda Harris, Advertising & Sponsorships
Linda_J._Harris@progressive.com

Geico: Chris Tasher, GEICO Media Relations
301.986.3271, ctasher@geico.com

Thanks for the research, Erick! We’ll take it from here. If you value civility and honesty on the airwaves, kindly e-mail these individuals, separately, and thank them for ditching Beck’s hate-talk hour of lies. Suggested letter:

Dear _____,

I was recently heard that your company, _____, decided to stop sponsoring Glenn Beck’s daily talk show, on the Fox News Channel.

Thank you! As an American who believes strongly in civility and honesty, I appreciate the message your decision sends to Fox News, that irresponsible race-baiting may be tolerated, but need not be encouraged. I also know you may come under fire for this decision, from some on the fringe of the conservative movement. I urge you to remain strong. My friends, my family, and myself will support your company and your decision. Indeed, the way I see it, the right’s knee-jerk outrage proves that you made the right decision in ending your support for Glenn Beck.

Thank you again. Corporate America can play a strong role in elevating political discourse in this country, and you’ve taken the first step. Sincerely,

_____.

Get to!

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15 comments

  1. “Curious how quickly the race card went into vogue on the other side of the aisle, ne?” thought I was the only one who used ‘ne’ like that.

  2. HAH. I used to in college, forgot it during law school, and rediscovered after rewatching Rome :-). I enjoy our shared quirk!

    1. i haven’t heard “ne” in decades!!! i was pleasantly surprised.

  3. I got a perfect sponsor for beck -Visine for fake tears.

  4. LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT……GLENN BECK CAN’T CALL PRES. OBAMA A RACIST? HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE WHEN ALL WE HEARD DURING THE KATRINA AFTERMATH THAT PRES. BUSH WAS A RACIST? WHERE WAS THE OUTRAGE THEN? SUCH UNBELIEVABLE HYPOCRISY!!!

    1. Beck cansay whatever he wants. But it doesn’t mean he should. An people calling Bush a racist were just people, but as a talk host, Beck is expected to meet a basic standard of responsibility. And he is still falling far short of it.

      1. YOU MUST NOT BE A RABID FAN OF MSNBC? IT WAS A CONSTANT SOURCE OF THEIR NEWS TO CALL OR IMPLY BUSH WAS RACIST. SORRY YOU ARE SO UNINFORMED

        1. Check the left side of your keyboard for the “Caps Lock” key. I think you may have inadvertently hit it earlier. Try toggling it off.

          I watched a good bit of MSNBC around that time, and I don’t remember Bush being explicitly called a racist. I do think there would have been news about an anchor saying, “Bush is racist against black people. Bush has a deep hatred of black people.” The most significant thing I can remember, of course, is Kayne West saying “George W. Bush doesn’t care about black people,” which is more accurate but still overstated the issue. Bush at least didn’t seem to care that much about the poor people of New Orleans, many or most of whom happened to be black. But it doesn’t mean Bush is racist.

          But Beck’s comment was about parts of the white, Christian majority feeling persecuted because they aren’t getting the special attention they think they deserve.

          Look, there’s a difference between “I don’t care that you’re poor and drowning” and “I don’t care that you’re well-off and therefore will have to pay higher – but still reasonable – taxes. Boo hoo, cry me a fucking river. What I do care about is that too many Americans don’t have health care, etc.” That difference is Republican versus Democrat, it would seem.

  5. bush just didn’t care period. if anyone called him a racist or a nazi or likened him to hitler it was such a small minority, i really don’t recollect.

    we have people on tv and radio vomiting up this shit on an hourly basis nationwide, their listeners being like sheep led to the slaughter. too bad they don’t have an original thought or opinion.

  6. Obviously Blaine you were a rabid fan of MSNBC (a network equivalent of Microsoft Windows operating system) as you are able to recollect numerous specific instances anyone on it claimed or implied Bush was a racist. But you also seem to be a rabid fan of Beck, which might be an inconsistency. Personally I am against anyone being a rabid fan of anything, as it seems to cloud one’s judgment and invoke the kind of thinking that we are currently criticizing.

    Notwithstanding same, fake and sarcastic apology accepted by all.

  7. Glenn Beck has a right as an American to say what he wants. I am just as equally offended by the president calling me a demagogue, or Pelosi saying I am a Nazi, where is the accountability for these peopel?

    1. The question isn’t whether Glenn Beck has a right to say anything, though, is it? Unquestionably, he does. Just as these companies have a right to pull their sponsorship. Always remember these three points about the First Amendment —

      (1) It cuts both ways.
      (2) It is not implicated by private “censorship.” Telling him to shut up, or speaking against him, is never censorship.
      (3) It is not implicated by people in the government disagreeing with you, or calling you names. Only a silencing of speech, by government action, not your own reluctance, rises to the level of censorship.

      And, where did Pelosi call you, or anyone who wasn’t carrying a swastika at the time, a Nazi?

      1. Well the facts are he is popular, sponsors will back away from a while but the will flock back once this all dies down, just like Don Imus. He will not lose his radio show, there is talk of moving his tv show to a even better time slot. His show is the kind of ratings sponsors want. He will be just fine if not even more popular.

  8. Racism is a power dynamic.

    An act of racism is a power play of the powerful over the target group.

    Now if one believes that race is a factor in the decisions Obama makes that is a fair question. I would be surprised if he said that it did not, but that is a higher level discussion than what I see out on the web.

    Calling him a racist is kind of a non-sequiter if you understand the definition.

  9. BTW I found this link off of

    GlennBeckRapedAndMurderedAYoungGirlIn1990.com

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