It is nice to see that some large corporations still respond to the wishes of the consumer.
Several sponsors of the Fox News show “Glenn Beck” have announced they are pulling their advertisements in the wake of the host’s remarks that President Obama is racist.
Beck, not to be confused with the one-named singer Beck, said on another Fox show that Obama is a “racist” and has a “deep-seated hatred for white people.” Obama, not be confused with an Irish bartender, replied that Beck was a “horrible basketball player” and “can’t dance for diddly.”
The advertisers which include Geico, Sargento, Proctor and Gamble, the Phizer pharmaceutical company, Kraft Foods and Progressive Insurance did not remove their commercials from the Fox News network. Thus the Rupert Murdoch Republican Party’s Right Wing Hate Machine network as it is also known stands to lose no money from sponsors.
A black political coalition, ColorofChange.org, launched the drive for sponsors yanking their ads from Beck’s show. The linked “The New York Times” article describes Beck also as a “conservative radio host and comedian.” That description is itself funny because Beck has all the humor of Heinrich Himmler on a bad day.
Speaking of concentration camps, Beck said in recent months that FEMA was building concentration camps for Republicans and other Obama opponents. The rumor was later debunked on his own show. Too bad the same can’t be done for Sarah Palin’s “Death Panels.”