by Ben Cohen
Finally, Right Wing hate speech disguised as news is being abandoned by advertisers. In a truly stunning series of events, more than 20 companies have pulled their ads from Glenn Beck’s monstrously offensive show, signaling that there are limits to just how much people will take from the idiotic clown. From colorofchange.org:
Eight more Glenn Beck advertisers, including Wal-Mart – the world’s largest retailer – have confirmed to ColorOfChange.org that they pulled their ads from the controversial Fox News Channel broadcaster’s eponymous show. Allergan (maker of Restasis), Ally Bank (a unit of GMAC Financial Services), Best Buy, Broadview Security, CVS, Re-Bath, Travelocity and Wal-Mart join the dozen other companies who previously distanced themselves from Beck.
Twenty companies have pulled their ads from Beck’s show in just the last two weeks. The moves come after the Fox News host called President Obama a “racist” who “has a deep-seated hatred for white people” during an appearance on Fox & Friends. Previous companies who pulled their ads include ConAgra, GEICO, Lawyers.com, Men’s Wearhouse, Procter & Gamble, Progressive Insurance, RadioShack, Roche, SC Johnson, Sanofi-Aventis, Sargento, and State Farm Insurance.
What does this mean? Potentially, the end of Beck as a force in the main stream media. The effect of so many recognized brands leaving Beck will shame other companies into pulling their ads. It seems to be having a domino effect that is speeding up rather than slowing down. There will be some sort of apology from Beck, not because he means it, but because his professional life is literally on the line. If he doesn’t do something quickly, he’s toast. And even then, it might happen anyway. Fingers crossed.
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.