Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Wal-Mart Pulls Ads from Glenn Beck Program
Wal-Mart has now told Glenn Beck to "Get off my phone!" as the fallout from his late July appearance on Fox and Friends continues. It was on that episode of the Fox "News" program that Beck called President Obama a "racist" with a "deep-seated hatred of white people."
Wal-Mart, the big box store that specializes in low-paying and low-benefit jobs while selling cheap products and putting smaller companies out of business has now decided that Beck's comments were enough. The Media Matters report on the press release from colorofchange.org is here for your reading pleasure.
Now that makes 20 companies that have pulled ads from Beck's show. The newest are, according to the release, Allergan (maker of Restatis), Ally Bank, Best Buy, Broadview Security, CVS, Re-Bath, Travelocity, and Wal-Mart. Previously pulling ad money were ConAgra, GEICO, Lawyers.com, Men’s Wearhouse, Procter & Gamble, Progressive Insurance, RadioShack, Roche, SC Johnson, Sanofi-Aventis, Sargento, and State Farm Insurance.
Glenn Beck's show is now officially hemmoraging advertisers.
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