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Color of Change started a campaign last year to contact Glenn Beck’s sponsors after Glenn Beck said on the air that President Obama was a racist and had a deep-seated hatred of white people. That effort has been very successful. According to Stop Beck, 102 sponsors have pulled out of Glenn Beck’s show. The effort has been so successful, in fact, that Beck’s show has no sponsors when it airs in the U.K.
During the last week and a half, Glenn Beck lost his 100th, 101st and 102nd sponsors. A full list of all 102 sponsors that dropped Mr. Beck (or Fox News as a whole) can be found here. Please note that this total includes sponsors that have dropped him both United States and/or in the United Kingdom.
It seems like our efforts are having an effect…
Glenn Beck’s show in the United Kingdom has not run any commercials during the past three days (Tues-Thurs). Glenn Beck’s show in the UK used to run commercials. The shows that come on before and after Glenn Beck still run commercials. But, for the past three days, Mr. Beck hasn’t had any sponsors in the U.K. During the commercial break, instead of running ads, they cut away to Sky News updates or the weather. Perhaps they’re having trouble finding sponsors willing to subsidize Glenn Beck’s misinformation, vitriol, sexism and race-baiting?
I think the question I have is whether efforts like these have lessened Beck’s influence. Perhaps, I haven’t seen him as much in the media lately, but his paranoia and off conspiracy fantasies are still part of mainstream Republican thought. What do you think? Have these efforts made a difference?
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