Eight more major advertisers have confirmed pulling their advertising from Fox News' Glenn Beck Show after he said President Obama is a racist who "hates white people."
Locally, Glenn Beck, who identifies as a Mormon, survives on the ratings-troubled KTTH, (m-f, 6-9a) a station owned by the LDS Church, itself plagued with longstanding questions about its racial practices, and attitudes. The low-rated talk station survives as the market delivery system of Rush Limbaugh, who started this racist arms-race between right-wing broadcasters for national outrage/publicity.
Are there dots here to be connected? you know: Mormons ➠ Rush ➠ racists ➠ ratings? It wouldn't be the first time religion-owned media pushed doctrinal points of view. Or is this a cold business decision that just happens to run counter to LDS statements proclaiming racial love and inclusion?
This is Seattle, not Salt Lake City, and so far, no local outcries- probably because so few in this liberal market listen to the corrupt Beck. But even so, this station (and Christian church) are selling ads and reaping the profits from the headlines he generates from making hyper-divisive, race-baiting remarks.
Here's who's dropping Beck on the teevee:
- Wal-Mart: "Walmart today confirmed the retailer pulled ads from the Glenn Beck show on August 3rd."
- Travelocity: "We did not specifically place our ad on the show. We buy ads in bulk and then they are placed somewhat randomly. However, we have now specifically asked that our ads do not appear during this show."
- Best Buy
- CVS: "While advertising on Fox is part of our communication plan, we had not requested time on Glenn Beck's show specifically. We have instructed our advertising agency to inform Fox to ensure Glenn Beck's program is not part of our advertising plan."
- Allergan (maker of Restasis): "We reviewed our commercial schedule, and based on your feedback, we've put any programming featuring Glenn Beck on our "do not air" list. This means that you will no longer see any Restasis ads during programming featuring Glenn Beck. Thanks again for bringing this to our attention."
- Ally Bank (a unit of GMAC Financial Services): "Ally advertises on a broad spectrum of programs to reach our potential customers. Our advertising is not an endorsement of editorial content on any program. We have ceased to advertise on the Glenn Beck program."Broadview Security: "Given the considerations, we have requested of Fox News not to include us in the rotation that would have our commercials running on Glenn Beck's show.
- Re-Bath: "...We are no longer airing our commercials on the Glenn Beck Show..."
These companies added themselves to the growing list of advertisers to pull their ads from Beck's show, including ConAgra, GEICO, Lawyers.com, Men's Wearhouse, Procter & Gamble, Progressive Insurance, RadioShack, Roche, SC Johnson, Sanofi-Aventis, Sargento, and State Farm Insurance.
Is it time for some local outrage? Who are the local advertisers of the Glenn Beck Show?