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August 18, 2009

Orchestrated Campaign to Shut Down Glenn Beck


The Orchestrated Campaign to Shut Down Glenn Beck

About a dozen companies have withdrawn their commercials from “Glenn Beck,” the Fox News Channel program, after Glenn Beck, the person, said late last month that President Obama was a racist with a “deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.”

War erupts over Glenn Beck TV show: Fans fight back


By Aaron Klein

Glenn Beck fans are fighting back against a campaign led by a black activist organization prompting major advertisers to withdraw from Beck's top-rated Fox News Channel program.

Last week, NewsBusters reported President Obama's "green jobs czar," Van Jones, is co-founder of, an activist organization that has led a furious campaign against Beck culminating in major companies such as Geico and pulling their spots from the Fox News star's daily show.

In recent weeks, Beck has done several critical segments about Van Jones, who was appointed as the special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Beck's segments were based in part on WND's reporting that Jones was as an admitted radical communist and black nationalist leader.

Now a husband and wife team of Beck fans has launched a website – – that lists the contact information for advertisers for Beck's and other Fox News programs and provides users with information and suggestions to contact those companies to urge their continued sponsorship. The site also asks users to contact Beck's current patrons to thank them for their loyalty to the Fox News star's program.

"Our goal is to hit advertisers hard with response from Beck fans with real purchasing power, unlike the instigators of this phony Astroturf boycott," the founder of DefendGlenn told WND.
"At some point they will realize they've been punked by a bunch of paid activists, college students and slacker bloggers in their parents' basements who don't purchase their products anyway," said the founder, who asked that his name be withheld.

ColorofChange, meanwhile,says it has garnered about 75,000 signatories for an online petition against Beck to be sent to advertisers.

Van Jones' group says the controversy stems from Beck's recent comment while a guest on another Fox News show that Obama is a "racist" with "a deep-seated hatred for white people."

Bill Shine of Fox News' programming department clarified Beck was expressing "a personal opinion which represented his own views, not those of the Fox News Channel. And as with all commentators in the cable news arena, he is given the freedom to express his opinions."

Most major media reports on the ColorofChange campaign fail to note Jones is a founder of the group or that Beck has been reporting critically on Jones.

Beck's program, meanwhile, has been taking major hits from the ColorofChange campaign.

Geico and have pulled their ads from the Fox News show, and Procter & Gamble, Progressive Insurance and SC Johnson have all claimed their ads were run in error and vowed to correct the mistake.

Fox News said most of the companies will have their ads shifted to other Fox programs.

This left wing campaign is being orchestrated by a group started by Obama’s Green Jobs Czar, Van Jones.

If they are successful, they will move beyond Beck to others.

Two of the companies, GEICO and Progressive, are run by liberals. But that’s not the case with all the others.

SC Johnson:
Fisk Johnson Chairman & CEO
Phone: (262)260-2000

Petrell Ozbay
Senior Global Public Affairs Manager
Phone: (262) 260-2114

Progressive Insurance:
Glenn Renwick, President & CEO- (440)461-5000

Linda Harris, Advertising & Sponsorships

Tony Nicely
Chairman, President & CEO, Insurance Operations
(301) 986-2462

Chris Tasher, GEICO Media Relations

Wild Thing's comment........

Obama IS a racist, his stupid books are full of that kind of thing, his statements since his books are many that stir racism and race card BS. Obama ran his campaign using the race card, he uses it every chance he gets.

Glenn spoke the truth and to be punished for it is wrong in every way.

....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at August 18, 2009 06:47 AM


I thought obama wrote in his two autobiographies about how ashamed he was of his White bloodline. Isn't that racism?

Posted by: TomR at August 18, 2009 11:54 AM

Can you imagine the uproar if Bush had tried something like this against Bill Maher or Chris Matthews. The media would've had a cow.

Now according to White House Website, Obama is 52 not 48, which clearly would make him an illegal citizen.

Posted by: Mark at August 18, 2009 12:18 PM

Tom, your right he did and it sure is

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 18, 2009 12:34 PM

Mark, oh my gosh it would be so huge
and in all the media.

Posted by: Wild Thing at August 18, 2009 12:35 PM