Thursday, August 06, 2009

How To Improve Television - Drop Glenn Beck

MediaMatters reports today that the jabbering madness of Glenn Beck is losing major advertisers.

"Three companies who run ads during Glenn Beck -- NexisLexis-owned, Proctor & Gamble and Progressive Insurance -- today distanced themselves from Beck. LexisNexis has pulled its advertising from Beck and says it has no plans to advertise on the program in the future. Both Proctor & Gamble and Progressive Insurance called the Beck advertising placements an error that they would correct.

The decision by the three companies comes as over 45,000 members call on advertisers to pull their ads from Glenn Beck after the controversial news host called President Obama a "racist" who "has a deep-seated hatred for white people" on "Fox & Friends" last week.

"Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention," said John Michaels, Senior Communications Manager at LexisNexis in an email to "We have suspended further advertising during Mr. Beck's program."

Yes, Glenn, in America, we all have the right to free speech - however, each of us will still be held accountable for what we choose to say. Your account is way overdue, so even though I'm sure you'll drama-queen this loss as proof of the downfall of America, instead it is proof that most of us do not want to hear anything you say and that free speech does not mean free from responsibility for what is said.

(HT to KnoxViews)


  1. Anonymous12:58 AM

    Um, do you realize that Beck has literally millions of viewers every week? And those you favor, the Olbermanns of the world have, like a few thousand?
    Have you ever stopped to wonder why this is? Could it be because people don't want to hear unintelligent, uninformed leftist drivel?

  2. Anonymous --

    you sure dodged the topic: Beck lack of character and willingness to spew any lie all in devotional service to hatred.

    by your 'logic', as long as a larger mob of idiots support racism, then such ideas become morally right?

  3. OXYMORON1:19 PM

    Anonymous counters what he claims is "unintelligent, uninformed leftist drivel" by posting unintelligent, uninformed drivel. Doesn't that just about sum up the "conservative" party these days?

    There are millions of drug addicts the US today; would that be grounds for legalizing say Meth, Anonymous"

  4. Anonymous10:58 AM

    The liberal "Ed show" on MSNBC is worse, speaking of drivel and unintelligent.

  5. I've never seen the show you mentioned, but he would have to be one hell of an ass to even come close to the vile stuff Beck spews while crying mock tears.

  6. Its difficult to have an intelligent conversation these days...
    What Glenn Beck said was over the line, period. He is protected from government action under the 1st amendment, but he is not protected from third parties... like myself. I abhor his comments, and I've been contacting his sponsors. This is the only way I know to effect change.