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Glenn Beck’s Sponsors React Over Racism Comments

Glenn Beck went on a tirade against President Obama, calling him a racist. Several public figures and web sites, including ColorOfChange.org and FoxNewsBoycott.com, call for a boycott of  Glenn Beck’s sponsors.

Over  45,000 ColorOfChange.org members called on advertisers to pull their ads from Glenn Beck’s show. LexisNexis-owned Lawyers.com, Procter & Gamble and Progressive Insurance listened.This is what they had to say:

LEXISNEXIS: Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We have suspended further advertising during Mr. Beck’s program. We have no plans to continue advertising on Mr. Beck’s show.

PROCTER & GAMBLE: No P&G ads should have appeared on this program in the first place. To be clear, if any of our advertising appeared on the Glenn Beck show, it was in error and we appreciate you bringing this matter to our attention.  We will do what we can to see that it doesn’t happen again.

PROGRESSIVE: Our (advertising) order specifies no Glenn Beck. We have confirmed with the network that our spots should not be running there.

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Juan Williams Takes Shot at Fox Colleague Glenn Beck

Fox News’ Juan Williams was on C-Span, commenting on divisiveness at Fox News, including the topic of racism. When asked about Glenn Beck calling President Obama racist, Williams had this to say:

WILLAMS: I’m just stunned by it. I don’t understand it. I think in that situation, people are just saying things to stir the pot or to create an audience for themselves, because I don’t see it. There’s no reality to that. [...]

So, I think a lot of that is simple grandstanding, making outrageous statements, provocateur Glenn Beck at his best. But I don’t think there’s any reality to it. There’s a big difference between a personality show and a news show. And that’s a personality-driven presentation.

Williams also stated that “Barack Obama never behaved in any such way that would make you think that he espoused or believed or held to his heart some racist attitudes.”

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Heavily Armed Glenn Beck Fan & Tea Bagger Arrested at National Guard Base

Nancy Genovese, paranoid about FEMA camps, was arrested for trespassing at an Air National Guard Base, while scouting out and photographing the base, armed with a shotgun, a XM-15 assault rifle and 500 rounds of ammunition. This is after she had previously questioned base guards and had been warned for weeks to stay off the base property

You can check out her affinity for Glenn Beck and right wing militancy at her archived MySpace page, on which she posted, “He is mad as hell and so are we. He is right and so are we. ” along with a Glenn Beck video. She also called for a boycott of MSNBC, CNN, ABC, CBS & NBC. But, that’s not all… she also twittered about tea bagging, which we all know Fox News and Glenn Beck helped promote.

The video shows the following statement from Beck, which is a clear indication of a direct connection between Genovese’s paranoia and Beck’s fear mongering.

BECK: We are coming. We will be heard. We will be represented. You think that we are so busy with our lives that we will never come for you. And we were. But now you’ve gone and done it. We are the formally silent majority, all of us. Quietly work, pay our taxes, obey the laws, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone – now looking up at you. You have awakened us, and a patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful. It had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far.

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Update: Please see below for comments by Nancy Genovese that clear up much of the misinformation presented by media sources. The charges have been dropped and she has filed a claim for wrongful arrest.

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Glenn Beck Spreads Lies and Fear About Cars.Gov Site

Emails about the cash for clunkers web site, Cars.Gov, like the following one shown below are going around, fueled by the latest Glenn Beck fear mongering. Keep in mind that it is 100% BS.

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First, if you go to Cars.Gov, your computer will not be taken over. I’ve done it, I know it doesn’t happen and that it’s not possible. The terms do not state that it will happen. Second, those terms cannot be found on Cars.Gov. Finally, what Beck doesn’t tell you is that there is another government site he must have used to find those terms, ESC.Gov, that is for car dealers only.

Here is part of the transcript… This guy is really clueless. I was particularly amused by his fear of browser cookies!

BECK: Let me bring in Kimberly Guilfoyle. She’s here. She’s a FOX News anchor.

Kim, I wanted to bring you in because the Cars.gov — and I recommend, America, do not try this at home. I’m going to show it to you. This is somebody else’s computer. I took it from their office, because I wouldn’t do this on mine.

KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, FOX NEWS ANCHOR: Yes.

BECK: Cars.gov. This actually came in a tip from what I call a constitutional watchdog. I’m asking my radio listeners earlier all this week to watch these things, because 10 million eyes on radio, and God knows how many millions of eyes here on television watching things that we can’t watch. This is a frightening thing.

GUILFOYLE: It really is.

BECK: Yes.

GUILFOYLE: Don’t — people shouldn’t go on it right now while you’re doing it. Don’t do it.

BECK: Do not do this at home. Trust me. You’ll understand why.

OK. Can you take a shot here of this, Oscar?

Here is Cars.gov. Let’s say you go in. If I understand this right, I go in and I say, “I want to turn in my clunker.” The dealer goes to Cars.gov, and then they hit “submit transaction.” Here it says “privacy act and security statement,” and it’s like, oh, it’s the Privacy Act of 1974. Whatever. I agree.

Now, this is how bad this system is. It probably won’t pull up, because the system is so overwhelmed. You know, it was a $19 million Web site.

GUILFOYLE: Right.

BECK: So, let me — it’s not going to pull up now. Watch. It’s thinking. It’s trying really hard.

Let me show you what it does say when you pull it up. Can you bring up the full screen on what it says?

A warning box comes up, and it says, “This application provides access to the DOT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a federal computer system and it is property of the United States Government. Or — any or all uses of this system and all files on this system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized CARS, DOT, law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign.”

Good God Almighty!

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ColorOfChange.org Calls for Boycott of Glenn Beck’s Advertisers

The web site ColorOfChange.org states that they “will do all we can to make sure all Americans are represented, served, and protected – regardless of race or class.” This includes promoting a boycott of Glenn Beck’s advertisers, whom you can email directly via a form on their site.

http://www.colorofchange.org/beck/

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Stephen Colbert Addresses Glenn Beck’s ‘Hatred For Logic’

Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report blasted President Obama for taking sides in what he equated to farts – things that shouldn’t be discussed… Colbert then took on Glenn Beck over his comments about Obama being a racist, questioning Beck’s logic.

COLBERT: Right, that’s not saying [Obama] dislikes white people. He’s saying that he has a deep-seated hatred for them… Like how Beck likes arguing but has a deep-seated hatred for logic.”

Colbert also mentioned Bill O’Reilly:

O’REILLY: I’m just not gonna talk about race with black people unless I know them very, very well.

COLBERT: In other words, he’s not gonna talk about race.

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Fox News ‘Apologizes’ For Glenn Beck’s Racism Remarks (Not Really)

As you’re probably well aware, Glenn Beck claimed that President Obama is a racist and has a “deep seated hatred toward white people.”

Yesterday, the Sr. Vice President of Programming at Fox News, Bill Shine, issued the following statement:

SHINE: During Fox & Friends this morning, Glenn Beck expressed 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.

Translation:

This morning Glenn Beck said something idiotic and untrue, but rather than take corrective action like a responsible news organization, Fox News Channel will do nothing. We are not in the business of reporting the news, we are in the business of making money on the backs of opinionated nut jobs like Beck.

In other words:

F U America!

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Morning Joe Calls Out Glenn Beck for Saying Obama is a Racist

In response to Glenn Beck calling President Obama a racist, MSNBC’s Morning Joe ripped into Beck for an entire segment:

WASHINGTON POST’S JONATHAN CAPEHART: How is it possible that this guy can sit on national television and call this guy a racist? The President is half white!

MSNBC HOST MIKE BARNICLE: In reality, Glenn Beck is just show business. …The larger, dumber statement is that the President of the United States has a deep seeded hatred for white people. Hello Glenn!? His mother was white! He was raised by a white woman, his grandmother! Hello!? Glenn? … Come back down to Earth please!

HOST MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Outrageous is one way of putting it. I would say irresponsible, especially now…selfish, self-indulging.

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Host Joe Scarborough wasn’t on the show this morning, but he did tweet that Beck’s remarks were “outrageous.”

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Glenn Beck’s Sponsors Named in Donny Deutsch’s Boycott

To follow up on the Donny Deutsch boycott of the Glenn Beck advertisers, I’ve added the contact information on the Fox News Sponsors List and will also list them here:

General Motors
Chairman: Edward E. (Ed) Whitacre Jr.
President, CEO, and Director: Frederick A. (Fritz) Henderson
EVP and CFO: Ray G. Young
300 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48265-3000
Contact Media Relations at 888-436-6687 (h/t sueroegge)
MI Tel. 313-556-5000
http://www.gm.com/utilities/contact_us/contact.jsp?deep=form&advertising

Campbell Soup
Chairman: Harvey Golub
President, CEO, and Director: Douglas R. Conant
SVP, CFO, and Chief Administrative Officer: B. Craig Owens
Campbell Soup Company
1 Campbell Place
Camden, NJ 08103-1799
NJ Tel. 856-342-4800
Toll Free 800-257-8443
Fax 856-342-3878
http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com

Chrysler
Chairman: C. Robert (Bob) Kidder
CEO and Director: Sergio Marchionne
SVP and CFO: Ronald E. Kolka
P.O. Box 21-8004
Auburn Hills, MI 48321-8004
1000 Chrysler Dr.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2766
MI Tel. 248-576-5741
1-800-992-1997
http://www-5.chrysler.com/webselfservice/chrysler/index.jsp?screenName=customer&country=us&emailUrl=goToEmailForm(%27R%27)

The Procter & Gamble Company
Chairman: Alan G. (A.G.) Lafley
President, CEO, and Director: Robert A. (Bob) McDonald
CFO: Jon R. Moeller
1 Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45202
OH Tel. 513-983-1100
Fax 513-983-9369
http://pg.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/pg.cfg/php/enduser/ask.php

Pfizer Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Jeffrey B. (Jeff) Kindler
Chairman Emeritus: William C. Steere Jr.
Chairman Emeritus: M. Anthony Burns
235 E. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10017-5755
NY Tel. 212-573-2323
http://www.pfizer.com/contact/mail_general.jsp

Kellogg Company
Chairman: James M. (Jim) Jenness
President, CEO, and Director: A. D. David Mackay
EVP, COO, and CFO: John A. Bryant
1 Kellogg Sq.
Battle Creek, MI 49016-3599
Contact media at 800-323-0768 (h/t sueroegge)
MI Tel. 269-961-2000
Toll Free 800-962-1413
Fax 269-961-2871
http://www.kelloggcompany.com/contactus.aspx

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Chairman: S. Robson (Rob) Walton
President, CEO, and Director: Michael T. (Mike) Duke
EVP and COO: William S. (Bill) Simon
702 SW 8th St.
Bentonville, AR 72716
AR Tel. 479-273-4000
Fax 479-277-1830
http://www.walmartstores.com/wmstore/wmstores/Container.jsp?BV_SessionID=@@@@0178295015.1105923457@@@@&BV_EngineID=cccjadddijheeehcfkfcfkjdgoodglh.0&template=OnlineForm.jsp

Kraft Foods Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Irene B. Rosenfeld
EVP Operations and Business Services: David A. (Dave) Brearton
EVP and CFO: Timothy R. (Tim) McLevish
3 Lakes Dr.
Northfield, IL 60093
IL Tel. 847-646-2000
Fax 847-646-6005
http://www.kraftfoodscompany.com/Contacts/contact-us.aspx

Nestlé USA, Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Brad Alford
SVP and CFO: Dan Stroud
GLOBE Executive and CIO: Kimberly (Kim) Lund
800 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203
CA Tel. 818-549-6000
Toll Free 800-225-2270
Fax 818-549-6952
http://www.nestleusa.com/Public/ContactUs.aspx

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Donny Deutsch Calls For Boycott of Glenn Beck’s Advertisers!

Daily Kos user aggregatescience reported that MSNBC / CNBC’s Donny Deutsch has called for a boycott of Glenn Beck’s advertisers due to Beck’s asinine claim that President Obama is a racist. Deutch announced the charge on his show, The Big Idea:

DEUTSCH: He called this president a ‘racist’ and a ‘hatred of white people’, okay?  This has to stop.  Here’s the only way this stops.  The reason this man does this, this Glenn Beck does this, is because it attracts viewers, it creates controversy…

If you’re an African-American or white American who’s tired of this kind of talk, write to the CEO’s of those companies and say: ‘you know what, put it somewhere else on Fox News, I’m not saying take it [your advertising] off of Fox News, take it off this man’s show.

The following advertisers were listed by Deutsch on air:

  • General Motors
  • Campbell Soup
  • Chrysler
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Pfizer
  • Kellogg
  • Walmart
  • Kraft Foods
  • Nestle

I will make sure those are all included on the Fox News Sponsors List

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Glenn Beck Claims President Obama is a Racist

What would Glenn Beck do for ratings? What would Fox News’ Fox & Friends air on its show without dispute? Hint: It’s calling the President of the United States a racist.

That’s right, Glenn Beck was on Fox & Friends and stated, “this president has exposed himself, I think, as a guy, over and over and over again, who has a deep-seated hatred for white people, or white culture.” He then contradicts himself, while supporting his claim, by stating, “I’m not saying that he doesn’t like white people. I’m saying he has a problem. He has a, this guy is, I believe, a racist.”

What was that? First Beck claims that Obama hates white people, then claims he’s not saying that, while in the same breath calls Obama a racist.

And, of course, Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade, to whom Beck was speaking, doesn’t challenge these assertions one bit.

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Drama Queen Glenn Beck Wipes Stars Off U.S. Flag

Whether it’s crying like a baby, screaming like an an insane person, or being overly dramatic with props, Glenn Beck is a drama queen. Now he’s complained about lack of states’ rights in a rant where he wipes 48 of the 50 stars off the flag of the United States of America. Only Alaska and Tennessee remained. Apparently, he won’t replace the stars until they “decide to get serious about states’ rights.”

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Glenn Beck Packs Heat in Movie Theaters

The Senate, today, defeated an amendment that would allow people to carry concealed firearms across state lines. Glenn Beck spoke to the amendment’s sponsor, Senator John Thune (R-SD) and made the following remark:

BECK: I’m a gun owner, and I’m a member of the NRA, and I am a concealed weapons permit holder. So, I mean, I love guns!… I went to the movie this weekend with a gun. And surprise, surprise, I didn’t kill anybody!

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Let the puns begin!

Glenn Beck likes to have his strap on ;)

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Glenn Beck Repeats More Stimulus Falsehoods

Glenn Beck, failing to verify whether the apparent source of his misinformation, the Drudge Report, had its facts straight, repeated the claim that $1.4million of economic stimulus funds would be used to “repair a door.”

The fact of the matter is that the “door,” in reality, are large hangar doors at Dyess Air Force Base in Texas. Furthermore, they do not cost $1.4million to repair. Some of the stimulus funds may have also saved eight jobs and created two more.

Beck also mentioned $1.1million of stimulus funds going toward “2 pound frozen ham” and “more than 1.5million… for some mozerella cheese.” Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has already addressed this:

VILSACK: “references to ’2 pound frozen ham sliced’ are to the sizes of the packaging. Press reports suggesting that the Recovery Act spent $1.191 million to buy ’2 pounds of ham’ are wrong.” Vilsack added: “In fact, the contract in question purchased 760,000 pounds of ham for $1.191 million, at a cost of approximately $1.50 per pound.”

So, again, to those Fox News supporters who claim to get the “truth” from Fox News… Which of Beck’s statements above can possibly be considered truthful? Be sure to cite your sources (besides Beck).

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Fear Mongering Glenn Beck Calls Obama Dangerous

Conservatives would love President Obama to fail and are now drawing a line in the sand with Health Care reform by calling it Obama’s Waterloo. Glenn Beck adds to the hate with a little fear mongering by calling the President “dangerous.”

BECK: I’m telling you – this guy is dangerous. He’s never lost before. He won’t understand it. He won’t understand – look how – he, uh, is like, who are you to question me? I mean, this guy is practically an imperial president now. When he starts to lose and people start to question him and push him back against the wall, he’s not gonna know how to react.

As Beck has stated, he doesn’t research, so how would he know that Obama lost a Democratic primary run for the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000? Maybe Beck should try that research thing so he won’t look like such an idiot…

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