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Number of Sponsors Lost for Glenn Beck: 116

Thirteen more sponsors have been added to the list of those who have pulled their ads from Glenn Beck‘s show! Here are the most recent:

  • Allstate Insurance
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals (maker of Flomax)
  • Brother International Corporation
  • Idaho Potato Commission
  • Intersections Inc.
  • Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School
  • Marriott International
  • Republic of Macedonia
  • United Healthcare
  • US Fidelis
  • Volkswagen
  • Western Union

View the full list here

Thanks to StopBeck.com

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Glenn Beck Caught in a Lie, Then Edits Clip of Rachel Maddow

The other day Rachel Maddow called Glenn Beck out for his lie about previously using storms and heavy snowfall to somehow “disprove” climate change. Beck responded, as he is known to do, by spewing more falsehoods with a dash of video editing for good measure… Also note that she mentions his lost sponsors.

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Honda is 100th Sponsor to Leave Glenn Beck / Fox News

Honda, while stating that they wish to remain politically neutral, originally provided this neutral response:

Thanks for taking the time to share your concerns with us. We are now at the end of our advertising schedule with that channel and have noted your comments.

Honda is politically neutral and strives to exceed ethical standards. We apply these policies to our communication strategy with our best endeavor but as you say we cannot determine the program or editorial content around which we advertise.

When asked for clarification, Honda confirmed that they will no longer be sponsors of Glenn Beck and Fox News.

We have no plans to renew

Paul Ormond
General Manager, Corporate Press and PR

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Wannabe Pimp James O’Keefe Arrested by FBI

Remember the filmmaker that posed as a pimp to try and bust ACORN, while recording the events without permission? Fox News praised him as “Power Player of the Week,” calling him an “undercover reporter” and a “fascinating character.” The same man, James O’Keefe, was recently arrested by the FBI, along with a few other conspirators, allegedly trying to illegally wiretap Sen. Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) office phones.

James O’Keefe and three other individuals were arrested and “charged with entering federal property under false pretenses with the intent of committing a felony” while “dressed as telephone company employees.” One of the other people arrested was Robert Flanagan, is the son of William Flanagan, the acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Louisiana.

Fox News devoted many hours to the ACORN situation, including repeatedly showing edited segments of the filming by O’Keefe. Perhaps, not too strangely, Fox News was mostly silent about O’Keefe’s arrest. In fact FNC personalities who scolded the rest of the media for supposedly ignoring the ACORN films, including Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity, didn’t mention O’Keefe’s arrest on Monday at all.

However, Glenn Beck has now spoken out about the incident and it may surprise you… unless you’re not surprised by Beck throwing people under the bus.

BECK: If they were doing that — that’s Watergate. Insanely stupid and illegal. … I haven’t heard his side, but you don’t do anything illegal, that’s Watergate territory. You just don’t do that. And besides that I don’t think you go dressed up — I mean it’s a senator. For the love of Pete, it’s a senator.

CO-HOST: First of all, it’s different than an ACORN office. Because you’re talking about a U.S. senator here! [...]

BECK: It’s exactly the same thing I said for the state dinner. You must not allow — the Secret Service must come down on these peoples in the White House like a box of rocks. You don’t do anything to hurt security for the president or for a senator or anybody else. You don’t mess around with it. Ever, ever, ever, ever. … We have enough [evidence] to, I believe, condemn.

Keep in mind that Beck seemed to fully support O’Keefe playing dress up and filming ACORN staff without their consent. He never questioned the probability that it was also illegal.

In related news, Salt Lake City GOP Cancels Keynote Speech By Inspirational Speaker ACORN Pimp James O’Keefe! In October, Rep. Pete Olson (R-TX) and 31 Republican co-sponsors offered a resolution praising Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe for their “investigation in the fraudulent and illegal practices and misuse of taxpayer dollars” by ACORN. While Olson stated that he does not condone the recent events, there is still no word on whether the resolution has been withdrawn.

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Glenn Beck Producer Leaves FNC for MSNBC

Gresham Streigel, senior producer on Glenn Beck’s Fox News show, has left the channel and joined FNC rival, MSNBC. Streigel, who has also worked for Fox News for 13 years on shows such as Your World with Neil Cavuto and Fox & Friends, is now working for David Shuster. Beck’s team was, reportedly, trying to push the producer out. It’s probably more likely that it’s someone simply following a paycheck…

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Glenn Beck Politicized Obama’s Reaction to Haiti Earthquake

Last week, Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh jumped on the anti-Obama bandwagon, again, to attack the President for his hurried response to the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti where it’s reported that death tolls may reach 200,000.

BECK: I also believe this is dividing the nation…to where the nation sees him react so rapidly on Haiti and yet he couldn’t react rapidly on Afghanistan. He couldn’t react rapidly on Ft. Hood. He couldn’t react rapidly on our own airplanes with an underwear bomber…it doesn’t make sense. [...] Three different events and Haiti is the only one. I think personally that it deepens he divide to see him react this rapidly to Haiti.

Polls showed that most Americans approved of Obama’s handling of the other incidents. Additionally, other Fox News personalities including Bill O’Reilly and Laura Ingraham disagree with Beck’s bashing of the President for his reaction time.

It’s good that he reacts quickly to Haiti,” O’Reilly said last night on Fox News, later asking Ingraham, “You have no problem with his quick response to Haiti?” “Yeah, no,” she replied.

Perhaps Beck should provide a guidelines of appropriate response times for others to refer to in times of emergency… Would it be based on the number of deaths, or the ratings desired?

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Beck: ‘African-American is a bogus, PC, made-up term… not a race.’

The following quote is from Glenn Beck while discussing the U.S. census…

BECK: African-American is a bogus, PC, made-up term. I mean, that’s not a race. Your ancestry is from Africa and now you live in America. Ok so you were brought over — either your family was brought over through the slave trade or you were born here and your family emigrated here or whatever but that is not a race.

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That from someone who states that he doesn’t have “a lot of African-American friends, and I think part of it is because I’m afraid that I would be in an open conversation, and I would say something that somebody would take wrong, and then it would be a nightmare.”

He also recently asked a group of black conservatives, “Why not identify yourself as Americans?” he asked, adding, “I don’t identify myself as white, or a white American.”

Also note that Beck refused to define what “white culture” is, in reference to his rant during which he called President Obama a racist.

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WorldNetDaily Attacks Glenn Beck on Birther Smear

Conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck recently had this to say about “birthers,” those other conspiracy theorists who question the validity (or existence) of President Obama’s birth certificate:

BECK: Today there is a concerted effort on all radio stations to get Birthers on the air. I have to tell you, are you working for the Barack Obama administration? I mean, that’s the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. [...]

BECK:If I were Barack Obama, I would say, no, now, wait a minute; why do that when these people are so discrediting themselves because if I can get them to discredit themselves…

WorldNetDaily, which is a source frequently used by Fox News, didn’t appear to appreciate Beck’s statements, relating Beck to “Obama’s apologists.”

The ongoing dialogue then spun off into ridicule as Beck caricatured those who question the sitting president’s eligibility with straw-man arguments reminiscent of jibes made by Obama’s apologists in other news outlets. [...]

“Birthers,” however, reflect a far greater diversity of opinion than is assumed by Beck’s characterization. … While other top radio hosts, including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Mark Levin and Lou Dobbs, have all said unequivocally and publicly that the Obama eligibility issue is legitimate and worthy, a few – including Beck and fellow Fox TV host Bill O’Reilly – have taken the position that the issue is, in O’Reilly’s words, “bogus.” Both Beck and O’Reilly cite the contemporaneous appearance of birth announcements in two Honolulu newspapers as prima facie evidence Obama was born in Hawaii and “birthers” are conspiracy nuts.

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Glenn Beck Has Lost 96 Sponsors!

A recent update by @stopbeck (StopBeck.com) shows that the current count of sponsors that have pulled their ads from Glenn Beck’s show has reached 96! The latest is ING DIRECT.

“ING Direct UK has confirmed they do not sponsor or endorse the Glenn Beck show. Additionally, no ING Direct advertisements are being screened during or either side of this show and there are no plans to do so in the future.”

Other companies that decided to drop Beck in the past couple months include British Airways, Jack Daniels, KRAFT (UK), Tesco, Reckitt Benckiser (UK), Premier Inn (UK) and more! Some of the former sponsors, such as Waitrose and Metropolitan Talent Management, have pulled their ads from Fox News Channel entirely, while Jack Daniels has decided to stop advertising on any political shows.

View the full list of Glenn Beck’s Lost Sponsors

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Media Matters Now Has a ‘Beck Phone’ for ‘Misinformer of the Year’

Media Matters for America named Glenn Beck 2009′s Misinformer of the Year. Beck didn’t take too kindly to that title, so Media Matters has provided Glenn Beck with his own phone line to dispute the fact checking…

You can view the letter sent to Beck here. It includes the following list of falsehoods made by Beck over the last year:

  • Beck falsely claimed “[o]nly 3 percent” of stimulus plan would be “spent in the next 12 months.”
  • Beck aired false claim that a union only needs 30 percent support from employees to be “established.”
  • Beck falsely claimed average UAW worker makes $154 per hour.
  • Beck falsely asserted that U.S. does not fingerprint foreign visitors or collect rapists’ DNA.
  • Beck falsely claimed Iowa marriage ruling “is actually about going into churches.”
  • Beck echoes tired falsehood that ACORN received stimulus funds.
  • Beck falsely claimed $1.4 million in stimulus spent on doors, which actually cost $246,100 to repair.
  • Beck falsely claimed Obama said he doesn’t want health reform protesters to “do a lot of talking.”
  • Beck reports fake murder story from ACORN video as fact.
  • Beck, falsely claimed IPCC’s Latif has “pulled the rug out” from under climate change consensus.
  • Beck falsely claimed Anita Dunn “worships” “her hero” Mao Zedong.
  • Beck falsely accused Reid of lying about support for public option.
  • Beck falsely claimed that under the Senate health care bill, “You don’t get a single benefit until 2014.”
  • Reviving “born alive” falsehood, Beck claims Obama suggested it’s OK to “put a spike in the baby’s head.”
  • Beck falsely claims no jobs are being “saved or created.”
  • Beck falsely claimed Robert Creamer “stole” $2 million from banks.
  • Beck led charge advancing “Lie of the Year” contender that Holdren supported forced abortions and sterilizations.

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Glenn Beck ‘Unrepentant’ About Robert Creamer Falsehood

Glenn Beck has repeatedly called progressive activist Robert Creamer an “unrepentant convicted felon,” but Beck conveniently ignores the facts and his own previous statement that make this assertion false.

BECK: But first I want to show you the latest video clip from Robert Creamer – thanks Kyle Olson and Andrew Breitbart from BigGovernment.com. They sent this in to us. He is the unrepentant convicted felon who wrote a book while in prison on how to achieve progressive goals.

[...]

BECK: Wow. Let that marinate for a second here, America. An unrepentant convicted felon is trying to help out for the fundamental transformation that Obama will bring home. Fundamental transformation – I know I have heard that someplace before. Where, where?

Robert Creamer has stated that his actions (federal bank fraud and tax charges) were “serious errors in judgement,” he was “foolish” and he pleaded “guilty.” Not only that, but he paid back the money he owed to the IRS. Also worth noting is Beck’s own admittance on December 8 that Creamer apologized.

BECK: Creamer apologized for his conduct, but claimed just to be overzealous while working for a good cause.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first smear – Beck has also compared Creamer to Bernie Madoff and a sexual predator. Beck also invented a conspiracy theory that the security breach at the November 24 White House State Dinner was intended to divert attention from Creamer.

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Keith Olbermann Dares Bill O’Reilly & Glenn Beck to Sue for Defamation

Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck are upset about a character on the fictional TV show Law & Order mentioning their spreading of hate and ignorance, so Keith Olbermann calls them out and dares them to sue. Of course, if they take this to the U.S. courts, and not the court of public opinion of like-minded viewers, their spreading of hate and ignorance will be used against them. They would rather play the victim and whine about it on TV where nobody can debate them. Here is Keith Olbermann’s response:

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Glenn Beck Called Van Jones ‘Convicted Felon’ – Retracts Four Months Later

It’s been pointed out numerous times that Glenn Beck’s statement(s) about Van Jones being a “convicted felon” were false. It’s taken four months, but Glenn Beck has finally admitted that he was wrong – that Van Jones IS NOT a convicted felon as Beck previously stated – thus proving that Beck is a shoot first, research later and admit fault much much much later (if at a all) type of commentator.

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Glenn Beck’s Conflict of Interest As Gold Investment Shill

As reported on before, there may be a conflict of interest in Glenn Beck’s promotion of gold investment companies while fear mongering about the economy and the state of the dollar, not to mention promoting his own investments. Now, according to Daily Finance, it appears that Fox News has taken notice and Beck may be in hot water.

Goldline International features Glenn Beck’s picture on their web site and his voice on their radio ads. Due to being a radio personality who does “live reads,” or live commercials, and a commentator, rather than an anchor, some of the normal contract terms have been relaxed. However, Fox News seems to have an issue with the personal nature of Becks relationship with Goldline. The exemption, apparently, is only intended for the live reads and a Fox spokesperson is discussing the matter with Beck’s agent.

Regardless, many journalism watchdogs have noticed the conflict of interest in taking money from a gold vendor while voicing views about the devaluation of the US dollar. Couple this with the fact that Glenn Beck is a gold buyer and is using his listeners to possibly inflate the value of his own investment. Beck calls Goldline a “top notch organization” – one that is mentioned on Ripoff Report here and here.

Politico reports that another company that has sponsored Beck is Merit Financial Services. The president, Peter Epstein had this to say about their relationship with Fox News:

You pay anybody on any network and they say what you pay them to say… They’re bought and sold.and I could care less what people think of him… We advertise on Fox because it makes the phone ring.” He said gold resonates more with Fox’s viewers because it’s the angry white man audience – it’s the conservative audience. … They are distrustful of the government, of the regime.

In a previous response received from another precious metals investment company, Wholesale Direct Metals, Damon Geller made it clear who their business caters to and why they chose to advertise on Beck’s show.

With all due respect… the product I sell is notoriously partisan and biased. Very few demographics buy physical gold as an investment of as an asset of last resort.  Those that have, have made a lot of money the last 8 years and sleep better at night.  If it wasn’t for FOX I wouldn’t have your business to lose anyway because you wouldn’t even know about my company.  I probably have nothing to worry about anyway because you either have no interest in owning real gold or no $$$ to buy any.  I seriously doubt you are a gold owner/investor.  Do you own any gold?  Or is your money in CDs at the bank earning nothing and just going backward slowly while the federal reserve prints more worthless dollar bills any robs you while you’re not looking?  LOL. [...] Get smart and get some Gold.. or go push your BS agenda on someone stupid enough to care about it. If all the companies in America were all more efficient and successful THAT’s what will build a better America.  Not you fear mongering small business that are trying to keep people employed.  And BTW… EVERY client that has ever bought gold from me has a portfolio that has risen in value… can the stock brokers and bankers of America say that??

Of course, since he called President Obama a “racist” and the ColorOfChange.org boycott started, Beck has lost over 80 advertisers. It’s no wonder these are the types of sponsors to stick around and that Beck is one of their biggest promoters.

Contact information for companies mentioned:

Goldline International, Inc.
1601 Cloverfield Boulevard
100 South Tower
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 1-877-376-2646
Fax: 1-310-319-0265
info@goldline.com
http://www.goldline.com/about-goldline/contact-goldline.html

Merit Financial Services
1300 4th Street, Suite 303
Santa Monica, CA 90401
1.866.787.3465
Phone 310.394.7577
Fax 310.393.7020

http://www.meritfinancial.com/Contact_Us.aspx

Wholesale Direct Metals, Inc.
15200 Sunset Blvd. Suite 202
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
tel: (866) 925-6626
fax: (310) 454-2194
info@wholesaledirectmetals.com
https://twitter.com/wdmgold
http://www.wholesaledirectmetals.net/contact-us.php

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Glenn Beck’s ‘Christmas Sweater’ Simulcast Show Flops

Glenn Beck‘s live show based on his book, The Christmas Sweater, was simulcast to hundreds of movie theaters across the country. In large cities, it flopped. Badly.

In New York, Beck sold 17 tickets. In Boston, another 17. And in Washington, D.C., the hotbed of political activism, his tearful film drew only 30

The two hour 15 minute movie performed better in more rural areas, selling out in some, including the closest theater to his home town of Mt. Vernon, WA. 10 miles away, in Seattle, only 70 of 415 tickets were sold.

All attendees were charged $20, double the cost of a non-matinee movie ticket and around three times the cost in smaller theaters. So much for catering to the “little guy.”

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