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Know public places that play Fox News?

Thanks for joining the Turn Off Fox effort. We’re already off to a great start — you and more than 125,000 people are calling on public establishments to stop playing Fox News.

The next step is critical — we’re trying to identify businesses and public places where Fox News is playing. Do you know of any? Just letting us know is a great first step. If you can explain to them why they should turn it off, even better.

Registering a business takes seconds, and we provide step-by-step instructions and a flyer you can print which makes the case against Fox, should you choose to talk with a business. Also, if you know of places that would want to declare themselves Fox Free zones, you can sign them up as well using the site. Just click on “Document Fox Free Zones” after you follow the link below.

Click here to get started:
http://www.turnofffox.org/tools/report/

We have a real opportunity to reduce Fox News’s ability to spread misinformation and stoke division in our communities. Identifying businesses and other public establishments that play Fox News on their televisions is the first step, and it’s critical to the overall effort. Please take a moment to let us know where you’ve seen Fox News playing on TVs in public places, or if there are places you know that would be willing to declare themselves Fox Free:

http://www.turnofffox.org/tools/report/

Thanks and Peace,

– James, Gabriel, William, Dani, Milton, and the rest of the ColorOfChange.org team
September 15th, 2010

Help support our work. ColorOfChange.org is powered by YOU — your energy and dollars. We take no money from lobbyists or large corporations that don’t share our values, and our tiny staff ensures your contributions go a long way. You can contribute here:

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Turn Off Fox Campaign via ColorOfChange

A year ago, Glenn Beck called the President a racist who had a deep-seeded hatred for White people.1 In just over a week, he says he will “reclaim”2 the legacy of the civil rights movement by holding his “Restoring Honor” rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC — on the same day and place as Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.3

You can get mad at Beck. You can protest and try to prevent him from stepping on Dr. King’s honor for one day. The reality is that the next day — and five days-a-week from there on out — Beck will be back on Fox News, speaking to millions and spreading hate, lies, and fear, as he does every week.

The real problem is Fox News. Fox News gives Beck his platform, and Fox promotes his events — all despite Beck losing virtually all of his major advertisers in the last year.

Fox’s rhetoric is not just divisive; it’s dangerous. Last month, a heavily armed man got into a gun fight with police after he was pulled over on his way to kill people at the Tides Foundation4 — a non-profit that was little known until Glenn Beck repeatedly demonized it, claiming it to be the center of a great conspiracy.5 Last year, Kansas doctor George Tiller was gunned down while at church6 after Bill O’Reilly called him a Nazi, a “baby killer,” and warned of “Judgment Day.”7

It’s why today we’re launching TurnOffFox, and we hope you’ll join us. TurnOffFox is the first step in our overall effort to beat back the poison, hate, and division of Fox. We’ll get Fox turned off in stores, restaurants, and other public places — places where Fox pulls in new viewers and gains legitimacy. But we need your help.

Click below to declare your household “Fox free” and at the same time call on establishments in your community (and across the country) to follow your lead and turn off Fox. Then invite your friends and family to do the same. Armed with thousands of signatures, including yours, ColorOfChange members will then visit businesses in their community that play Fox, explain how divisive and dangerous it is, and call on them to stop. And we’ll give you a FREE Turn Off Fox sticker when you sign on — it takes just a moment:

http://colorofchange.org/turnofffox

Some people watch Fox at home because it reflects their view of the world; but there are others who see it on TV in public places and assume that it’s legitimate news. Fox News is often on in bars, restaurants, airport lounges, stores — appearing to be real news, while spreading lies and fomenting hate and division.

The goal of Turn Off Fox is to reduce the number of public TVs showing Fox News, while spreading the word about Fox’s poison (and how it works) to those who don’t know.

Signing up for the campaign is just the first step. We make it easy for you to tell us about businesses playing Fox. If you’re willing to talk with them, we’ll provide you with straightforward materials that explain why they shouldn’t be a party to what Fox is doing. And if there are businesses you know that want to tell the world they would never play Fox, you can help them declare themselves a “Fox-free zone.”

As businesses Turn off Fox and stand up as Fox Free, and as we encourage our friends and family to do the same, we’ll help make clear, to people across the country, what Fox is about. And we’ll reduce their ability to do harm.

Click the link below to join us in standing up to Fox, and we’ll give you a free TurnOffFox sticker. And then please ask your friends and family to do the same:

http://colorofchange.org/turnofffox

Thanks and Peace,

– James, Gabriel, William, Dani, Milton, and the rest of the ColorOfChange.org team
August 25th, 2010

Help support our work. ColorOfChange.org is powered by YOU — your energy and dollars. We take no money from lobbyists or large corporations that don’t share our values, and our tiny staff ensures your contributions go a long way. You can contribute here:

https://secure.colorofchange.org/contribute/

References

1. “Beck caps off week of race-baiting by calling Obama a ‘racist’,” Media Matters, 07-30-2009
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/385?akid=1581.108868.E4v0dt&t=7

2. “Beck says his 8-28 rally will “reclaim the civil rights movement. … We were the people that did it in the first place’,” Media Matters, 05-26-2010
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/386?akid=1581.108868.E4v0dt&t=9

3. “Glenn Beck’s plans for rally on a hallowed date and spot spurs countermarches,” Washington Post, 08-17-2010
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/387?akid=1581.108868.E4v0dt&t=11

4. “I-580 gunman targeted ACLU, Tides Foundation,” KGO-TV, 07-20-2010
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/388?akid=1581.108868.E4v0dt&t=13

5. “Beck denies being ‘responsible’ for planned massacre at office of group he demonized,” Media Matters, 07-29-2010
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/389?akid=1581.108868.E4v0dt&t=15

6. “George Tiller Killed: Abortion Doctor Shot At Church,” AP /Huffington Post, 05-31-2009
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/390?akid=1581.108868.E4v0dt&t=17

7. “O’Reilly’s campaign against murdered doctor,” 05-31-2009
http://act.colorofchange.org/go/391?akid=1581.108868.E4v0dt&t=19

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Glenn Becks UK Show Without Sponsors for Almost a Week!

To all the challenged individuals who refuse to read and continually ask how the boycott is going  – here’s a question for you… Do you like apples?

Glenn Beck has lost 116 sponsors and his show in the UK has been without a single sponsor for SIX days!

How d’you like them apples??

The U.K. broadcast of Glenn Beck’s eponymous television program was forced to air free of paid advertisements on four consecutive days last week. This according to StopBeck.com, an extension of the anti-Beck campaign created by ColorOfChange.org. StopBeck.com confirmed that, with the latest group of defections from Beck’s overseas broadcast, Fox News Channel was forced to fill commercial breaks with news headlines and local weather updates from its U.K.-based sister network, Sky News, instead of paid advertisements.

The news comes on the heels of a new group of U.S. companies who have asked Fox News Channel to stop their ads from running or pledged not to run ads on the show going forward. The latest U.S. defections — Allstate Insurance, Anheuser-Busch, Best Western International, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals (maker of Flomax), Brother International Corporation, Hear Music, Idaho Potato Commission, Intersections Inc., Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School, Marriott International, Nestlé USA, Republic of Macedonia, Starkist Co., United Healthcare, USFidelis, Volkswagen and Western Union — coupled with the international movement to bring the total number of companies distancing themselves from Beck to over one hundred.

“We’re incredibly thrilled that StopBeck.com has taken our campaign and successfully executed it internationally,” said James Rucker, Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org. “This is a huge blow against Glenn Beck. As we continue our fight against those that support Beck domestically, we will use this victory as further proof that more and more companies are taking a stand against his racial demagoguery.”

“People now on both sides of the Atlantic are using Twitter and other social media to let companies know that by advertising on Beck’s program, they are subsidizing hate,” said Angelo S. Carusone, lead organizer of StopBeck.com.  “Fox News’ willingness to use filler from Sky News, rather than address Beck’s fear mongering, raises real questions about the network’s priorities.”

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We do not dictate what program is on when our commercial airs. But we do frequently evaluate our media purchases to ensure that the programs we choose match our brand’s target demographics and overall advertising plan. In doing so, we have chosen to not air our commercial during Glenn Beck’s program going forward given a number of alternatives that meet our advertising plan’s criteria.

Thanks again for your inquiry.

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Glenn Beck Event Loses Harlem Gospel Choir

A live performance of Glenn Beck’s “The Christmas Sweater” is scheduled to be simulcast in theaters around the country and was to include the Harlem Gospel Choir. After learning of Beck’s violent rhetoric and race baiting, the Harlem Gospel Choir has pulled out of the event.

Before we contacted the Harlem Gospel Choir about Beck, they didn’t know much about him. After learning more about Beck and his history of race-baiting, the choir quickly came to the right decision and cancelled their appearance with him.

The choir told the Daily News that their reasons for canceling with Beck were financial, and it’s understandable that they would want to avoid getting involved in what could be seen as a political fight — the choir is about faith and music, not politics. And it’s hard to blame them for wanting to avoid starting a fight with Glenn Beck — he is a powerful man with a large megaphone and a large audience that includes some very hateful people (based on some of the email we’ve received after launching our campaign against Beck, we know this first-hand at ColorOfChange).

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Tell the real story about Glenn Beck

The latest from ColorOfChange.org:

Glenn Beck was just on the cover of TIME magazine.1 Instead of telling the truth about Beck–that he repeatedly race-baits, lies and distorts the truth–TIME raises the question of whether Beck represents a legitimate voice in American politics.2

It’s absurd, and it’s not just TIME. In article after article, reporters seem afraid to call out what Beck is actually doing, and they often neglect to mention the very real backlash against Beck, including the fact that more than 62 companies have stopped advertising on his show.

You can help. In just a few minutes you can write and submit a letter-to-the-editor to papers in your area and help the media tell the whole story. We’ve got a tool that makes it very easy and gives you tips for writing your letter. Just click here to get started:

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

Glenn Beck is getting a great deal of attention from the media at the moment. While many journalists mention some of the things he said, they usually stop themselves from calling out what he’s doing. Several articles about Beck have portrayed him as merely reflecting his audience, when the reality is that he actively stokes the fires of racial paranoia with his rhetoric and repeatedly makes claims that simply aren’t true.

Beck’s public image is being shaped and defined right now. Our goal is to make sure it’s defined properly and that he becomes a liability for anyone who chooses to support or benefit from what he’s doing, including FOX and Republican politicians.

Together, we can make sure that Beck’s actions define the public conversation about him. In just a few minutes you can compose a letter to the editors of your area newspapers using our special tool, provided courtesy of our friends at FireDogLake Action. We’ll provide you with talking points, and you’ll be able to easily compose a letter that you can send to your local and regional newspapers. You can compose your letter here:

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

Thanks and Peace,

– James, Gabriel, William, Dani and the rest of the ColorOfChange.org team
September 23rd, 2009

Help support our work. ColorOfChange.org is powered by YOU — your energy and dollars. We take no money from lobbyists or large corporations that don’t share our values, and our tiny staff ensures your contributions go a long way. You can contribute here:

https://secure.colorofchange.org/contribute/?id=2380-940638

References:

1. “Mad Man: Is Glenn Beck bad for America?” Time, 9-17-2009 http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1924348,00.html

2. “The Glenn Beck Moment,” The New York Times, 9-22-2009 http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/22/the-glenn-beck-moment/

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Glenn Beck’s Ad Revenue Cut In Half!

We’ve got big news — Glenn Beck’s show is making less than half the money it was making when we started calling on companies to pull their advertisements from the show. This is huge and it’s thanks to you — more than 200,000 ColorOfChange members have spoken out, and 62 advertisers have listened.

Data from a media tracking firm shows how deeply we’re hitting Fox’s pockets; they are now sacrificing more than a half-million ad dollars a week to keep Beck on the air.

Of course, Beck and his supporters are fighting back with everything they’ve got. Today, we need your help to make sure the 62 companies who have pulled their ads from Beck’s show stand strong, and to turn up the pressure on his remaining advertisers. Please join us in thanking the companies that have pulled their ads, and in calling on his remaining advertisers to stop supporting him:

http://colorofchange.org/beck/hold/

During the last week in July, Beck’s show pulled in over $1 million from advertising. The first week in September, that number was down to less than $500,000, even as his ratings have gone up.1

It’s clear that our campaign is making a significant financial impact, despite Fox’s insistence otherwise.

What’s happening is a simple matter of supply and demand. Fox has a limited amount of time devoted to ads each day. If 62 companies refuse to run ads during Beck’s show, the demand for that time is reduced, and the rates the network can charge for the show plummet. In Beck’s case, almost no major companies are willing to advertise during either of his twice-a-day broadcasts, so Fox can’t collect as much ad revenue as they could before. If we can keep the advertisers away, Fox will have to decide sometime soon whether it’s worth losing money to keep Beck’s poison on the air.

Beck’s smear campaigns

Beck claims to be a patriot who asks hard questions and gives his viewers the facts. In reality, he consistently uses lies, distortions, and exaggerations to stir up anger and fear, and to distract his viewers from working towards real solutions to the problems facing our country. He seems determined to create an atmosphere in which the White House can accomplish nothing, and he’s doing it partly by launching vicious smear campaigns on Obama’a character, policies and advisers.

Last week, Beck and his supporters took credit for both Van Jones’ resignation2 and for the demotion of Yosi Sergant, who was “reassigned” at the National Endowment for the Arts following vicious attacks by Beck 3. And Beck has made it clear he’s got other targets.4

Holding the line

Our campaign is working. Respectable companies don’t want to be associated with Beck or support his show with their dollars. It’s resulting in a major loss of funding for his show, and at the same time, it’s making clear that Beck’s race-baiting and fear-mongering are far outside the mainstream.

The longer Beck stays isolated, the more of a problem he’ll be for Fox, and the harder it will be for him to spread his lies and distortions. If we can keep the pressure on, Fox will have to make a choice: 1) drop Beck because it doesn’t make business sense to keep him; or 2) communicate to the world that they’re so intent on providing a platform for race-baiting and fear-mongering that they don’t care if they lose money (a serious problem for a public company like News Corporation, the owner of Fox).

More than ever, it’s time to keep the pressure on. You can help by joining us in thanking the advertisers that have stopped supporting Glenn Beck, and calling on those whose ads are still running on his show to follow suit:

http://colorofchange.org/beck/hold/

Thanks and Peace,

– James, Gabriel, William, Dani and the rest of the ColorOfChange.org team
September 14th, 2009

Help support our work. ColorOfChange.org is powered by YOU — your energy and dollars. We take no money from lobbyists or large corporations that don’t share our values, and our tiny staff ensures your contributions go a long way. You can contribute here:

https://secure.colorofchange.org/contribute/

References

1. Propreitary study conducted by leading media monitoring organization using industry-standard data.
(for press inquiries, contact beckstudy@colorofchange.org.)

2. “White House Official Resigns After G.O.P. Criticism,” New York Times, 9-06-09

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/07/us/politics/07vanjones.html

3. “Beck Strikes Again; Yosi Sergant Reassigned at NEA,” Washington Post, 9-10-2009

http://tinyurl.com/oa5oyn

4. @glennbeck on Twitter, 9-03-09

http://twitter.com/glennbeck/status/3749169499

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Update From Color Of Change: 62 Sponsors Down

Saturday night, Van Jones resigned from his job as the White House special adviser on Green Jobs.1 Van’s resignation came after a vicious smear campaign by Fox television host Glenn Beck, and it is the latest evidence of why our campaign against Beck is so important.

Van is a passionate thinker and leader and we are grateful to him for co-founding ColorOfChange. But this campaign is not about Van. It’s about stopping Glenn Beck, who has promised to take his witch-hunt to others in the administration. Beck’s overall plan is to create an atmosphere in which the White House can accomplish nothing, and he’s carrying it out by preying on race-based fears and mobilizing hate.

The good news is that our campaign is working. More than 175,000 of you have stood up, and advertisers have followed suit. As of today, 62 companies have stopped their ads from running on Beck’s show. Every national company with a name you’d recognize is gone. What’s left are mostly far-right groups and direct marketing companies selling things like gold coins and discounted exercise equipment.

The reality of Beck’s attacks on Van

After we launched this campaign, some bloggers and reporters tried to discredit the effort by claiming that the White House or Van was somehow involved, or that we launched the campaign to protect Van. It’s an absurd accusation. Van hasn’t worked with ColorOfChange in years, and when we decided to launch the campaign we didn’t even know that Beck had attacked him. The reality is that we began our campaign for the same reason 175,000 of you have now joined it: Glenn Beck called the president of the United States a “racist” who “has a deep seated hatred for White people,” which is part of a pattern of Beck using lies and distortions to race-bait and fear-monger.2

As Beck started losing advertisers in response to our campaign, he went into full-scale attack mode on Van–exaggerating or distorting his record on 23 shows and devoting an entire segment to discrediting him. Beck presented his attacks on Van as honest journalistic inquiry, while dishonestly failing to mention that Van co-founded the group leading a successful advertiser boycott against him.

But Beck’s real goals were clear: Take down Van. Undermine the White House. Set the stage for his followers to say our campaign was about protecting Van. And of course, create a distraction from our campaign and the real reasons major companies are ditching Beck’s show.

The problem with Beck

Glenn Beck’s show is described as news analysis and commentary, and he claims to be bringing his viewers “the facts”; but his attacks on the President’s character, agenda and advisers are anything but news. They are political character assassination of the worst form, relying on dishonesty, distortion, exaggeration, and fear. And Beck has promised to launch more attacks on new targets.3 Our country is facing numerous challenges, including a struggling economy, a climate and energy crisis, and a broken health care system. The media should be promoting thoughtful, rational dialogue about how to solve these problems, not launching dishonest political attacks to distract and divide us.

Our team is working hard to use all the tools at our disposal to take away Beck’s platform. In the coming weeks there will be more for you to do. But for now, we ask you to do something simple. If you haven’t done so already, please email your friends and family, and ask them to sign on to our campaign against Glenn Beck. There’s a message you can send them at the link below:

http://colorofchange.org/beck/

Thanks and Peace,

– James, Gabriel, William, Dani and the rest of the ColorOfChange.org team
September 9th, 2009

Help support our work. ColorOfChange.org is powered by YOU — your energy and dollars. We take no money from lobbyists or large corporations that don’t share our values, and our tiny staff ensures your contri
butions go a long way. You can contribute here:

https://secure.colorofchange.org/contribute/

References

1. “White House Official Resigns After G.O.P. Criticism,” New York Times, 9-06-09

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/07/us/politics/07vanjones.html

2. “Beck caps off week of race-baiting by calling Obama a ‘racist’,” Media Matters, 7-30-09

http://mediamatters.org/research/200907300019

3. @glennbeck on Twitter, 9-03-09

http://twitter.com/glennbeck/status/3749169499

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Ten More Advertisers Pull Ads From Glenn Beck’s Show

Ten more companies pull ads from Glenn Beck‘s show on Fox News Channel, including DirecTV, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch‘s News Corp. This brings the total up to 46 companies, including one associated with the network.

Adding to an increasing list of companies distancing themselves from Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck, ten new companies whose ads were recently seen during Beck’s program—Applebee’s, Bank of America, Bell & Howell, DirecTv, General Mills, Kraft, Regions Financial Corporation, SAM (Store and Move), Travelers Insurance and Vonage—have pledged to take steps to ensure that their ads don’t run on Beck’s show. Forty-six companies have now committed not to support Beck’s show since ColorOfChange.org launched its campaign three weeks ago after the Fox News Channel host called President Obama a “racist” who “has a deep-seated hatred for white people” during an appearance on Fox & Friends.

Three of the latest defections — Travelers Insurance, Bell & Howell and DirecTv — join the list of advertisers who claim to have already placed Glenn Beck’s program on a “do not air” list, but whose ads have been seen on Beck’s program, apparently against their wishes.

“We could not be happier with the results of our campaign so far,” said James Rucker, Executive Director of ColorOfChange.org. “All 46 companies that have distanced themselves from Glenn Beck should be applauded for their stance.”

“We are still reaching out to companies whose ads we see during Beck’s nightly program,” Rucker continued. “Based on the fact that many of the recent ads on Beck’s program are for gold coins and News Corp properties, it looks like Fox News Channel is struggling to place advertisements on Beck’s show.”

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Fox News Attacks Color Of Change Co-Founder Van Jones

Color Of Change, an organization effectively pushing sponsors away from Glenn Beck’s show for the inflammatory comments he made about President Obama, was co-founded by Van Jones. Fox News’ Glenn Beck and Fox & Friends hosts have now gone on the attack against Van Jones, who has had nothing to do with the boycott. Jones is now a White House environmental advisor who is working toward clean energy incentives and creating 21st century jobs.

Gretchen Carlson teased the upcoming segment with Glenn Beck by mentioning Van Jones having “ties to a terrorist.” This claim was never backed up, revisited, nor its source cited.

BECK: [Jones is] basically a community organizer inside the framework of our republic. That’s what’s happening. When Barack Obama said, “I am going to promise you fundamental transformation of our nation,” this is what’s happening. We are bringing community organizations and community organizers and we’re embedding them inside of the system to build a new framework. This guy in particular, and he’s not the only one, and you’ll see more tonight, this guy in particular is an avowed communist, communist!

Regardless of Van Jones’ views, he has not been with Color Of Change for two years and had nothing to do with the boycott against Glenn Beck’s advertisers. “Glenn Beck is trying to change the subject,” said James Rucker, executive director of Color of Change, “The issue is his baseless fear mongering.”

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16 More Companies Flee Glenn Beck’s Show

There are now a total of 36 companies that have pulled their ads from Glenn Beck’s show on Fox News Channel.

The new companies distancing themselves from Beck include Airware Inc. (makers of Brez anti-snoring aids), Ancestry.com, AT&T, Blaine Labs Inc., Campbell Soup Company, Clorox, Ditech, The Elations Company, Experian (creator of FreeCreditReport.com), Farmers Insurance Group, Johnson & Johnson (makers of Tylenol), Lowe’s, NutriSystem, Sprint, The UPS Store and Verizon Wireless.

Here are some statements from some of the recently departed sponsors:

SPRINT: “Sprint ads appeared as part of a broader rotational package of advertising purchased on the Fox Network… They were not specifically targeted to the Glenn Beck Show nor should they air during this program going forward… I wanted to let you know that we have taken steps to make sure that [Sprint] will not be advertising on the Glenn Beck show.”

LOWES: “While we will continue to advertise on news programming, including FOX News, there are certain programs on the FOX Network that do not meet Lowe’s advertising guidelines, including The O’Reilly Factor and Glenn Beck Program.”

CLOROX: “Per our advertising standards, we don’t advertise in programs that display exploitive sex or violence, treat ethnic, religious, or political groups in a disparaging manner, present facts inaccurately or distort them to blatantly partisan advantage, and treat individuals or groups in a demeaning manner… We have had limited advertisements on the Glenn Beck Program in the past, however the statements he made during that show would not adhere to our programming standards. Furthermore, we will not be advertising on his program in the future since he did violate our own advertising standards.”

THE UPS STORE: “We have addressed the issue… You will not see our ads on The Glenn Beck TV program.”

NUTRISYSTEM: “We are no longer advertising on Beck’s program… You can now include us with the other companies that have stopped advertising.”

CAMPBELL SOUP CO.: “We obviously neither condone nor endorse Mr. Beck’s comments… We were not pleased when we heard them [the comments] and they certainly don’t reflect the views of this company. We have no advertising currently slated for Mr. Beck’s program and don’t have any plans for the future… In light of the consistency of comments that are made, we don’t plan to advertise there in the future… We have communicated to our media buying agency that we will not be advertising on that show.”

JOHNSON & JOHNSON: “Thank you for bringing this to our attention… These advertisements ran on Glenn Beck as part of a rotational advertising package on Fox News, and I have shared your thoughts with those in our organization responsible for making those rotational buys. We have now informed the network to not include it in our rotation moving forward.”

VERIZON WIRELESS: “We, on our own, looked at where we’re spending our advertising… We made a decision that we don’t want to be advertising on that program for a lot of reasons.”

DITECH: “We hear your concerns and are no longer advertising on the Glenn Beck show.”

ANCESTRY.COM: “Ancestry.com buys television advertising on many networks, including Fox News, but does not sponsor any specific content or program… However, once this issue surfaced, we instructed Fox News to exclude our advertisements from the Glenn Beck program.”

AIRWARE INC.: “I wanted to let you know that AirWare Inc., the manufacturer of Brez anti-snoring aids, has instructed its advertising agency to insure that none of our advertisements run on the Glenn Beck show… Because of the way TV advertising is purchased, company executives were not aware in advance that our ads would be running on the show.”

BLAINE LABS, INC.: “We have requested that the ads not appear on the Glen [sic] Beck show… Our contract is essentially a, ‘fill in where there is empty space’, [sic] and lately, I guess there has been a lot of empty space on the Beck show due to your organization. Our new contract comes up sometime in September and that show will be stricken from the rotation. We do not support [G]lenn [B]eck and do not support his show.”

FARMERS INSURANCE GROUP: “What we did last Thursday was our advertising department requested of Fox News Channel that they no longer place a portion of our ads on the Glenn Beck Program [sic].”

THE ELATIONS CO.: “Just want to let you know that we will no longer be advertising on that [Glenn Beck's] program.”

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ColorOfChange.org’s Efforts Against Glenn Beck Sponsors on Countdown

Keith Olbermann addressed the several companies who pulled their ads from Glenn Beck‘s show on Fox News, thanks to the efforts by ColorOfChange.org. Thank you to the people at ColorOfChange.org for the great work!

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GEICO Pulls Ads from Glenn Beck’s Fox News Show

In addition to Lawyers.com (owned by LexisNexis), Procter & Gamble and Progressive Insurance, SC Johnson and GEICO have decided to distance themselves from the fear monger, Glenn Beck.

On Tuesday, August 4, GEICO instructed its ad buying service to redistribute its inventory of rotational spots on FOX-TV to their other network programs, exclusive of the Glenn Beck program,” said a spokesperson for GEICO Corporate Communications in an email to ColorOfChange.org.  “As of August 4, GEICO no longer runs any paid advertising spots during Mr. Beck’s program.

This response is due to a mass emailing effort arranged by ColorOfChange members. 75,000 members have taken part so far. If you wish to be included, click here.

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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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