Main | Friday, September 04, 2009

Olbermann Vs. Glenn Beck

Glenn Beck has really, really outdone himself with the crazy.

RELATED: The number of advertisers joining the boycott of Beck's show has "turned into a torrent."
Mercedes-Benz, Capital One, HSBC, Discover and seven other big firms are yanking their ads from Beck's show, boycott organizers said Wednesday. "We applaud those companies that have recently pulled their support from Beck," James Rucker, executive director of, said Wednesday. "There are at least 57 companies who will not tolerate Beck's race-baiting comments." The African-American political group went after Beck for declaring on his July 28 show that Obama is a racist with a "deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture." About 145,000 members signed a petition asking Beck's advertisers to stop supporting him. And big companies like retailing giant Wal-Mart, Procter & Gamble, GMAC Financial Services, Best Buy, CVS and Travelocity complied.
Fox claims that advertisers have been moved on to their other shows and that net revenue is unchanged.

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