Apparently, when someone gives their opinion on the President and it is negative it is considered an attack now. The Associated Press is running a story entitled, “Attack On Obama Riles Beck’s Advertisers.” So the AP has passed judgement on the political opinions of Glenn Beck as attacks on the President. And several advertisers including CVS Pharmacy, UPS, Clorox and Wal-Mart have decided that they would like Fox News to move any of their commercials out of the rotation during Glenn Beck’s show. Never mind the 2.4 million viewers that watch the show. And never mind patriotic Americans like myself who will not be patronizing these outlets. How many of these advertisers pulled from shows accusing myself and millions of Americans of being racist and tea baggers and mobsters? Does this kind of stuff only count when it is the great Obama?
Let’s look at the facts. Behind this push to get these advertisers to drop Beck is a group by the name of ColorofChange.org which was founded by Van Jones, the Green Czar, now under scrutiny from Glenn Beck. Van Jones is an avowed Communist and readily admits to converting to his support of Communism in prison. Glenn did a broad expose this evening on his show about Van Jones. Also, it is apparent to many people who are paying attention that the President does hold a racially charged deep seated anger. Whether one calls him a racist for that or not is their decision, but I can see why someone would say such a thing.
The AP is reporting, “[Beck] actually on another Fox show July 28 when he referred to Obama as a racist with ‘ deep-seated hatred for white people.’The network immediately distanced itself from Beck’s statement, but Beck didn’t. He used his radio show the next day to explain why he believed that.” I felt his explanation was fair.
These advertisers have every right to pull their ads from Beck’s show, but I also have the right to not give them anymore of my money. And Glenn, stop the personal advertising you do on the radio for the UPS stores because those back stabbers don’t deserve your’s or Tanya’s kudos anymore.