I'm quite sure it's clear why our brilliant host/narrator here isn't out finding a cure for cancer. Brilliant commentary good sir! I do not know who you are, but your intelligence is obviously unmatched in this or any other world. Your reasoning is borderline genius, and your delivery nearly Shakespearean. I stand in awe of you Mr. Narrator Guy.
So the president is exempt from criticism now is he? He's flawless, not a single possibility that he may actually be slightly racist? Not even when he automatically assumed that the black man was right and that police "acted stupidly" in the beginning of the Louis Gates scandal? Hmm, go figure.
A total of 33 Fox advertisers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., CVS Caremark, Clorox and Sprint, directed that their commercials not air on Beck's show, according to the companies and ColorofChange.org, a group that promotes political action among blacks and launched a campaign to get advertisers to abandon him. That's more than a dozen more than were identified a week ago.
ColorofChange.org, who's website was "503 Service Unavailable" when I tried to look it up for further information on the subject. Now this is an organization that makes a point of "promoting political voice in the black community." You've heard the argument a million times before and if you don't see how it's correct you are retarded. If I start an organization specifically and expressly stated as to promote solely the voice, or anything else of whites only, the racism gestapo in the form of groups just like Color of Change, or the NAACP would be all over me and yet when blacks do it it's fine? Great, welcome to America, where only whites can be racist and if you attempt to make a point otherwise, it must be because you are racist. You people who buy into this should logically be drooling and shitting in your pants like you have a quota to fill.
While it's unclear what effect, if any, this will ultimately have on Fox and Beck, it is already making advertisers skittish about hawking their wares within the most opinionated cable TV shows.
I find this funny since anybody with any brain at all knows that commercials are just company methods of being money grubbing attention whores who interrupt my show to try to peddle their crap. Most people are fully aware that 90% of the time, the opinion of the advertiser and the opinion of the show being interrupted have nothing in common at all other than a business relationship. One company needs to push their crap on the viewer and the other needs money to push their view, nothing more. Then again, some would say that Fox is right leaning and therefore evil and terrible. On the other hand, those who say that are all the other organizations that lean left.
The Clorox Co., a former Beck advertiser, now says that "we do not want to be associated with inflammatory speech used by either liberal or conservative talk show hosts." The maker of bleach and household cleaners said in a statement that it has decided not to advertise on political talk shows.
Have at it Clorox. A commercial might sway me to buy a car, or a pizza, but when I need bleach, whatever happens to be somewhere around eye level and is nicely priced is what is going in my cart. All the commercials in the world aren't going to change that.
The shows present a dilemma for advertisers, who usually like a "safe" environment for their messages. The Olbermanns, Hannitys, O'Reillys, Maddows and Becks of the TV world are more likely to say something that will anger a viewer, who might take it out on sponsors.
"This is a good illustration of that conundrum," said Rich Hallabran, spokesman for UPS Stores, which he said has temporarily halted buying ads on Fox News Channel as a whole.
This from a company that I know for an absolute fact (at least in one particular branch depot) will pull a steel rod out which has pierced all the way through a computer monitor box, patch up the box, and ship on the broken monitor and had a joke among some employees that fragile means it bounces higher. I know that's not representative of the company but it is tolerated. This is a union driven company. So in other words, left leaning.
Beck can bring the eyeballs. With the health care debate raising political temperatures, his show had its biggest week ever right before his vacation, averaging 2.4 million viewers each day, according to Nielsen Media Research.
He was actually on another Fox show July 28 when he referred to Obama as a racist with "a 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. He would not comment for this article, spokesman Matthew Hiltzik said.
So Glenn Beck not only made a statement, but he actually stands by it enough to stand up for it? He's actually willing to risk his career (and a lot of money) to stick to his guns? That's un-American, at least in modern America.
ColorofChange.org quickly targeted companies whose ads had appeared during Beck's show, telling them what he had said and seeking a commitment to drop him. The goal is to make Beck a liability, said James Rucker, the organization's executive director.
At least these jackals know that they have no opposition in their crooked game of pin the scandal on whitey.
"They have a toxic asset," Rucker said. "They can either clean it up or get rid of it."
Silencing the dissent. It works for Islam, why shouldn't it work for racist black groups. Yeah, I said black, because most of these people never lived in Africa. If you were not born in Africa you are not African American. I don't get to call myself Scotch-Irish-American simply because my ancestors came from there so you don't get to call yourself African-American and if you disagree you can go fuck yourself. If I'm white then you're black, I'll even give you brown if you prefer in certain cases but that's the best you get.
One company, CVS Caremark, said it advertises on Fox but hadn't said anything about Beck. Now it has told its advertising agency to inform Fox that it wanted no commercials on Beck. "We support vigorous debate, especially around policy issues that affect millions of Americans, but we expect it to be informed, inclusive and respectful," said spokeswoman Carolyn Castel.
That's an impressively uninformed, noninclusive, and generally moronic statement in that context. So basically a debate can be allowed as long as something that some might find offensive isn't said, even if that something offensive to those some, might be true? Good job Carolyn, at least we know you aren't even smart enough to make a valid point. I understand though, your company disagrees with Beck but can't outright say that so around the bush you go to earn your paycheck. Valid attempt.
Besides the unpredictability of the opinionated cable hosts, the rapid pace of today's wired world complicates decisions on where to place ads, said Kathleen Dunleavy, a spokeswoman for Sprint. She said she was surprised at how fast the Beck issue spread across social media outlets and how quickly advertiser names were attached to it.
UPS' Hallabran said the decision to pull commercials "should not be interpreted as we are permanently withdrawing our advertising from Fox." He said the company wants to reach viewers with a wide spectrum of opinions.
I understand Hallabran, the company wants to make as much money as possible off as much of the population as it can but doesn't care if the president is or is not racist as long as they're making money. Disagreement breeds boycott, indifference has no effect at all.
Beck supporters have suggested that retaliation might have something to do with ColorofChange.org's campaign. One of the group's founders, Van Jones, now works in the Obama administration and has been criticized by Beck. But Rucker said Jones has nothing to do with ColorofChange.org now and didn't even know about the campaign before it started.
Of course he didn't, they never knew about it, especially not the type of people who associate with such highly specialized and highly specific groups, especially a co-founder, these types don't keep close ties. It's like when somebody leaves their first job in high school, no looking back.
But it could mean advertising time becomes cheaper on his show than such a large audience would normally command. Some of his show's advertisers last week included a male enhancement pill, a law firm looking to sue on behalf of asbestos victims, a company selling medical supplies to diabetics and a water filter company.
Basically the same garbage that advertises on pretty much every opportunity they get.
Rucker said ColorofChange.org has contacted about 60 companies regarding Beck, and is heartened by the response. "It's causing a certain conversation around Beck, which I think is important," he said.
Because you Mr. Rucker, are a racist asshat who is trying to push your fucked up agenda, of course you are heartened by the fact that you can be openly racist and Joe Public is so anti-racist he won't call you racist for fear of being called racist himself. May you get run over by a Amtrak train. As for Obama, Beck is right, Obama is racist, I personally stand by Beck and his statements and he has my utmost respect for his honesty and willingness to stand up for truth.
I don't know if I would honestly say that Obama hates whitey with the contempt which I feel for him as a shitty president. What I will say and say confidently is that his agenda is to do as beck said. He wants to push black people ahead at any cost to whitey that may be required and he can get away with. I truly believe that Obama believes that the situation of blacks in America as a community largely infested with crime and poverty is solely caused by white people when the only situation we caused them is that they are here instead of in Africa running from children with AK-47s. It is a fact that those who scream racism the loudest and most often are those who are truly the most racist. It is also a fact that not everybody who points out racism is doing so out of racism. This Mr. Video Narrator Rocket Scientist, is also a fact. Obama is out to make clandestine reparations, it's that simple. I have no problem whatsoever with any racial group as a group. What I have a problem with is individuals who prefer to lay down and blame society for their issues rather than stand up and overcome them. Nobody is to blame for your own problems except yourself and maybe in some cases your parents but there are none that cannot be avoided or overcome.
Few people would have the balls to stand up and risk what Mr. Beck risked by saying what he said in the name of truth and free speech. I commend you Glenn Beck.