Two weeks ago, ColorOfChange.org called on its 600,000-plus members to sign a petition urging companies who advertise on Glenn Beck to cut off their advertising support of his work. More than 75,000 members responded to the call by signing a petition directed at advertisers. Read More
Boycott the Boycotters
The advertisers pulling out of Beck’s show include Geico, which is owned by Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, Progressive Insurance, Sargento Cheese, and Procter & Gamble.
Zillionaire moonbat Warren Buffet was a prominent backer of the Obama campaign. The aptly named Progressive Insurance is owned by Peter Lewis, a George Soros wannabe and member of the elitist, ultra-left Shadow Party that is currently consolidating control of our country. Read More
UPDATE 16 AUG:
LAME EMAIL REPLY FROM GEICO
Thank you for your Internet request.
If you are a policyholder we thank you for being with GEICO and we want to tell you more about this matter. If you are not, we also want you to learn more.
This week we took action to move our marketing messages from the Glenn Beck show and you are wondering why.
Well, you deserve an answer.
If the inflammatory nature of the comments on a program overshadows our message and causes GEICO to be drawn into a national debate, we are likely to reconsider where we place our marketing messages, which is what we did.
GEICO delivers very important messages through its major marketing campaigns: we’re saving customers’ dollars … we’re easy to do business with … we’re looking out for our policyholders. That’s what we hope the public hears and sees and focuses on.
As a company, we do not take positions on controversial issues.
As an advertiser, while a national debate on issues can be healthy and appropriate, we don’t see ourselves in the role of taking part in those debates.
Our business is auto insurance. We want to bring people value and we attempt to reach large audiences with that message.
It is of little benefit to us if a program gets so much attention that our message is drowned out.
UPDATE: AUGUST 17
Glenn Beck fans are fighting back -Stand Up Against the Attempt to Censor Glenn Now!
Clearly advertisers who had previously said they were withdrawing ads from Glenn’s show are now feeling the pressure of thousands of loyal Beck fans expressing their anger and threatening to go to their competitors for business.
More information here
We the people need to start boycotting these companies now and writing them why we’re boycotting them. We have to stand by Glenn Beck as he’s stood by us! Conseratives we have to boycott these companies and get a petition started, I would be interested in signing a boycott these companies petition so if there is one please let me know where!
(1) Where in the world; open thread Michelle Malkin