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Closing.com Will No Longer Have Ads Run During Glenn Beck

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Closing.com confirms that their ads will no longer appear on Glenn Beck’s show.  Here’s the email, I received from their Director of Customer Care: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Angelo

August 28, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Beck Losing Sponsors is More Important than Him Gaining Viewers

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If you’re following the hemorrhaging of sponsors from Glenn Beck’s show recently, you may also have noticed that his viewership has gone up. Some conservatives are arguing that this means the boycott has failed. I disagree.

When you make Beck the focus of a campaign spearheaded (but not solely composed of) liberals, of course, Beckis going to look like the victim and conservatives will rally around him. I also wouldn’t be surprised if Limbaugh’s numbers went up after Obama mentioned him (or attacked, depending on your point of view). This is a familiar phenomenon. According to some, Karl Rove attacked Kerry even before the primaries in 2004 because he thought Kerry was the easiest to beat. (This is disputed, but you can imagine it being plausible for the sake of argument). When a liberal or conservative is attacked, partisans rally around them. This isn’t really disputable.

The problem comes from what happens as a result of this rallying. Eventually, the rallying dies down, and all that’s left is a broken reputation. John Kerry no longer has many people rallying around him. And when it comes to TV and radio ratings, eventually people settle back into their routines. They may be able to change their viewing patterns for short periods, but eventually, the reason they didn’t watch before will most likely be the reason they don’t watch again.

Moreover, the opposition has it easier – they never had any duty to watch, they just have to keep up pressure on advertisers. If some advertiser hypothetically goes back to Beck in a month, color of change and us can be on it immediately with almost the same level of pressure. So there’s a definite disincentive to do that.

And why aren’t new advertisers coming forward? Because they know that the current ratings are a flash i nthe pan, and that it’s just not worth the money to pay Beck to say the crazy things he does. When the crazy man dressed in tin foil asks you for money on the street, you know it’d be a bad investment. Same thing here.

Written by John Whitehouse

August 19, 2009 at 10:34 am

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List of Glenn Beck Sponsors/Advertisers: Dropped & Remaining

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[Update: February 1, 2009]

Total number of companies that have dropped Glenn Beck is now at 100 (an updated list can be found here).

Going forward: All news and information related to this effort can be found at http://StopBeck.com (please update your bookmarks accordingly)

Thanks!

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Total number of companies that refuse to have ads run on Glenn Beck: 85

The boycott is working: It is being reported that the Glenn Beck show is losing more than 50% of its weekly ad revenue as a result of this boycott.  Keep it up!

To date (11/11/09), here is the full list of sponsors that have pulled ads from the Glenn Beck Program:

  • Aegon (added 9/14/09)
  • Airmiles.co.uk (added 10/20/09)
  • Allergan (added 8/17/09)
  • Ally Bank/GMAC Financial Services (added 8/17/09)
  • AmMed Direct (added 10/6/09)
  • Ancestry.com (added 8/24/09)
  • Applebee’s (added 8/27/09)
  • Ashley Furniture (added 8/28/09)
  • AT&T (added 8/24/09)
  • Bank of America (added 8/25/09)
  • Bell & Howell (added 8/27/09)
  • Best Buy (added 8/17/09)
  • Binder & Binder (added 9/2/09)
  • Blaine Labs (anti-fungal & scar treatments) (added 8/24/09)
  • Brez (anti-snoring strips) by Airware Inc. (added 8/21/09)
  • Broadview Security (added 8/17/09)
  • Campbell’s Soup Co. (added 8/24/09)
  • Capital One (added 9/2/09)
  • Citrix Online (added 10/6/09)
  • Clorox (added 8/23/09)
  • Closing.com (Closing Corp.) (added 8/28/09) (read statement here)
  • Concord Music Group (added 10/6/09)
  • CVS (added 8/17/09)
  • Dannon Co. (added 9/2/09)
  • Diageo (Guinness, Cuervo, Baileys’, etc) (added 10/5/09)
  • DirecTV (added 8/27/09)
  • Discover (added 9/2/09)
  • DITECH (added 8/24/09)
  • EggLands Best (added 9/21/09)
  • Elations Co. (added 8/24/09)
  • Equifax (added 10/6/09)
  • Eulactol USA (maker of Flexitol) (added 10/6/09)
  • Farmers Insurance Group
  • FreeCreditReport.com/Experian (added 8/24/09)
  • GEICO
  • General Mills (added 8/27/09)
  • GetARoom.com (added 10/6/09)
  • Healthy Choice (owned by CongAgra)
  • History Channel (added 11/11/09)
  • Hoffman La Roche (maker of Boniva) (added 10/6/09)
  • HSBC (added 9/2/09)
  • Humana (added 9/14/09)
  • ICAN Benefit Group Insurance (added 9/2/09)
  • Infiniti (added 9/2/09)
  • Jelmar (CLR cleaner manufacturer) (added 9/2/09)
  • Johnson & Johnson (added 8/24/09)
  • Jordan McKenna Debt Counseling Network (added 9/2/09)
  • KRAFT Foods (added 8/20/09) (read statement here)
  • Lawyers.com (owned by LexisNexis)
  • Lowe’s (added 8/24/09)
  • Luxottica Retail (parent company of Pearle & LensCrafters) (added 9/14/09)
  • Mars (maker of Snickers, M&Ms, Pedigree, etc..) (added 10/20/09) (read statement here)
  • Men’s Wearhouse
  • Mercedes-Benz (added 9/2/09)
  • Metropolitan Talent Management (added 10/6/09)***
  • NutriSystem (added 8/24/09)
  • ooVoo (added 10/6/09)
  • Overture Films (added 10/6/09)
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Progressive Insurance
  • Radio Shack
  • Re-Bath (added 8/17/09)
  • Regions Financial Corporation (added 8/27/09)
  • Roche *
  • S.C. Johnson
  • SAM (Store and Move) (added 8/27/09)
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Sargento Cheese
  • Scarguard (added 10/6/09)
  • Schiff Nutrition (maker of Tiger’s Milk & Fi-Bar) (added 10/6/09)
  • Seoul Metropolitan Government (added 10/6/09)
  • Simplex Healthcare (Diabetes Care Club) (added 9/2/09)
  • Sprint (added 8/23/09)
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Subaru (added 10/6/09)
  • Toyota-Lexus (added 10/6/09)
  • Travelers Insurance (added 8/27/09)
  • Travelocity
  • UPS (added 8/23/09)
  • United States Postal Service (added 9/14/09)
  • Verizon Wireless (added 8/21/09)
  • Vonage (added 8/24/09)
  • Waitrose (added 10/4/09) **
  • Walmart (added 8/17/09)
  • Woodland Power Products (added 10/6/09)
  • Wyeth Consumer Healthcare (added 9/14/09)

* [Roche has withdrawn their commitment to cease sponsoring Glenn Beck, and is now running ads again on the Glenn Beck show.]

** [Waitrose has actually removed all advertising from the Fox News Channel in protest over Glenn Beck.]

*** [Metropolitan Talent Management will not purchase any ads on the Fox News Channel in protest over Glenn Beck.]

To date (11/12/09), here is a list of sponsors that either: 1) have had ads run in the past and haven’t confirmed yet that they will no longer run ads or 2) continue to run ads on the Glenn Beck Program.  Sponsors in bold are the ones that you should focus your efforts on.  Feel free to contact them all, but the bold sponsors are the target for now.  Sponsors with lines through them are far out-of-reach sponsors (at least for the time being).

  • 1-800-PetMeds
  • ADT Security
  • American Advisors Group
  • Americans Against Food Taxes
  • Bosley
  • Brita
  • Brother International Corporation
  • Carbonite
  • Cinergy Health
  • CNN (commercial for American Morning)
  • Dish Network
  • Conservatives for Patient’s Rights
  • Easy Water (added 8/28/09)
  • ExtenZe
  • FEMA (National Flood Insurance Program)
  • Foundation for a Better Life
  • FX
  • Goldline International, Inc.
  • HughesNet (added 10/20/09)
  • Humana (added 10/5/09)
  • Johnson Law Group
  • Jos A Bank
  • HealthMart Pharmacies
  • Hydrolyze
  • Independent Women Forum
  • IRSTaxAgreements.com
  • Kellog’s
  • Lanacane
  • Law Office of Pulaski & Middleman (added 9/21/09)
  • Legal Zoom
  • Lear Capital
  • Liberty Medical
  • LifeLock
  • Loan Modfication help line (1-888-336-5967)
  • Merit Financial
  • Metal Roofing Alliance
  • National Geographic Society (National Geographic Channel)
  • National Review
  • NewsMax
  • Orbitz
  • Publisher’s Clearing House
  • Pfizer
  • Quicken Loans
  • Repower America
  • Roche (Accu-Chek Aviva)
  • Rosland Capital
  • Sandals
  • Tax Masters
  • Tony Chacheres (added 10/30/09)
  • Topdot Mortgage
  • The Jewelry Exchange (added 10/30/09)
  • The Scooter Store
  • The Villages (added 9/18/09)
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Warner Bros.
  • Weekly Standard (Clarity Media Group)
  • Zero Water (added 8/28/09)

These lists will be updated as information changes or becomes available.  Please feel free to get in touch if you have additional information.

If you haven’t already done so, please sign the ColorOfChange petition here, as well as another petition here.

And then, take a moment to contact the sponsors directly (by email, phone or twitter), it will really make a difference.  Template letter & contact information for many of these sponsors below… Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Angelo

August 14, 2009 at 9:48 am

This is not a Conspiracy; This is a Revolution

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Some people are spreading rumors on Twitter that this site is backed by George Soros (whatever that means).

Fact: We blog unpaid. No one pays us anything – cash or otherwise – in return for what we write.

Fact: No part of this site was paid for by anyone else – directly or indirectly – by anyone aside from those listed on “who are we” page.

Fact: I’d love to take George Soros’ money. Too bad he hasn’t offered.

Fact: It is the ordinary citizens, and not rich billionaires, who stand to lose the most from Glenn Beck abusing populism. It’s no surprise it’s ordinary citizens leading the charge.

Fact: Welcome to the revolution. It will be live blogged.

Written by John Whitehouse

August 11, 2009 at 7:50 pm

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Boycotting Beck!

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[UPDATE #1: Go here for the most recent post about the boycott Glenn Beck movement after he called President Obama a racist and said that Obama has a “deep-seated hatred of white people.”  This post has details, contact info, and a sample text to send to sponsors.]

[UPDATE #2: Follow our efforts on Twitter: @stopbeck]

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On June 30, 2009, Glen Beck concurred with his guest’s advocacy of a terrorist attack against the United States in order to advance a radical right wing political agenda.  Here’s the full quote [video]:

“The only chance we have as a country right now is for Osama bin Laden to deploy and detonate a major weapon in the United States. Because it’s going to take a grassroots, bottom-up pressure, because these politicians prize their office, prize the praise of the media and the Europeans. Only — it’s an absurd situation. Again, only Osama can execute an attack which will force Americans to demand that their government protect them effectively, consistently, and with as much violence as necessary.”

This is the final straw for me.  I join others in their outrage [TPM, DC Democrat Examiner, updates pending].   Inspired by a friend, who started contacting Fox News advertisers yesterday, I have started doing the same today.  I am working off this list of Fox News advertisers (A-L, M-Z).  In this post, I will keep a list of the advertisers that I contact as well as a running log of responses.  Wish me luck and join in!

The List:

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Written by Angelo

July 2, 2009 at 2:22 pm