HERE is an article about the advertising problem this whole thing engendered. And here's a quote from the article: "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. The new Fairness Doctrine for TV?
You'll LOVE this bit: "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.
"They have a toxic asset," Rucker said. "They can either clean it up or get rid of it."
Have they ever watched KEITH OLBERMANN?!! Are they kidding here? Glenn's 'toxic' and Olbermann's acceptable!?
Then there's this!! : "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." Like Olbermann and O'Donnell and Maddow, RIGHT? :-)
I'm conflicted, tell you the truth, about Beck's statement.......Honestly, I am. Do you think it was wrong for him to have said it? And, should the advertisers leave in droves? Do you think it's their decision or is there something about their departure that seems odd to you?