The Great Beck Boycott

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Buried in the middle of a Washington Post survey of the friction Glenn Beck inspires at Fox News, find this jaw-dropping nugget: "More than 200 companies have joined a boycott of Beck's program, making it difficult for Fox to sell ads. The time has instead been sold to smaller firms offering such products as Kaopectate, Carbonite, 1-800-PetMeds and Goldline International. A handful of advertisers, such as Apple, have abandoned Fox altogether. Network executives say they believe they could charge higher rates if the host were more widely acceptable to advertisers." Yet another excellent reason to invite James Cameron over. Just saying. [Washington Post via THR]



Comments

  • Furious D says:

    This is the sort of thing a guy like Beck can capitalize on. One of his favorite themes is big business being in bed with Washington, and this is just the sort of thing he would love to turn against both of them.

  • emberglance says:

    Goldline being the company Beck acts as paid spokesman for, all the while terrifying his gullible followers into buy buy buying gold (from Goldline) as quick as they can before the global collapse of the Dollar and general lawlessness and apocalypse. So, that's all working out quite nicely for Beck.

  • Old No.7 says:

    Hell, I might just start watching Fox News now, if only for the fact that I won't have to be subjected all those goddamn iPhone spots, ad nauseum.

  • Paul in Pttsburgh says:

    Ipod in the trash, New Zune on it's way, Itunes uninstalled from all our computers and a list of companies participating in the boycott posted on the home refrigerator so we know who never to buy from again... bye bye Walmart!

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