Glenn Beck Sponsors Start Pulling Ads

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This is America.  Glenn Beck can say whatever crap he wants.  And the government can't (and shouldn't) stop him.  He can say the President is a racist with a “deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.”

On the other hand, this is America.  People can gather together and urge companies not to advertise on Beck's program on Fox.

These things don't always work, but this time, the second America seems to be winning:

About a dozen companies have withdrawn their commercials from “Glenn Beck,” the Fox News Channel program, after Glenn Beck, the person, said late last month that President Obama was a racist with a “deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.”

The companies that have moved their ads elsewhere in recent days included ConAgra, Geico, Procter & Gamble and the insurance company Progressive. In a statement that echoed the comments of other companies, ConAgra said on Thursday that “we are firmly committed to diversity, and we would like to prevent the potential perception that advertising during this program was an endorsement of the viewpoints shared.”

The campaign against Mr. Beck is rooted in an advocacy group’s objection to the commentator’s remarks on July 28. Given the number of advertisers that have pledged to remove their spots, it appears to have been unusually successful.

Radio Shack and Sargento Cheese are mont the others to have joined the Glenn Beck ban.