Posts tagged Glenn Beck
An American Express ad recently ran on Glenn Beck’s program on Fox News.
As with other advertisers, participants in the StopBeck effort reached out to American Express. We kindly requested that they follow the responsible action of hundreds of other former advertisers and refrain from advertising on Glenn Beck’s show.
Today, a spokesperson for American Express advised that the ad was run in error. In a statement sent to the StopBeck effort, American Express’ spokesperson explained, “we don’t currently advertise on Glen Beck [sic].” Adding, that the ad that ran in error “must have been caught up in a larger buy.”
In August 2009, Lowe’s informed Color of Change that they would no longer be advertising on Glenn Beck’s program.
On November 8, 2010, Lowe’s ads reappeared on Glenn Beck’s program; they continued to run multiple times thereafter. Given their prior commitment not to sponsor Glenn Beck, we reached out to Lowe’s. Participants in the StopBeck effort also urged Lowe’s to honor their original commitment.
In a message sent to the StopBeck effort, Lowe’s advised that the ads were run in error and confirmed that they will no longer run during Glenn Beck’s program:
The ads that you brought to our attention aired as part More >
Glenn Beck’s Politifact file offers a handful of his demonstrably false claims and egregious lies. Today, they added another liar “Pants-On-Fire” rating for Glenn Beck’s claims about Wilmington, Ohio.
Glenn Beck, who is hosting an event in Wilmington later this month, claimed:
“This town (Wilmington, Ohio) hasn’t taken any money from the government. They don’t want any money from the government.”
He repeated this claim several times on TV and radio.
On November 22, Media Matters noted that Glenn Beck was promoting his upcoming It’s a Wonderful Life stunt with lies. In it, they chronicle just how false Glenn Beck’s claims about Wilmington are.
Back in January, GlaxoSmithKline ceased advertising on Glenn Beck’s program in the United States and the UK. But, on November 30 and again on December 1 their ads reappeared on Glenn Beck’s show. Given their prior commitment not to sponsor Glenn Beck, we reached out to GSK. Specifically, we inquired if the ads signified a change in GSK’s original position.
In a message sent to the StopBeck effort, GSK’s spokesperson reconfirmed their commitment not to sponsor Glenn Beck and advised that the recent ads were run in error:
We’ve learned that in a group purchase with a satellite service, despite our strict instructions More >
Tonight, Glenn Beck promises to restart the engine of America in a live event. We’ll be there and we’ll be live blogging.
Note: I’ve opted to liveblog the event so as not to clutter up everyone’s Twitter streams. If you have a strong preference to follow along on Twitter, you can do so by following @BrokeBeck. But, recognize that @BrokeBeck is only a short term account – so if you aren’t already, please make sure to follow @StopBeck for this effort’s main twitter account.
The event will begin shortly before 8PM (eastern)…
As with other advertisers, the StopBeck effort reached out to Helzberg Diamonds. We kindly requested that they follow the responsible action of hundreds of other former advertisers and refrain from advertising on Glenn Beck’s show.
In a statement sent to the StopBeck effort, Helzberg Diamonds advised that they were removing their ads from Glenn Beck’s show:
Thanks for raising the concern. We’ve reviewed the marketing schedule and made the decision to remove our commercials from that time slot. With commitments already made and to provide professional notice, this will go into More >
Recently, I wrote a post discussing the increased ad mistakes during Glenn Beck’s time slot. These were clear errors. The referenced companies ceased advertising on Glenn Beck’s program a while ago and never changed their positions. In other words, Fox News either by accident or in desperation, ran ad or two of theirs anyway.
Of note, I’m not just saying “desperation” to be cheeky. Last Friday, ads for Philip Anschutz’s Foundation for a Better Life ran five times…in a row…during Glenn Beck’s show. I’m not an expert, but five ads in a row paid for by the same ultra conservative looks pretty desperate to More >
As with other advertisers, the StopBeck effort reached out to Michelin. We kindly requested requested that they follow the responsible action of hundreds of other former advertisers and refrain from advertising on Glenn Beck’s show.
Well, your efforts worked! In a statement sent to the StopBeck effort, Michelin’s spokesperson advised that the ads were run in error and confirmed that no more Michelin ads will run on Glenn Beck’s show.
Our policy does not allow for advertising on shows such as Glen Beck [sic]. Thank you for alerting us to what More >
Jewish groups are condemning a recent string of antisemitic smears from Glenn Beck.
The Anti-Defamation league released a statement condemning the attacks as “over the top:”
New York, NY, November 11, 2010 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today criticized as “completely inappropriate and offensive” remarks by Glenn Beck on his radio and television programs, in which he inaccurately connected George Soros, who was then a young boy, to the actions of others in sending Jews to death camps during the Holocaust.
On his November 10 radio show, Beck described how Soros, who was born in Hungary to Orthodox Jewish parents, “used to go around More >
As of today, November 9, the broadcast of Glenn Beck’s show in the U.K. has run without any commercials for nearly nine months thanks to your efforts.
The Fox News Channel is broadcast in the U.K, which means Glenn Beck is as well. Along with the StopBeck – UK Effort, participants in the StopBeck Effort reached out and urged advertisers to stop sponsoring Mr. Beck’s vitriol, sexism and preying on racial anxieties. Once aware of the More >