A total of 33 Fox advertisers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., CVS Caremark, Clorox and Sprint, directed that their commercials not air on Beck's show, according to the companies and ColorofChange.org, a group that promotes political action among blacks and launched a campaign to get advertisers to abandon him. That's more than a dozen more than were identified a week ago.
While it's unclear what effect, if any, this will ultimately have on Fox and Beck, it is already making advertisers skittish about hawking their wares within the most opinionated cable TV shows.
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.
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:49 AM on Aug. 24, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:53 AM on Aug. 24, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:55 AM on Aug. 24, 2009
Bunch of whiney babies! Oh wait, arent all those companies owned and managed by Liberals? Ah, no shock there!
I'm sure its hard to READ for you but you may be interested to know that these same advertisers are considering pulling their ads from Olberman, Maddow and O'Reilly as well....Its about saying something that is offensive to the gemeral population and that is bi-partisan
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:57 AM on Aug. 24, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 11:57 AM on Aug. 24, 2009
"we do not want to be associated with inflammatory speech used by either liberal or conservative talk show hosts
The shows present a dilemma for advertisers, who usually like a "safe" environment for their messages. The Olbermanns, Hannitys, O'Reillys, Maddows and of the TV world are more likely to say something that will anger a viewer, who might take it out on sponsors
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:58 AM on Aug. 24, 2009
(I'm sure Beck appreciates your unwilling support of his show, Sweet! lol )
Not you too Manco...Pleas read the WHOLE article, its anout BOTH sides LOSING ads.....
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:59 AM on Aug. 24, 2009
Answer by tnmomofive at 12:01 PM on Aug. 24, 2009
Answer by LoriKeet at 12:03 PM on Aug. 24, 2009
So glad I have TiVo and Satellite. Able to record or pause live TV and then fast-forward through all of the commercials. I can decide where and when I want to shop. LOL
I like commercials, thats when I cahnnel surf to see if anything better is on! LOL
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:04 PM on Aug. 24, 2009
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