Monday, August 17, 2009
Can We Finish This Job - Whack the Biggest TV Supporter of the Crazy Woman?
The nationwide wave of progressives, liberals and moderates objecting to Glenn Beck's over-the-top bullshit on FAUX News seems to be working. Eight more companies, including Wal Mart, today announced cancellations of their ad buys for the vile bile spewed by this guy, who also happens to be the biggest TV supporter of the Crazy Woman.
I'm not a big supporter of sponsor boycotts. The most recent local example of urges toward a sponsor boycott was a few weeks ago, when a lot of people were calling in to Eddie Burke's KBYR program, urging that people boycott Shannyn Moore's Saturday night program on the same station. Eddie observed that the same sponsors pay his salary. I called in to observe that the station's owner, John Klapperich, is a multi-faceted local owner (an exception in the AM radio business), who supports a variety of causes in the Mat-Su Valley, and by presenting both Eddie and Shannyn, John is obviously advocating free speech.
The reality of sponsor boycotts is rather deep, though. Some of the same corporate lobbyists who are trying to kill the possibility of medical care reform have managed to get most major American corporations to not advertise on Air America, thereby stifling free speech. Even companies who make a majority of their profits from liberals, like REI and Subaru, fell in line.
So, call or email the companies that still are willing to sponsor the person I regard as the most dangerous man in America, Glenn Beck, and urge them to drop the racist asshole.