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Published:August 16th, 2009 15:07 EST
Advertisers Ditch Crybaby Glenn Beck

Advertisers Ditch Crybaby Glenn Beck

By Robert Paul Reyes

"In what is shaping up to be one of the more effective boycott campaigns in years, advertisers are abandoning the `Glenn Beck` show on Fox News following the host`s incendiary comments that President Barack Obama is a `racist` and has a `deep-seated hatred for white people.`

Among the advertisers to pull spots from the popular cable talk show are Geico, Procter & Gamble and Progressive Insurance."

Companies have a right, and indeed a responsibility to their stockholders, to pull their advertisements from controversial TV programs that damage their brand.

I commend Geico, Proctor & Gamble and Progressive Insurance for pulling their ads, hade they not done so it would have been a tacit approval of Glenn`s hateful and divisive rhetoric.

Fox News has carved out a successful niche pandering to the lunatic right. Beck is not an aberration, the cable Fox News has a stable of right-wing nut job commentators like Sean Hannity and Bill O`Reilly.

Beck`s program does very well in the ratings, but if most of his advertisers drop him Fox may be forced to kick him to the curb.

Beck is the biggest crybaby in the entertainment business, he gets misty-eyed at the drop of a hat. Maybe Murine eye drops can pick up the slack, and advertise on his show.

Geico and the other companies did the right thing by pulling their ads. I hope Beck`s listeners also do the right thing, and find a more enlightened program to watch. Hint: MSNBC has a few really good news-oriented shows.