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Walmart, CVS, Best Buy Ditch Glenn Beck (Plus Five More Companies)

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posted on Aug, 25 2009 @ 11:09 PM
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I think everyone else spoke for me. Your sources are flawed. You need to see the nelson ratings, they are official. Glenn Beck had his best ratings yet on Monday and the week looks to be a record week for him also. For 5pm, he even beats out every primetime slot on the other news channels. If Beck were in the 8pm or 9pm slot, he'd probably beat out O'Relly and Hannity. Fact is, he gets primetime ratings at non-primetime hours.




posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 01:11 AM
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Originally posted by breakingdradles
...It just dawned on me that these Mega-Corporations can do this to anyone if they wanted to, pull their ads, put it in the news, and try to get them fired.

Your thoughts?


Wal-Mart in particular has a long and controversial history of pulling products because of their content...everything from T-shirts to record albums to books. A couple of times a year an article comes out about some controvery related to what they decide to stock or not stock.

Personally, I'm glad people keep tabs on these things because the corporations have a great deal of de facto control over people's lives simply based on what they choose to sell.

As for Beck himself, I think the man's a freaking lunatic, although I've seen him make a few good points. "Even a blind pig finds an acorn sometimes," as ole' Hunter Thompson once said. Still, I think the man is literally, clinically unstable.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 09:48 AM
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Originally posted by silent thunder
As for Beck himself, I think the man's a freaking lunatic, although I've seen him make a few good points. "Even a blind pig finds an acorn sometimes," as ole' Hunter Thompson once said. Still, I think the man is literally, clinically unstable.


Quoted for agreement and only to add: At last count 36 Advertisers have bailed. Those who tout his continued ratings might consider the full ramifications of the impact might be delayed. Sure he is popular, but so is American Idol.

To add another quote, " Even a broken clock is right twice a day."

Regards..."Satire-Free" Kurious.

[edit on 26-8-2009 by kinda kurious]



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 03:38 PM
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Originally posted by kinda kurious
At last count 36 Advertisers have bailed. Those who tout his continued ratings might consider the full ramifications of the impact might be delayed. Sure he is popular, but so is American Idol.


As has been shown, some of those didn't advertise on his show, so how could they "bail"? Have you looked at the rates American Idol charges for it's commercials?

From 2007....

This year, a 30-second spot will average more than $600,000, according to AdAge. That makes it the highest priced regular season commercial buy, followed by ABC’s Desperate Housewives at a reported $394,000 per spot. Last season, Fox reportedly charged $1.3 million per 30-second ad for the finale in May. The audience for the show is an affluent one, with the median household income at $60,000. American Idol is also one of the top shows in terms of product placement, with 446 minutes last year, up 12 percent over the previous year.





www.mediabuyerplanner.com... ican-idol-highest-price-regular-season-ad-buy/

Here is latest stuff I could find for this year:

the series “took in almost $850 million in advertising revenue last season, more than any other television show, despite the weak economy.” In 2008, American Idol 7, however, “generated $903.3 million in advertising.”


Laugh all you want at "Idol", they are making TONS of money.



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 04:52 PM
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Originally posted by silent thunder

As for Beck himself, I think the man's a freaking lunatic, although I've seen him make a few good points. "Even a blind pig finds an acorn sometimes," as ole' Hunter Thompson once said. Still, I think the man is literally, clinically unstable.


What is it you object to about Beck? He asks questions, provides information about issues that nobody else discusses. He had some very interesting guests talk about personal experiences with ACORN. He digs up more about obama's appointees than anybody else. What about that is lunatic or clinically unstable?

Do you agree with the campaign to pressure advertisers to stop buying ads on his show? All you have to do is not watch. It's a cable news station, for heaven's sake. Nobody forces you to watch anything on Fox News. When people work that hard to shut up talk, it makes me wonder what they are afraid of. What are YOU afraid of?



posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 06:32 PM
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Originally posted by breakingdradles


I hate Glenn Beck and think he is a NWO shill, but is this not an attempt to get him fired because of his stance on subjects, thereby restricting his free speech?

They are pulling their ads because they don't like what he says right?

Are these companies going to potentially lose out on something if people side with him on an issue?

It just dawned on me that these Mega-Corporations can do this to anyone if they wanted to, pull their ads, put it in the news, and try to get them fired.

Your thoughts?

www.huffingtonpost.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



The constitutional right to free speech is NOT the right to a prime time tv show. If it were, my constitutional rights would be violated right now. The bill of rights applies to government conduct. Fox News and its sponsors are not government actors. If a company does not want to sponsor a tv show, they don't have to.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 04:50 PM
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Well the boycott ain't working

Big Beck: Goes over 3 million viewers, beats O’Reilly in demo: Cable News Ratings for Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Though a little scandal might alienate advertisers, it’s pure ratings gold. Last night Glenn Beck had over 3 million viewers at 5pm, second only to O’Reilly for the night. But, Beck had more 25-54 viewers than O’Reilly (888K to 876K). I don’t watch or really even care about the cable news wars, but still…wow. Even though Beck airs before primetime, when there are fewer people watching TV, he had the most 25-54 viewers in the cable news world for the night.


tvbythenumbers.com...



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 05:10 PM
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It doesn't matter what kind of ratings he gets if he's costing them advertisers - the networks want high ratings only because they can then sell advertising for more money.

If they can't get advertisers, the ratings don't mean squat.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 05:21 PM
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Originally posted by xmotex
It doesn't matter what kind of ratings he gets if he's costing them advertisers - the networks want high ratings only because they can then sell advertising for more money.

If they can't get advertisers, the ratings don't mean squat.

Ah, but you don't need the same advertisers as the other guys to be successful and profitable.

A small list of companies just admitted that they don't want to reach 5 million consumers with their marketing message because they disagree with their political beliefs. If I were a board member, I would be livid and calling for heads.

Jon



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 05:31 PM
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EDIT BY KK due to factual inaccuracy pointed out by jsobecky.

Nice one jso.
My bad.

I got PWND.
Star from me.



[edit on 27-8-2009 by kinda kurious]



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 05:39 PM
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KK

Your source points out numbers for the week. 7+mil for Brian Williams.

Glenn Beck attracts 3 mil per night, if I recall.

There's no way Williams gets 7.5 mil viewers/night.

Right? Or am I totally wrong? I just jumped in here, so..

ETA: Beck attracts a daily audience of 2.2 mil. I wanted to correct.

[edit on 27-8-2009 by jsobecky]

[edit on 27-8-2009 by jsobecky]



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 06:02 PM
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Originally posted by xmotex
It doesn't matter what kind of ratings he gets if he's costing them advertisers - the networks want high ratings only because they can then sell advertising for more money.

If they can't get advertisers, the ratings don't mean squat.



Ahem..... This statement is quite contradictary and borders on moronic. Mind you I am by no means calling the poster moronic, simply the statement.

In the world of "Big Advertising" (Not the free newspaper at the market) all that matters are the ratings and the demographics. Both of these categories are a large advertiser's dream.

Beck will continue to draw large sponsorship. Please don't confuse "Your" points of view with an advertisers quest for a successful ad campaign.

Becker



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 06:09 PM
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Originally posted by kinda kurious
EDIT BY KK due to factual inaccuracy pointed out by jsobecky.

Nice one jso.
My bad.

I got PWND.
Star from me.



[edit on 27-8-2009 by kinda kurious]


Nah, you just made an honest mistake.

Don't let it derail the discussion.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 06:10 PM
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UPDATED: As boycott continues, Glenn Beck's audience swells

Don't kid yourselves the advertisers are paying attention

latimesblogs.latimes.com...


An advertising boycott against Fox News host Glenn Beck has succeeded in keeping most major sponsors from running commercials on his show even as the controversial commentator's viewership has grown.

Beck attracted 2.81 million viewers Monday, his third-largest audience since his show launched on Fox News in January, according to Nielsen Media Research data provided by the network. On Tuesday, nearly 2.7 million viewers tuned in, his fifth-largest viewership to date. And the conservative host got a plug from former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin, who urged people to watch his program in a post on her Facebook page.

“FOX News' Glenn Beck is doing an extraordinary job this week walking America behind the scenes of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and outlining who is actually running the White House,” she wrote Wednesday to her 800,000-plus supporters.

Color of Change, an African American political advocacy group, organized the boycott last month to protest Beck’s comment that he believes President Obama is a racist. The group succeeded in securing commitments from at least 36 companies that have pledged not to advertise on his show, including Wal-Mart and Sprint. Some, such as AT&T and Procter & Gamble, were not Beck advertisers to begin with, but their ads had mistakenly appeared on the program. Representatives from those companies reiterated their request not to have spots during his show. Later today, Color of Change plans to announce six more companies that also are declining to be Beck advertisers.t


www.bondaction.org...

Black Group Comes Out In Support Of Glenn Beck

www.bondaction.org...


LOS ANGELES—BOND Action, Inc., a national cultural action organization, has come out in support of FOX News Channel broadcaster Glenn Beck. Beck has been under attack from the radical left-wing group ColorOfChange.org after he said last month that he believes President Obama is “a racist.” ColorOfChange.org was founded by Van Jones; a self-described “rowdy black nationalist.” Jones now serves as White House environmental advisor (czar). So far advertisers including Geico, Ally Bank, and Sargento Cheese have been intimidated into pulling ads off The Glenn Beck Show. “BOND Action, Inc.,will be working to expose the source behind the boycott and counter it,” said Founder and President, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson.

“Glenn Beck is right, Obama is a racist! ” added Rev. Peterson. “Where were the boycotts and outraged activists when President George W. Bush was being falsely maligned as a ‘racist’? This is a blatant double standard. This boycott is an attempt to silence Beck from continuing his expose’ of Barack Obama’s socialist agenda and his radical ‘green jobs czar’ Van Jones.”

ColorOfChange.org claims some 33 advertisers have pulled their ads off The Glenn Beck Show, but that number is reportedly exaggerated. ColorOfChange.org has a checkered past. The group reportedly endorsed outrageous statements by rapper Kanye West that former President Bush gave troops permission to go to New Orleans and shoot black people during Hurricane Katrina. Beck’s television program draws more than 2 million viewers and BOND Action, Inc., is calling on advertisers not to cave in to pressure.

Rev. Peterson said, “ColorOfChange.org claims that it exists to ‘strengthen Black America’s political voice’—but it’s clear that they are a left-wing, racist political group that deal in lies. This attempt to silence Beck is an attack on free speech and must be countered.”


Yea, let us open all the cans of worms shall we?



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 06:17 PM
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Beck can make sence at times but then the rest of the time sounds like a monkey on acid



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 06:17 PM
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Who's Really Bailing on Glenn Beck?
By Mithridate Ombud (Bio | Archive)
August 26, 2009 - 05:11 ET



"...democracy must be more than what the majority insists upon."
Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope

Let me take this opportunity to look into something the media won't touch.
who is bailing on Glenn Beck.

newsbusters.org...


Progressive Insurance. They don't call it "Progressive" for nothing. This Peter Lewis run supawn was the engine that gave $8.5 million dollars to the ACLU.

Verizon/AT&T/Sprint. the site with the little AFL-CIO logo at the top.

Walmart recently "flabbergasted" the National Retail Federation after throwing in for Obama's employer mandate on healthcare. Walmart also has a PAC, of which 64% goes to Democrats in the latest cycle. Oh, one other thing, Walmart's CEO signed the letter announcing this change. Under his signature was the signature of Andrew Stern, President of the Service Employees International Union, and Obama abettor John Podesta, who is chief executive for the Center for American Progress. Why? The SEIU is a union that Glenn has been particularly vocal in outing as an arm of the Obama administration.

"Best Buy appears to be gearing up to re-enter the market in a very big way — this time, though, it looks like its healthcare technology offerings will remain in-house."

UPS. UPS is Teamster turf. The Teamsters are a part of the AFL-CIO. The Teamsters are #10 on OpenSecret.org's Heavy Hitter list, coming in with $27.4 million in donations, 92% of which went to Democrats. FedEx gave 58% of their PAC to Republicans, remember that next time you ship a package.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 06:19 PM
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Originally posted by Northernwolf
Beck can make sence at times but then the rest of the time sounds like a monkey on acid


Funny I never noticed that.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 06:23 PM
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Originally posted by breakingdradles


I hate Glenn Beck and think he is a NWO shill, but is this not an attempt to get him fired because of his stance on subjects, thereby restricting his free speech?

They are pulling their ads because they don't like what he says right?

Are these companies going to potentially lose out on something if people side with him on an issue?

It just dawned on me that these Mega-Corporations can do this to anyone if they wanted to, pull their ads, put it in the news, and try to get them fired.

Your thoughts?

www.huffingtonpost.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


God bless Glenn Beck. I gotta tell you, I want to scream sometimes because NO one is talking the truth. There is some wierd stuff going on and he not only knows it, but has the balls to talk about it. He is my vent. He actually is talking about the crap that is going on and not afraid to. God bless this man. Finally! Someone is speaking up. We need this, guys, so much. Don't hurt the messenger.




posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 06:41 PM
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Beck will continue to draw large sponsorship. Please don't confuse "Your" points of view with an advertisers quest for a successful ad campaign.


If the ratings were all there was to it, these advertisers wouldn't have pulled their ads.

They made a business decision that the bad PR they'd get from advertising on his show outweighed the advertising value of the ads, simply enough.



posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 06:45 PM
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Originally posted by breakingdradles
I hate Glenn Beck and think he is a NWO shill, but is this not an attempt to get him fired because of his stance on subjects, thereby restricting his free speech?

They are pulling their ads because they don't like what he says right?

Are these companies going to potentially lose out on something if people side with him on an issue?


I'd bet that 99 out of 100 shoppers cannot even remember who is boycotting who, and don't change their shopping habits one bit because of the Beck show.

Today it's Beck, tomorrow it will be ______. Who can keep track?



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