Most sane people have long since come to the realization that Fox News’ Glenn Beck was batshit crazy and now it seems that his advertisers are realizing it as well. Apparently his latest comments towards President Obama were the final straw.
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — 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, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway /quotes/comstock/13*!brk.a (BRK .A 101,800, -450.00, -0.44%) /quotes/comstock/13*!brk.b (BRK .B 3,330, -24.87, -0.74%) ; Procter & Gamble /quotes/comstock/13*!pg/quotes/nls/pg (PG 52.01, -0.29, -0.55%) ; Sargento Cheese; and Progressive Insurance /quotes/comstock/13*!pgr/quotes/nls/pgr (PGR 16.26, -0.17, -1.04%) , according to the companies and Color of Change, one group that is organizing a campaign against the program.
So how will we survive if we lose Beck’s wonderful perspectives on politics like those from the video below?