Companies Boycotting Fox News

Posted: 03/29/2010 by that's Elbert in bias, TV
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Twitter user “jpconnorjr” posted a tweet about Apple boycotting Fox News because of Glen Beck’s show. I’m not sure if this was a recent development or if this is old news. The far left has pressured several advertisers to avoid Beck’s opinion show and with some even avoiding the whole network. If Apple has wussed out and jumped ship, it looks like Jon Scott and Jane Skinner, hosts of the network’s 11AM show “Happening Now” need to start covering those Apple logos on the back of their MacBooks.

It’s understandable that companies pick where they want their ads placed. If a company didn’t want ads placed on a news opinion show, they certainly have the right to act on that. It does seem stupid to avoid a ratings goldmine, considering Fox leaves their news rivals CNN and MSNBC in the dust. If these boycotters leave their ads at the opinion/news networks CNN and MSNBC, I sure hope there are getting a bargain. They sure aren’t reaching the market they could get.

To toss this in, if by the same standards Fox News is judged as “opinion” reporting, then CNN and MSNBC would have no problem falling into the same category, the one they have comfortably been in for years.

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  1. Frank Calio says:

    Elbert 20 advertisers have dumped Beck including Wal-Mart, Geico, Radio Shack, and Travelocity for his comments calling the president over and over as a guy who has a deep seated hatred for white people; “This guy is a racist,” he says.
    I don’t think that has anything to do with being liberal, just plain stupid and racists himself. It’s commentators like him who incite riots and demostrations. The guy is a loose cannon.

  2. Frank, you’re saying that Glen Beck is a racist?

    • Frank Calio says:

      Elbert those were his words according to Google and the program which he said what I quoted you.
      Thanks again for your help Wednesday evening. Enjoyed the conversation as well, nice finally meeting you.

  3. I don’t agree with all of Glen Beck’s views but I don’t believe him to be a racist. As for Obama, I think he’s too smart to be a racist, but he did attend church for years under a minister who is most definitely a racist. Then again, one would think Obama would have been smart enough to leave the church of the Rev. Jeremiah “God Damn America” Wright, especially when he began rising politically.

    I wonder how many advertisers would be willing to drop Keith Olbermann, a truly nasty race baiter who continuously attacks conservative groups by referring to them as the “Tea Klux Klan.” Accusations of racism are very serious, and it is fairly obvious when someone is race baiting (“You’re only criticizing Obama’s policies because he’s black! Never mind that you criticized the same policies under Clinton and Bush!”)

    I have met a number of people who are involved in what would be called “tea party” groups, and while I don’t necessarily agree with all of their views, I’m satisfied that they are neither bad people nor racists.

  4. swampcritter2 says:

    Over 40 years ago we had in this country a comedian by the name of Lenny Bruce. Lenny didn’t invent tasteless or obscene comedy, but he came to exemplify it. A lot of his material IMO was tasteless and obscene, but he was capable of making a few somewhat prescient statements.
    One such statement was that everyone black and white should use the dreaded “N” word, and use it often. When he said this his audiences were often aghast, but Lenny explained that if enough people use the word (this was during the 60s} it would come to mean nothing, it’s use as a humiliating slur would be rendered null and void. The Liberal Left ate this up, but apparently they’ve forgotten Lenny’s words. They’ve thrown out the “R” Rascist word so many times, it has lost it’s value to shock. It has come to mean nothing. Why bother to take these people seriously at all?