Beck Loses Advertisers for Calling Obama a Racist

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2009 8:43 PM CDT
Beck Loses Advertisers for Calling Obama a Racist
Glenn Beck, in 2003.   (AP Photo/Mike Mergen, file)

Glenn Beck's assertion that President Obama is a racist is rattling at least a few advertisers. Procter & Gamble, Progressive Insurance, and have stopped running ads on Beck's Fox show, reports the TV Newser blog on Mediabistro. The network itself isn't hurting, however: A spokesman says the companies have simply moved their ads to different shows. Groups such as are pressuring advertisers to punish Beck.
(Read more Glenn Beck stories.)

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