Glenn Beck Under Attack; Melt “Their” Phone Lines (UPDATED)

It appears the liberal left is coming for Glenn Beck, and we need to let everyone who will listen know that they are using their tried and true method of scaring the bejesus out of advertisers.  It also appears the White House is deeper involved in the shenanigans behind the boycotting of Beck’s advertisers; but that is another post.

A few days ago I read this post by John Galt and started working on an article.  Here are two important excerpts that apply to this situation, and to the future campaign of the idiot-in-charge.

An Open Letter to the 9-12 Movement and the Tea Party Participants

That is how the left did it. They realized decades ago that protesting the candidates or politicians accomplished nothing but by boycotting the contributors on a local basis you can create pain that will piss off the donors and finally get legitimate recognition that the media will not ignore. Think about “Joe’s Chevrolet” should it be on that list. How many customers do you think will avoid the ‘Cash for Clunker’s’ bargains if there are two hundred protesters on the sidewalk in front of their business on a Saturday afternoon because the owner decided to pay bribe money to a local politician? You can not win calling, you can not win faxing, you can not win whining to Mr. Beck on the radio; you must adapt, change and confront.

Now for the first class stamp. A major corporation like a Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, etc. could care less about one letter. But a million letters a day? Yeah, that would get their attention. Do not waste your time on sending letters to companies where the government has direct control or ownership like Bank of America, Citigroup, Fannie Mae, GM, etc. Work on the medium sized companies that do not have the staff or personnel to handle the load. Look for a mid-Fortune 500 or Fortune 1000 company for example with revenues less than one billion bucks, but enough to contribute to the anti-American politicians and causes. A semi-trailer full of bags of mail for a week will slow their company processes down and with polite letters mixed in with their regular mail either force a public comment about their support for Obamanation policies or better yet, force them to withdraw financial support for those politicians (the real goal) who think you are just another right wing radical nut clutching your Bible and gun. This is more of a 9-12 Project type of thing but in your letters, please be factual, polite and do not curse. Most importantly, hand write every one of them and thank your local Post Office for the hard work those poor folks put into the effort carrying all the mail. They are just schmucks like us, trying to get by.

That is how the nuts work gang. They want to disrupt and hijack funding, not convince the masses they are right or wrong. They realized this in the 1990’s and moved accordingly. I would suggest those of you so inclined to make a difference consider your position, your liabilities and these tactics as there are oh so many more which one can use if you read their playbook or just remember what annoyed the hell out of you in the late 1970’s.

You may have been hearing or reading about ColorOfChange and Glenn Beck’s advertisers but in all the screaming coming from the MSM about “un-American” “nazis” this story is getting lost and it is could very well be a game-changer if Beck is muzzled and no longer exposes the connections behind this administration.

Obama Official Linked to Racially Charged Boycott of Glenn Beck

A racially charged activist group called “Color of Change” founded by Van Jones, a special advisor to the Obama Administration, is trying to silence popular radio and Fox News personality Glenn Beck by calling for a boycott of Beck’s TV advertisers.

On July 28th, Beck made a comment on the Fox & Friends morning show about Obama’s reaction to the arrest of Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. During the discussion of “Professor-Gate,” Beck connected the President’s past association with Rev. Jeremiah Wright to Obama’s comment that Cambridge police officer, Sgt. James Crowley, acted stupidly.  Though Beck acknowledged most of the Obama administration is in fact white, he concluded that the President’s world experience made him a “racist.”

Now “Color of Change” has bullied at least five of Beck’s big advertisers — SC Johnson, Progressive Insurance, Geico, Procter & Gamble and Nexus Lexis — to pull their ads from Beck’s national cable program.  Jones, the founder of “Color of Change,” was named Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality — a key administrative post — this past March.

Putting tax-payer dollars to dubious use, the not-for-profit organization has hired well-heeled Hollywood publicist Ken Sunshine to further instigate the boycott.

From RedState:

Here’s the list of the groups that have boycotted Glenn Beck. Let them know you disagree. Let them know you will boycott them for kowtowing to Barack Obama’s worshippers, brownshirts, goons, and thugs.

SC Johnson:
Fisk Johnson Chairman & CEO
Phone: (262)260-2000

Petrell Ozbay
Senior Global Public Affairs Manager
Phone: (262) 260-2114

Progressive Insurance:
Glenn Renwick, President & CEO- (440)461-5000

Linda Harris, Advertising & Sponsorships

Tony Nicely
Chairman, President & CEO, Insurance Operations
(301) 986-2462

Chris Tasher, GEICO Media Relations

Are you ready to melt some phone lines and tie up some companies with actual snail mailed letters that they have to spend time and money handling?  Are you ready to send this post to all your email lists? Are you ready to drop this link on other sites? Just remember to be polite.  We are not the screaming, trashcan throwing, unwashed anarchists I saw bussed into the WTO riots in Seattle in 1999.

(UPDATE: A Support Glenn Beck Site)

(UPDATE #2: Add Sargento to the list:

Company on Decision to Pull Ads from Beck TV Show: ‘We Do Not Want to be Associated with Hateful Speech’

What constitutes “hateful speech?” It depends on the views of the individual, or in this case the advocacy group propagating the claim.

Earlier this week, Plymouth, Wisc.-based Sargento Food, Inc., along with several other companies, pulled their advertising from the Fox News Channel’s “Glenn Beck” program at the behest of a campaign by Color of Change, an advocacy group.

Barbara Gannon, vice president of Corporate Communications & Government Relations for Sargento Foods Inc., told the Business & Media Institute why her company decided to stop advertising during the Fox News Channel program.

“I can confirm that Sargento has instructed our media buyer to not buy advertising that would appear during the Glenn Beck Show,” Gannon said in an e-mail to the Business & Media Institute on Aug. 14. “We market our products to people regardless of their political affiliations. As a business, we sometimes disagree with the administration’s policies. Yet we do not want to be associated with hateful speech used by either liberal or conservative television hosts.”

Rahm Emanuel’s Connections and the 31 year old running GM:

By Logistics Monster


  • Listen, as much as Beck seems to have hit things on the head, he was in trouble about 4 years ago while on the radio in Florida. He made some statements that were quite racist himself. It got a lot of play, you can probably find it by doing a search.

    The problem I have with Beck is that he will revert. Right now, he goes after the Democrats, justifiably so, and some Republican stuff. BUT, he doesn’t tell the whole story nor does he refer to recent history. Some of the stuff he complains about was typical of Bush, also. But he never goes there. I’m not only talking about policy, but also personality.

    If he were truly an “independent” voice, he’d be more even in his criticism, because the right is part of this mess big time. He’d put it in this bigger context.

    The problem is, that once the GOP returns, Beck won’t be going after them. I can bet on it. The same thing with Limbaugh. He started against the Democrats on justifiable grounds. But, be careful…He would never criticize Iraq, for example. He’s an ideologue getting GOP talking points even though he claims to be “independent.” He’s “conservative” with all the trappings and he was saying that a few months ago, non-stop because he thought the Republicans weren’t conservative enough!

    I don’t like any campaign against a talk show host, but the Obama crowd will do it against ANYBODY. But didn’t Bush also cut out reporters and not allow them in the press corps? Sound familiar? Didn’t Obama cut a few off the passenger list on the campaign trail?

    But, people also have to know that Beck is going to turn on them in the long run. He’s no saint. He’s got his agenda. He’s making big bucks. I think he can help himself. I won’t because in the long run, he’ll turn on the Democrats who now support him when the Republicans get back into power.

  • IA, I hope you are wrong about Glen Beck. My whole family adores him, and will not miss one minute of his broadcasts if they can help it. Bothe radio and tv.

    I like the guy. I like what he has to say. He sees this administration and what they are trying to do the same way that I see it.

    I have utmost respect for you and your opinion IA, but on this matter I will hold my own counsel.

  • no-nonsence-nancy -

    OK, Iv’e tried to post this twice. This is my last time for the addresses of the advertisers. All but Geico, which I can’t find.

    Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO
    1525 Howe St.
    Rocine, Wisconsin 52403-5011

    The Progressive Corporation
    Linda Harris, Advertising and Spomsorships
    6300 Wilson Mills Rd.
    Mayfield Village, Ohio 44143

    Petrell Ozbay, Senior Global Public Affairs Manager
    350 Hudson St. Suite 300
    New York, NY 10014

    Glen Renwick, President and CEO
    Progressive Insurance
    901 Cherry Ave.
    San Bruno, CA 94006

  • no-nonsence-nancy -

    Sorry, folks, I’m not crazy, even though it is the wee hours of the morning. It posted two of them at a time.

  • no-nonsence-nancy -

    Sorry, it posted two of them at one time. Time to go to bed. Goodnight.

  • California Patriot -

    IA-Grl: I’ve heard negative things about GB too, i.e. he’s an actor, he’s working for the man, he has an agenda, he’s keeping us distracted, etc. I also saw a YouTube where he ranted against the families of the 9/11 victims saying he hated them.

    So I don’t know who he really is, but I do know that he’s speaking about things that no other television personality will address, and that feels so damn good.

  • Practical Madman -

    I listen to Glenn every day on the radio (I don’t watch TV at all) and I, for the most part, respect his passion for the constitution and this country. But, in the long run, he is a disinformation agent with an agenda. His rants about 9-11 truthers, and his denial of the FEMA camps, to me, proves that he is really working one side for the banksters. When he gets on his disinformation rants, he looses all credibility with me. He is part of the agenda to divide us and keep us off balance, so therefore he is to be listened to with a cautious ear. United we stand, divided we fall, and this is the banksters plan.

  • The days of blindly following any one is over. That said we need to have someone who has the forum to deliver things we would not find out anywhere else.

    If in fact Beck turns out to have his own agenda he will be exposed because I do not know of anyone who is in this fight that will not be skeptical of everyone.

    The internet and camera phones no longer allow people to hid the truth about themselves.

    This is about why does the WH want him off the air, he must be telling the truth about things they do not want out there.

    “Trust but verify” Ronald Regan. Nobody is above scrutiny , we just have to following the truth.

  • no-nonsence-nancy, thank you for the addresses of the sponsors.

  • Apparently the Glenn Beck petition site (linked above in DT’s post) had to make certain elements private, because the obots were apparently data mining the signature page for information.

  • Leaping Spark -

    We must bear in mind that Hannity, Limbaugh, and Beck are entertainers, they have no show without someone to attack. Their target used to be Bush and now it is Obama. Believe me all of them are stopping short of exposing the real Obama, as they know it would cost them their jobs if they revealed the real truths behind our Communist President.

  • Wonder why the death panel provision was dropped?—because it already exists.

    HR1 aka Porkulus Bill contains 1.1 billion to fund the:

    Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research.

    The purpose for the council is to empower an unelected bureaucracy to make hard decisions about health care rationing that elected politicians are politically unable to make.

  • Sad commentary that a government official would deliberately move to silence free speech. Jones is a convicted felon and did jail time. Taxpayer money was used to fund this guy, and his position isn’t even specified by the constitution. This is a “kill one, scare the rest” message.

    We have now entered phase II of the fascist takeover.

  • no-nonsence-nancy -

    I keep getting knocked out of this site. I’m getting suspicious.

    Kathy- I have the address of Geico. It is:

    Government Employees Insurance Co.
    1 Geico Blvd
    Fredricksburg, VA 22412

    I guess this is the same address for Tony Nicely and Chris Tasher.

  • Beck is telling the truth against Obama up to a point. But, I would have more faith in him if he had told the truth about Bush…

    I think he’s doing the work of Republicans in the long run.
    Do you ever hear Republicans rail against the business interest of healthcare? I heard Orrin Hatch doing the Repub response today…it’s all about big government. Fine. But, the fact is that BIG BUSINESS has profited for years by setting preconditions, retroactive denial, etc. etc. I’m supposed to believe that the GOP suddenly care about Grandma?? If they did, wouldn’t they be attacking the role of Big Business as well as Big Government?

    They were the ones who gave us lies about the costs of Medicare Part D (Mitch Daniels, now gov. of Indiana). Part D is not a benefit, it is a scam. You never come out whole with it. You lose money paying premiums and basically getting the same discount that we had with the discount card programs prior to D. Then the donut hole completely blows the whole deal.

    If Beck were truly a neutral party he would be railing against big gov AND big business, as would the GOP. Crickets!!!!

  • IA- I have heard Beck speak out several times against Medicare Part D.

    Did you ever watch him when he was on CNN? That was when I first saw him, he spoke against Bush. He was also the only at the time that showed clips as to what was being said from the Islamic Clerics. Although he does not do that on Fox he did do it on CNN.

    I do not listen to him on radio, so I do not know what he says there.

  • Beck may be right. But it is not conclusive that Obama is a racist. Beck has not made a good enough case. He messed up strategically. he should have stuck to his claims about a government structure that is not constitutionally permitted… all the 32 czars, and the denials of free speech and all the lies going on and misrepresentations. Let others come to the conclusion. He was so passionate that it spilled over and now he is in trouble. Unfortunate, because Beck is ahead of most of us on spotting what is going on. He announced the conclusion that wasn’t conclusive and now is suffering. Bad move, Glenn… you didn’t have to do that.

  • This was a stupid move on the part of these companies! Not only did they proclaim themselves as enemies of the Truth but they also put a spotlight on Glenn from which he gets more exposure. Just as Jackie Smith exposed millions to the message of Michael Savage, so will this expose the message of Glenn. We should all send SC Johnson, Progressive and Cave man co. a big thanks for spreading the message.

  • NormaJean -

    My response from Progressive:
    Thank you for reaching out to us.

    Some media reports have created the incorrect impression that Progressive pulled advertising in response to specific comments made on a show, but that is not the case. We did not buy advertising time on the The Glenn Beck Program, so when we learned that our ad had aired during the show, we corrected the error. I hope this clarifies the situation.


    Michelle B.
    Progressive Internet Representative

  • Norma,

    That is a nice little back peddle from Progressive. The facts still stand that they have, and continue to fund the ultra-left. I am surprised the Glenn Beck program will allow them to advertise on his program considering their Sorosian philosophy.

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