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Glenn Beck manages to get Fox News dumped in the UK!

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Waitrose, which prides itself more on its “quality food, honestly priced” than staring down rightwing attack dogs, has become the latest firm to pull its ads from Fox News after presenter Glenn Beck’s remarks about the US president….

Beck’s outbursts prompted dozens of companies – among them Wal-Mart, Best Buy and Travelocity – to withdraw their adverts from his show for fear that their businesses might become tainted by association.

Now Waitrose, which advertises on the channel carried by Sky in Britain, has followed suit after customers complained about the Glenn Beck Show.

An angry Waitrose shopper who emailed the chain to express his distaste over its decision “to be associated with this particular form of rightwing cant” received an apology last week.

We take the placement of our ads in individual programmes very seriously, ensuring the content of these programmes is deemed appropriate for a brand with our values,” said a customer services spokesman. “Since being notified of our presence within the Glenn Beck programme, we have withdrawn all Waitrose advertising from the Fox News channel with immediate effect and for all future TV advertising campaigns.”

It’s called voting with your wallet, folks.

You boycott idiot TV Talking Heads with the press of a button on your remote. Cumulative emails encourage sponsors to do the same.

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Written by Ed Campbell

October 5, 2009 at 2:00 am

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  2. This just shows to go you, sometimes when you tell people to get a clue, they do!
    :-)

    Cinaedh

    October 5, 2009 at 7:10 am

  3. Here’s the problem: I don’t think Beck cares about what overseas audiences think. It’s about what appeals to American audiences.

    hybridace101

    October 5, 2009 at 9:04 am

    • What Fox/Sky/Murdoch care about is making money. Politics gets in the way significantly, he moves.

      After all, to cover his buns in NYC, he threw a fundraiser at his penthouse – for Hillary!

      moss

      October 5, 2009 at 9:10 am

  4. I don’t watch FOX so I don’t know what to boycott.

    Mr. Fusion

    October 5, 2009 at 11:08 am

  5. Glenn Beck was an asshat when he started on WFLA radio in the Tampa Bay area many years ago. He still is.

    hhopper

    October 5, 2009 at 12:05 pm

  6. We should make a website to to keep track of which advertisers who support the various shows on TV. That way people can make a better choice of where to put there money. boycott-these.org?

    Jägermeister

    October 5, 2009 at 3:20 pm

  7. Wow… where did they get inspiration for that site design?

    Jägermeister

    October 6, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    • This guy must get around.

      Mr. Fusion

      October 6, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    • I thought I posted a comment but it disappeared. Hhmmm.

      Anyway,

      The same guy must have designed this place. I knew a girl years ago that had lived there.

      [edit: our spam filter thought there was something suspicious about the link - it's up, now]

      Mr. Fusion

      October 6, 2009 at 4:55 pm

      • LOL – True! :D I’ve passed by those buildings in Montréal. Imagine the heating bill in the winter…

        Jägermeister

        October 6, 2009 at 5:24 pm

  8. Nice crossposting.

    Jägermeister

    February 28, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    • Don’t jump so fast. Sheesh.

      I check comments for spam a few times/day. If they’re obviously bots – like the dweeb you were referencing – I smash ‘em.

      Otherwise – as we know – sometimes they stay, sometimes they go.

      It gets gray 1ce in a while.

      eideard

      February 28, 2010 at 6:34 pm

      • Sorry… I get this roid rage when I see crossposted stuff…

        Jägermeister

        February 28, 2010 at 7:13 pm


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