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

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 “Since being notified of our presence within the Glenn Beck programme, we have withdrawn all Waitrose advertising from the Fox News channel with immediate effect and for all future TV advertising campaigns.”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.

15 comments

  1. Pingback: Twitter Trackbacks for Glenn Beck manages to get Fox News dumped in the UK! « Eideard [eideard.wordpress.com] on Topsy.com
  2. hybridace101

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

    • moss

      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!

  3. Jägermeister

    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?

    • eideard

      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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s