April 6, 2011

Glenn Beck and Fox News Agree to Go Their Separate Ways

How toxic do you have to be in order for Fox News to say that they don't want you anymore? Glenn Beck found out today when Fox News indicated that they would not renew their contract for his TV show ... or as I choose to read it -- 'Glenn Beck, YOU'RE FIRED!'

recall the energy that we put into the ColorOfChange.org campaign to encourage over 300 companies to boycott the Glenn Beck television show. Over 285,000 of us signed petitions and made phone calls to Beck's advertisers ... and they stayed away over the past two years.

There are at least three reasons that Glenn Beck is off the air:
  1. Content - Beck continues to have shows devoted to race-baiting ("Obama has a deep-seated hatred of white people"), conspiracy theorizing, odd stories about the impact of Islam religion on American government and ancient Babylon. Beck's show often is unwatchable. He truly seems crazy.
  2. Incitement to Violence - Beck calls himself the "progressive hunter" and often his followers are willing to carry out his orders in real life.
  3. Finances - When you lose over 300 advertisers ... that has gotta hurt! Beck’s lack of advertisers made him a financial liability for Fox, and it’s clear that this was a driving factor in his departure from Fox.
Glenn Beck now joins Dr. Laura Schlessinger as media personalities with racist attitudes is no longer tolerated in polite company. Both will be remembered for their failures that led to their removal from the big stage.

Glenn Beck is now free to try to re-invent himself -- however, methinks that he will always be known as a hate-monger who is willing to say ANYTHING in an effort to create racial fear and tension for political and personal gain.

This is a great victory for ColorOfChange.org! Read their statement here.

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