|The Turncoat List:
These companies have confirmed pulling their ads from Glenn…
|Best Buy 888-237-8289|
|WM and BB broke agreement and put ads on Olbermann and Ed Show|
|Healthy Choice (ConAgra)|
Here is the updated boycott list. Best Buy and Walmart are the newest additions. They had been on the “watch list” because they had both stated that they just weren’t going to advertise on an political shows, but they’ve been caught advertising on Olbermann (surprise, surprise), which I find particularly funny because the people who watch him are the ones trying to put companies like theirs out of business. Wow, that’s some management you’ve got going on there, Walmart.
I wrote both Best Buy and Walmart to express my extreme displeasure with their advertising choices. Walmart will, by far, be the most difficult of all the companies to boycott (I thought General Mills was tough!). I do all of my grocery shopping at Walmart because they are generally so much cheaper than all the other grocery stores, but this is where I draw the line. I’ve always defended Walmart, but not any longer. I will be shopping at Fry’s unless/until Walmart reverses its decision.
Of course, I urge everyone to follow my lead. I’m not sure if I’ve blogged about my reasoning before, but it’s so NOT about whether or not you agree with Glenn Beck or even like him. It’s about freedom of speech. There are all kinds of political news personalities out there who say all kinds of things that offend all kinds of people. Why is Beck being targeted? One advertiser said it was because Beck said Nancy Pelosi should be poisoned. Considering I watch every television show and listen to every radio show, this revelation surprised me. Then, I watched the purported video “proof”: http://www.defendglenn.com/sargento-worst-company-in-the-world.html (scroll down a little bit). Really? Beck said Pelosi should be poisoned? Pretty sure it was a joke and he didn’t even come close to saying she should be poisoned. Meanwhile, the group that’s pushing this whole Beck boycott thing is Color of Change, which you may recall is the radical group that Van Jones, the recently resigned “special advisor” to the president, helped create. If the advertisers decide not to advertise on ANY political shows, that is fine, but this pick-and-choose-based-on-ideology thing doesn’t cut it.
This is America. If you truly believe in free speech, you defend the right of those who offend you the most.