Continuing the Glenn Beck Advertiser Boycott
Before I continue I should note that some advertisers are already backing away from Beck...but they still need to hear from you to re-enforce that. Some advertisers pull are pulling their advertising from Glenn Beck altogether. First of all: GEICO has pulled its ads from the Glenn Beck show. But I think the most responsive and most responsible advertiser so far has been the Men's Warehouse. I can safely say if anyone out there is looking for a men's suit, the Men's Warehouse is a good place to go. When I have the money and need for a new suit (my current one dates back to the Clinton Presidency) I will definitely consider the Men's Warehouse when I go shopping. Then there is Sargento Cheese. They have also pulled their advertising. I will be looking to make sure we buy Sargento if we can...we have in the past but generally I don't pay close attention. Now I will be looking for Sargento and favor them,
But there is more to be done.
This boycott originally comes from MSNBC via Daily Kos:
MSNBC's Donnie Deutsch just called (on air!) for advertisers to boycott Glenn Beck for his "Obama is a racist" screed on Fox (faux) News, after Fox News refused to take responsibility for Beck on their station (they said he was entitled to his opinion...).
"He called this president a 'racist' and a 'hatred of white people', okay? This has to stop. Here's the only way this stops. The reason this man does this, this Glenn Beck does this, is because it attracts viewers, it creates controversy."
He then calls for a boycott of sponsors of Glenn Beck:
"If you're an African-American or white American who's tired of this kind of talk, write to the CEO's of those companies and say: 'you know what, put it somewhere else on Fox News, I'm not saying take it [your advertising] off of Fox News, take it off this man's show."
And here is a list of advertisers to contact:
Contact information (current as of last wikianswers update):
The Procter & Gamble Company (I found them open to my comments and may be cutting back their advertising on Glenn Beck...Please contact them as well and make sure they know the boycott continues. If they respond well to your comment, but something from their company. We should reward the companies that are listening.)
Chairman: Alan G. (A.G.) Lafley
President, CEO, and Director: Robert A. (Bob) McDonald
CFO: Jon R. Moeller
1 Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45202
OH Tel. 513-983-1100
Contact form: http://pg.custhelp.com/...
Chairman: Edward E. (Ed) Whitacre Jr.
President, CEO, and Director: Frederick A. (Fritz) Henderson
EVP and CFO: Ray G. Young
300 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48265-3000
Contact Media Relations at 888-436-6687 (h/t sueroegge)
MI Tel. 313-556-5000
Contact form: http://www.gm.com/...
Chairman: Harvey Golub
President, CEO, and Director: Douglas R. Conant
SVP, CFO, and Chief Administrative Officer: B. Craig Owens
Campbell Soup Company
1 Campbell Place
Camden, NJ 08103-1799
NJ Tel. 856-342-4800
Toll Free 800-257-8443
Contact form: http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/...
Chrysler Group LLC:
Chairman: C. Robert (Bob) Kidder
CEO and Director: Sergio Marchionne
SVP and CFO: Ronald E. Kolka
1000 Chrysler Dr.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2766
MI Tel. 248-576-5741
Toll Free 800-992-1997
Contact form: https://www.chryslergroupllc.com/...
Chairman and CEO: Jeffrey B. (Jeff) Kindler
Chairman Emeritus: William C. Steere Jr.
Chairman Emeritus: M. Anthony Burns
235 E. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10017-5755
NY Tel. 212-573-2323
Contact page: http://www.pfizer.com/...
Chairman: James M. (Jim) Jenness
President, CEO, and Director: A. D. David Mackay
EVP, COO, and CFO: John A. Bryant
1 Kellogg Sq.
Battle Creek, MI 49016-3599
Contact media at 800-323-0768
MI Tel. 269-961-2000
Toll Free 800-962-1413
Media email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Chairman: S. Robson (Rob) Walton
President, CEO, and Director: Michael T. (Mike) Duke
EVP and COO: William S. (Bill) Simon
702 SW 8th St.
Bentonville, AR 72716
AR Tel. 479-273-4000
Contact form: http://walmartstores.com/...
Kraft Foods Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Irene B. Rosenfeld
EVP Operations and Business Services: David A. (Dave) Brearton
EVP and CFO: Timothy R. (Tim) McLevish
3 Lakes Dr.
Northfield, IL 60093
Contact #: 1 800 323 0768
IL Tel. 847-646-2000
Contact form: http://www.kraftfoodscompany.com/...
Nestlé USA, Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Brad Alford
SVP and CFO: Dan Stroud
GLOBE Executive and CIO: Kimberly (Kim) Lund
800 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203
CA Tel. 818-549-6000
Toll Free 800-225-2270
Contact form: http://www.nestleusa.com/...
I want to emphasize that Glenn Beck has a Cosntitutional right to say the crap he says. But we also have a Constitutional right to boycott his sponsors. In both cases it is freedom of expression.
Find out more about Glenn Beck's race-baiting, hate speech and lies at Media Matters.