Glenn Beck calls Obama “racist”, Fox News loses major advertisers
18 Aug, 2009
That’s not what I found impressive about this situation. Word on the street is that many of Fox News’ major advertisers like Geico Insurance, Walmart, Best Buy and more are pulling their ads from The Glenn Beck Program.
Other ads which have run during that slot in error have sent PR departments scrambling to announce those ads were a mistake and never meant to be aired with that show.
The Consumist is asking if these companies pulling these ads affects your perception of them. Personally I feel that any companies that make business decision based less on projected revenues and more on principles are ones that have shown their human side making them a favorable place to do business, even if thier motive was only ever to appear as such. I think one can’t help but have their perception altered by such a story.
From The Huffington Post: Walmart, CVS, Best Buy, GMAC Among 8 Major Companies To Pull Ads From Glenn Beck Show
From Reuters: Fox News’ “Glenn Beck” loses advertisers