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33 of Glenn Beck's advertisers pull ads from show



Following "racist" comment regarding President Obama, 33 companies that formerly advertised on Glenn Beck's show on FoxNews have directed their ads not be aired during his show anymore. At least 1 company has pulled advertising from the FoxNews channel as a whole.

Companies that have directed that their advertising no longer be aired during Glenn Beck show include:
- Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
- CVS Caremark
- Procter & Gamble
- Progressive Insurance
- Travelocity
- Clorox
- Sprint
- LexisNexis-owned Lawyers.com
- Allergan (maker of Restasis)
- Ally Bank (a unit of GMAC Financial Services)
- Best Buy
- Broadview Security
- Re-Bath
- The UPS Store (pulled ads from entire FoxNews channel)

In explaining why they pulled ads from Beck's program, a spokesperson from CVS Caremark stated: "We support vigorous debate, especially around policy issues that affect millions of Americans, but we expect it to be informed, inclusive and respectful."

Associated Press article here.

Do you want to see the comments Beck made that got him in trouble? Click here to watch on YouTube.


Edit 8/25/09:

Additional companies distancing themselves from Beck:
- Airware Inc. (makers of Brez anti-snoring aids)
- Ancestry.com
- AT&T
- Blaine Labs Inc.
- Campbell Soup Company
- Ditech
- The Elations Company
- Experian (creator of FreeCreditReport.com)
- Farmers Insurance Group
- Johnson & Johnson (makers of Tylenol)
- Lowe's
- NutriSystem
- Verizon Wireless.

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