Beck: Abusing the Privilege

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Abby Zimet

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Eight more companies, including Wal-Mart, have pulled
their advertising from Fox's increasingly unhinged Glenn Beck after he labelled President
Obama "a racist" with "a deep-seated hatred for white people." Twenty
companies have now pulled their ads, including Best Buy, CVS,
Travelocity, GEICO, Men's Wearhouse, Procter & Gamble, RadioShack
and State Farm Insurance.

"Their action sends a clear message to Glenn Beck: Broadcasters
shouldn't abuse the privilege they enjoy by spewing dangerous and
racially charged hate language over the air" - James Rucker, executive director of
ColorOfChange.org

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