Glenn Beck runs out of sponsors — for four straight days, activists saySubmitted by doctor011 on Wed, 02/17/2010 - 14:27
An American political advocacy group aimed at empowering black voices in politics announced Tuesday that the British broadcast of Fox News' Glenn Beck show was forced to run without any paid advertisers last week after the last of the program's corporate sponsors bailed.
"With the latest group of defections from Beck's overseas broadcast, Fox News Channel was forced to fill commercial breaks with news headlines and local weather updates from its U.K.-based sister network, Sky News, instead of paid advertisements," the website StopBeck.com announced. The site is a project of ColorOfChange.org.
Beck's broadcast has been beset by advertising woes since the controversial Fox host declared that President Barack Obama was a "racist," a remark that set off a flurry of protests. Critics said that Beck's comment was itself racist.
Beck's 2009 comment included the remark that he believed Obama had "a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture," and "I'm not saying that he doesn't like white people. I'm saying he has a problem,"
"This guy is, I believe, a racist," he added. http://rawstory.com/2010/02/glenn-beck-runs-ads-uk-straight-... http://stopbeck.com/