The Huffington Post is celebrating today because the Color of Change has managed to pressure companies into pulling or not consider advertising on Fox’s Glenn Beck Show.
The new companies distancing themselves from Beck include Airware Inc. (makers of Brez anti-snoring aids), Ancestry.com, AT&T, Blaine Labs Inc., Campbell Soup Company, Clorox, Ditech, The Elations Company, Experian (creator of FreeCreditReport.com), Farmers Insurance Group, Johnson & Johnson (makers of Tylenol), Lowe’s, NutriSystem, Sprint, The UPS Store and Verizon Wireless.
According to the article, there are 160,000 Color of Change members. Wow, that’s a LOT, especially stacked up against 2.2 million, on average, who watch Beck’s show. Of course, they’re simply bowing to a majority to keep themselves solvent, right? Right?
What’s that you say? 2.2 million is more than 160,000? Are you saying I have it backwards? But that can’t be! The Huffington Post says… and they’re demanding accountability. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t trust their accountability any further than I trust their math considering they’re all too willing to cater to the 160,000 over the 2.2 million.
It’s a pity for some of them. Lowe’s, today, just lost some business. I need a new toilet, or at least parts to fix it. I woke up this morning to a flooded home office. I’ll find somewhere else to buy the parts for repairs.
Likewise, Johnson & Johnson. I don’t use Tylenol because it simply doesn’t work for me but I do buy other products. I love the Dow bathroom cleaner; scrubbing bubbles and all that. I’m sure I could run down the list and find something they sell that I will no longer buy.
I’m not going to call it a boycott. Nor am I asking for a boycott of those companies, although I will admit it would be nice. I’m simply distrustful of a company that has such horrible math that they would cater to 160,000 over 2.2 million.
I also found an old blog post claiming that Beck drove viewers away from CNN. If it’s all Beck’s fault how come his viewership is going up and theirs is still going down? I suppose they must say something to comfort themselves.
Before their demands for accountability per the Huffington Post article, this group is asking for help in the form of contributions. One wonders if they’re willing to bailout the companies they just rolled.
Crossposted to Red State.
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