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A University of Wisconsin law student claims he got 120+ firms to drop their ads for the Glenn Beck program.   The Washington Post says “More than 200 companies have joined a boycott of Beck’s program”.

We must turn this around – conservative supporters can use the same list to urge advertisers to return to Glenn Beck.  Those unconvinced to return can be placed on a boycott list.  Given that only 14% of nation’s workforce is unionized, and even less of those support the radical progressive agenda of their leadership, why would a company side with unpopular unions over a popular leader of the tea party, which recently polled at 48% approval, higher than President Obama and unions. 

In fact, according to Gallup, union popularity has plummeted in recent years to it’s lowest point since Gallup started polling this issue in the 1930s. 

If such a site (to pressure Beck advertisers to return or be boycotted) does not exist already, I will do it myself.  Like any war, there are certain battles that must be won and defending Beck’s right to free speech is one of the most important – we must fight back.

In the meantime, I wanted to share an email SEIU sent out today – apparently, they smell blood in the water, after 120+ advertisers dropped their support for Glen Beck, so they’re going after the rest, including the Ad Council – see below:

Dear     ,

At least 120 advertisers have reportedly dropped their ads from Glenn Beck’s Fox News program since he called President Obama a "racist" who has a "deep-seated hatred for white people" last summer.

Since that time, Beck has not slowed his demonizing on-air rampages. Recently, he suggested that the progressive movement and the Democratic leadership are "wielding a gun [that] they’re ready to use against the American people."

Over 6,000 people joined you in petitioning Beck’s sponsors last week. Now, we need to send a message to Fox’s remaining advertisers: Put your money where your mouth is.

The Ad Council is one of several dozen brands that has recently advertised on The Glenn Beck Show. In fact, on Wednesday they ran a PSA on behalf of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s campaign for child seat safety.

Will you call The Ad Council at 212-984-1923 and ask them to stop supporting Glenn Beck’s brand of hate? (You’ll be connected with the Manager of Corporate Communications). Report how the call went:  http://action.seiu.org/page/s/stopbeckads4

In  Solidarity,

Michelle Ringuette

In the letter, they mention that “6000 people” joined their effort get advertisers to drop Glenn Beck.  Wow – 6000.  So, should companies, like the Ad Council, listen to the millions that watch Beck’s show or to the 6000 that do not?

These folks are small in number but can be effective unless conservatives respond.  We must let these same advertisers know that they’ll lose millions of customers if they cave to the hard left.

PLEASE CALL THE AD COUNCIL and let them know you support Glenn Beck and you oppose SEIU’s attempt to shut down free speech in America.


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Glenn-Beck SEIU features, on it’s home page, a campaign to send letters to Glenn Beck advertisers.  I love finding campaigns like this – because it gives me a chance to directly lobby the same people, politicians and companies the left is targeting, but with my principled conservative message included in the "comments" section that accompanies each letter to give it a "personal touch".

Here’s the campaign and letter:

“Add your name asking Glenn Beck’s advertisers to stop sponsoring hate.

Sign your name and leave a comment for Glenn Beck’s remaining advertisers letting them know that as long as they support his show, they are inextricably linked to the threatening calls, racist taunts and dangerous behavior being displayed by "Tea Party" Republicans across the country.

We’ll be sure to deliver the following letter to Beck’s sponsors

To President/CEO & Board:

I want to alert you to the fact that Glenn Beck – whose show you sponsor on FOX – is using his platform to make outlandish accusations about the President and Democrats and to advance baseless theories that prey on race-based fears.

His kind of rhetoric can instigate unbalanced individuals into committing rash and violent acts. 

I presume your company does not want to enable such rhetoric, nor have your products or services associated with the kind of views and tactics espoused by Beck. I urge you to immediately cease all advertising on the Glenn Beck Program on the FOX News Channel.”

Like many other “personal lobbying” tools, it provides a form to add your name (I use one of our founders), email (I use one they can’t trace) and additional content in a comments box – here’s what I wrote in mine: 

This is the ‘Astroturf’ Speaker Pelosi warned about – from the left! Please ignore these pleas from the Progressive fascists from SEIU. 

"First of all, the charges are baseless. There’s nothing ‘race-based’ about fearing, for the first time in history, America’s loss of a AAA credit rating because the President and Congressional Democrats are bankrupting U.S. and leaving our children a debt they cannot repay simply to help their union buddies ride out Obama’s economic storm. 

Second, only 14% of US is a member of unions like SEIU. Even if their membership agreed with their leadership’s Progressive agenda (most don’t), a 14% membership means that for every union member who stops watching Glenn Beck, 7 non-union members will watch Glenn Beck, and buy your products, because of his pro-freedom, Common Sense, anti-Progressive message. 

Please keep supporting Glenn Beck and 86% of Americans will support your company."

If handled properly, campaign’s like this one, with the stated intention of shutting down Glenn Beck’s free speech, can have the opposite effect.  Some companies may get SEIU letters and cave to union pressure.  Some may take a fresh look at how unpopular unions are and shift more dollars to popular shows like Glenn Beck because it makes financial sense.  But I hope many CEOs and VPs of Marketing are like many other Americans – they’re patriotic, they value free speech, they resent SEIU’s manipulative tactics and campaigns like this will only strengthen their resolve to support others who value freedom.


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