This article is from Redstate, which I must note in fairness I’m lifting wholesale. (I don’t think they’ll mind this one time.) I couldn’t say this any better. Still, click that link above and give Erick a hit for his trouble, please.
We can’t let them win. If they win with Beck, they’ll be emboldened to go after even more people.
A while back, Glenn Beck called Barack Obama a “racist.” Given all the terrorists, thugs, and racists Barack Obama has chosen as close personal friends (see e.g. Rev. Wright), it’s not a stretch to say it.
In fact, Obama’s Green Jobs Czar, the convicted felon and [Editor’s Note: I actually find this on blogs, but haven’t found it on a real news site, so I’m striking] self-declared communist Van Jones, has direct ties to the organization that’s trying to shut down Glenn Beck. Jones’s group has hired a big Hollywood PR firm and they are pressuring Glenn’s advertisers to stop advertising. If not, they’ll lead a boycott.
We need to strike back and boycott these groups for ditching Beck. If they are going to fold so easily in the face of Obama brownshirts, we must push back. If not, who’ll be next?
Here’s the list of the groups that have boycotted Glenn Beck. Let them know you disagree. Let them know you will boycott them for kowtowing to Barack Obama’s worshippers, brownshirts, goons, and thugs.
Fisk Johnson Chairman & CEO
Senior Global Public Affairs Manager
Phone: (262) 260-2114
Glenn Renwick, President & CEO- (440)461-5000
Linda Harris, Advertising & Sponsorships
Chairman, President & CEO, Insurance Operations
Chris Tasher, GEICO Media Relations
UPDATE: Matthew Vadum commented and also emailed to note he had written about this yesterday. You can read what he wrote here.
I should also note in fairness that the founder of Progressive Insurance is a huge supporters of liberal causes and it’s not surprising they would be the first to bail on somebody like Beck. Still, they are also businessmen, and letting them know we’re annoyed can only hurt their bottom line eventually.
It’s really hard to be a good businessman and a good Progressive at the same time. Let’s show them why.