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According to a Washington Post story by Howard Kurtz, about 200 advertisers have "joined a boycott" of Glenn Beck's program, with Apple abandoning Fox News altogether. From the story:

More than 200 companies have joined a boycott of Beck's program, making it difficult for Fox to sell ads. The time has instead been sold to smaller firms offering such products as Kaopectate, Carbonite, 1-800-PetMeds and Goldline International. A handful of advertisers, such as Apple, have abandoned Fox altogether. Network executives say they believe they could charge higher rates if the host were more widely acceptable to advertisers...

... By calling President Obama a racist and branding progressivism a "cancer," Beck has achieved a lightning-rod status that is unusual even for the network owned by Rupert Murdoch. And that, in turn, has complicated the channel's efforts to neutralize White House criticism that Fox is not really a news organization. Beck has become a constant topic of conversation among Fox journalists, some of whom say they believe he uses distorted or inflammatory rhetoric that undermines their credibility.

Fox News has become the "American Idol" of cable news, utterly dominant, so much so they're planning to target mainstream entertainment networks such as USA and TNT at their upfront pitch to advertisers. But its easy to forget that ratings only matter if your numbers can successfully convince advertisers to purchase time on a program. To hear Kurtz tell it, Beck's program is like that "Twilight Zone" episode where a librarian is left alone with a million books and a broken pair of glasses.





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Wow, that's groundbreaking news there. I bet Ben and Jerrys is next!

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Everyone should boycott all MSM news networks entirely.

Our government needs our help, they have an addiction. Our government is addicted to our money. Since they always have our best interest at heart it's time we return the favor. We need to have an intervention, for the governments own good of course. It's just irresponsible for us to let people with a known money addiction continue to handle our money. Lets have an intervention now so we can help these sick individuals.
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They are just further alienating themselves from the people.

Fox news is the most balanced News network out there.

They lean right, obviously. But notice I said MOST balanced news network. At least they give the other side time int he debate. That is more than I can say for the rest of the MSM.
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They are just further alienating themselves from the people.

Fox news is the most balanced News network out there.

They lean right, obviously. But notice I said MOST balanced news network. At least they give the other side time int he debate. That is more than I can say for the rest of the MSM.
They're all shit. Every single one of the msm networks fucking lie, fear monger, and did I mention they all lie?

Our government needs our help, they have an addiction. Our government is addicted to our money. Since they always have our best interest at heart it's time we return the favor. We need to have an intervention, for the governments own good of course. It's just irresponsible for us to let people with a known money addiction continue to handle our money. Lets have an intervention now so we can help these sick individuals.
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