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Glenn Beck’s ‘Racist’ Comment Sends Advertisers Elsewhere

Beck_8.6.jpgThree companies who had run ads during Glenn Beck‘s Fox News show have distanced themselves from Beck, including LexisNexis-owned Lawyers.com, Procter & Gamble and Progressive Insurance. We’re told a P&G spot inadvertently aired during a weekend Beck broadcast, but that the company never had a regular buy for the show.

The group ColorofChange.org called on their members to pressure advertisers to pull ads from Beck’s show after he called Pres. Obama a “racist” who “has a deep-seated hatred for white people.”

A Fox News spokesperson told TVNewser that the advertisers simply moved their spots from Beck to other programs on the network, “so there has been no revenue lost.”

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