How Color of Change Helped Kick Glenn Beck To The Curb
(theLoop21) — The announcement Wednesday that Fox News would end “The Glenn Beck Show” proved nothing short of stunning. After all, Glenn Beck’s not only one of the most high-profile personalities on Fox News but in conservative politics period. So just what did him in? Falling ratings, conflict with Fox executives and an unclear direction for the show all reportedly played a part. But news outlets from the Los Angeles Timesto the St. Petersburg Timessay what likely hurt “The Glenn Beck Show” most was an advertising boycott launched by African-American political group ColorofChange.org after Beck remarked that President Obama harbors “a deep-seated hatred for white people.”
How much damage has the advertising boycott, started in 2009, done over the years? More than 300 sponsors abandoned Beck after Color of Change got a whopping 285,000 people to sign a petition asking the show’s advertisers to leave because of Beck’s race baiting.