I was at my job today sorting out customer complaints and something caught my eye. 2 people called in today stating that they wanted our company to stop running ads during Glenn Beck's show. That he is a racist. That he and all of FOX NEWS is sending our country into a Nazi hell. Normally that stuff just makes me laugh; the way I see it, how did they customer know he was a racist bigot unless they watched his show? But it was weird to me that 2 people called in, one after another. So, I found out a bit of information about it:
The first link was the actual video referenced in the boycott. The second one is a link to explain the controversy and the boycott.
I don't know if I agree with Glenn Beck i general, as I don't have cable tv so I don't watch FOX news unless I am over my parents house (forced viewing). What bothers me is that Al Franken can publish a book about "Lying Liars" and Keith Olbermann can spew leftist hatred all he wants and nobody boycotts them. Ever. Glenn Beck calls Obama a racist and supposedly, 20 sponsers stop running their ads on his shows. So, when did freedom of speech become a freedom for only the left wing? This makes me so mad. The worst part is, trying to explain this to anyone else (but on here) and people at my job thought I was a racist myself.
So far, only thing it did was boost Glen Becks ratings, and the sponsers who said they pulled out actually never played ads there to begin with. It just gets me so mad that people forget freedom of speech is a right for ALL.....
As I posted in my Facebook today: believes that freedom of speech should always be a right. Even if you don't agree with the pinhead who said it. Anyone who acts on those words blindly should be shot and neutered.