And now the bad: Glenn Beck is extremely dangerous

Posted: July 30, 2009 in Uncategorized
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I imagine you’ve either seen or heard of the video of Glenn beck calling President Obama a racist. I’m all about free speech. He has a right to say whatever he wants. What he is saying, however, is a plea to white racial victimization, which is a fear tactic that has historically been used by the White Power Movement, the Ku Klux Klan, and Neo-Nazis to incite violence and oppression against people of color. There are enough paranoid Americans who share Beck, Hannity, Buchanan, Limbaugh et al’s obsession with the idea that white people are losing their power and their rights that these statements represent a legitimate threat, not only to President Obama, but to people of all colors, period. This ideology that white people are at risk from shadowy people of color who will hurt them is a cornerstone of just about every right-wing wingnut who’s ever committed an act of racial violence.

James Von Brunn, The Holocaust Museum shooter

James Von Brunn, The Holocaust Museum shooter

Enough is enough. I refuse to support any company who would use their advertising dollars to continue this kind of vile and dangerous speech. Below is a list of companies that advertise on Glenn Beck’s show. Please join me in informing their leadership that you will not support their products until their sponsorship ends. A handwritten letter is most effective, but an email is a good start. For a direct link, please click on the link below. Please pass this along to others. : Thanks.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/7/29/759352/-MSNBCs-Donnie-Deutsch-Calls-for-Glenn-Beck-Adverstiser-BoycottUPDATED-w-Contact-Info

General Motors:
Chairman: Edward E. (Ed) Whitacre Jr.
President, CEO, and Director: Frederick A. (Fritz) Henderson
EVP and CFO: Ray G. Young
300 Renaissance Center
Detroit, MI 48265-3000
Contact Media Relations at 888-436-6687 (h/t sueroegge)
MI Tel. 313-556-5000
Contact form: http://www.gm.com/…

Campbell Soup:
Chairman: Harvey Golub
President, CEO, and Director: Douglas R. Conant
SVP, CFO, and Chief Administrative Officer: B. Craig Owens
Campbell Soup Company
1 Campbell Place
Camden, NJ 08103-1799
NJ Tel. 856-342-4800
Toll Free 800-257-8443
Fax 856-342-3878
http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com
Contact form: http://www.campbellsoupcompany.com/…

Chrysler Group LLC:
Chairman: C. Robert (Bob) Kidder
CEO and Director: Sergio Marchionne
SVP and CFO: Ronald E. Kolka
1000 Chrysler Dr.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326-2766
MI Tel. 248-576-5741
Toll Free 800-992-1997
http://www.chryslerllc.com
Contact form: https://www.chryslergroupllc.com/…

The Procter & Gamble Company
Chairman: Alan G. (A.G.) Lafley
President, CEO, and Director: Robert A. (Bob) McDonald
CFO: Jon R. Moeller
1 Procter & Gamble Plaza
Cincinnati, OH 45202
OH Tel. 513-983-1100
Fax 513-983-9369
http://www.pg.com/
Contact form: http://pg.custhelp.com/…

Pfizer Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Jeffrey B. (Jeff) Kindler
Chairman Emeritus: William C. Steere Jr.
Chairman Emeritus: M. Anthony Burns
235 E. 42nd St.
New York, NY 10017-5755
NY Tel. 212-573-2323
http://www.pfizer.com
Contact page: http://www.pfizer.com/… (h/t MmeVoltaire)

Kellogg Company
Chairman: James M. (Jim) Jenness
President, CEO, and Director: A. D. David Mackay
EVP, COO, and CFO: John A. Bryant
1 Kellogg Sq.
Battle Creek, MI 49016-3599
Contact media at 800-323-0768 (h/t sueroegge)
MI Tel. 269-961-2000
Toll Free 800-962-1413
Fax 269-961-2871
http://www.kelloggcompany.com
Media email: media.hotline@kellogg.com

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Chairman: S. Robson (Rob) Walton
President, CEO, and Director: Michael T. (Mike) Duke
EVP and COO: William S. (Bill) Simon
702 SW 8th St.
Bentonville, AR 72716
AR Tel. 479-273-4000
Fax 479-277-1830
http://www.walmartstores.com
Contact form: http://walmartstores.com/…

Kraft Foods Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Irene B. Rosenfeld
EVP Operations and Business Services: David A. (Dave) Brearton
EVP and CFO: Timothy R. (Tim) McLevish
3 Lakes Dr.
Northfield, IL 60093
Contact #: 1 800 323 0768 (h/t nzanne)
IL Tel. 847-646-2000
Fax 847-646-6005
http://www.kraft.com
Contact form: http://www.kraftfoodscompany.com/…

Nestlé USA, Inc.
Chairman and CEO: Brad Alford
SVP and CFO: Dan Stroud
GLOBE Executive and CIO: Kimberly (Kim) Lund
800 N. Brand Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91203
CA Tel. 818-549-6000
Toll Free 800-225-2270
Fax 818-549-6952
http://www.nestleusa.com
Contact form: http://www.nestleusa.com/…

Comments
  1. Daydreamer says:

    I’m all for it. I’ll get on my email fight the power tip as soon as I reach my laptop! Who said boycotting the Pledge of Alligience(sp?) in 5th grade and undergrad SGA involvlement would not pay off in adulthood?! Call me Shirley DAY Chisolm!!!

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