From my Uncle Water and Aunt Sydell in Chicago.
Advertisers Flee Glenn Beck
More than 30 companies have halted advertising on "The Glen Beck Program."
The Fox News blowhard called President Obama a racist with "a deep-seated hatred for white people" in late July.
Shortly after, ColorofChange.org launched a campaign to encourage sponsors to cease advertising on Beck's program. Color of Change promotes political action among African-Americans. Advertisers face a dilemma, because Beck's program pulls in more than 2 million viewers a night. That's a lot of potential customers. On the other hand, there could be a backlash from consumers who dislike the inflammatory TV host. They might stop buying products from his sponsors in retaliation for financially backing Beck's show.