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    GEICO has agreed to no longer run its iconic car-insurance advertisements during the Glenn Beck Program, which broadcasts on the Fox News Channel cable network, the African-American advocacy organization ColorofChange.org said Wednesday.

    The insurer, known for its ads featuring cavemen and a chatty gecko with a cockney accent, has joined a growing list of advertisers who are steering clear of Beck, a self-described "rodeo clown" and conservative commentator with a penchant for petulance and over-the-top criticism of President Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders.

    Earlier this month, GEICO instructed its ad buyer "to redistribute its inventory of rotational spots" to other Fox-TV programs, ColorofChange said in a statement, citing an email received from GEICO. "As of August 4, GEICO no longer runs any paid advertising spots during Mr. Beck's program," the email read.

    Among other sponsors who have pulled their ads from Beck's show are household products companies Procter & Gamble (PG) and SC Johnson, and another insurer, Progressive Insurance (PGR), ColorofChange said. Progressive Insurance rep Cristy Cote said that the company wants to "avoid programming that we believe our customers and potential customers might find extremely offensive."

    The organization has been urging advertisers to boycott Beck's show, which airs at 5 p.m. weeknights, for what it calls Beck's hateful rhetoric, including comments he made about Obama being '"a racist" who "has a deep-seated hatred for white people." Critics say that Beck stirs up division and hatred and feeds misinformation to his audience in an emotional, entertaining way, which, unfortunately, is taken seriously. A recent example includes Beck inspiring anti-health care reform protesters to disrupt town hall meetings.

    The Fox News Channel, generally, is known for its conservative stance and its criticism of liberal leaders throughout the government, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The network is a subsidiary of News Corp. (NWS), run by media-mogul Rupert Murdoch. News Corp.'s other holdings include The Wall Street Journal, a publication renowned for its conservative editorial stances.

    ColorofChange founder James Rucker announced GEICO's decision in a column published on HuffingtonPost.com on Wednesday afternoon.

    ColorofChange is hoping to enlist more people in its effort to pull ads from Beck's show. To date, it said, 75,000 members of the organization have signed a petition asking executives at specific companies to drop their support for the show.

    In his column today, Rucker asked supporters outside the organization to also sign the petition.

    GEICO Cuts Ads from Glenn Beck's Show - WalletPop

    However, the gems are in the comments. I cannot believe the racism and the insanity that we're seeing today....here are some of the comments on this post:

    black leaders will take u to a place u have never been and it is not up.... look at Birmingham Al. lol... Look at marion barry, now we have elected a junior black senator as president , can anyone in their right mind believe this ... i actually think it is funny that there is enough fat white women, queers and lesbos and liberals to elect a black President ... " here we go around the toilet bowl where we land nobody knows".....Australia here i come..

    I'll never buy GAYCO insurance. I can't take them seriously as a Insurance Co.
    GAYCO has the stupidest commercials I've ever seen. Glenn should be happy not to have his show soiled with GAYCO commercials.

    Geico will be a bigots against white cave men.......but Glenn Beck isn't suppose to report the facts, on the half breed Kenyan

    Well we have turned the country over to blacks and gays what do u expect ? Our founding fathers would turn over in their grave if they could see what our country has turned into .... Just look at Barney Frank , cant u just see him with a penis in his mouth ... and someone voted for him,,,lol. It is absolutely disgusting. Now i know there is a lot of good normal Black people who work hard and are very productive citizens but where i live the percentage of drug addicted criminal black kids is ridiculous ! No dads living at home and the grandparents tryin to raise these children while the mother is out whoring for dope money ... Why dont Obama address this problem ? When ten percent of the population makes up 70 % of the crime i think that is worth mentioning as a problem

    Obama attack machine trying to silence the media who DARE question his majesty. Fact: Obama is a racist bigot. Obama is also a liar, a socialist, and the worst president ever. Impeach Comrade Obama NOW!!!

    WE NEED TO BOYCOTT ALL COMPANIES LIKE GEICO AND OTHERS, WHO ADVERTISE ON ALL THE MAINSTREAM TV AND RADIO CHANNELS, WITH THE ISP'S, WITH ALL LIBERAL NEWSPAPERS, AND ANYONE ELSE WHO HELPED THAT FRAUD OBAMA CHEAT HIS WAY INTO OFFICE!!!!!!!!!!! THAT'S THE ONLY WAY WE WILL GET OBAMA TO VOLUNTARILY RESIGNED ON HIS OWN, IS IF WE BOYCOTT ALL THOSE WHO WERE DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE. OBAMA IS DESTROYING THIS NATION BRICK BY BRICK BY BRICK, AND ALL THESE PEOPLE ARE TOO BLAME. NOTHING ELSE WILL WORK, NOT TEA PARTIES, NOT PETITIONS, NOT PROTESTS, NOT TOWN HALL MEETING - ONLY A BOYCOTT WILL WORK. IF WE BOYCOTT THEM, THEY WILL FORCE OBAMA TO RESIGN!! I GUARANTEE IT!!

    Okay, so you pull ads off from a time slot during a certain talk show host because he's doing the same thing to Saddam Hussein Obama that CNN and MSNBC, CBS (Dan Rather), and every other news company (other than Fox News) did to George Bush??? Good, I can't stand the stupid cave men! It's anti-Christian anyway, if you believe God created the earth 6,000-10,000 years ago.
    Excuse Glenn Beck for speaking the truth, what the White House refuses to publish, like the face that Obama denounced his "whiteness". Need we remind people that the man is as much white as he is black? Yet he has abandoned his white roots? Glenn Beck doesn't need these Obama-ite sell-outs anyway.

    A good Communist is a dead Communist!

    it's a monkey; not a president

    I absolutely Agree with you. Obama is just another Fidel in the making!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I will drop our insurance with Geico! Colorofchange is the racist outfit here!

    Glenn Beck at least tells We the SHEEPle the truth... Why doesn't Insane Hussein have the moral decency to show his Birth Certificate? Such a simple thing to do! He will bring what's left of OUR America "down very low".


    IF you had a degree from Harvard, Oxford, Etc., etc, would not your certificate be proudly hanging on your wall? Why has no one ever seen his?


    What about all the 'Black Organizations'? Where are the White Associations? (Oh, I forgot, they'd be 'racist!')

    Black Voices
    Black Pastors Association
    NAACP
    Black Mayors Association
    Black Congressional Association

    Etc., etc., etc.

    That means P&G and GEICO insurance is out at my house. DO they still run their ads on the Obama news networks? You know them, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC. It is damn pitiful when a radical group of racists blacks can have such an effect on a national corporation. It just goes to show how the democratic left is smothering descent. No views should be allowed on national TV except radically extremist left views. The thought police at work.

    I can sit everyday and listen to the radical leftist news networks spew the party lin, but let an alternative view be voiced and leftist come out of the woodwork demanding the voice be stopped.

    You leftist make me want to vomit. I do not dislike you. I despise you.

    WHEN YOU ADMIT YOU VOTED FOR HIM, YOU'RE ADVERTISING YOUR LOW IQ, INCOME LEVEL, AND THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE OF A CRIMINAL RECORD THERE SOMEWHERE. WHEN WE GET HIM INDICTED ON FRAUD CHARGES, DON'T FRET, YOU CAN STILL MOVE TO RUSSIA....

    And it goes on and on....
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    When i pay my Geico bill, i will thank them.
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    This just keeps getting worse and worse. I can't help but wonder how long it will be before either someone gets shot or a federal building is blown up like 1995.

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    I love watching Fox News lose advertising revenue. And in this economy it's going to hurt even more.

    The nutball racists need to change the record. It's the same old thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    This just keeps getting worse and worse. I can't help but wonder how long it will be before either someone gets shot or a federal building is blown up like 1995.
    Two weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    This just keeps getting worse and worse. I can't help but wonder how long it will be before either someone gets shot or a federal building is blown up like 1995.
    Then, they will blame Obama..
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    So proud to have GEICO
    Although it very much frightens me to read those comments, I can't believe there are such ignorant and hateful people out there. And ever notice the more hateful they are, the worse the spelling and grammar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeChayz View Post
    So proud to have GEICO
    Although it very much frightens me to read those comments, I can't believe there are such ignorant and hateful people out there. And ever notice the more hateful they are, the worse the spelling and grammar?
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    Glenn Beck is going to incite some sort of tragedy any day now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheONe View Post
    Glenn Beck is going to incite some sort of tragedy any day now!
    Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Bill O'Reilly... all hate merchants for angry white men.

    Yes, the tragedy is coming. And no, none of the above will accept responsibility.
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    I do love that chatty gecko.

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    Not just Geico:

    "Lawyers.com, which is owned by LexisNexis, also has vowed not to advertise during the program, according to Color of Change, an African-American online political organization that has been urging advertisers to stop supporting the show. Additionally, Procter & Gamble, Progressive Insurance and SC Johnson all said their ad placements during the broadcast were made in error and that they would correct the mistake."
    Fox News' Glenn Beck loses advertisers | Entertainment | People | Reuters
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    Ouch! Nutboy is losing ad revenue fast. Fox won't be happy about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olivia View Post
    Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Bill O'Reilly... all hate merchants for angry white men.

    Yes, the tragedy is coming. And no, none of the above will accept responsibility.
    True, they won't except the responsibility, but they'll be feeling the repercussions, one way or the other. Once they incite more tragedies like Tiller and the Holocaust Museum shooting, and then try to disavow the nutjobs, the nutjobs will turn on them, too.

    People like Rush, Beck, O'Reilly, etc are too dumb to realize that they can't control fringe group nutjobs for political gain. The nutjobs are like rabid dogs, and those are sleeping dogs that the GOP is going to wish that they had just let lie.

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    Hmmm......might have to switch my auto insurance to GEICO. And maybe save 15% too!!! woo

    Boy, those posters SURE are funny: GAYCO. Gosh, that's hilarious....

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