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08-16-2009, 09:38 PM
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MEDIA MATTERS
War erupts over Glenn Beck TV show: Fans fight back
Launch campaign against boycott group founded by Obama's 'environmental czar'

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Posted: August 16, 2009
7:26 pm Eastern


By Aaron Klein
2009 WorldNetDaily



Van Jones

Glenn Beck fans are fighting back against a campaign led by a black activist organization prompting major advertisers to withdraw from Beck's top-rated Fox News Channel program.

Last week, NewsBusters reported President Obama's "green jobs czar," Van Jones, is co-founder of ColorofChange.org, an activist organization that has led a furious campaign against Beck culminating in major companies such as Geico and Lawyers.com pulling their spots from the Fox News star's daily show.

In recent weeks, Beck has done several critical segments about Van Jones, who was appointed as the special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

Beck's segments were based in part on WND's reporting that Jones was as an admitted radical communist and black nationalist leader.

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Now a husband and wife team of Beck fans has launched a website DefendGlenn.com that lists the contact information for advertisers for Beck's and other Fox News programs and provides users with information and suggestions to contact those companies to urge their continued sponsorship. The site also asks users to contact Beck's current patrons to thank them for their loyalty to the Fox News star's program.

"Our goal is to hit advertisers hard with response from Beck fans with real purchasing power, unlike the instigators of this phony Astroturf boycott," the founder of DefendGlenn told WND.

"At some point they will realize they've been punked by a bunch of paid activists, college students and slacker bloggers in their parents' basements who don't purchase their products anyway," said the founder, who asked that his name be withheld.

ColorofChange, meanwhile,says it has garnered about 75,000 signatories for an online petition against Beck to be sent to advertisers.


Van Jones' group says the controversy stems from Beck's recent comment while a guest on another Fox News show that Obama is a "racist" with "a deep-seated hatred for white people."

Bill Shine of Fox News' programming department clarified Beck was expressing "a personal opinion which represented his own views, not those of the Fox News Channel. And as with all commentators in the cable news arena, he is given the freedom to express his opinions."

ColorofChange did not return a WND request for comment about whether its crusade is tied to Beck's recent reporting about Van Jones' radical connections.

NewsBusters exposed Van Jones is a co-founder of ColorofChange. The group's executive director is James Rucker, who previously served as director of Grassroots Mobilization for the radical MoveOn.org.

Immediately following the NewsBusters report, ColorofChange scrubbed its site of any mention of Jones. However, a Google cache of the site lists Jones as a founder.

After NewsBusters pointed out the deletion, ColorofChange added Jones back to its site but now claims "Van hasn't been active in the work of ColorofChange in recent years."

"After helping ColorofChange get started in 2005, Van moved on to other pursuits," the website now claims.

Previously, the site simply listed Jones as a co-founder but did not claim any distance from the radical activist.

Most major media reports on the ColorofChange campaign fail to note Jones is a founder of the group or that Beck has been reporting critically on Jones.

Beck's program, meanwhile, has been taking major hits from the ColorofChange campaign.

Geico and Lawyers.com have pulled their ads from the Fox News show, and Procter & Gamble, Progressive Insurance and SC Johnson have all claimed their ads were run in error and vowed to correct the mistake.

Fox News said most of the companies will have their ads shifted to other Fox programs.

According to the White House blog, Jones' duties include helping to craft job-generating climate policy and to ensure equal opportunity in the administration's energy proposals.

Jones, formerly a self-described "rowdy black nationalist," boasted in a 2005 interview with the left-leaning East Bay Express that his environmental activism was a means to fight for racial and class "justice."

Jones was president and founder of Green For All, a nonprofit organization that advocates building a so-called inclusive green economy.

Until recently, Jones was a longtime member of the board of Apollo Alliance, a coalition of labor, business, environmental and community leaders that claims on its website to be "working to catalyze a clean energy revolution that will put millions of Americans to work in a new generation of high-quality, green-collar jobs."

He was a founder and leader of the communist revolutionary organization Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM. The organization had its roots in a grouping of black people organizing to protest the first Gulf War. STORM was formally founded in 1994, becoming one of the most influential and active radical groups in the San Francisco Bay area.

STORM worked with known communist leaders. It led the charge in black protests against various issues, including a local attempt to pass Proposition 21, a ballot initiative that sought to increase the penalties for violent crimes and require more juvenile offenders to be tried as adults.

The leftist blog Machete 48 identifies STORM's influences as "third-worldist Marxism (and an often vulgar Maoism)."

Speaking to the East Bay Express, Van Jones said he first became radicalized in the wake of the 1992 Rodney King riots, during which time he was arrested.

"I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th," he said. "By August, I was a communist."

"I met all these young radical people of color I mean really radical: communists and anarchists. And it was, like, 'This is what I need to be a part of.' I spent the next 10 years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary," he said.

Trevor Loudon, a communist researcher and administrator of the New Zeal blog, identified several Bay Area communists who worked with STORM, including Elizabeth Martinez, who helped advise Jones' Ella Baker Human Rights Center, which Jones founded to advocate civil justice. Jones and Martinez also attended a "Challenging White Supremacy" workshop together.

Martinez was a long time Maoist who went on to join the Communist Party USA breakaway organization Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism, or CCDS, in the early 1990s, according to Loudon. Martinez still serves on the CCDS council and is also a board member of the Movement for a Democratic Society, where she sits alongside former Weathermen radicals Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.

One of STORM's newsletters featured a tribute to Amilcar Cabral, the late Marxist revolutionary leader of Guinea-Bissau and the Cape Verde Islands.

The tribute is noteworthy because Jones reportedly named his son after Cabral and reportedly concludes every e-mail with a quote from the communist leader.

STORM eventually fell apart amid bickering among its leaders.

Van Jones then moved on to environmentalism. He used his Ella Baker Center to advocate "inclusive" environmentalism and launch a Green-Collar Jobs Campaign, which led to the nation's first Green Jobs Corps in Oakland, Calif.

At the Clinton Global Initiative in 2007, Jones announced the establishment of Green For All, an activist organization which in 2008 held a national green conference in which most attendees were black. Jones also released a book, "The Green Collar Economy," which debuted at No.12 on the New York Times' bestseller list the first environmental book written by an African American to make the list.

His appointment as a White House environmental adviser was announced March 10.

Reaper16
08-16-2009, 09:49 PM
Boo hoo. Poor Glen Beck.

mikey23545
08-17-2009, 01:06 AM
Boo hoo. Poor Glen Beck.

Indeed.

Yet another effort by the Obama administration to stifle opposing viewpoints is laughed off by that Defender of Freedoms, Reaper16...

See ya in the re-education camp!

BucEyedPea
08-17-2009, 06:58 AM
Boo hoo. Poor Glen Beck.

When fascism has come to America it need not be wrapped in a flag!

This is a shakedown. No different than Jackson's organized shakedown of corporations only for the sole purpose of shutting them up regarding political speech.
Nope, scrap that, it's worse as it's govt behind it with the greenjobsczar.

Now, this is the real thing when we call things "astroturfing."

And "color of change" sounds like a name a commie agitation group would use. The color is red. More evidence that watermelons are behind environmental extremism.

The controversy may just draw more attention for Beck's show too. Hope it backfires.

I will add, I think Beck was too incendiary for the racist charge on Obama hating white people though. It's protected speech though.

patteeu
08-17-2009, 07:43 AM
Our President consistently keeps some pretty disgusting company.

BucEyedPea
08-17-2009, 07:45 AM
Our President consistently keeps some pretty disgusting company.

He really is like Allende. This is third world country communist agitation going on for a takeover of America from a capitalist one to a socialist one.

orange
08-17-2009, 03:06 PM
DefendGlenn.com is already having an effect:

Big news today. We've confirmed that eight more major advertisers have pulled their support from Glenn Beck's show -- Wal-Mart, Best Buy, CVS, Travelocity, Allergan (maker of Restasis), Ally Bank, Broadview Security, and Re-Bath.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-rucker/wal-mart-cvs-best-buy-dit_b_261424.html

Well, okay, maybe not. But I'm sure they will, soon.

googlegoogle
08-17-2009, 03:10 PM
I love Glen Beck. Why do liberals hate him? lol.

Anyone that espouses 'FREEDOM' is definitely the enemy to leftwing socialists and their lies.

orange
08-17-2009, 03:12 PM
DefendGlenn.com is already having an effect...

Well, okay, maybe not. But I'm sure they will, soon.

GMAC Financial Services has "ceased advertising on the Glenn Beck program"
August 17, 2009 11:55 am ET by Eric Boehlert

That's the word this morning from spokesperson Sue Mallino, who confirmed to Media Matters that the company recently pulled its ads off the Fox News program. Mallino would not comment on whether the move was made in response to Beck's claim that President Obama is a "racist," an allegation that sparked a grassroots campaign by ColorofChange.org to get advertisers to stop supporting Beck's program.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/200908170011


Any minute, now ...

googlegoogle
08-17-2009, 04:26 PM
Our President consistently keeps some pretty disgusting company.

buying votes. just like acorn.

when the ABC,CBS and NBC TV press decides to pickup on it then it will be over.

penchief
08-17-2009, 04:40 PM
I love Glen Beck. Why do liberals hate him? lol.

Anyone that espouses 'FREEDOM' is definitely the enemy to leftwing socialists and their lies.

Anyone who pays lip service to freedom and liberty but supports the corporate fascist agenda at the expense of freedom and liberty is a hero to the corpo-fascist right and their blatant lies.

RNR
08-17-2009, 04:44 PM
Our President consistently keeps some pretty disgusting company.

He has for years but the American Idol media ignores the shitbags he has and does associate with.

NewChief
08-17-2009, 04:49 PM
Looks like the free market at work! God bless Adam Smith!


I guess the "invisible hand" just bitch slapped Glen Beck.

:p

TEX
08-17-2009, 04:49 PM
Our President consistently keeps some pretty disgusting company.


Naw dude, haven't you heard that Obama doesn't know they're bad...:rolleyes:

BucEyedPea
08-17-2009, 05:05 PM
Looks like the free market at work! God bless Adam Smith!


I guess the "invisible hand" just bitch slapped Glen Beck.

:p

Nope! That's not the market...nor an "invisible hand." It's blatant "iron fist", what the left prefers over an invisible hand.

KC Dan
08-17-2009, 05:09 PM
Nope! That's not the market...nor an "invisible hand." It's blatant "iron fist", what the left prefers over an invisible hand.Disagree, this is not the Iron-fist methodology. That method would include the gov't going in and shutting down the businesses or forbidding them to buy spots during his show.

No, this is straight-up Jesse Jackson - Chicago politics. Using race-based bias attacks to embarass and force companies to do what "they" want them to do.

HonestChieffan
08-17-2009, 05:11 PM
I bet fox network is holding meetings to see if they can survive the pressure from this outfit.

Well, maybe not.

Jenson71
08-17-2009, 05:13 PM
Nope! That's not the market...nor an "invisible hand." It's blatant "iron fist", what the left prefers over an invisible hand.

It sounds like in this case the invisible hand is being guided by reasoned persuasion rather than barbaric, primordial demands for wealth. Now that's my kind of market.

Simplex3
08-17-2009, 05:16 PM
Anyone who pays lip service to freedom and liberty but supports the corporate fascist agenda at the expense of freedom and liberty is a hero to the corpo-fascist right and their blatant lies.

Is it dumber to give power to corporations or the government? Remember that there is only one government and it holds the exclusive legal right to use force to get its way.

orange
08-17-2009, 05:16 PM
You Glenn Beck fans should be happy - soon you'll be able to watch him commercial-free!

KC Dan
08-17-2009, 05:19 PM
You Glenn Beck fans should be happy - soon you'll be able to watch him commercial-free!While I do not watch the "Chicken Little" fear monger, his ratings are through the roof compared to his competition. He isn't going anywhere. He will have plenty of sponsors.

Jenson71
08-17-2009, 05:21 PM
This might be a good example of personal responsibility. If you start saying enough bullshit, it might come back to hurt you some time.

BucEyedPea
08-17-2009, 05:22 PM
It sounds like in this case the invisible hand is being guided by reasoned persuasion rather than barbaric, primordial demands for wealth. Now that's my kind of market.

It's not the market. It's political activism. It's too PC to be a market unless you mean ideas here but the loss of sponsors placed this in a commercial context.

The left loves to shut down opposition views when through free speech they can just put their opinion on top of his. That would be a market place of ideas.
The left is intolerant of other political opinions. Remember Coutler getting pies thrown at her?

Jenson71
08-17-2009, 05:24 PM
Is it dumber to give power to corporations or the government? Remember that there is only one government and it holds the exclusive legal right to use force to get its way.

Well, on one hand, you, Simplex, get a vote in government. Now that's a little scary, so I'm going to go with corporations.

BucEyedPea
08-17-2009, 05:25 PM
Disagree, this is not the Iron-fist methodology. That method would include the gov't going in and shutting down the businesses or forbidding them to buy spots during his show.

No, this is straight-up Jesse Jackson - Chicago politics. Using race-based bias attacks to embarass and force companies to do what "they" want them to do.
True it's not govt but it's close to it and is coercian of sorts. It's still not a market though. Jesse Jackson uses a fist too. He shakes them down threatens blackmail. But he gets away with it.

Still, the left does use the iron fist too. Look at the HC takeover they advocate....because insurance is greedy. Let them run an insurance company for a year.

Jenson71
08-17-2009, 05:26 PM
It's not the market. It's political activism. It's too PC to be a market unless you mean ideas here but the loss of sponsors placed this in a commercial context.

The left loves to shut down opposition views when through free speech they can just put their opinion on top of his. That would be a market place of ideas.
The left is intolerant of other political opinions. Remember Coutler getting pies thrown at her?

No, I'm right, it's the market. Coulter getting pies thrown at her? That's your example? How come you don't use the left during the Civil Rights Movement?

BucEyedPea
08-17-2009, 05:32 PM
No, I'm right, it's the market. Coulter getting pies thrown at her? That's your example? How come you don't use the left during the Civil Rights Movement?

No it's not. A market is a peaceful cooperative voluntary operation of buyers and sellers making choices and deals to their mutual satisfaction. It is not political activism which boycotts a company for it's political stands. A boycott rising in the market would be over their prices or goods. But that can still be handled with competition and voting with one's feet. That can result in a sorta boycott but it's not organized. This is a sort of black mail of those sponsors by creating fear in them so they can avoid a public relations controversy in an attempt to shut Beck down entirely if they could pull it off.

I used Coulter as an example of the left not willing to tolerant a different pov. Not that I support her on the war back then anyway...but pies?

Chocolate Hog
08-17-2009, 05:33 PM
Obama does this when his socailist plans aren't accepted by Americans. Last time it was Rush Limbaugh.

BucEyedPea
08-17-2009, 05:36 PM
Definition: A market is any place where the sellers of a particular good or service can meet with the buyers of that goods and service where there is a potential for a transaction to take place. The buyers must have something they can offer in exchange for there to be a potential transaction.

http://economics.about.com/cs/economicsglossary/g/market.htm

Simplex3
08-17-2009, 05:37 PM
Well, on one hand, you, Simplex, get a vote in government. Now that's a little scary, so I'm going to go with corporations.

I can't remember the last time someone I voted for got elected, and I'd be even harder pressed to find a time when 'my' representatives did something I agreed with.

On the other hand I don't do business with companies I don't like.

Simplex3
08-17-2009, 05:42 PM
Even the most liberal person has to realize that 300M people can't all be made happy with one-size fits all. Success in a government program is defined as at least 51% of people were made happy.

penchief
08-17-2009, 05:47 PM
Is it dumber to give power to corporations or the government? Remember that there is only one government and it holds the exclusive legal right to use force to get its way.

The people's representative government is the voice of the people. If the people's voice is going to be heard it is through their representative government.

Now, we can talk about the corruption of that ideal and I will probably agree with you that a corrupt government is barely better than a corrupt corporate establishment. However, at least with the government we have a vehicle by which to affect change democratically. Without a people's representative goverment our only recourse would be a violent overthrow of the corporate establishment.

Government is the vehicle by which we, the people, ensure our universal liberty via the guarantee of legal protections, equal justice, and the regulation of business practices that are abusive and exploitative. To throw the baby out with the bathwater would not only be self-defeating and play into the hands of those who work so hard to corrupt the people's representation, but it would also be antithetical to the ideals of our founding fathers.

KC Dan
08-17-2009, 05:52 PM
To throw the baby out with the bathwater would not only be self-defeating and play into the hands of those who work so hard to corrupt the people's representation, but it would also be antithetical to the ideals of our founding fathers.Not if you throw those babies out with the bath water and put new ones in and start over.

Jenson71
08-17-2009, 06:08 PM
No it's not. A market is a peaceful cooperative voluntary operation of buyers and sellers making choices and deals to their mutual satisfaction. It is not political activism which boycotts a company for it's political stands. A boycott rising in the market would be over their prices or goods. But that can still be handled with competition and voting with one's feet. That can result in a sorta boycott but it's not organized. This is a sort of black mail of those sponsors by creating fear in them so they can avoid a public relations controversy in an attempt to shut Beck down entirely if they could pull it off.

I used Coulter as an example of the left not willing to tolerant a different pov. Not that I support her on the war back then anyway...but pies?

Cool! I love your theoretical world. Disney should make it into a ride next to Space Mountain.

Jenson71
08-17-2009, 06:11 PM
Definition: A market is any place where the sellers of a particular good or service can meet with the buyers of that goods and service where there is a potential for a transaction to take place. The buyers must have something they can offer in exchange for there to be a potential transaction.

http://economics.about.com/cs/economicsglossary/g/market.htm

about.com also forgot to include: and where no thinking takes place except of which how to sell at maximum efficiency and how to buy at maximum efficiency.

Jenson71
08-17-2009, 06:13 PM
I can't remember the last time someone I voted for got elected, and I'd be even harder pressed to find a time when 'my' representatives did something I agreed with.

And that's why I love America.

Jenson71
08-17-2009, 06:18 PM
Market: the place where dribbling drones get together to buy and sell, and BucEyedPea cheers on the sidelines.

Baby Lee
08-17-2009, 06:22 PM
Anyone who pays lip service to freedom and liberty but supports the corporate fascist agenda at the expense of freedom and liberty is a hero to the corpo-fascist right and their blatant lies.
ROFL ROFL
Who turned on the penchief-o-matic?

Baby Lee
08-17-2009, 06:25 PM
Is it dumber to give power to corporations or the government? Remember that there is only one government and it holds the exclusive legal right to use force to get its way.

Governments actually provide us freedom and liberty, whereas the corpo-fascist Bushron Cheneyburton power quo only provides them lipservice while stealing it from us wholesale in the name of greed and profit.

penchief
08-17-2009, 06:51 PM
Governments actually provide us freedom and liberty, whereas the corpo-fascist Bushron Cheneyburton power quo only provides them lipservice while stealing it from us wholesale in the name of greed and profit.

What is the purpose of representative government? Why is it preferable to other forms of government? And what has been the result of thirty years of growing corporate influence and deregulation?

Making fun of me doesn't change the fact that corporate fascism has been evolving in this country for three decades.

Reaper16
08-17-2009, 07:59 PM
Governments actually provide us freedom and liberty, whereas the corpo-fascist Bushron Cheneyburton power quo only provides them lipservice while stealing it from us wholesale in the name of greed and profit.
"Power quo" LMAO

penchief
08-17-2009, 08:17 PM
"Power quo" LMAO

What can I say? Sometimes a fella has to come up with a more apt term than already exists.

thecoffeeguy
08-17-2009, 08:47 PM
It really is depressing and disgusting to watch what is happening to this country.

Obama the anti-christ.

BucEyedPea
08-17-2009, 08:51 PM
Governments actually provide us freedom and liberty, whereas the corpo-fascist Bushron Cheneyburton power quo only provides them lipservice while stealing it from us wholesale in the name of greed and profit.

Not all govts do that but should. Those things; freedom/liberty are inherent natural inalienable rights that precede govt. Govts are formed, at least ours, to protect them. If we got those from govt it makes govt the source of those rights which it isn't. If that's the case govt can take them away by whim.

BucEyedPea
08-17-2009, 08:52 PM
Cool! I love your theoretical world. Disney should make it into a ride next to Space Mountain.

You are projecting.

penchief
08-17-2009, 09:03 PM
Not all govts do that but should. Those things; freedom/liberty are inherent natural inalienable rights that precede govt. Govts are formed, at least ours, to protect them.

Holy shite. You just said something that completely jibes with one of the very fundamental points I've been trying to make all along. You sound like a good liberal when you say politically insightful stuff like that. Seems like you might be expanding your horizons. Kudos to you, BEP.

Jenson71
08-18-2009, 01:26 PM
"In and of itself, the market is not, and must not become, the place where the strong subdue the weak. Society does not have to protect itself from the market, as if the development of the latter were ipso facto to entail the death of authentically human relations. Admittedly, the market can be a negative force, not because it is so by nature, but because a certain ideology can make it so. It must be remembered that the market does not exist in the pure state. It is shaped by the cultural configurations which define it and give it direction. Economy and finance, as instruments, can be used badly when those at the helm are motivated by purely selfish ends. Instruments that are good in themselves can thereby be transformed into harmful ones."

'The economic sphere is neither ethically neutral, nor inherently inhuman and opposed to society. It is part and parcel of human activity and precisely because it is human, it must be structured and governed in an ethical manner.'

- Pope Benedict XVI

googlegoogle
08-21-2009, 12:23 PM
Anyone who pays lip service to freedom and liberty but supports the corporate fascist agenda at the expense of freedom and liberty is a hero to the corpo-fascist right and their blatant lies.

Freedom and Liberty starts by keeping THIEVING government from raiding our pockets.

No taxation without representation. The income creators for the 'state' aren't being represented.

Ebolapox
08-21-2009, 12:44 PM
prolly just didn't understand the lyrics to devil's haircut.

yeah, I said it. it would've improved had I had a rhyming becktionary.

penchief
08-21-2009, 01:19 PM
Freedom and Liberty starts by keeping THIEVING government from raiding our pockets.

No taxation without representation. The income creators for the 'state' aren't being represented.

Corrupt governments can be thieving governments but the ideal of representative government is not corrupt. The notion that representative government is evil is ass-backwards thinking, IMO. It is age old propaganda being peddled by those who benefit when representative govenment is undermined.

The ideal of representative government is to provide a foundation by which to build a civil society. One that enforces a level playing field in which all beings are allowed to live free and prosper. To disagree with the ideals of representative government is to disagree with the intent of our founding fathers.

When there is no buffer to prevent the kind of exploitation and abuses that inevitibly occur without laws and regulations that enforce a civil society, there can be no liberty or justice for all. The government of the people, by the people, and for the people is the vehicle by which that buffer is implemented.

The general welfare will always be at odds with the self-interests of the powerful and influential. The people's government represents the interests of the general public in that conflict of interest. History is rife with examples of oppression resulting from an imbalance of power that favors the wealthy and powerful. We are witnessing that same old song being played out in modern times as we watch corporate dominance grow resulting in the corporate establishment's ability to dictate the conditions under which our society functions.

If you want to clean up government and get rid of the corruption I am 100% with you. Let's get rid of lobbyist money. But if you want to blame the ideal of representative government for the corruption that is being perpetuated by those who want to undermine representative government, I'll pass. Throwing the baby out with the bathwater only plays into the hands of those who wish to undermine the people's power for their own benefit in the first place.