OK, I am lukewarm about the Target boycott. I have spoken about this before and won’t go into it again here, but this is a boycott that can really have a sweeping effect. I am talking about Glenn Beck.
This demagogue is spewing hate, not even candy-coated hate, just plain vile raw hatred. He does wrap it in he alleged message of “restoring honor” but everyone knows his meaning: Get America back into the hands of white conservative Christians.
So, what to do? Read this and then click the link and get involved.
Glenn Beck doesn’t just poison the airwaves with hatred. His hatred actually incites violence and murder.
• On 7/18/10, Beck inspired a gunman to attack the little-known Tides Foundation, after demonizing them for 18 months. The gunman got into a massive shootout with police and wounded two of them.
• On 4/4/09, Richard Poplawski murdered 3 Pittsburgh policemen after posting Beck videos on a neo-Nazi website.
• On 4/9/09, Beck poured “gasoline” on an “average American” and asked, “President Obama, why don’t you just set us on fire?”
• On 8/16/09, Glenn Beck dramatized giving Speaker Pelosi a glass of wine with poison.
Join over 60,000 progressive activists who are boycotting Fox News advertisers: http://www.democrats.com/boycott-fox-news-advertisers
Our boycott of Fox News advertisers is having a huge impact — over 200 advertisers have pulled their ads from Beck’s show. No sane company wants to destroy its brand through association with Glenn Beck’s hate.
— Hardy Haberman, Dungeon Diary