As Glenn Beck returns to the air Monday, following a long-planned vacation, the Fox News star still has to deal with an advertiser boycott that’s grown by about a dozen companies since last week, according to the Associated Press.
The AP’s David Bauder, citing African-American online activist organization ColorOfChange.org, reports today that 33 companies “directed that their commercials not air on Beck’s show.”
The ColorOfChange boycott began shortly after Beck called Obama “a racist” on Fox & Friends, adding that the president “has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.” Beck makes controversial and provocative remarks on his own Fox show, too, such as recently joking about poisoning Nancy Pelosi.
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So it’s not surprising that advertisers might be concerned about being associated with Beck’s show—that’s despite that fact that it’s been a rating smash at 5 p.m.
Read More: By Michael Calderone, Politico