Beck Watch: Boycott Decimates Advertisers

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Five hundred and sixty thousand dollars. That’s what ColorofChange estimates Glenn Beck has cost Fox News since the beginning of the Beck boycott last month. Despite lackluster boycott publicity and the much-ballyhooed 9/12 march on Washington, 62 national advertisers appear to have dropped the show since August. 

Here’s the list of who’s still hangin’ in there 

Lear Capital

Liberty Medical

ExtenZe

News Corp. (The Wall Street Journal)

Rosland Capital

LifeLock

Conservatives for Patient’s Rights

Clarity Media Group (The Weekly Standard)

Roche Diagnostics (Accu-Chek Aviva)

Citrix (GoToMeeting)

Merit Financial

Goldline International, Inc

Carbonite

National Review

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You just sent an incredible message: that quality journalism doesn't have to answer to advertisers, billionaires, or hedge funds; that newsrooms can eke out an existence thanks primarily to the generosity of its readers. That's so powerful. Especially during what's been called a "media extinction event" when those looking to make a profit from the news pull back, the Mother Jones community steps in.

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