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Freedom of Speech!!!!!

Posted by Boghound on October 7, 2009

UK supermarket pulls ad from Fox News over Beck

……and here’s another prime example of not being able to express an opinion that’s different!!!

British supermarket chain Waitrose said Monday it was pulling its advertisements from Fox News in the U.K. after customers complained about the cable news channel’s Glenn Beck program.

The popular and controversial talk show host is already the target of a boycott campaign in the United States after he accused President Barack Obama of harboring “a deep-seated hatred for white people.”

Waitrose, known for its upmarket fare and focus on organic foods, said in a statement it was responding to customer concerns, and that the move was not politically motivated.

The wide coverage afforded to Beck’s tirade against the U.S. president and the subsequent boycott campaign has also been noticed in Britain — where Fox owner Rupert Murdoch controls a powerful news and broadcasting empire.

Color of Change, the group which has lobbied advertisers to steer clear of Beck’s show, claims that about 80 U.S. companies, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., have deserted the pugnacious television host.

Last month The Independent newspaper quoted James Rucker, Color of Change’s executive director, as urging British companies to put similar pressure on Fox in the U.K., where it is broadcast by British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC — a satellite TV service 39 percent owned by Murdoch’s News Corp.

Although most U.S. companies who have dropped Beck’s program still continue to advertise on other segments of Fox News, Waitrose spokesman James Armstrong said the company was pulling out of the channel as a whole.

Sky reaches about 9 million homes in the U.K. and Ireland. Fox News offered no immediate comment on the Waitrose announcement. In the past, the channel has said it has not been affected by the boycott.

……Are these the same “people” I wonder…..That are urging the States to drop the charges against  Roman Polanski…..Of course…..Wasn’t it another “African American” that said that it wasn’t “rape-rape”!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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