Who says talking heads don't pay consequences? Lawyers.com, Procter & Gamble, and Progressive Insurance, all of which used to run ads during Glenn Beck's Fox News program, are distancing themselves from the host in light of his assertion that Barack Obama is a "racist" with a "deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture." Beck made the controversial comments during an appearance on Fox & Friends on July 28. Both Procter & Gamble and Progressive now say placing ads with Beck was a mistake, while NexisLexis, the owner of Lawyers.com, says it won't advertise with him again. The move may have been persuaded by 45,000 members of Color of Change, an organization that mobilized a letter-writing campaign in protest of Beck's show.
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