Did you read the comments about the whole boycott idea. I saw only one or two that thought it was a good idea at all. Most are like this..
Boycott MSNBC petition
Jaysus, why even bother?
I thought we were already boycotting MSNBC. Nobody watches that drivel, not even Democrats
I strongly support a boycott of MSNBC.
I have already programmed my cable box to delete any access to MSNBC (as well as CNN and the 3 network state-run media).
Correct - the old saw in politics - when a man is killing himself, donít help him.
Let the kooks have MSNBC. America needs to see how stupid these people are, and maybe if more people realize the kooks for what they are, the more energized and ative they will become in defeating them.
Stifling MSNBC simply lowers us to their level.
Catawa is my favorite bleeding heart liberal.
The statistics support the facts:Now, if you can only find data from someone OTHER than the group that organized the boycott against Beck, you might have some believable information, but I doubt it.
Do you have any evidence to refute these numbers? Or are you just going to keep trolling?Just six months later, however, Beck seems to have traveled somewhere else entirely. His ratings and reputation are in steep decline: His show has lost more than one million viewers over the course of the past year, falling from an average of 2.9 million in January 2010 to 1.8 million in January 2011. He now ranks fifth among Fox’s six weekday talk hosts, trailing lesser-known personalities like Shepard Smith and Bret Baier. Beck’s three-hour radio show has been dropped in several major cities, including New York and Philadelphia, and has seen a ratings decline in most other markets. “It’s hard to gain a million viewers,” says Eric Boehlert, who follows Beck’s shows for the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters, “but it’s really hard to lose a million viewers.” And Beck’s fall contrasts with the fortunes of other Fox News hosts, like Bill O’Reilly and Sean Hannity, whose TV ratings stayed solid throughout 2010.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
1st. I am certainly not saying that all the sponsors that Jones/Soros have been sucessful in either bullying, or scaring into pulling their ads from Beck/FNC are liberals, but I do know that for instance, Progressive Insurance?
Peter Lewis is a huge lib, and is on record of supporting many progressive, liberal causes. snopes.com: Progressive Insurance - Peter Lewis Donations
2nd. Beck apologized on Air several times for this racist charge. However, it is telling that even after a real apology, not one like what demo's love to give where they say 'if anyone was offended....' crap, Beck actually apologized and said he was wrong to say that.
However, even after multiple apologies the liberal left continues to bash with that statement. In an honest discussion don't you as a liberal have to say that if you want me as a conservative to consider the message that Obama, or any other liberal says honestly, then you too have to do that?
3rd. It isn't just Beck, or fans of Beck's show that would like to see the US kick the UN out, and look for a more honest body to have this type of say in the world is it now. I could point to Libertarians, Conservatives, and Democrats alike that believe this.
What a network can charge for ads is not dictated by the actual number of viewers but by the demographics of the people in the audience. If Beck's demographic is made up primarily of people in between the 18-49 groups, he would be able to charge more per ad than somebody who has their audience divided amongst different demographics. Don't get me wrong, a loss of 1/3rd of your viewers is clearly a problem but it's not as big a problem as losing 200 sponsors. Corporations tend to look at each other for where to spend their ad ressource. When you have not one but dozens of car companies, insurance companies and electronics retailers pulling their money out of your show, that sends a strong signal for others to do the same.
So how is Beck losing revenue? Well it's simple, the fact that he now has to sell ad space to people who can't afford the rates you'd charge people like Walmart or Coca-Cola means a giant loss in revenue. As it's impossible to tell just how much one can only say that it's substantial. There's no way that it can't be. Beck can't charge them the same rates he would to transnational corporations and he's losing new sponsors with every ridiculous comment and assertion he makes. He's essentially paying them to stay on.
In the bottom line, Beck may or may not be losing revenue, and that is for the heads at Fox to decide ultimately whether or not having Beck fill a slot is what they want. It is their business. My problem is with things like the OP that seem to be aiding this "boycott" movement by printing an article based on nothing but pure speculation, using another liberal slanted outlet as their source. Then they come to fill the holes in the story by using what they deem "un named sources"....Well, my BS meter goes off the chart when I see that, and the frothing at the mouth libs that hate anything that doesn't echo their ideology instantly jump on as if it's true.....
There is little fact here and much speculation....In fact the objective truth we can bring from this is Roger Ailes
Sounds to me like he is defending Beck, and supports his show.
Until we hear otherwise, and not from un named sources, and liberal media collaborating with each other as information sources, more wishful op ed, than reporting then I will maintain that Beck is going nowhere.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville