“Tell advertisers to drop their sponsorship of Fox ‘News,’ which has degenerated into hate-speech and propaganda that has incited violence,” reads the People for the American Way website in a new post.
An online form reads: “Dear Fox Advertiser,
“I agree with Tides Foundation CEO Drummond Pike:
“Businesses that pay to broadcast commercials on Fox News are subsidizing Glenn Beck’s television show by continuing to pump money into the network. It has become clear that the only way to stop supporting Beck is to stop supporting Fox News.
“I respectfully request that you bring this matter of your company’s sponsorship of hate speech leading to violence to the attention of your fellow directors as soon as possible. I believe no responsible company should advertise on Fox News due to its recent and on-going deplorable conduct.”
Pike’s full letter to Fox advertisers reads: “For hours every day on radio and television, Beck pits American against American, telling his audience that our country is under attack by a demonic Nazi-like regime seeking to destroy all that is great about America while insisting it’s up to his viewers to resist and revolt.”
Media Matters also is part of the campaign.