Saturday, August 15, 2009

Here's an interesting item from the Wake Up Walmart group. Seems that the Big Unsmiley is only trying to shut down free speech in Canada (see previous items at this blog). Down in the USA there are some other sorts of speech that Walmart seems wiling to promote.
Corporate Sponsored Hate Speech:‏
Barack Obama "has exposed himself as a guy... who has a deep seated hatred for white people or the white culture." "This guy, I believe, is a racist."

This is the kind of drivel Glenn Beck has been spewing lately. We know. We know. Not much that comes out of the Fox News host's mouth surprises you anymore, but guess what: Glenn Beck's hate speech is being sponsored by, you got it, Walmart.

Other major advertisers (i.e. Geico, Proctor and Gamble, and Lexis Nexis) are pulling their ads from Glenn Beck's show in response to his disgraceful rhetoric. Not Walmart.

It's time for that to change.

Join the fight to end Walmart's financial support of Glenn Beck's televised hate. Tell Bentonville that you demand Walmart pull its ad dollars from Glenn Beck's show right now.
Send a letter to Walmart executives denouncing their financial support of hate speech

Walmart has inserted itself into the public discourse on everything from health care to the environment. Because of Walmart's size, its messages reach many. But, with great power comes great responsibility.

It is imperative that Walmart takes a stand against hateful and extreme rhetoric, and they can start by pulling their financial support of it. Other major advertisers have already taken the lead: it's time for Walmart to step up and do the right thing.
Write Walmart today: help kick racism and hate speech off the airwaves
Thanks for all you do,
The Team,
Please go to THIS LINK to send the following protest to WalMart management.
Dear Carlos Sanchez,
It has come to my attention that your company is a major financial supporter of the Glenn Beck Program.

Glenn Beck has always been controversial, but his recent remarks about President Obama have clearly crossed the line from bad taste to blatant racism, accusing Obama of being "a guy... who has a deep seeded hatred for white people or the white culture."

As America's largest employer, with over 1.4 million employees of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds, Walmart has a responsibility to take a stand against the kind of hate speech Glenn Beck uses to make his living.

I ask that you follow the lead of other responsible Fox Advertisers: pull your ads from the Glenn Beck show.
Thank you for your consideration,

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