Digital News Report – Various labor and progressive groups are putting the pressure on advertisers to the Glenn Beck show on Fox News. The libertarian-conservative commentator has said he believes in personal responsibility, private charity and is pro-life.
The 2.2-million member Service Employees International Union began a campaign to get advertisers to stop sponsoring his show. The SEIU, which says they are the fastest growing union in the United States, are urging their members to tell the sponsors to “stop sponsoring hate”.
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka told an audience at Harvard University that Gleen Beck may have a positive effect on the country by turning anger into action. “We are working to counter the Glenn Beck effect and turn anger into action for real change,” Trumka said.
Today the 46-year old Beck responded by saying he wasn’t preaching hate. “Trumka last week came out and said that I am preaching nothing but hate,” Beck said. “I want you to know there’s a difference between the truth and hate.”
“Labor unions are fighting for their lives. They have over-promised pensions. There is no way that you’re going to be able to get your pension.”
By: Mark Williams