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Geico pulls its ads from Glenn Beck’s Fox News show.

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geicoyes Fox News host Glenn Beck has been under fire in recent weeks for his comments that President Obama is a “racist” with “a deep-seated hatred for white people.” Since ColorOfChange called on its members to urge Beck’s advertisers to drop his show, three advertisers have pulled out. Today, ColorOfChange announced that Geico Insurance is joining them:

“On Tuesday, August 4, GEICO instructed its ad buying service to redistribute its inventory of rotational spots on FOX-TV to their other network programs, exclusive of the Glenn Beck program,” said a spokesperson for GEICO Corporate Communications in an email to ColorOfChange.org. “As of August 4, GEICO no longer runs any paid advertising spots during Mr. Beck’s program.

UPDATE

Men’s Wearhouse and Sargento are out too.

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UPDATE

,Media Matters offers this witty headline: “GEICO just saved a bunch of money by not advertising on Fox’s Glenn Beck.”

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