Glenn Beck, FOXNEWS conservative host.
The liberals at Huffington Post are having a field day with the Glenn Beck boycott. How many of them have actually watched an entire episode is not apparent, given their lack of understanding of the message he gives his audience. Beck has been repeatedly accused of holding views contrary to those that he espouses on his program. The best example of this misrepresentation would be the claim that he believes there are "secret FEMA concentration camps." This is blatantly false and serves only to feed the liberal fire. HuffPo, of all publications, actually exposed the truth in this article months ago. Despite this fact, the left continues to use defamatory claims such as this in an attempt to trivialize Glenn Beck, and ultimately his audience.
Beck most recently struck a nerve by exposing the radical views of some of Obama's closest advisors, to include Van Jones. As a result of his unearthing these unflattering truths, ColorOfChange.org has sounded the alarm. They have convinced advertisers to pull their spots during Beck's show. Despite this loss of "support," Beck's ratings have skyrocketed. If his true intentions are as I suspect, to get the word out about his views and fears for our nation, this latest media frenzy is only helping that cause. Kudos to ColorOfChange.org! With a left-leaning Main Stream Media, conservatives have to utilize whatever venues we're given.
UPDATED: There has been quite a bit of speculation in the comments here, and elsewhere on the web regarding the timing of Glenn Beck's discussion of Van Jones' radical views. With the hope of getting the facts out there, as opposed to the lies that have been spread, I will include links and dates where you can watch and listen.
July 23, 2009: Glenn Beck discusses Van Jones' radical ideology. http://www.foxnews.com/video/index.html?playlistId=f909db77f0ad31bbfd35cb7e6a04f50204809c04
July 28, 2009: Glenn Beck is on Fox & Friends and says that he thinks Obama has a problem and is a racist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI_0Kt_e3Go
July 28, 2009 (part 2): Later that same evening, on his own show, Beck, as reported in The LA Times, "called the activist a "self-professed communist" and questioned the role he was playing in the administration." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80zzW6Osyhs
July 30, 2009: Color of Change sent out an email to its members and supporters suggesting the boycott. http://www.colorofchange.org/beck/message.html