Beck Watch: Will the White House Hit Back?

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Now that Jackass-gate is dying down, will the administration respond to Glenn Beck, who has been picking staffers off the outskirts of Obama-ville? And if so, how? Insiders tell the Washington Post that the White House is trying to avoid a direct confrontation with “a vocal minority,” hoping instead to do the adult thing and take the high road. (Though the president has reportedly been “rolling his eyes in disbelief” at the daily flood of kookiness coming from Beck and his cohorts.) “You don’t stomp a story out. You ride the wave and try to steer it to safe water,” says an Obama aide about the hands-off approach. We’ll see how that plays out.

And now, the latest list of who’s still advertising on Beck’s program:

  • The National Republican Trust PAC

  • News Corp. (The Wall Street Journal)

  • Merit Financial

  • Superior Gold Group

  • Loan Modification Help Line 800-917-8549

  • Wholesale Direct Metals

  • Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (The Informant)

  • LifeLock

  • Clarity Media Group (The Weekly Standard)

  • Citrix (GoToMeeting)

  • Scarguard

  • Publisher’s Clearing House

  • Imperial Structured Settlements

  • Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. (Move Free Advanced)

  • Eggland’s Best, Inc.

  • Roche Diagnostics (Accu-Chek Aviva)

  • Ad Council

  • IRSTaxAgreements.com

  • Carbonite

  • Rosland Capital

  • National Review

  • Liberty Medical

 

 

 

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