Major League Baseball owners are holding off-season meetings in Milwaukee WI, and a group concerned about the fact that MLB is providing internet infrastructure for Glenn Beck’s subscription online service is going there too, and is running radio ads asking the sports league to break off with the controversial talker.
The group is Americans United for Change, and it initiated its campaign to get Major League Baseball to sever its ties with Beck back in October. AM Sports stations WAUK and WSSP are beneficiaries of AUFC’s business.
AUFC has been pursuing numerous avenues to break up Beck and MLB, including a website called www.StrikeOutBeck.com.
Tom McMahon, Executive Director, Americans United for Change: “We hope that MLB will listen to the thousands of Americans who have joined this campaign to strike out hate. It’s disheartening that Major League Baseball, with its proud history of inclusiveness and diversity, would be the ones providing the platform for Glenn Beck to build upon his history of divisiveness, bigotry and disrespect for families of 9-11 victims.”
RBR-TVBR observation: If we were going to work in opposition to Beck, we’d probably think long and hard about doing nothing at all at this point. We’ve got our nose in the news all day every day, and we just aren’t seeing many Beck references of late, since he exited Fox News. So why draw attention to him and help raise his profile again?
You can check out the audio from the radio ad on this video: