BECK AND CALL
The ongoing advertising boycott of Fox News commentator Glenn Beck has gone global. Waitrose — an upscale British grocery chain that is as steeped in social and corporate responsibility as a cup of strong tea — has pulled its advertising from Fox News, seen locally in Britain on the Sky Broadcasting channel.
Old comments never die or even fade away, apparently. Mr. Beck’s observations suggesting President Obama was a “racist” against whites in the wake of Har vard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s arrest in July are still being discussed in British circles.
“We have pulled advertising because we believe it’s the right thing to do. Our customers’ views are important to us,” Waitrose said.