Lighting the path of Truth

“For I light my candle from their torches.” Robert Burton

Ok, look.  I know there are a lot of you who are pissed that Glenn Beck has repudiated the “birther” question.  I’m not crazy about it either.  But as another “hold-their-feet-to-the-fire” media firebreather Andrew Breitbart put it during an argument with Joseph Farah of World Net Daily, the “birther” eligibility issue is not a winnable argument.  At least not YET.

If and when we retake the majority in Congress, Americans might have a shot at unveiling and unraveling the background and official records of “AKA” — the ONE believed to be a usurper in the White House. Nevertheless, you have to admit that even without the birth records ad infinitum, the REAL Barack Obama is being revealed.  So… having said that, this post is for all of you who believe the tripe put out there by the Left and/or the uninformed, that Beck’s ratings have fallen off as a result.  NOT true.  I did a check on it and here’s the latest from Nielsen:

5PM – P2+ (25-54) (35-64)
Glenn Beck – 2,354,000 viewers (648,000) (1,083,000)
Situation Room—620,000 viewers (172,000) (225,000)
Hardball w/ C. Matthews – 677,000 viewers (182,000) (274,000)
Fast Money – 304,000 viewers (84,000) (132,000)
Showbiz Tonight —230,000 viewers (92,000) (112,000)

Do the math.  Glenn outpaces all the others combined in his time slot — 2, 354 million viewers compared with an aggregate total of  1, 831,000 for the rest.

By comparison…. Larry King only had 428,000 viewers. Joyless Behar only had 402,000. And they’re in primetime.  When The Bloviator was on vacation a couple of weeks ago, Beck outpaced The King of Factor Porn’s prime time numbers five out of five nights.

As for sponsors drying up?  As much as I loathe the George Soros-sponsored propaganda tool Media Matters, they’re the ones diligently keeping track of who advertises on Beck’s shows.  Among those advertisers who have dropped Beck?  Allstate Insurance, Anheuser-Busch, Best Western International, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals (maker of Flomax), Brother International Corporation, Hear Music, Idaho Potato Commission, Intersections Inc., Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School, Marriott International, Nestlé USA, Republic of Macedonia, Starkist Co., United Healthcare, USFidelis, Volkswagen and Western Union. Undoubtedly they’ve done so because of pressure from the Left, their warm and cozy spot in bed with the Obama Administration/Congress (but then, I repeat myself), or — as in the case with Progessive Insurance — they ARE the Left.

As of May 11th:

So who’s still advertising on Beck? May 11 edition …

May 11, 2010 6:03 pm ET by Media Matters staff

At least 100 advertisers have reportedly dropped their ads from Glenn Beck’s Fox News program since he called President Obama a “racist” who has a “deep-seated hatred for white people.” Here are his May 11 sponsors, in the order they appeared:

  • Holiday Inn
  • Quietus
  • Lifelock
  • News Corp. (Fox & Friends)
  • The Foundation For a Better Life
  • National Geographic Channel
  • The Ad Council
  • Rosland Capital
  • 4Troops Music
  • Purity products
  • Credit Answers, LLC (CreditAnswers.com)
  • News Corp. (The O’Reilly Factor)
  • Goldline International, Inc.
  • Pack Rat
  • Arriva Medical
  • Holiday Inn
  • News Corp. (On the Record)
  • Lear Capital
  • Easy Water
  • News Corp. (Hannity)
  • Merit Financial
  • IRS Tax Agreements
  • Rosland Capital
  • News Corp. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Lifelock
  • Touchstone Energy Cooperatives
  • Holiday Inn

Being a bearer of truth carries penalties administered by those who seek to deceive. But ultimately, it is the truth that will set us free. Support those advertisers who support Beck. He’s a lantern shining the way out of this increasingly enveloping darkness.

“Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.”John 12-35