It hasn't been an easy week for Glenn Beck. Since calling President Barack Obama a racist, his Fox program has lost a number of major sponsors including GMAC, Roche, RadioShack, Men's Wearhouse, State Farm Sargento, Procter & Gamble, and Progressive Insurance. But he does retain a strong constituency of far right wing supporters.
The so-called 9/12 coalition is urging tea baggers and other protesters to sign a petition in support of the controversial TV host.
You can see the petition here here. Among other things, signatories warn Beck's former advertisers that they reserve the right "to stop purchasing your product or using your services as a form of economic protest."
A message distributed today to the 9/12 coalition's private email list, and obtained by TPM, says, "Let Fox News and those that Advertise on TV know that you support the Glenn Beck program.... This petition/letter will be sent directly to Fox News and shared with the advertisers on his program, past and present."
And it seems to be working. In the last half hour, over one hundred people have joined the campaign, which went live today. At publication time--and don't read any significance into this--666 people had signed on. The letters and form emails will be delivered to Fox News directly.