Jewish Funds For Justice Campaigns To Keep Beck's Radio Show Off The Air In NYC Permanently

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From Politico:

On the heels of yesterday's news that Glenn Beck was being dropped by his New York radio station, Jewish Funds for Justice, a group that has sparred with Beck in the past, is launching a campaign to keep him out of that market for good.

From their release:

Simon Greer, president and CEO of Jewish Funds for Justice (JFSJ), applauded WOR's decision to remove Mr. Beck from its programming. WOR is one of the nation's leading conservative talk radio stations. Following WOR's decision to remove Glenn Beck, JFSJ is calling on other New York City area radio stations to keep Glenn Beck off the air.

"WOR's decision to remove Glenn Beck tells me that even conservative listeners are rejecting Mr. Beck's fear speech, anti-Semitism and Holocaust revisionism," said Simon Greer, president and CEO of The Jewish Funds for Justice. "This should come as no surprise. For too long, Mr. Beck has been given a large megaphone for his hate mongering. Too often he has crossed the line of decency and blatantly demonized people he disagrees with. We believe that New York City, with its incredible diversity and large Jewish community, is rejecting Beck and we will encourage other radio stations to learn from WOR experience and not pick up his syndicated show." [Politico, 1/5/11]

Previously:

Beck's radio empire imploding as 2011 begins -- whacked in the Big Apple!

Jewish Funds For Justice's Greer: Beck attacked Soros with "anti-Semitic rhetoric" and "Holocaust revisionism"

Jewish Funds for Justice's Simon Greer: Beck broke his promise to respect the "sensitivity" of the Holocaust

Jewish Funds for Justice CEO responds to Glenn Beck's claims that putting the common good first "leads to death camps"

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