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]