Right Wing: Petro Companies Stage Fake Events, Brand Exodus from Glenn Beck

American Petroleum Institute Demonstrates How to Screw Up a Grassroots Event
It’s no secret that oil and gas companies don’t like the Waxman-Markey climate change bill. After all, Exxon and its ilk stand to lose a lot of cash if they have to buy emission permits for all the greenhouse gases they let loose. But instead of letting legitimate anti-Waxman-Markey grassroots effort form, a group called Energy Citizens–an alliance of over 60 energy companies led by the American Petroleum Institute–have decided to take matters into their own hands by organizing so-called astroturfing protest rallies.

About a dozen companies have withdrawn their commercials from “Glenn Beck,” the Fox News Channel program, after Glenn Beck, the person, said late last month that President Obama was a racist with a “deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.”
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