More than a dozen companies have cancelled their television commercials on the popular Fox News cable network show "Glenn Beck."
Critics of Beck's show have called for all advertisers to boycott the program. They said Beck's recent comments on his show about President Barack Obama being a racist was out of line.
But Seton Motley of the Media Research Center told CBN News companies should re-think before pulling their commercials.
"With someone who's getting numbers like Glenn Beck, I don't think he's going to have a dearth of replacements to fill the void as these people leave," Motley said. "I do find it disconcerting that this many people can be swayed by people on the left that shouldn't really have any real cache with these industry insiders."
"They should know better than this," he added. "Geico was one of the first to pull out and they were immediately identified as boycott Geico for leaving Glenn Beck. I'm sure there is going to be some push back. He's got a very large fan base between his radio show and TV show and if Geico can make that decision then so can the people who can choose whether to purchase Geico insurance...it's up to them."
Along with Geico, other well known companies pulling their TV spots are S.C. Johnson and Progressive Insurance.