That, and other news, in today's Roundup and Recap.
I'm skepitcal of any ad boycott working, but there are indications that the 20 or so sponsors that have dropped their ads from Fox News' Glenn Beck is taking its toll.
From TV Newser: "Tipsters inside Fox News tell us Glenn Beck's vacation this week from his Fox News show was not planned. We hear Beck was told to take this week off to let some of the heat surrounding him die down. That heat began July 28 on "Fox & Friends" when Beck said he thought Pres. Obama has "a deep-seated hatred for white people," adding, "This guy is, I believe, a racist.""
Beck's ratings have been on a surge this year, so he's been a boon to Fox News. And the network has been saying that the economic impact of boycotts is nill. Advertisers simply move elsewhere. But the fact that so many advertisers have pulled out, and that some have done so by making public statements condemning Beck, who is more over-the-top than perhaps any other of the network's personas, is a different from past efforts at boycotting the network from other liberal groups. This boycott is being led by ColorOfChange.org.
Dancing with Dems: A quick check of the political environment Tom DeLay will be facing when he steps onto the stage of "Dancing with the Stars." The co-host of the show, Tom Bergeron, made multiple contributions to Barack Obama's campaign last year totalling $4,050, as well as $1,250 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.