Thursday, October 14, 2010

Glenn Beck - #2271 - Audio: Glenn Calls for Largest Day of Fundraising for Chamber of Commerce - Glenn Beck Radio Show

In the above clip Glenn is talking with Executive Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce, Bruce Josten.  Fed up with unsubstantiated accusations claiming the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is funneling foreign money into political campaigns, Glenn Beck is encouraging his listeners to shower the Chamber with “record-breaking” support. By mid-morning he had achieved his goal.“I would like to have this [be] the largest day of fundraising for the Chamber of Commerce ever,” Beck said. While calling for action on air Thursday morning, Beck walked his readers through the donation process and pledged a $10,000 gift to the organization: “Let’s break all records. Let’s show these people that we actually believe in something different than what Barack Obama and Joe Biden are saying,” Beck said, after explaining that the Chamber is “fighting” for small businesses and being demonized by the administration. “They are us,” he said of the Chamber. “Put your money where you mouth is.”Beck put a link up on his website where listeners can donate directly to the Chamber. That link can be seen here.* According to Executive Vice President of the Chamber Bruce Josten, Beck achieved his goal. Within an hour Beck and his listeners had broken the single-day donation record:The Chamber responded to the accusations on its website. “This allegation is … false and baseless, not to mention tiresome and desperate,” said one of the organization’s blog posts.The post went on to explain:

The U.S. Chamber hosts several business councils, whose purpose is to promote bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. They are run as independent organizations and most members of business councils are not also members of the U.S. Chamber.

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