Does Visa agree with Beck that Obama is a "racist"?

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Today, Visa ran an ad during Glenn Beck's Fox News program. Later in the show, Beck compared President Obama to fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.

It is this sort of extremist rhetoric that drove 80 advertisers from Beck's show last year. They decided they didn't want to be associated with Beck and his comments, and pulled their ads in response. Ever since, Beck's commercial breaks have consisted of ads for gold, "As Seen on TV"-type products, conservative organizations seeking a friendly audience and other Newscorp subsidiaries, along with an inordinate number of Fox News promos.

And yet, Visa has advertised on Beck's last two Fox News programs. Visa must be aware of this year-long advertiser boycott, so we have no choice but to assume that the company wishes to be associated with the following Beck comments:

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