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The Street: 9 Things to Know About the World Series

The Street - October 19, 2011

Last week, in the lead-up to this year's World Series, the group Americans United for Change launched strikeoutbeck.com to protest the business deal. The group is also rallying opposition using paid Facebook ads that will run in about a dozen cities.

In a statement, Tom McMahon, executive director of Americans United for Change, said it was "troubling and disheartening [that] the good folks behind Major League Baseball would agree to what even Fox News couldn't stomach to do any longer -- providing Beck with a platform to peddle more fear and spew more hate."

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