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Glenn Beck's Obama "Racist" Comments Cost Him Advertisers

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posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 12:52 PM
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Glenn Beck's Obama "Racist" Comments Cost Him Advertisers


www.huffingtonpost.com

Fox News' Glenn Beck is feeling the consequences of his controversial comments on the July 28 episode of "Fox and Friends," when he said that Barack Obama was a "racist" who had a "deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture."
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posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 12:52 PM
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It doesn't necessarily require a WH Press Secretary to suggest that turning down the rhetoric makes sense. Like it or not, broadcast and cable news outlets are funded from advertiser dollars based on ratings. I commend these fine companies who have chosen decency over racism.

I suspect Rush, Hannity et al might soon learn the same lesson.

www.huffingtonpost.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 8-8-2009 by kinda kurious]



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 12:57 PM
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What in the world would drive Beck to say such a thing on national Tv? Did he really not expect to lose advertising?

I read the article and don't understand what he meant by it.

I used to like Glenn Beck, but I quit watching as much mindless tv so I rarely see his show any more.



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 01:13 PM
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I agree. A metal fastener and the word pooch come to mind. I used to like him too. No doubt he fell victim of his own success. Oh well, Perhaps that is why Murdoch will just charge the viewers under on his new business model for web.


www.guardian.co.uk...

[edit on 8-8-2009 by kinda kurious]



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 01:14 PM
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The funny thing is that minutes later he says "I'm not saying he hates white people..."

Which completely contradicts what he said before...

But you know what... it's par for the course for an alcoholic in recovery.

It's called Addictive Thinking . And to be honest, it makes everything else GB says suspect.


I just don't realize why the conservatives venerate addicts like Bush, Beck, and Limbaugh.

[edit on 8-8-2009 by HunkaHunka]


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posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 01:16 PM
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In other words, do not speak your opinion, or you will be punished!

The USA is sooo great in this new era!




posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 01:17 PM
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Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
In other words, do not speak your opinion, or you will be punished!

The USA is sooo great in this new era!




In other words have an opinion. He said the exact opposite minutes later. But if you read my prior post you will see it's just par for the course for the addicts that the right seems to venerate.



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 01:20 PM
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He got fired from CNN on their headline news channel for same thing.



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 01:23 PM
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Yes. If you piss off your sponsors, they will withdraw their sponsorship. it's generally in the contract made with the station. This is exactly how it's gone since ads first started appearing in media in the late 1800's with magazine ads.

There comes a point where ignorance crosses the threshold and becomes stupidity. Pretending not only that sponsors have never withdrawn their advertisements before, but that this is further some tragedy of the modern day, very certainly crosses that line.



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 01:23 PM
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Do you have a clip of what was said?

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He did not get fired. He declined to re-sign the contract and got offered a better deal at Fox.

Quit lying.



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 01:25 PM
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Oh, I know that.

All I am saying is that it just seems like one more drop in the bucket.



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 01:25 PM
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Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh
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Do you have a clip of what was said?



Yep right here...

www.huffingtonpost.com...



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 01:27 PM
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we have the freedom of speech but when it comes to making money you sometimes have to bite your tongue because the companies handing out the money don't always want to be associated with such opinions.



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 01:29 PM
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Which bucket? The "Make sure you don't say stupid crap that peeves off the customers" bucket?



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 01:55 PM
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Beck is too much, and too much of an idiot (eg: for saying this on national tv) at times.

But this comment was true, race IS a big, if not the biggest issue Some will learn the hard way. Us whites keep quiet for everything and still we try and smooth things over, even when it ain't our fault. Screw that.

[edit on 8/8/2009 by qonone]



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by qonone
Beck is too much, and too much of an idiot (eg: for saying this on national tv) at times.

But this comment was true, race plays the biggest issue, and some will learn the hard way. Us whites keep quiet for everything and still we try and smooth things over, even when it ain't our fault. Screw that.


Actually you will find people on all sides who are trying to smooth things over.

The thing is that Racism isn't academic. It's based on prejudice which is a process of reflexive analysis whereby we project our own feelings and beliefs onto others. These feelings or beliefs can originate from previous experiences with other individuals or from whatever mythology we have been taught.

You know that song that goes "Women seem wicked, when you're unwanted". There's a huge truth to that. That's a form of prejudice. If you are in a relationship and get cheated on, all a sudden every woman now looks like she just wants to screw around on her man. At least for a time. At the same time, if you do feel unwanted you begin to despise the sex you wish to be desired by. These are examples of reflexive analysis projecting fears which are based on previous individual experience.

You might, as a man, believe the myth that women don't want to have sex as often as a man. That will inform how you relate to women, what you think of them, and what you believe to be real.

Because the result of these reflexive analyses are very real in the subjective realm.

I once cheated in a marriage. The next day it honeslty felt that when I looked at people that they *knew* what I had done. This was me projecting my own sense of guilt on to everyone else. Now in this situation there was contrast. This was the first time I had ever felt this about the people I ran into, and the logical reasoning that there was no way anybody knew what had happened made me reflect on what was going on. But even though I logically realized that no one could possibly know what I had done, I still couldn't shake the experience every time I talked to someone that day.

This occurs not just with genders, but across racial lines as well. There is no way a man can ever understand a woman , he projects what he believes upon her, yet yer own unique female existence can only be grasped at by a man. The same is true for women to men, and the same is true across races and ethnic cultures.

It's actually more granular than races, but occurs that way. For example, being in the presence of Irish folk is completely different from being in the presence of Italian folk.

Likewise its much different being in the presence of Americans from South Carolina than it is being in the presence of Americans from North Dakota. We all come with our own gender and cultural identifiers which give us different intonation and body language from each other. And what one persons body language might mean in their cultural locality can be completely different from what that same body language means in another cultural locality.

And when you mix gender and race on top of identifiers of cultural locality you've now increased that two fold. Now, a female from North Dakota might be better able to relate to a female from South Carolina as it relates to similar gender, but other cultural uniqueness might throw her off on accurate communication.

To me, this is the biggest problem. Is that, even though we can become aware of the fact that this process exists within us through a crisis like I described above, we aren't typically aware that we assume so much about people all the time which is incorrect. We project so much on to others that unless we can understand our own patterns of projection, we will never be able to properly apprehend who the other really is.

We should be talking about how we should all become aware of the prejudices we bring to the table so that we don't mis understand what is really being communicated to us.

America is like Europe in one particular way. We have many different cultural groups within our borders. Only instead of being other nations, they are states and regions, but they all have their unique history and the peoples who form these groups all have their own unique and complex narratives, and thus their own unique and complex prejudices.

I will also go on to say that this is the foundation of not only racism, but all forms of cultural misunderstandings such as misogyny, religious differences etc.

Keep in mind that what may appear to be racism from one perspective may be completely innocuous from another.



[edit on 8-8-2009 by HunkaHunka]



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 02:41 PM
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Originally posted by Cito
He got fired from CNN on their headline news channel for same thing.


That's funny....because I never heard of Glenn Beck until he went to FOX News. I guess CNN did him a favor?

Anyway....you can't sit in Rev. Wright's church for 20 years and not expect the hatred to rub off.

I'm sure Mullah Obama just brushed off Beck's statement the same way he brushed off his "typical white person" grandmother.



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 02:44 PM
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Obama reacted to a friend being arrested. What we will never know is whether he did it out of racism(which he suffered quite a bit growing up) or because a friend, and old collegue, and a buddy from college, got arrested.

If I found out a good friend of mine got arrested by the police for trying to get into their own home, my first knee jerk reaction would be to be mad at the police.

Obama was stupid for saying anything. He was caught offgaurd. But to accuse him of racism is out of line. Because no one can say "what" he was reacting too.

To say GB was practising freedom of speech is just jeuvanile. YOur not allowed to slander another person. ANd people do go to court over it.

Fact is, Obama could sue over such a statement.

Think it isn't slander? Imagine working in an office and someone accusses you of being a racist. It could have horrible repercussions for you. Even if you are innocent, you could get labeled, and it may be hard to shake off the stigma.

[edit on 8-8-2009 by nixie_nox]



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 02:48 PM
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In other words, do not speak your opinion, or you will be punished!

The USA is sooo great in this new era!

It's the advertisers right to spend or not as they choose.
You equate that with censorship?
How come you Obama haters love free enterprise when it suits you, yet
imply some sinister forces when it doesn't.
Maybe you think we need some sort of, oh, I don't know....fairness doctrine or something!



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 02:55 PM
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Anyway....you can't sit in Rev. Wright's church for 20 years and not expect the hatred to rub off.


I was getting ready to post that,

I agree with beck




Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, says Obama has been "very careful" to avoid the path of failed presidential hopefuls Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, who openly militated for black causes. "He has been groomed, wisely so, to be seen as a unifier, rather than one who speaks only for the hurt of black people," Farrakhan said.



some of you guys, been had.



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