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

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posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 11:13 PM
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reply to post by kinda kurious
 


I don't think obama is racist at all. Where did Beck get it from?

I think Beck interpreted taxing the rich as taxing whites, which in and of itself is racist.

Anyway, he's not always wrong, but what would you expect?




posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 11:25 PM
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Id say it has alot to do with Obamas actions hes not the only one accusing him of racism. Read this:

Obamas a racist



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 11:30 PM
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Based on that description maybe so.

I believe Obama thinks his group, not necessarily his race, is superior. By that I mean pompous educated bureaucratic socialists.( Obama is not a socialist, I am one and I know). Now it just so happens that most in that crowed are educated minority and elites Anglos. But that doesn't mean that he's racist.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 02:29 AM
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really ?or will just the anti obama crowd say that. to be honest if something bad happens on his watch. it cant be any worse then how all the white presidents ruined america. it funny he has only been in office for 200 days and all the anti-obama crowd is saying he has ruined the country lol. just my 2 cents it will be very very hard to make america look any worse are be in any worse state then it has been after bush. give obama his 4-8 yrs to fix things, if he doesent fix anything then condem him. ill even join u. but to say he did a bad job befor he even got a chance is just ignorant, and narrow minded. just my oppion though

salaam


[edit on 10-8-2009 by jmacbeth]



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 03:48 AM
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I can't stand Glenn Beck, he's worse than O'Riely, sometimes he may be right but in this case he is so wrong it makes him look racist, the thing I don't like about Beck is he is so arrogant, I guess you need to be arrogant to have your own show on foxnews but he is over the top.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 09:40 AM
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being over the top seems quite popular these days. Which means being over the top has become commonplace.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 10:40 AM
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He has the right to feel and say what he wants, he's not alone in feeling this.
A white person says something like this and he losses sponsers and is called a racist but if a black person says this about white people, they're called a hero, anybody else find something wrong about this.
I'm no racist, far from it but because of what I said some people will label me that way, that just proves the point I'm trying to make.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 11:19 AM
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Originally posted by joe82
He has the right to feel and say what he wants, he's not alone in feeling this.
A white person says something like this and he losses sponsers and is called a racist but if a black person says this about white people, they're called a hero, anybody else find something wrong about this.




I don't recall ever seeing anything like you mention.

When was the last time a black person said something equivalent to what Beck said and was called a hero?



I'm no racist, far from it but because of what I said some people will label me that way, that just proves the point I'm trying to make.


You probably should read my thread on "Do you know what Prejudice really is?" in my signature.

Racism isn't academic. You very well might be doing something which is interpreted as racist by other cultural groups when in fact you are oblivious to the fact that it is interpreted as such.

Self awareness is the key.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 11:42 AM
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I very much agree with the last part of your statement.


sorry for the one liner but i do not wish to get more into this silly subject tho granted i am still reading it lol!




posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 11:45 AM
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The word "racist" has been thrown around so much since the election that it has become almost meaningless. We need a new term.

If anyone of a different race or ethnicity says anything remotely critical about white people they are loudly called racist. Like Sonia Sotomayor's comment about a "wise Latina woman" has been treated like she said we should build concentration camps and exterminate the white race. A huge overreaction on the part of white people.

If anyone white says something remotely critical about a different race or ethnicity they are also called racist. It is true that white people often mistake their stereotypes for reality, but sometimes it is just criticism from one person to another.

On balance, though, I think we white folks can tolerate and maybe even learn from a little bit of criticism from groups of people who do not hold as much power as we do. Whites still pretty much own and run the country, so it behooves us to be more magnanimous toward our critics, and prepare for a time when there will be more true equality.

We don't need to be so touchy.



[edit on 10-8-2009 by Sestias]



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 01:39 PM
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spot on fella.. I mean my gandmother was white my gandfarther was black and lets face it i didnt get a choice in that matter lol...

I think some people over react to subjects and use colour as some kinda monolithic retarded "i do not have a word for this" but yea use it based on our shared history and "so called passed culture" something most of us have no clue about...

and i dont mean that in a bad way i just mean history of black people is like slaves n stuff and white culture is kinda based on "owning" of the slaves when in fact this is a missconception of history..

Arabs and Villege eldgers "of the african" people and yes oh yes white people had a hand in the trade of humans.. and it still happens today , yes it may not happen on the scale it once did but the fact is people are still used as a commidity

Now with this comes resentment and even hate from one people tworods another.. thing that gets me is this

We "every colour under the sun" are just people.. trying to get to grips with the reality of bieng alive..

I think the problem is GOD... and i dont mean that in a bad way either.. but its true..

What is it we are waiting for as a race?? to be judged? or is it to last into infinity and meeting up with aliens?

ok that was off topic but you get the jist...

we have nothing better to do than nit pick about what? colour?

"god help us" LOL !! or fire glen beck ... not like that will help roflpmsl



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 10:10 PM
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You know I just thought of something.

It's possible to play the race card without being racist.

Perhaps that's what happened here. I still think it's political pandering. But it doesn't have to be racist.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 10:45 PM
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Originally posted by HunkaHunka
You know I just thought of something.

It's possible to play the race card without being racist.

Perhaps that's what happened here. I still think it's political pandering. But it doesn't have to be racist.


Hunka,

You know I love you man., but.........Step away from the keyboard!

You are becoming a tad too introspective and forgiving.


I know in my heart of hearts (yes I have one) that Glenn Beck said what he meant and meant what he said. He is cunning, savvy and ruthless. He went on his radio show the very next day and reinforced his statements to insure maximum exposure among his radio audience as well. (After "sleeping on it" as John Stewart aptly pointed out. Funny bit btw.)

Sorry to interject. Continue with the ping-pong match.

[edit on 10-8-2009 by kinda kurious]



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 10:59 PM
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Good point KK...


Yeah yer right... time to shut it down for the evenin...




I didn't realize he tried to re-enforce what he said the day after!



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 11:12 PM
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Originally posted by HunkaHunka
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Good point KK...I didn't realize he tried to re-enforce what he said the day after!


rackjite.com...

Starting @5:50 in. (Although the whole bit is pure comedy gold.)

Fox & Friends clip followed by Radio show clip the next day.



[edit on 10-8-2009 by kinda kurious]



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 11:57 PM
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Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by kinda kurious
 


I don't think obama is racist at all. Where did Beck get it from?

I think Beck interpreted taxing the rich as taxing whites, which in and of itself is racist.

Anyway, he's not always wrong, but what would you expect?


No, its a stereotype.

Like if I said taxing the poor would be taxing the blacks.

I seriously hate how everyone uses the word racist. Uhh

I enjoyed watching Glenn Beck when he was on CNN, but never bothered to watch him on Fox (hate the channel all together)...like others have said, fell victim to his own success.



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 04:12 AM
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but I'll be sure to avoid Procter and Gamble products


Good luck with that...

www.pg.com...

Just for Glenn Beck?



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 04:39 AM
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Originally posted by kinda kurious

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)

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"decency", you are saying these companies only advertise on "decent" channels- so these channels will have no profanity, violence etc.........


I think it is selective "decency"



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 05:01 AM
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The clip is obviously trimmed for sensationalism (ie selectively edited). How can people ask "Why would he say such things?" When from the editing you can tell that he was explaining why he reached his conclusions, but they were edited out, to make it look like he was being the racist rather than Obama being the racist.

If Obama isn't a racist, why would he say, that he don't have all the facts yet, but the cops behaved stupidly in a situation where the cop was white and a black man was arrested? A non-racist person would have said, "We don't have all the facts." Period, end of sentence, no further comment or sticking his foot in his mouth.



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 05:04 AM
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Originally posted by CharlesMartel
reply to post by kinda kurious
 

The clip is obviously trimmed for sensationalism (ie selectively edited). How can people ask "Why would he say such things?" When from the editing you can tell that he was explaining why he reached his conclusions, but they were edited out, to make it look like he was being the racist rather than Obama being the racist.

If Obama isn't a racist, why would he say, that he don't have all the facts yet, but the cops behaved stupidly in a situation where the cop was white and a black man was arrested? A non-racist person would have said, "We don't have all the facts." Period, end of sentence, no further comment or sticking his foot in his mouth.


absoloutely spot on, as so often is the case it is those who spout on about tackling racism the loudest are those who are displaying racist behaviour



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