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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:42 AM
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Why Are African-Americans So Frequently the Subject of Glenn Beck's Ridicule?
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Why Are African-Americans So Frequently the Subject of Glenn Beck's Ridicule?

By Devona Walker, The Loop. Posted September 16, 2009.

There are a lot of problems in America, but right-wingers and the GOP seem to be stuck on making controversy over issues involving black people.




After a full-on assault, for more than a year now, Glenn Beck has finally gotten the goods on the community organizing group ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.)

Conservative activist James O'Keepe walked into ACORN's Baltimore office posing as a pimp with a prostitute in tow and got some tax-evading advice from an ACORN staff member. In the video below, O'Keefe claimed he wanted to buy a house and was trying to figure out a way of accounting for his ho's income. The employee told the woman to list her occupation as performance artist.

OK. So, this is pretty hilarious, I admit. It's a flagrant foul from a low-level employee. The two black women who were targeted in this caught on tape "pimps and hos charade" mostly likely bring home less than $30,000 per year. And they are two employees out of 13,000 employed by ACORN. O'Keefe admittedly tried this maneuver several times before he found someone gullible enough to bite.

A few days ago, thousands of conservative activists marched on Washington. That teabag express was cooked up over at FOX News by Glenn Beck. These folks were carrying all kinds of crazy signs about the deficit, about Nazis about Fascism, about missing Kenyan birth certificates. They were going after President Obama's (the first Black president in the U.S.) scalp. That's the bottom line.

A few weeks ago, after months of the full-on assault from Glenn Beck, Van Jones (another black man) was forced to resign. Last week, he asked his racist "off their hinges" supporters to dig up what they could on other Obama appointees. ............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.alternet.org/media/142629/why_are_african-am...




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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:47 AM
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1. Talk about a question that answers itself! /nt
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:50 AM
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2. Three guesses, first two don't count.
Because he's not only an asshole, he's a racist asshole.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:51 AM
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3. If you listen to joe scabby, racism has nothing to do with anything!
Sure.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:02 AM
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4. Because he's a pathetic little loser
who thinks he needs to look down on others in order to feel better about himself.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:07 AM
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5. Because he likes it and he gets paid to do it.
That's what Fox News expects.
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:40 AM
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6. Because he's a racist. Why wasn't he in DC to lead the parade?
Because he was afraid he'd be arrested or blamed if anything bad happened. He's chicken. Naw, that's a nasty thing for chickens to compare Beck to them. He's a racist coward.
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:03 AM
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7. Probably because he's a racist?
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:06 AM
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8. Because his nickname is 'Pinky?'
Glenn "Pinky" Beck...
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southernyankeebelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:17 AM
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9. As a white woman I see the Becks of the world are racist and can't or won't see that black are just
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 08:18 AM by southernyankeebelle
as good as whites. I think white people used them as a crutch when things aren't going right.
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jotsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:08 AM
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10. The objective is division as a means of misdirection via problematic programing.
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 10:10 AM by jotsy
Of course the seed of self supremacy must exist for this kind of tactic to succeed.

Insecurity is at the root of racism, IMO. The standards by which we determine the quality of life have taken a twisted and perilously narrow turn on the American landscape, and ground we thought we made has been taken back.

I don't know how to feel anything but shame, as a member of the human race, we represent the most aware and intellectually complex species on the face of the earth, yet we've spent centuries conquering one another. I've suspected for some time that the evolutionary process has us developing in peaks and valleys. I think of a time described as 'the dawn of the age of reason' and ask myself if I live in the when that will be described as the twilight of it.

As for Babbleby Beck, he makes his living whipping low watt bulb folks into believing anybody but his corporate masters are to blame for life's short falls. The worst of us could not be exploited this way unless the seed of that toxic notion exists in the first place. Talking heads piped into millions of households have a duty to the masses, not markets. I dream of a day I hope is soon, that this tirade prone walking tear duct is exposed for the pitiful poser and prostitute I consider him to be.
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