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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:11 AM
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Keep the heat on Glenn Beck

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Dear friends,


As you may know, right-wing talk show hosts have been bringing race-based fear mongering into the mainstream, but FOX's Glenn Beck has taken it to another level.


I signed ColorOfChange.org's petition to stop Glenn Beck's lies and distortions, and so far, 62 major companies have stopped their ads from running on his show. These companies have decided they don't want to be associated with Beck's race-baiting.


But Beck is only stepping up his fear-mongering, so we can't stop now. We have to make sure advertisers keep leaving, and stay away from his show.


Will you take a stand and be counted, and invite your friends and family to do the same? It takes just a moment:


http://www.colorofchange.org/beck/hold/?id=2270-1152765


This summer, Beck said:


"This president has exposed himself as a guy over and over and over again who has a deep-seated hatred for white people... this guy is, I believe, a racist."


That statement fits into a pattern of rhetoric from Beck designed to stoke racial paranoia and fear. He has claimed that President Obama has a "reparation appetite" and a desire to use his policies to settle old racial scores. Beck's overall plan is to create an atmosphere in which the White House can accomplish nothing, and he's carrying it out by preying on race-based fears and mobilizing hate.


Beck relies on dishonesty, distortion and exaggeration, and he is embarking on character assassinations of Obama administration officials with whom he disagrees.


FOX has a horrible track record on pushing racist propaganda, but Glenn Beck appears to be taking the network to an even lower standard. He's trying to divide and distract America when we should
be coming together and talking about issues that really matter--like health care and the economy.


The good news is that we have the power to stop this. Over 200,000 people have joined this campaign, and 62 advertisers have already stopped their ads from being run during Beck's show.


Please help keep the momentum building.


http://www.colorofchange.org/beck/hold/?id=2270-1152765


Thanks.


Here are some links to more info:


"Beck: Obama has 'exposed himself as a guy' with 'a deep seated hatred for white people'"
http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200907280008


"Glenn Beck: Obama agenda driven by 'reparations' and desire to 'settle old racial scores'"
http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200907230040

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Keep-the-heat-on-Glenn...
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lamp_shade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:13 AM
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1. I was one of the first to sign up.
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shotten99 Donating Member (478 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:12 AM
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3. Damned right. Thanks for saying so.
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Voltaire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:46 AM
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2. Acorn must be defended
along with everything else they attack. Because if we allow it to happen, allow them to cripple or destroy that organization, there is no organization that they are against that they will not hound and attack to death. ACLU anyone?

We need to push back against these cretins, whatever it takes.

And what Malcolm X said.
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tosh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:02 AM
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4. Glenn Beck....
the antichrist?? :evilgrin:
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Better Today Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:50 PM
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5. If it isn't against all of FoxNews, it is a waste of time, as being proven daily.
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:25 PM
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6. I just signed up today, K & R
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