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
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
Will you take a stand and be counted, and invite your friends and
family to do the same? It takes just a moment:
"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.
Here are some links to more info:
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