Based on his insulting rant last year, we already know how little Glenn Beck thinks of India. But, his latest screed about President Obama’s upcoming trip to India goes even further. In a long tirade, Glenn Beck worried that “Muslim nut jobs” who think Obama is a “sellout” Muslim might try to assassinate him in India.
And, tooting that racial dog whistle that Beck wears around his neck, he also compared President Obama to P.Diddy arriving with his “thugs.” From Glenn Beck’s November 4 radio show (emphasis added):
Glenn Beck: Is India not a hot bed for Islamic radicalism?
Mike Baker: I wouldn’t call it that. More >
According to Glenn Beck, President Obama is a “racist” who harbors a “deep-seated hatred for white people, or the white culture.” (A claim that Glenn Beck still defends). And, according to Glenn Beck, Charles Darwin is the “father of modern day racism.” (more…)
Glenn Beck tooting that racial dog-whistle and being his usual contemptible self: (more…)
Last year, Glenn Beck called President Obama a “racist” and accused the president of harboring a “deep-seated hatred for white people, or the white culture.”
Aside from the recklessness involved in calling this President a racist and the blatant race-baiting displayed, Glenn Beck’s assertion does beg one question: What does Glenn Beck think White Culture is? It’s a question that Glenn Beck has been repeatedly asked over the past year – and one that he has consistently refused to answer.
Well, a look at Glenn Beck’s favorite tweets raises questions related to Glenn Beck’s concern about “white culture.” First, a screenshot of More >
Answer: Probably, but this kind of disregard for slavery is expected given that Glenn’s intellectual mentor believed that that the “worst victims of slavery” were the slave owners. That mentor being Cleon Skousen.
On Friday, Glenn Beck did a show on “African-American founders.” It was generally consistent with Glenn’s prior similar discussions: to downplay the institution of slavery. It sounds utterly bizarre for someone to get on national TV and do this, but, so it goes. Oh, and this burning drive to minimize slavery was another of Skousen’s oft repeated memes.
One clip from that show struck me for how demonstrably false More >
In a local television interview in Florida, Glenn Beck talked of civil war. He was also asked whether he stands by his assertion that President Obama is “a racist” with a “deep-seated hatred for white people, or the white culture.” And, well, based on his answer, we’re left with the impression that he stands by his assertion that Obama is a “racist.”
Mike Dunston (Anchor) Back in July of last year on Fox and Friends, you said you believed that the President is a racist. Do you still believe that?
Glenn Beck: I think the comments that I have made on this More >
Nonsensical tirades that prey on racial anxieties, like the one Glenn Beck delivered on March 9 about the census underscore part of the reason why 119 advertisers fled his show and why the broadcast of his show in the UK has been without any advertisers for over a month now.
Glenn Beck urged people not to fill out the race question on the Census because it’s an attempt to increase modern day slavery (emphasis added):
Glenn Beck: Why were they asking the race question, you said when, in 1790? … Right, they want to know, do you count as three-fifths? Do you count at More >
Discussing President Obama’s first name “Barack,” Glenn Beck had the following racially charged insight to offer:
“You don’t take the name Barack to identify with America,” but with “your heritage,” “radical[s]“
First off, in a multicultural society like the United States – any name is and should be acceptable. Second, why is he fear mongering about someone’s name? Can’t he come up with anything better? And finally, he does realize that most babies don’t get to choose their names, right?
This morning, Glenn Beck defended the three-fifths clause after a black caller questioned him about the fact that the Constitution “didn’t even recognize my people as even human.” Think Progress details the exchange here.
Today was not the first time that Glenn Beck has come down on the wrong side of the three-fifths clause or the institution of slavery. In his most recent book, Glenn Beck seems to defend, whether knowingly or unknowingly, the institution of slavery. Or, how about that on several occasions these past months, Glenn Beck portrayed Pres. Obama as a Constitution hater because Obama referred to the More >
At least 90 sponsors have already fled Glenn Beck. If you need a reminder for why this might be happening, you need only look to Glenn Beck’s recent bigoted attack against India. Media Matters offers this summary (emphasis added):
Thus, within the span of a few minutes, Beck implied that there are no quality medical schools in India; implied that medical care in India is a shoddy imitation of real health care; implied that the entire nation is an undeveloped backwater without even so much as indoor plumbing; and compared the Ganges River, a holy body of water for one of the world’s More >