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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Glenn Beck's newfound principles on racism

"This president I think has exposed himself as a guy, over and over and over again, with a deep seated hatred for white people, or the white culture..."
~Glenn Beck, 7/28/2009 on Fox & Friends

"I'm not saying he doesn't like white people. I'm saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist."
~Glenn Beck, 7/28/2009, later that episode

"When somebody cries fire, why do they cry fire? Because it's dangerous. Kind of like racism. It's dangerous, okay?"
~Glenn Beck, 9/16/2009, on the Glenn Beck Program

"If we really felt racism, which I do, if we really felt racism was bad and harmful, we would ask more questions about it when we heard those cries. And we decide which was the truth and then we do something about that truth."
~Glenn Beck, 9/16/2009, later on that same program

OK. We all know two things here...

1) That Glenn Beck's absolutely batshit insane.

2) That conservatives are not known for their tolerance of cognitive dissonance

So... Knowing that he's already teetering on the brink, how can Mister Beck possibly hold both of the above thoughts in his head at the same time?

How does one man reasonably accuse the President of the United States of racism...

...And then turn around and declare that "false accusations" of "racism" are "dangerous"?


I see three possible reasons...

1) In the mind of the Right Wingers, you can pretty much say anything you want about liberals or Democrats. And if you do so on a Right Wing show, you pretty much know that NO ONE will ever ask you to back it up. But the "false accusation" was made against Joe "You Lie!" Wilson (R), so... well... you just KNOW that's gotta be false!

2) Since making the statement, he's had a crisis of conscience and decided that you can't just throw the term "racist" around willy-nilly. It's a serious accusation and requires some serious evidence to not be considered slander. And... It's just a coincidence that the first beneficiary of these new-found principles just happens to be a Republican who, both loudly and baselessly, accused the [Racist] President of lying, right in the middle of his televised address to a special joint session of congress.

Yeah, I supposed that's possible...

Or (3) JUST MAYBE these new "principles" have more to do with the SIXTY-TWO advertisers who have decided that they no longer want to have their customers paying this clown's salary, and have pulled their support of Glenn's program, costing the Fox News Channel as much as $1,060,000 at the peak of the boycott, and it's really more about self-preservation rather than any idealistic principle.

Just sayin'.

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