Too bad for them that their boycotts only really affect outlets like Whole Foods. I think that the Left already hates Wal Mart so I am not sure what they think that they are accomplishing with this. Having said that I do not understand why some of the advertisers are caving given that the WTO-hating hard left crowd does not have a lot of disposable income.
In the interest of full disclosure I will admit that I am not a big fan of Glenn Beck. We likely agree on a majority of positions but his personality and the “Aw Shucks” sorta routine irritates me too much to watch him.
Writing over at the always-vacuous Huffington Post, James Rucker belches out an attack on Beck which includes an implicit acceptance of the president’s bigotry:
Twenty companies have pulled their ads from Beck’s show in just the last two weeks. The moves come after the Fox News host called President Obama a “racist” who “has a deep-seated hatred for white people” during an appearance on Fox & Friends.
Beck’s mistake was in misusing the language in exactly the same way as the Left. Perhaps they claim ownership of redefining words to corrupt their meanings – I refer to their constant redefininition and misuse of the words racist and
liberal and nazi and fascist and, perhaps most egregious, the self-congratulatory progressive. Beck used the word racist to describe President Obama when he should have more correctly used the word bigoted. I have no evidence that President Obama believes in the inherent genetic superiority of one race over another (racism) but it is obvious to me from his long association with his race-obsessed preacher Jeremiah Wright that he is an outright race-hustling bigot. His ignorant taking of sides in the Crowley-Gates confrontation just proves his default perspective on race. He is a bigot. Beck is completely right.
The other quote from HuffPo’s Beck hit piece, that Obama “has a deep-seated hatred for white people”, can be easily defended (unless you are still drunk on the Obama Kool-Aid). Everyone reading this knows that if we had a white politician who attended a church for 20 years where the redneck preacher ranted about black people being the devil and a hatred of America everyone would agree that it reflects on, and in many way defines, that white politician’s ideology. The same is true if the potential bigot is black and Obama’s association with Jeremiah Wright puts him squarely in the same ideological camp with David Duke, his bigoted counterpart.