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Ah, Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Glenn Beck | June 20, 2010

When Glenn Beck called our President a racist, with a hatred for white people — and subsequently launched a successful boycott of of advertisers on his Fox News show — Glenn Beck spent months whining about what a victim he was.

“ . . . the boycott attempts are the most transparent AstroTurf attacks I have ever seen or ever heard of.”

“Where’s the media? Do the rest of you in this business think it’s gonna stop with me? Really? Once they get me what happens to you? Is there absolutely no chance whatsoever that you might be a target at some point in the future? What is that poem…First they came for the Jews and I stayed silent…”

Then came Chris Matthews and his series on the ugly underbelly of the Tea Party movement, the “Rise of the New Right” . . . and it seems that Beck, when the target is a left-winger, might have changed his tune about the whole “boycotts of media personalities are bad” thing. Despite his ostensible altruism toward others “in this business” who “might be a target at some point in the future,” when Matthews became a “target” of the “transparent Astro Turf attacks” — this time an (unsuccessful) attempt by the extreme right-wing tea party people to get advertisers to boycott Matthews “Hardball” show — Beck remained silent. And in an even greater bit of hypocrisy . . . FreedomWorks, one of the proponents (along with the tea partiers) of the Matthews boycott, is now a sponsor of Beck’s radio show.

So let me get this straight: Beck whined for months — as his advertisers dropped like flies — about what a threat to our very freedom boycotts of the media represented. And yet, he accepts the very entity that is helping to stage one of those freedom-threatening boycott as an advertiser on his radio show.

Desperation — not a pretty thing.


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  1. …Yes, but – GOLD! Buy all that gold NOW, before the mixed-race, not-one-of-us, non-citizen Prez and the Socialist Dems (Comrade Pelosi! Commissar Reid!) try to pry THAT freedom out of yer cold, stiffening fingers! Gold, I tells ya – thar’s GOLD in them thar commercials!!!

    Comment by Michael Sweeney — June 20, 2010 @ 11:52 AM

  2. That Matthews piece was one of the most one-sided programs ever produced.

    Nothing more than a bunch of statements throwing a blanket on a group of people to make it sound that they were a bunch of racists and bigots ready to overthrow the government.

    Comment by Blackflon — June 22, 2010 @ 3:10 AM

    • I’m not really making a judgment on whether the Matthews piece was fair or not, but whether or not Beck’s position now about media boycotts is consistent. It isn’t.

      Comment by Liberal TKO — June 22, 2010 @ 8:04 AM

    • Hmmm – I watched it and it sounded pretty damned “fair and balanced” to me.

      …And, when – like the Tea Baggers clearly are – a movement is almost completely driven by “a bunch of racists and bigots ready to overthrow the government” (well, that, PLUS Dick Armey’s “astro-turfing” $ and muscle), when they properly and accurately get IDed as such, well, whattya got to complain about?

      Comment by Michael Sweeney — June 22, 2010 @ 9:12 AM

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