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SIGN THE PETITION...THEY ARE CALLING OBAMA A RACIST FOR STANDING UP FOR HIS RACE...WHAT? (1170 hits)

More and more, right-wing talk show hosts are bringing race-based fear mongering into the mainstream, but FOX's Glenn Beck just took it to another level. On Tuesday, Beck said:

"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."1

It's part of a larger argument Beck has been making2: that President Obama is using the White House to serve the needs of Black communities at White people's expense. This kind of talk stirs up fear, hate, and it can lead to violence.3,4

Together we can stop Glenn Beck.5 On Thursday, we started calling Beck's advertisers, asking them if they want to be associated with this kind of racist hate and fear-mongering. When they see tens of thousands of people signing on behind that question, we believe they'll move their advertising dollars elsewhere, damaging the viability of his show and possibly putting him out of business.

All it requires is you, standing up and being counted. Please take a moment to join the effort, and invite your friends and family to do the same:
Thank you for calling on Glenn Beck's advertisers to take their dollars elsewhere. It's an important step towards keeping the misinformation and race-baiting of people like Glenn Beck off of cable news.

The more of us that stand together, the stronger our voice will be. Will you take a moment and invite your friends and family to add their voice as well?

Feel free to use the draft letter below, or write your own. But please only contact people you know personally spam will hurt more than it helps.

You can cut and paste the text below into an email message:

Dear friends,

As you may know, right-wing talk show hosts have been bringing race-based fear mongering into the mainstream, but FOX's Glenn Beck just took it to another level. On Tuesday, Beck said:

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.

It's part of a larger argument Beck has been making: that President Obama wants to serve the needs of Black communities at White people's expense. This kind of talk stirs up fear, hate, and it can lead to violence.

I've joined ColorOfChange.org's effort to stop Glenn Beck. ColorOfChange is already putting calls into Beck's advertisers, asking them if they want to be associated with this kind of racist hate and fear-mongering. When the advertisers see that tens of thousands of us are behind that question, I believe they'll move their advertising dollars elsewhere, and his show and platform will be history.

Will you take a stand and be counted, and invite your friends and family to do the same? It takes just a moment:

http://www.colorofchange.org/beck/?id=1879-948416

Glenn Beck is appealing to the worst in America. Of course, some Americans refuse to accept the fact that our president is Black or the idea that he could truly serve all Americans. But the only way these views fade away is if they're not reinforced by mainstream society. Instead, folks like Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs, and Rush Limbaugh are exploiting racism and race-based fear to bump their ratings, stirring up racial discord in the process.

The dangers of these tactics are real. We saw the same dynamic during the presidential race: By the end, the McCain/Palin campaign was unable to control the violent energy whipped up by their race-baiting. It resulted in an unprecedented number of threats on Obama's life, a rise in the number of hate groups, and an increase in the number of threats and crimes against immigrants and Black people.

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. All major media is funded by advertising. And advertisers care more than anything what consumers think. If we want to change what's happening and put an end to folks like Glenn Beck having a platform, we can do it.

It's up to us, and it can start now. Please join me:

http://www.colorofchange.org/beck/?id=1879-948416

Thanks.

Here are some links to more info:

"Beck: Obama has 'exposed himself as a guy' with 'a deep seated hatred for white people'"
http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200907280008

"Glenn Beck: Obama agenda driven by 'reparations' and desire to 'settle old racial scores'"
http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200907230040

"MSNBC's Deutsch encourages viewers to demand advertisers on Beck's show spend money elsewhere"
http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/200907290037

"On Television and Radio, Talk of Obama's Citizenship"
http://tinyurl.com/mb467j
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Posted By: Sun Smith
Monday, August 3rd 2009 at 6:14PM
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Don't just stand there...lets put justice in action!
Monday, August 3rd 2009 at 6:19PM
Sun Smith
I want you to know that I just got done signing the petition. Everysince, President Obama has been in office, even during the election, stations like FOX news and others have slandered his name and what he represents. It trully sickens me. Thank you for bringing this to life:very important.
Monday, August 3rd 2009 at 11:56PM
Let's let the church bells ring on this as our ancestors would have in their day. I've taken my stand. Email....

Peace

Tuesday, August 4th 2009 at 12:50AM
Thank you two for taking a stand!!! You have shown that you are not afraid to do what's right!
Tuesday, August 4th 2009 at 1:59AM
Sun Smith
I signed this a few days ago. This is the way to hit them -- in their pockets! And I'm sure these advertisers would not want to be associated with the ugliness Beck projects from his show.

I'm a believer in free speech, so Beck has a right to say what he says. But I in turn am excercising my own free speech, in calling Beck out and asking that advertisers drop this clown's show.

Tuesday, August 4th 2009 at 10:37AM
I am one of those old guys who had to fight just to go to school in the 60s and as the years have multiplied I find it a sweet moment when a young attractive lady intellectually and physically invites me to be her friend.
But to the question of the racist, race, reverse-etc. I have in 2009 realized that the definitions that the Europeans gave us for these words and they also taught my nonEuropean language speaking ancestors since 1492- genocide, pediophilia/slavery, rape, theft and a few other words.
Racism, racist, race, reverse, etc., seem easy words that are now meaning something different by the descendants of 1492 Europeans..
I will from now on like to use the phrase EUROPEAN MADNESS SYNDROME -- Our Leader President Baraka Hussein Obama is a product of two tribes/clans-his mothers clan taught her to accept as husband and father to her children a man from Kenya(Africa) and a man from Indonesia(Asia)---both of the worldwide religious thought AlIslaam. Change we can believe in, I believe means that we no longer use the definitions of the past, the methods of the past, the explanations of the past--BUT that we Change---I will no longer as BIA, on BIA posts use the terms race, racism, racist(althought I love Tiger beating the field)---reverse discrimination....If all on these pages would Change with me, I believe Our Leader President Baraka Hussein Obama would agree.
Tuesday, August 4th 2009 at 11:15AM
robert powell
Thanks Clark and Robert. Your input is also appreciated.
Tuesday, August 4th 2009 at 12:12PM
Sun Smith
If you are a true Supporter of Obama and his presidency, Please take a minute to join "Obama Lovers" on Brightfuse.
http://www.brightfuse.com/Groups/obama-lovers
Tuesday, August 4th 2009 at 12:28PM
Sun Smith
You can count me in!!
Tuesday, August 4th 2009 at 6:29PM
Jen Fad
OZ, Clark, Irma, Jen and even Robert...you all are so appreciated. Thank you for making a statement. Free Speech should not be Labeled Hate Speech if it is the God honest truth! No man or woman should have to face racism in their lifetime.
Tuesday, August 4th 2009 at 7:09PM
Sun Smith
I agree and there is nothing wrong with being BLACK AND PROUD. Obama or no Obama. We are who we are and that should be enough to wake up each day and look into a mirror and smile.
Tuesday, August 4th 2009 at 9:04PM
Tribes/clans are what we thought before we were kidnapped and used for the worst hate crimes committed on the descendants of Adam/Eve-our father/mother-------Thomas jefferson, washington, jackson and the rest of the european clan/tribe that owned and raped the women of our tribes/clans-and then sold their own offspring of our clan/tribe mixture to other rapists and pediophiles; did not and still today do not call BIA------- FAMILY.
They call us the NEGRO RACE.----They call Our Leader President Baraka Hussein Obama of the Negro Race, yet his clan/tribe is of Luo and Kansas inter clan/tribe mixture. Get rid of Race talk---BIA---race talk is whiteChristianSupremacy--and Our Leader President Baraka Hussein Obama wants us to CHANGE--
Change we can believe in as Truth.
Wednesday, August 5th 2009 at 9:33AM
robert powell
I give all praise to a White man, Ed S. of the Ed Show on msnbc who is calling for an investigation into Gleen Back and Rush Limbaugh being looked at as 'hate' speech and not free speech...He is so correct in his argument about if their own stations are not going to take responsibility for the actions of Beck then the public must...

I can not bear to watch Gleen Beck as he gets on my very last nervejust looking at him as he puts on those outragious over the rainbow acts of his, but each time I see a sound bite of this idiot on my TV, I make a call to FOX and let myself be know...yes I have signed the petition with joy.(smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
robert, as I have chosen to "own" a lot of those labels as a way to show me just how far "I" have come, "I" chose to pass on your generous offer(smile)

Why do I choose to own them, well the White race are trying to take this from me and I have worked to long and hard to allow them to take them without and hard work or efforts...they must spend 400 years earning them.LOL
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
Please note that the word TRIBE is an insult as it is meant to deny the word 'FAMILY'...correct "education" is the magic bullet for racial peace and understanding and respect of the culture of all that are the other, and not us...(smile)
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
I promise you Mozell, this is exactly what "I" do(smile)Sometimes I even go so far as to give pity to the Republican right-wing, because if they had this form of relief-reassurance they could very well be able to lose some of their need to spend so much of their free time and energy in efforts to miseducate and to try to cause such distructions on mankind and their own local community and our country...
Thursday, April 10th 2014 at 6:47PM
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