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Glenn Beck Accuses the NAACP of Racism

Last updated on August 10th, 2014 at 05:00 pm

On his Fox News program today, Glenn Beck accused the NAACP of using racism as a tactic for political gain. Beck said, “Racism is now being used as a tactic for political gain. The NAACP is now trying to intimidate Tea Partiers passing a resolution to condemn ‘the racist elements in the Party.'” Beck lecturing about racism is like an arsonist discussing fire safety.

Here is the video courtesy of Media Matters:

“acism is now being used as a tactic for political gain. The NAACP is now trying to intimidate Tea Partiers passing a resolution to condemn ‘the racist elements in the Party.’ Look, I have to tell you something. Racism is real. Why are we minimizing it? Why are we using it for politics? Why? Racism is real. Are there people that hate Blacks, or Jews, or Whites or Asians in the Tea Party? Sure. Are there people in the NAACP? Sure. Shouldn’t we stand shoulder to shoulder against those people? Don’t we have that in common? Isn’t that the majority of America? Racism is not a white man’s problem. It is not a black man’s problem. It is not a Hispanic problem. Racism is a human problem. It is a problem that humans have had since the beginning of time. I don’t know when man decided that they could pit each other against each other to rule. It is wrong when any class. It is wrong when any color does it. Martin Luther King tried to get people to unite. Isn’t that what we should be striving for?”

It was also wrong when Glenn Beck used racism as a political tactic when he labeled President Obama a racist. Beck race baits constantly on his program, and in fact he could not make it through a whole show without bringing up The Black Panthers.

Beck is a joke. Here is a man, who makes his living by preaching division, hate, and racism daily in the media, but yet his wealthy privileged white male self is egotistical that he actually is preaching about the dangers of racism to the NAACP. This whole rant was part of Beck’s plan to rework the words and deeds of Martin Luther King to fit his new white power movement, which has its big rally in Washington, D.C. on the anniversary of Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech. Many members of the Tea Party are proud of the racism in words and signs. The NAACP was correct to call out the racism of the Tea Party.

Beck’s platitudes about racism are almost as genuine as his non stop shilling for Goldline. That whole bring America together shtick was nothing more than a preview of Beck’s 8-28 rally, where it is safe to assume that he will continue to warp the words and legacy of Martin Luther King, while labeling minority groups who dare to call out the racism of the Right as racists. Glenn Beck is a con man who is trying to sell Fox News viewers a myth of racism on the Left, so that can sleep better at night with their own racist beliefs.

Jason Easley

Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements. Awards and  Professional Memberships Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association

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