Remember the “Concert for Hurricane Relief”? It was a live telethon and concert, that was produced by NBC News. The live broadcast was run on NBC, MSNBC, and CNBC. Kanye West was paired with comedian Austin Powers (Mike Myers) and was not scheduled to perform, but to read from a script prepared by the network. The segment began with Myers speaking on the devastation of Katrina. Then Kanye, who was looking hella nervous, departed from his script and said (in short):
“…blah, blah, blah… George Bush don’t care about Black people.”The network cut Kanye’s comments about Bush from their west coast feed and quickly distanced itself from him. Kanye’s basis for his comment – all of the black folks left stranded in squalor after Hurricane Katrina.
Compare that to Glen Beck stating that Obama has:
"…over and over again" exposed himself as "a guy who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture. I don't know what it is..." "…I'm not saying he doesn't like white people, I'm saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe, is a racist."
Glenn Beck’s overt racism rages on over at Fox News unabated. Beck’s basis for his comments – none. Obama is half white, raised by white folks, has a white sister, uncles, etc... and basically loves him some white people (see the Kennedys). Beck’s comments are so incendiary, so extreme, so stupid, that Glenn Beck clearly needs an intervention.
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