Posts Tagged ‘Fox News’

Glenn Beck is the only one? Are you sure?

April 8, 2010

On his show yesterday, Glenn Beck talked about the boycotts by advertisers against him. It seems there are 200+ companies that are supposed to have pulled advertisemnts off of his show; and some are supposed to have pulled ads from Fox News altogether.

So, he’s the only one who’s stirring up the masses inciting them to do various things that are disrespectful to America. Things like waving the flag, peacefully protesting against healthcare reform, and dare I mention the worst of all–contacting your Congressman via e-mail, fax, phone call, or any means possible.

It seems to me that he has been targeted by people who disagree with him, because he seems to be their only focus.

What about Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow–heck, MSNBC in its entirety? There are too many examples to list. What about Anderson Cooper? One example would be when he repeatedly stated, “…they’ve got teabagging” on live TV. What about Katie Couric when she called healthcare opponents “ignorant”? What about Frank Rich of the New York Times who said everyone opposing healthcare is racist? What about Bill Maher who called all Americans “stupid”? What about Andrea Mitchell who said that “Americans don’t know what’s good for them” when talking about healthcare?

These are all statements made by people on television, but there is no outrage about how offensive these statements are. So, to the people boycotting Glenn Beck because he peddles “hate speech” and makes offensive statements, make certain that you also boycott all of these shows as well; because their statements would be considered highly offensive to a large group of people.

If not, shut up and get a thicker skin, because your rhetoric about hate speech is clearly motivated by political ideology and nothing more.


An Issue of Free Speech

March 18, 2010

This White House, which was supposed to move us past partisan politics, has an issue with free speech.

During the campaign, Obama had two reporters removed from the cadre assigned to follow him. Why? They had the audacity, the unmitigated nerve, to write something remotely critical of him. He also went after one network saying, “…that I would be up another five points or so if it weren’t for one network…”

Now that he’s president, the Obama Administration has taken direct aim at Fox News because that network again has the nerve to challenge the President. There are too many examples to share, but NPR is conducting a survey to gauge public opinion on the matter. Here’s a link to the survey.

Make certain to vote. It’s time to remind this President that this is a democracy– not a malevolent dictatorship.