I wasn’t blogging again when Glenn Beck called Obama a racist, so here’s my opinion in a sentence or two:
I don’t really agree with him, but I do know that he’s got a right to his opinion. I do think though that Obama sees race and it influences his decisions. So take with that what you will.
Anyway, after his comments there was, understandably, a considerable amount of outrage. It gave MSNBC good ammunition for a couple of days, and with viewer numbers like theirs, God knows they needed it. However, ColorOfChange.org took it a step further and decided they should start a petition to get advertisers to remove advertising from The Glenn Beck Program. So far they’ve been successful in getting GEICO, Lawyers.com, Progressive Insurance, Procter & Gamble, and SC Johnson to drop they’re advertisements from the program. Now, they’re definitely entitled to start they’re little petition, and obviously they had enough support to get it somewhere. But how, might I ask, does this further the mission of the Color Of Change Organization? That’s got me scratching my head.
If your not familiar with ColorOfChange.org, here’s a little bit about them in their words: “ColorOfChange.org is strengthening Black America’s political voice”. So, by getting advertisers to pull out of Glenn Beck’s show, they are strengthening Black America’s voice? How does this “make the government more responsive to the concerns of Black America’s”? Answer: It doesn’t. This is just hate from the left to combat the opinions of the right.
I’m not sure what ColorOfChange.org was doing when Kanye West called George Bush a racist in 2005 (and even went as far as to say that he didn’t care about black people), but I find it hard to believe they were doing anything but nodding along. I can remember laughing at my friends that were “boycotting Kanye West forvever!” because of his comments because, quite frankly, who cares? If he thinks that, more power to him. By the way, “Heartless” by Kanye West is one of my favorite rap/R&B songs ever EVEN THOUGH Kanye thinks Dubya is a crazy racist.
So, ColorOfChange.org, the next time you guys are bored and need a fun petition to start, do something productive that actually helps fulfill your “cause”. Because I assure, Glenn Beck will find advertisers, no matter how many people you “convince” to drop his show. He comes on at 5 and still has ya prime-time boy Olbermann beat in viewers.
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