Glenn relates tragic history of Emmett Till in response to Oprah’s controversial remarks

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Warning: The above video clip contains a graphic image of Till’s body after he was murdered.

Tuesday on The Glenn Beck Program, Glenn turned his attention on the shocking comments Oprah made regarding the Trayvon Martin/George Zimmerman case. She compared that trial to that of the murder of Emmett Till. It was a quick comment, but does that mean the most influential celebrity should be excused for comparing two things that couldn’t in truth be more different? Glenn corrects Oprah in a powerful TV monologue.

Below is Glenn’s monologue:

Now, with everything that’s going on, the difference between right and wrong, truth and fiction, because we have not been truly taught our own history, is a little harder to find.  You have to do a little homework.  And that brings me to Oprah Winfrey and what she said passing in promotion for a new movie, what she said in passing about Trayvon Martin.

Now, I want you to understand, according to Forbes magazine, I’m what, I think number 37 most powerful celebrity in the country.  She’s number one, the most influential celebrity in America.  And here’s what number one just said.

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Oprah Winfrey:  It’s so easy during this time, Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin parallel to Emmett Till.  Let me just tell you, in my mind, same thing.  But you can get stuck in that and not allow yourself to move forward and to see how far we’ve come

Okay, so here she’s saying some part of it good, part of it good, part of it unbelievably wrong, unbelievably offensively wrong.  But does the truth matter?  Most people don’t know history, and so they don’t know.  Oprah Winfrey would get pummeled from the press for this statement if she wasn’t Oprah Winfrey, and she wasn’t on the left.

To say that Trayvon Martin’s death is no different than Emmett Till is a slap in the face of the memory of Emmett Till and anyone who suffered during segregation in the civil rights era.  But she’s Oprah Winfrey, so she gets away with it.  But not on this program.  These are two cases that are absolutely – they have nothing in common.  I can’t think what they have in common, honestly, nothing.  Let’s compare here.

George Zimmerman saw what he thought was a suspicious person, suspicious because he was roaming the neighborhood late at night in the rain.  He calls 9-1-1.  He tries to locate an address.  At some point, he encounters Trayvon Martin, and a struggle ensues.  Zimmerman suffered a broken nose and multiple head injuries during the altercation.  Remember?  This was held from the public for I think three days.  ABC finally released the picture of him coming in.  He’s got bangs on his head and a broken nose.

Zimmerman claims Trayvon told him he would die tonight.  He goes for the gun.  Zimmerman shoots Trayvon in what he claims was self defense.  Nobody was there, except these two, so we don’t really know.  But Zimmerman immediately calls 9-1-1 and reports what happened.  Again, do you see any similarity yet?

Still on the first case with Zimmerman, he wasn’t initially charged with a crime.  That was because all of the available evidence at the time suggested that he acted in self defense, but everybody gets all upset, and so let’s go and take it to trial.  During the trial, both the prosecution and the defense, the prosecution and the defense both say race played no role in this.  Help me out, Oprah, race played no role.

Zimmerman is acquitted of the charges by a jury of his peers because the juries agreed no evidence to suggest that Zimmerman acted with malice or intent to kill Trayvon Martin.  Now, that’s the one she says is exactly the same, same, to me, one in the same with the Emmett Till case.

I had to brush up on the Emmett Till case.  I remembered this morning vaguely on the radio.  I remember that it involved, I thought it was a gas station, but it was a supermarket.  I brushed up.  Let me tell you the story of Emmett Till.

He’s 14 years old.  He’s an African-American boy.  He’s from Chicago.  It’s 1955.  He goes to Mississippi to visit relatives.  Well, he’s bragging because Chicago is very different at the time than the South is.  His mom warns him don’t, don’t…be careful when you’re down there.  It’s not Chicago.  She even tells him that a week before his trip that a black man was shot dead in front of a courthouse not far from where he was going.  The killers were acquitted.  Why?  Because of racism.

She says be careful.  Well, he and his relatives and friends head over to a grocery store when he arrives.  It’s a small mom-and-pop place, 7:30 at night.  It’s run by a 24-year-old former soldier who’s away in Texas.  His 21-year-old wife, Carolyn, is running the store.  Well, Emmett is standing outside, and he pulls out a picture of a white girl and brags to relatives and some friends there, and they’re all young, that he had sex with her.

Well, his friends don’t buy it.  Down South, whites and blacks don’t even shake hands, let alone have sex.  And they don’t believe it.  And he said I’m telling you.  Well, they say, you prove it.  And he’s like how am I going to prove it?  You go in and flirt with her behind the counter.  Well, he does it because again, he’s from Chicago.

He goes in, he buys some gum, and then when he puts the gum down, she grabs the gum and the money, and he takes his hand and puts it on hers, first thing in the South you don’t do.  And then he looks at her and says how about a date?  In Chicago in 1955, maybe not a big deal.  In Mississippi, that sort of contact all the way around was off limits.  And the people, his friends and relatives who were all young, they’re all getting nervous for him outside, but he didn’t stop.

He then reached for her waist and said you know, I’ve been with a white girl before.  She pushes him away.  Feeling he’s proved himself, he then leaves the store.  But when Carolyn’s husband, Roy, returns home and hears what happens, a friend joins him to track down Emmett and knocks on the door where he is staying.  Now, does this sound so far at all like the Zimmerman case?  At all?  Doesn’t to me.

Well, this is where these two guys, racists, knocking on the door, they demand to see the “N-word” who did all the talking.  And they take Emmett out to a pickup truck, and they drive off into the night.  Does that sound like the Zimmerman case?  They bring him over to Roy’s house where they pistol whip him, beat him with a gun, slashing his face hard with the gun.

Emmett’s defiant.  He’s from Chicago, and Roy’s friend becomes enraged.  He explained it later after the trial – because of double jeopardy, he  actually was open about it, and he explained it in Look magazine.  This is what he said:  “I never hurt a n****r in my life.  I like n*****s – in their place – I know how to work ’em.  But I just decided it was time a few got put on notice.  As long as I live and can do anything about it, n*****s are gonna stay in their place.”  That’s what he said.

Emmett doesn’t have any idea what he’s dealing with because he’s never seen it before.  He’s never seen deep-seated hatred like this in the South.  He remains defiant.  He starts to brag about having sex with white women, further enraging the men.  “I stood there in that shed and listened to that n****r throw that poison at me, and I just made up my mind.  ‘Chicago boy…I’m tired of ’em sending your kind down here to stir up trouble.  Goddam you, I’m going to make an example out of you – just so everybody can know how me and my folks stand.’”

They’re no longer trying to scare him.  They’ve made the decision to murder Emmett.  Does this sound like what George Zimmerman did?  But wait, there’s more.  They then take Emmett out and drive him to a ginning company.  I find it ironic that if I remember right, it was the Progressive Ginning Company.  There, they grab a large industrial fan that had been discarded, and they drive him to a remote location.  They force him to strip.

They say to him, “you still as good as I am?”  He says yes.  Now, he’s covered in blood.  His cheekbones have been broken at this point.  They had taken a finger and gouged one of his eyes out.  “You still ‘had’ white women?”  Yeah, he says.  Rage, hatred, racism, they put a gun and shoot him in the head.  Emmett’s dead instantly.  But they still weren’t done.  They take barbed wire, and they run it around Emmett’s neck, and they attach it to the fan, and then they throw his body into the river.

Three days later, fishermen find his body eight miles downstream.  His head is almost flattened by the pistol blows.  Emmett’s mother insisted, insisted – good for her – on an open casket so the whole world – before I show you this picture – don’t put this picture up yet – so the whole world would never ever forget, so they could see what happened.  I’m going to show you this picture, but I warn you, look away, because it’s not a picture you can unsee.  This is what mom wanted us to see.  Now, you tell me, you tell me this has anything to do with Zimmerman, that this is anything like it.

This picture, thank God, spread nationwide in the media, and the public was outraged everywhere, except in Mississippi.  Both men were acquitted of the crime by a jury of their peers, and because of double jeopardy, the men bragged about their murder in Look magazine.  Really?  Help me out, Oprah.  How are these stories like each other at all, at all?  It’s offensive.  And I would go as far as calling it evil to compare these two events.  One is blatant racism and pure hatred and evil.  The other had nothing to do with race and was tragic all the way around.

Let me tell you something, we have people who are playing on race right now, and we can’t be part of that.  We just have to teach our children, because we’re not going to change the world.  We’re going to teach our children.  We’re going to change our children.  I don’t think the Zimmerman thing had malice involved.  I think it was stupid.  I think he was stupid.  Zimmerman was stupid for going, but it’s not the same as torturing and executing a 14-year-old and then bragging about it.  And it’s a disgrace.

It diminishes what African-Americans suffered through.  It’s offensive.  It’s wrong.  Right or wrong, the truth matters.  Don’t fall into the trap of playing this game.  And this is what we get from the most trusted and the biggest celebrity in America.  By the way, one of the most compelling tellings of this story will be found in this book.  How ironic, how ironic, that one of the best tellings of this story that is currently out on the market is told by a guy who they’re also calling a racist right now.

People like Oprah are too busy promoting their own agenda and their own movie.  I feel sorry for her.  We’ll continue to tell the truth.

  • Pamela Peltonen

    What is wrong with us today?  Someone as intelligent as Oprah Winfrey should know better than to make this kind of comparison. 

  • Pamela Peltonen

    This then is the human story. It is a sad story – the sob of the city and the sigh of the countryside. We find life filled with irritations, annoyances, disappointments, and resentments. Men’s hearts are filled with frustrations, tensions, and complexes which can often lead a person to some high bridge or building and the plunge to death. It is a story of broken homes, hungry children, and neglected old people.  The light of liberty is gone out. Bitterness and wrath are in the hearts of men; envy and hatred are among nations, and strife and gossip are in the house of God. Such is the human story. Scripture says:      For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof…. (2 Timothy 3:2-5)

  • Anonymous

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    cant believe that a single mom able to earn $8531 in a few weeks on the
    computer. did you read this website w­w­w.K­E­P­2.c­o­m 

  • Night

    I don’t think people look at the how and the why, they just see the color of skin and connect the two because if you take away everything else you’re left with two young black men who were killed. I believe that a lot of people don’t see Trayvon Martin as a black kid who was attacking George Zimmerman, they just see him as a black kid who was killed and thus I think people like Oprah are able to connect the two in their mind. 

  • YaminMoon

    like Frederick explained I am inspired that any body able to earn $6575 in one month on the network.

  • YaminMoon

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  • Draxx

    Oprah, had lost my respect a few years ago when she started openly supporting this Horrible Adminstration, I knew then that she was not for America as the Founding Fathers Intended.

    The Constitution was not built on racism, it was built on the premise that people should be Free from a Tyrannical Government.  For many years in America Whites & Blacks had been friends, businessmen, and politicians (mainly educated from both sides).  Slavery was accepted in order to appease the few people that refused to give up their slaves (white slaves and black slaves), there were even people of color that owned slaves or indentured servants.  But, the Early Progressives thought that Certain People of Privelage had the right to own slaves so that they did not have to do physical labor themselves.  So they started to accel racism against blacks to have a reason to enslave them, and they Started Segregation between races.  There was not a strong enough public opinion to oppose, and some did oppose and somehow ended up dead from being hung for being a N****r Lover (I hate racist names for people of all nationalities, skin color, religion).  Many people have died to try and abolish racism, many were innappropriately incarcerated, or they fled where they lived in order to simply be able to live!  We were actually making a lot of progress (not in the progressive term as we now know it) towards equality.  Now people are changing back to the Brainwashed Racist of the Past, Racist Usually Are Not Born That Way, They Are Taught To Be That Way!!!  This Administration Is The Worst One of My Lifetime of 46 years!  They are teaching Whites to Hate Blacks, Blacks to Hate Asians, Asians to Hate Hispanics, Hispanics to Hate Whites, and any other variation you can think of to come full circle and repeat the problems; and if they are not teaching it they are at least promoting it via the corrupt medias out there.  For Obummer to state that he and Trayvon would be just alike if the POTUS was just 35 years younger, or that Trayvon looks like he could be the POTUS’s Third Child if he had a son!  First of all Obummer did not die 35 years ago to be Just Like Him, and to spur hatred for someone killing a person that could’ve been the president’s son (Could have means NOTHING Because Obummer NEVER HAD A SON!!!  Black, White, or Mixed…).  Many of the Black Friends I have Do Not Like Obummer, because he is the first Black President and is making Them Look Bad to other people, and has been working to ruin this Once Great Nation!  They Do Not Want to Go Back To The 30s, 40s, and 50′s Racist Ways…  and Neither Do I.

    I think it is awesome what Oprah has achieved as a Woman the things she has, and I think that her road was tougher because she was black skinned.  She should use her influence to Lift Up Colored Women Around The World, and Give Them An Identity Based On Respect (especially for themselves, not enough women give themselves the respect they deserve, and others use that against them).  She should use her influence to Reduce Racism and Not Promote with comments like the one this post is based on…

    It Takes Everyone In Agreement To Stop Racism, Even One Voice In Favor Of It Will Keep It Alive!

  • Pamela Peltonen

    Divide and conquer. That’s what this administration is doing.

  • bucketnutz

    Oprah is a revisionist leftist who “lies” about historical events when it suits the agenda that she has..Face it folks,,Oprah is the richest woman in America and she is black,,so if we were really a racist nation,,we would just take her money and give it to white people who need it,,right? Instead we have a government that takes money from whites and gives it to blacks in the form of food stamps and welfare payments,, so who are the real racists?

  • jen

    And glenn beck/fox/rush/Levin are taking command from repub/dem party to have their zombie like audiences chant ‘leftists’ and turn a blind eye to men they consider to be lords like cheney-romney-israeli politicians. 

    Obama admin is indeed doing divide and conquer – and fool if you have read news from last several decades on any given day – you would see it filled with articles on repub and dem ‘slamming’ each other and pretending to have a huge fight, and then you fight out a bit later that they voted together on that same issues, and then do the same thing on issue after issue.

    one admin cannot be successful in doing anything – you have to a psychotic liar to say so – it takes help from many partners/allies/insiders in media all over.

    what beck just did inthis video is classic ‘divide and conquer’ versus solutions and focusing on unity of America. you Pamela say no to that,and like dems (your partners in crime), just want to do petty complaint one after another with the intention to say that they areso great and hencecannot work with other people who share their same vaues but you want to label low lifes/low info.

  • Anonymous

    Oprah’s racism is stronger than her intelligence or ability to reason.  

  • Anonymous

    Should have ben meson with his own. They must think we will stand to the side while the girls get harassed by a dum ass. justice was swift and to the point. With her statement its ok for the fools to play this game. some woman don’t want your cheap shabby life style with all the PROBLEMS> Guess he thinking about in hell .

  • kaseem

    what she mint was its the modern day Emmett Till, because one black guy brakes in home he assume that is what Trayvon was attempting the same… you got one shady side of the story.. Zimmerman didn’t take the stand. and he didn’t call 911 when he shot Trayvon.    

  • kaseem

    frist blacks are only 13% of the US population. So all the taxes that Oprah pays go to all those white in heart of this great nation… yes there are more whites that receive food stamps and welfare benefits… look it up……… the blaze      

  • Anonymous

    you mean she didn’t want there to be slavery? More people like Oprah than like you, just FYI. Lots more

  • Anonymous

    Um. Glenn Beck is not as intelligent, or as honest, as Oprah Winfrey.

  • Anonymous

    I suppose you are with Glenn, trying to get more comfortable using the n-word and all

  • Joseph Upton

     ”Genzod”…you are wrong.  It’s the progressives who are racist (Woodrow Wilson being a founder of the progressive movement).

  • Stephan Bruno

    Some whities can’t stand to see a black person with power.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, the original constitution defined black people as 3/5s of a human being, so yes, you idiot, not only was it based on racism, it also made slavery legal.

  • Draxx

    Popularity does not determine whether you are good person or a bad person, it just means more people like you!  More people like Oprah than me, and more people like the head of the KKK more than me!  I don’t care for either, but that does not make me any less of a human being than either of them.  Possibly it makes me more of a human because I don’t have to appease FALSE FRIENDS and People’s Race Doesn’t Matter To Me (we are all the same under our skins as far as anatomy goes, mentally that is where the Differences Come Into Play)!!!  Elistist want people to do their things at their Bidding, and Most of Them treat people like slaves (paid employees of theirs or employees at restaurants, hotels, and other public venues).  If you disagree you probably have never had an interaction with an Average Celebrity, Fed. Public Official, or the Uber Wealthy…

  • Anonymous

    Do you know why they counted black slaves as 3/5 of a person?  It was the only thing at the time that the northern states could do to prevent the southern slave owners from using them to increase their population, which would give them more representation in the House of Representatives.  The northern anti-slave people knew that if the south had that extra representation that it would lock slavery into the American culture more firmly than it was.  It wasn’t because the whites in the north thought less of them, it was because it was the only way available to help them.

    Learn your history – not just the facts, but the reasons behind it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    No one gives should give a damn about race. I never understood why both sides have to make things about one’s race. I rather be judged for the right reasons than for the color of my skin. I would rather die than judged others by race alone. But race baiters and KKK members want everything to do with race. Both race baiters and racist as far as I see come from the same coin. Both use race as a weapon both think they are better for different reasons and both are closed off from reality. The race baiter see racism everywhere and the racist feed off the race baiters fake outrage while we stand in the middle wondering what the hell is wrong with these two groups.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Says the racist who thinks every white person is Satan.  

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    Actually moron that was Native Americans as well a Blacks not and it was to stop slave states from gaining too much power so one day they could free
    slaves sometime in the future but only a liberal sees freeing slaves as racist. Learn history you moron. I know reading is hard for you liberals but please try or you just keep looking like a fool.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    And the KKK was more popular than the civil rights movement at one point in history but who won in the end moron? According to your logic I guess Hitler was a great person.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUrbEIqFl_Q Sam Fisher

    I guess you racist race baiters can’t help yourselves. 

  • Anonymous

    Oprah is highly intelligent plus being one the  wealthiest women in America.  Like it or not, she is also a racist who appears to have forgotten much of her massive wealth came from white Americans.

  • bull57

    I have never got Oprah. What makes her so powerful? She another talking head that happens to be black, big deal. Somebody please tell me why this woman is so popular and powerful? I have never seen even one of her shows and never had a desire.

  • Mike Nelson

    I don’t believe you’re so uninformed as to be unaware of the reasons for this, so why come here and incite angst?  If this was a lib site, maybe you’d get traction, but surely you had to know that someone here would correct you.

    …so… why the lacking performance?

    You’re not so entrenched in your position that you’ve closed your eyes and plugged your ears and LALALALALALALA, are you?

  • az

    Oprah needs to go on Mooches diet, and right now. Along with her big mouth.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BP003 Doc Bill

    They got away with murder. That is why it is the same.

  • greywolfrs

    Some hispanics have their head firmly planted in their ass, there you are.

  • greywolfrs

    Hey, it’s sticky chin, I see you have fallen off the couch trying to lick your own balls, AGAIN.

  • greywolfrs

    So, there are a lot of fools, got ya.

  • greywolfrs

    You are right, Glenn is more honest and far more intelligent, idiot.

  • greywolfrs

    Poprah gets up on her soap box and makes ANOTHER stupid comment. Then, the drooling left wing idiots come out to defend the black racist, imagine that.

  • greywolfrs

    Another dunce heard from.

  • Anonymous

    The problem Till had in those days is the exact same problem we have today – LACK OF RESPECT!

    Since when do 21 yo LADIES allow 14 yo CHILDREN speak to them in the manner Till did? 

    My dad would have beat the crap out of me for speaking in an insulting manner like that to ANY woman of ANY color!

  • Anonymous

    So far, so good.

    Now go back and read the FULL history of why that decision was made and exactly WHO fought for and against it!

  • Anonymous

    What can you expect from a big Obama supporter? Ophra is a racist just like he is. It doesn’t matter to her that she became one of the wealthiest people on earth because she fooled a whole bunch of white people into buying her brand of snakeoil.

  • Anonymous

     What about all the blacks that kill other blacks and get away with murder? If every one of these murders was covered by the media as extensively as the self-defense murder of Trayvon, there wouldn’t be any time to report anything else.

  • Anonymous

     Diets don’t seem to work for Ophrah. Maybe she needs Moochelle to come over and feed her every day, making sure she doesn’t eat anything the Mooch doesn’t approve of.

  • Anonymous

     Some whites can’t stand to see whites with power. Michael Bloomberg, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary and Bill Clinton, and John Kerry come to mind.

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    Actually
    moron that was Native Americans as well a Blacks and it was to stop
    slave states from gaining too much power so one day they could free
    slaves sometime in the future but only a liberal sees freeing slaves as
    racist. Learn history you moron. I know reading is hard for you liberals
    but please try or you just keep looking like a fool.

  • Pamela Peltonen

    I hear you and I agree with some of what you have to say. The progressive republicans and progressive democrats have been staging phony fights for decades. They stage these fights in front of the American people, then retire to the lounge to pat each other on the back.  They then vote the same way and call it compromise.  It is the biggest sham ever perpetrated on the American people, and the sad thing is, we were complacent enough to think they were doing right by us. We were lulled into a sense of complacency because we were busy living our lives, working, and raising families. We relied too heavily on the media to police the politicians, but sadly, they didn’t do their jobs. We have no one else to blame but ourselves!
    So, we agree. Now what are we going to do about it? Will we just complain endlessly to no avail, or will we cross the gap that divides us, link arms, and fight together as Americans; black and white; yellow and brown; gay or straight; religious or atheist?  It is up to us!! Please listen to Glenn. He is a good man. Open your heart up just a little and let’s come closer to one another and begin to heal the wounds that the politicians keep opening.

  • Pamela Peltonen

    KFinnagain is right!

  • Draxx

    Their Fights Are As Real As WWF Fights…

  • Draxx

    Thanks that was a well put response…

  • Anonymous

    SHAME ON YOU OPRAH WINFREY!! The two case are NOTHING ALIKE–NOTHING except that another black child is dead—but then so were 4 black children murdered in CHICAGO a couple of weeks ago but I didn’t hear you say anything about THEM!!
    Guess maybe you haven’t come quite as far as you thought!!
    You were but a few months old at the time and NO–YOU– didn’t grow up in quite that culture as by the time you were old enough to know any better–what 1964-65-66 you were 10-11-12 yrs. old so you might have heard the stories but YOU didn’t LIVE IT!! Things had changed quite a bit by that time but I REMEMBER, seeing on TV, when those “good ole white boys” came out of that court house and it was WRONG THEN LIKE IT IS WRONG NOW FOR YOU TO SAY THAT THEY ARE ALIKE!!!
    You and your beloved president are both racist–but you’ve hidden it quite well–him–not so much!

  • Anonymous

    This makes me wonder if Oprah actually knows the story of Emmit Till.
    Maybe she thinks he’s just a black kid who was killed by whites in the south and the murderers were acquitted.

    That or she’s really stupid or really blinded by her agenda.

  • Anonymous

     Like she care about your support idiot Beck supporter

  • Anonymous

    right wing nuts

  • Anonymous

    The reason that Oprah Winfrey has the status of being America’s number 1 “Authority” of any subject is because of the same reason people continue to believe and support Barack Obama.
    They can’t think for themselves.  It is a cult following mentality.  As long as we give them our ears to hear,  it will continue.  Most people do not handle huge success responsibly.  I don’t believe that Oprah is unintelligent,  but she does have a tendency herself to go with the subject “Di Jour”.  She herself, really doesn’t think things through rationally.  Although she may express it with a confidence and articulation.  But the few times that I have heard her comment and opinionate it is usually because she has been gullible in getting sucked in by their ideology.
    Oprah, when it comes right down to it  is not a self thinker.  She is easily influenced by extremists and wacky theories.  But because she commands a large following, non-thinkers take what she says as truth.   The same mentality that supports Obama.  If Oprah Winfrey has the capability, I would suggest that she reevaluates who she REALLY is and emerge as someone who has been greatly blessed by ALL races.  We should all ask ourselves if we are listening to our inner voice or just repeating and embracing what is being spewed by haters, strife creators, and those people who want to keep us back from striving for peace and unity.
    Oprah has been blessed beyond measure by God Himself.  I believe she needs to ask herself what kind of responsibility comes with that.  If she truly feels the way she has expressed herself and embraces New Age, Hero worship, and whatever else some Guru of the week says, she should be prepared by reading the   Scriptures (the real and only TRUTH)   “The Lord Giveth, and He taketh away.”  If she and anyone else who has greatly prospered are not “good stewards” to use that prosperity which God Jehova has given them,  He can easily remove it and put into the hands who will.
    Yes, she has done some very charitable things with what God has given her, but se cannot justify that by sowing discord and not conducting herself in the spirit by which Jesus lived and expects us to do HIS WLL.   That is, of course if she still believes that.
    “Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me”.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry but Oprah is over.  She complains about the whites and the right, but look who watches her on TV or will go to the movie.  She makes her money off the whites as well – she should be ashamed.  I would not even entertain the thought to go and see her, she is a loser.  She could use her influence so much wiser than trying to start something else between the whites and blacks.  I feel like she needs to keep her opinions to herself if it is going to hurt someone else.

  • Anonymous

    Very good Draxx.  Couldn’t have said it any better.

  • Anonymous

    That language is uncalled for, that is why we have so much strife in our country.  I am not a liberal, but you really need to use kind words.  I don’t really hear any Republicans talking like that either.

  • Anonymous

    I am sick of all these Negros like Oprah, Obama, Sharpton, and others lying history to compare Till to Martin. I am a black female, and I have a son in his 30′s and I warned him all the time about white women and the preference to date them. Hell, he grow up in Texas (Dallas) during the time of the OJ trial in ’92. I was afraid for him, however, God for watched over him as he carried out his desire to date white, and I now have a precious biracial grandson. As parents, you have to warn your children becasue folks like Oprah and those other clowns are still stuck in the 50′s and 60′s. 
     
    In my opionion, the similiaries in Till and Trayvon, they were knuckle heads and did not mind and adhere to sound advice from the parents. I believe Trayvon did not live with Sabrina on full time basis due to being a hard heard person. My mom use to tell me “hard heads” makes “soft behinds” or sometime death.
     
    Oprah your fat ass is irrevellant!  

  • jalina susan stutte

    I quit watching Oprah in the 80′s because I could see she was a racist but no one would listen then but they are now. She is a race baiter and a pure ghetto queen.

  • Anonymous

    I am sick of
    all these Negros like Oprah, Obama, Sharpton, and others lying about history to
    compare Till to Martin. I am a black female, and I have a son in his 30′s
    and I warn him all the time about white women and the preference to date them.
    Hell, he grow up in Texas (Dallas) during the time of the OJ trial ‘92. I
    was afraid for him, and thank God for watching over him as he carried out his
    desire to date white, and I now have a precious biracial grandson. As
    parents, you have to warn your children because folks like Oprah and those
    other clowns are still stuck in the 50′s and 60′s. 

     In my opinion,
    the only similarities in Till and Trayvon, they were knuckle heads and did not
    mind and adhere to sound advice from the parents. I believe Trayvon did
    not live with Sabrina on a full time basis due to him skipping class and being
    a hard head person. My mom use to tell me “hard heads” makes
    “soft behinds” or sometime death.

     Oprah
    your fat ass is irrelevant, and had never raised children. Therefore you are not qualified to speak to this topic only to race bait. You made in America as a black woman, so the only racist that exist is you, Sharpton, Obama, and many MORE rich elitist Negros.  Go under you rock and stay! 

  • Anonymous

    How about focusing on what Glenn was talking about, instead of ignoring it just so you can put your two cents in.  Do you personally think that the Trayvon Martin case is similar to the Emmett Till case?  I personally don’t and I don’t hate Oprah either.  She said a dumb thing here.  I hate the thing she said, not the person.  Don’t you agree that Oprah made an insanely moronic comparison?  I think she did and she may take it back soon because I believe that overall she is a classy woman.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn isn’t comfortable using the n-word at all, being as he didn’t say it in the clip.  Where do you pull stupid crap like this out of?

  • Anonymous

    What upsets me is how often I’ve met black folks and how blind I get around them.  I’m white and I don’t give a flying fuck what color of skin anybody is.  If a black guy is nice to me, I’ll be nice back.  If he’s an asshole, I’ll treat him how I’d treat any color of asshole, not good.  We are all human beings and I simply get irritated when any people anywhere dwell on race.  It’s useless and counterproductive to worry about someone else’s skin color.  Can we be intelligent human beings, all of us of every race, and just move on past this racism crap? EVER?????

  • Anonymous

    Actually, Zimmerman didn’t get away with murder.  He was acquitted of manslaughter in a court of law because the evidence overwhelmingly showed that he was acting in self defense.  Did you even pay attention to the trial?  If you really did, then please humor me, what part of the evidence did you find perplexing with regard to the verdict?

  • Anonymous

    What does your moronic statement have to do with anything in this thread of discussion?  Let me answer that for you, nothing.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    this was another great show.  thanks glenn and staff.

  • http://mudpuddlebunny.wordpress.com/ MudPuddleBunny

     http://mudpuddlebunny.wordpress.com/

  • Lee Wilson

    Well, what do you expect from a new ager with a political agenda?

  • Draxx

    I don’t really care if she cares or not, I did not post this for her approval…

    I make statements/comments so that it Sparks Debate and Conversations!  I never said that I am absolutely right or not, I only stated my opinion.  How could you respond to me if I never posted in the first place (IDIOT)???  How is it possible to come up with solutions if we all just kept quiet (like you Liberals think people should be, no voice, no rights, and no freedoms)?  BTW:  I don’t support people specifically, instead I Support Ideals, Moral Values, and Especially Family Values!  You make statements without putting any Thought Behind Your Comments, and YOU Definitely Lack Substance -or- Points of Debate!

    You would have been better off keeping your opinion to yourself, “Better to be thought of as a fool, than to open your mouth and remove any doubts that you are…!”

  • Anonymous

    Oprah was never a favorite of mine, however, I did watch her show a few times years ago.  This comment from her that the Till case (which I remembered and abhorred) was similar to the TM/Zimmerman case was complete nonsense and irresponsible comment to make from a woman who used to have the world by the tail.

    Oprah, let me help you out honey, the Till murder was senseless by a bunch of KKK types still living the southern way of thinking………tm/zim was a case of a watchman looking out for his neighborhood, seeing a stranger acting funny, going up to the houses, etc. (he could have been one of those who had broken into homes in past) so he was watched and it was the smart/azz kid who could have just gone on home, but circled around and started punching, then straddled him and beat his head against concrete and told Z “he was going to die”………..give me a break, what would you have done???  Had it been me, and I had a gun, I’d have shot him too.

    This whole thing is to promote her new movie, and believe me, I won’t attend it.  I have no use for that woman and her way of thinking.  Too big for her britches!

  • Anonymous

     Thank you Bert30 for saying exactly how I feel.,  
    I can remember as a young woman, how I thought I loved Harry Belafonte.
    After hearing him talk racism some years ago, I decided he was really a worthless piece of crapola, and how I’d wasted my time adoring him.

    Born a southerner, who moved away as a youngster, I never had those hateful feelings, neither did any of my family, so that’s where I learned we were all alike and color made no difference except to those who get pleasure or rich promoting racism, like sharpton, jesse J. etc, now oprah promoting a movie.

  • Anonymous

     Ms. Steel, you and I could be great friends.  You speak out exactly what I think too.

  • Anonymous

    Oprah owes the country an apology. She of all people should know better than to make this insane comparison, something you would be more likely to expect from likes of the real race hustlers, e.g., Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, and Spike Lee. She’s much brighter than that.

  • Donald Smith

     Has someone been using Google translate again?

  • greywolfrs

    Dumb left wing nuts.

  • greywolfrs

    He is trying to say that one should NOT be allowed to defend themselves…

  • Anonymous

    I know grey I know. I was just waiting to see what crap would get spewed back at me in response. It’s rather amusing sometimes. Peace and laus deo homeslice.

  • americanathlete

    I used to like Oprah Winfrey until she got in bed with Alfred–or I mean, Obozo–or I mean Obama! Racist has always been here in this country but has really escalated since that idiot got voted in. The white man don’t have as many rights as the black man anymore. Every time we open our mouths to voice our opinion we really need to watch what we say or else we are labeled racists! I wish this kenyan idiot would go back to where he came from….

  • americanathlete

    Lib4ever=evil4ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • americanathlete

    Ha ha ha, good one:-)

  • americanathlete

    They’re not happy unless they’re stirring up trouble.

  • americanathlete

    You need a serious wind-ectomy so you can see where you are going…get your head outta your a$$ idiot!!!

  • americanathlete

    left wing retards

  • americanathlete

    Good 1!

  • americanathlete

    Well put Ms Steel!

  • americanathlete

    It makes you wonder don’t it…I’m sure the latter definitely has something to do with it!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Opracist for that great comparison. Here are a few more for you to ponder.
    Tupac Shakur to Martin Luther King Jr.
    The Notorious BIG to Malcolm X.
    Reverend Jeremiah Wright to Nelson Mandela.
    Snoop Lion to Frederick Douglass. OH WAIT. It’s Snoop DOG that’s dead, not Snoop Lion.
    And Jeremiah Wright is just dead inside.

    This is a little like Bill Clinton comparing Anthony Weiner to Abraham Lincoln.
    One was the “Great Emancipator” who freed a people. The other just freed his…weiner
    and is a disgrace. And coming from a serial liar and adulterer would make that all the more ludicous. Oh…I forgot Ludicrous. Is he dead?

    There have been over 530 murders of young people ( mostly males ) of color in Chicago ALONE since 2008 ( source : http://www.blackyouthproject.com ), but I don’t hear the blamestream media, pResident Obama or Opracist Loser-ey ( two homies from the Chi-town hood ) talking about that or solutions to save their own people.
    When they put their money, their power and their mouths to good use in stopping B ON B crime, then I will listen to what they have to say. Until then, they should STFU!
    Oh and Oprah, take a history lesson. We white conservative Republicans can’t correct you on everything.

  • Night

    Is it me or has racism changed? I don’t know, maybe I’m just seeing this in a different way then anyone else, or maybe I’m just wrong. but I look back at Slavery, lynch mobs, and segregation and blacks were considered nothing more then second class citizens. I look back at how we treated the Indians and they were thought of as second class citizens and they didn’t even matter because they were just beasts, but now if a black person gets stopped by the police it’s racism. To me that sounds more like discrimination then racism. Zimmerman following Trayvon seemed more like discrimination then racism. Maybe racism and discrimination are now the same thing.

  • http://www.TakeBackOurMedia.COM/ Take Back Our Media

    Delusional rage toward whites is fabricated and foments in impressionable blacks as a direct result of their snakeoil-racism “leaders” selling fear, hate and rage about non-existent racism.

    How many of the millions of disaffected blacks that buy into the snakeoil-racism sold by Oprah, Sharpton, Jackson, end up acting on that rage? How many of all colors and walks have died or been disabled by the rage fabricated and fomented by Oprah, et.al. into hate and action against white ass crackers?

    How is Oprah’s false claims of racism and the resulting wrath she has instigated any different from yelling “Fire” in a crowded theater, only immeasurably more vile, irresponsible and dangerous?

    Snakeoil racismists (one that promotes unfounded baseless racism to advance their political agenda without regard for the devastation their claims and actions generate; identical to a terrorist using terror for political, social or economic gain), like Oprah, should be arrested and convicted for the very real crime of fabricating, fomenting and instigating real acts of violence and lives lost to rage against non-existent racism.

    Why aren’t racismists — like their arsonist and terrorist counterparts — hunted down, arrested and prevented from agitating and promoting the very real and intentional act of instigating hate, and the resulting violence, that their words directly precipitate.

  • Anonymous

    THAT WILL FOREVER HAUNT ME-In the history of our country we talk about the wars but we don’t talk about the hate and violence of racism.No there is no comparisons between these cases.Emmett Till God bless him.How he could stay defiant to them and take what they gave him.I am ashamed because what just happened that day changed our country.Not the late sixties.They killed a 14 year old and did not realize because of their deep evil hatred is
    there families then and now and all of us are always going to be blamed for racism.They are already calling for whites to be hanged because of the past.Seeing Emmett in his casket makes me mad that regardless of how defiant he was they did not have to kill him.The sick bastards even bragged about it.Emmett Till’s death is a forever stain on American soil.All because of hate and prejudice.All because he talked to a white woman.People want to play the race card let them be shown to the world of how hypocritical they are.Thanks for listening.

  • Anonymous

    Critten, what you seem to be missing is the 3/5s rule was used to fight slavery.  The Southern states wanted to count slaves as the same as whites to determine representation in the House of Representatives.  The non slave states knew that would give the slave states huge control over the laws. They forced a compromise thereby making it possible to eventually surpass the voting power of the slave states. 

  • Night

    Something else that just caught my attention. Oprah gave an interview and she said she was shopping in Zurich shop and the lady wouldn’t show her a bag because the lady said she couldn’t afford it. So naturally Oprah called it racism. Go to the movie Pretty Woman and you have Julia Roberts character trying to shop and the ladies working won’t even really talk to her because they think that she just can’t afford it. How can one example be racism and the other just be discrimination? Both women were refused service but because Oprah is black, it’s racism. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    Yea right! Anyone who likes this President is a traitor to this country . . . That’s BS!
    When Obama got into office it was not even two months yet when the tea baggers came out yelling and screaming like little kids. However, I never saw them protesting and yelling at Bush, who was the arquitect of TARP, the auto-bailouts, 2 unpaid wars, etc. etc. That’s what bothers a lot of folks. In addition, if Mr. Zimmerman did not have a gun w/ him that night, first, he was a coward, so he was never going after Treyvon in the first place, which means the kid will be alive today . . . can you hear me? ALIVE TODAY!! A life of a kid is very important, not something we throw away like nothing happened.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rigoberto.serrano.39 Pachy Serrano

    That’s what I say about the Tea Party all the time . . . Divide and conquer, but they got slaped twice already by the black President, ah?? Third round comes next . . .

  • Draxx

    Wow! Can you be any more biased???

    You don’t mention the Baby, the Two Year Old, and the Other Five Adults that were SHOT by People Shouting “In the Name of Trayvon!”…  Where are their advocacies from you?  Like you said “A Life of a Kid is Very Important!”, but I guess since they were Not Black their lives mean nothing to you!  That they were Not Victims of Racism???  That all those lives were just wasted in a moment of anger or passion!  More than likely those Shooters Set Out With Weapons and the Premeditated Mindset of Harming Others!  But, that would not make your case viable… So like an Average Liberal You Convienently Leave Out Important FACTS Like that!  Spawn more hatred because you have been Brainwashed and Don’t Even Know It…

    I am sure you don’t believe in God/Jesus, otherwise you would not state your case in the fashion you did.  If you do believe in God/Jesus, then you should know that you are breaking what it says Not To Be Like… And You Should Be Ashamed!

  • Draxx

    June1969, thanks…  :)

  • Anonymous

    I applaud your comments. Soooo often the comments made on just about any issue are so hateful and just plain nasty! I can truly see how when it all goes to hell people will be killing each other for a cup of gasoline. So many people seem to thrive on hate and anger lusting for the chance to retaliate. No wonder this country is in such a mess when there is so much hate in our hearts – regardless from where it came from.

  • Thomas Monical

    It’s sad to see people arguing over both of these issues and not actually caring about what happened. People in both instances died. A boy was shot to death and people are arguing about so much else. Oprah views this as a chance to talk about race. Glenn Beck uses this as a chance to talk about how much he hates Oprah.

    I dream of a day when we as humans no longer see race and we love each other for who we are. However, I feel this issue goes beyond race. We have a problem with violence in this country. There are many social injustices between the rich and the poor. In instances like this we see two men, of similar classes, fighting each other and one ends up dead. Now, I wasn’t there, and I don’t know what specifically happened. This could have been a hate crime invoked by Zimmerman or a late night street beating initiated by Trayvon. Whatever the case may be, we need to step back and look at the big picture. Why did this happen? What are the reasons?Are a lot of young males angry, and if so why?  Are there still incessant racial hatreds in this country? 

    If you read about Trayvon you will learn that his parents were divorced and his father was engaged to another woman. This does not condone violent acts but it certainly does not help prevent them. I’m not saying divorce is wrong but I believe it is a parent’s responsibility to nurture, love and educate their children on what is right and wrong. From what I read, he also had a record involving some minor incidents so his parents (maybe they did) should have addressed these issues. 

    I feel sorrow for Trayvon, his family and also George Zimmerman. It would be hard to live the rest of your life knowing that you killed somebody. Rather than argue about things that don’t matter we should look on this as a history lesson and try to prevent it from happening again in the future through whatever peaceful means we can.

    This, of course, is my opinion and i do not mean to offend anybody. I love you all and I wish you the best.

  • Me

    After listening to Oprah talk about the incident and remembering the incident at Hermes a few years back where the staff wouldn’t throw everyone out of the store and wait on Oprah in private I think Oprah is really angry because she wasn’t recognized and honored as a celebrity.  She was the third story I’d read that day of “celebrity diva syndrome” and the other two were white.  Personally I like the stories where the plebs don’t let the celebrity cut in front of them in line or the lowly shop girls don’t agree to throw everyone out of the store so you can shop in private.  It should happen more often.

  • Jackryanvb

    Glen Beck and cowardly pathetic Conservative Inc controlled oppositionspokesmen are pathetic. Pre 1965 America was not an evil Racist terror state where innocent Black children were murdered for no reason. Blacks in places like Detroit or the South had on average better lives than they do now. Blacks had stable families, churches, an American morals where things like rape, murder, drive by shootings, teens swearing and wearing their pants below their butts wasn’t the norm. The South and most of America had strict sexual, racial customs, things like harassing women weren’t tolerated. Emmet Till was not an innocent little boy, he was a sexual aggressive teen sexually harassing a married woman. This was not tolerated, nor should it have been. An as@ beating was in order, not death, but yes punishment.

    And why wasn’t Emmett Till in his home with love and discipline with his mother and father?

    A: Emmett Till’s father was arrested for raping many Italian women in World War II. He was tried, convicted and yes…

    Executed for the crimes of rape!

    Like father like son.

  • Jackryanvb

    Why did you ever give her any respect? She ‘s never married, promotes a cult of spoiled, narcissist , manless, childless feminists. She claims to be a crusader for oppressed poor Blacks, but spends all her time and money hanging on her private mountain in Maui Hawaii and shopping for $35,000 hand bags in Switzerland! She funds terrible movies that harp endlessly about how evil and racist White Americans are, give us a break!

  • Anonymous

    LOL.She forced you to research Emmitt Till. His name is now on your lips, and his story is remembered. She won.

  • Anonymous

    LOL, early progressives started segregation? It couldn’t have had anything to do with slavery, huh? 

  • Draxx

    Listen to yourself… A THIRD TIME MEANS HE TOOK THE COUNTRY AS IN DICTATORSHIP!!!  Use some toilet paper and wipe your mouth because only Sh** is coming out of it!

  • Draxx

    “Slavery was accepted in order to appease the few people that refused to give up their slaves (white slaves and black slaves), there were even people of color that owned slaves or indentured servants.  But, the Early Progressives thought that Certain People of Privelage had the right to own slaves so that they did not have to do physical labor themselves.”  Doesn’t that state it has to do with slavery???

    You are thinking a little to small minded, Most Wars have historically been lasting over over hundreds of years (passed down from father to son of the Elitist That Want Control, why do you think they were called Monarchies?).  Today people have the illusion that wars only last less than a decade!  When in actuality we have inherited a Holy War that has been going on for thousands of years…  

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    & his approval rating is at an all time low. Face it, white guilt is the only thing that got him elected in the first place

  • Anonymous

    Scared much?

  • Terry DeCarlo

    SO NOW OPRAH AND HARRY BELAFONTE THINK EMMITT TILL WAS A HOMOPHOBIC GAY BASHER TOO? Well then, he almost deserved what he got.

    JEANTEL: Yes. PIERS MORGAN: And he was freaked out by it? JEANTEL: Yes. Definitely after I say may be a rapist, for every boy, for every man, every — who’s not that kind of way, seeing a grown man following them, would they be creep out? JEANTEL: And people need to understand, he didn’t want that creepy ass cracker going to his father or girlfriend’s house to go get — mind you, his little brother was there.

    >>>>>NOTE: Jeantel (aka Diamond Eugene) is the heavy-set black gal that took the stand.

  • Tremley

    Emmett’s father was executed for the 3 rapes and 1 murder of a non black women
    just like father, just like son

  • Holy Child

    that is what “all” administrations desire…..