Glenn: We don’t need Al Sharpton and the fascist parade to drum people out of business

On Monday’s radio program, Pat and Stu went through the “abhorrent” and racist audio that allegedly features Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. In the audio obtained by celebrity-gossip website TMZ and Deadspin, Sterling repeatedly asks his girlfriend V. Stiviano, who is both black and Mexican, why she posts pictures of herself online with “minorities” like NBA legend Magic Johnson and instructs her “not to bring [black people] to [his] games.”

Unsurprisingly, the overwhelming reaction to this audio has been that Sterling has no business in the NBA. Some have called for fans to consider boycotting the Clippers remaining playoff games. Magic Johnson, for example, vowed to never attend another Clippers game while Sterling is at the helm. But others are demanding the NBA forcibly remove Sterling from his post.

While Sterling’s viewpoints are particularly alarming given the racial demographics of the NBA, does the league really want to set a precedent of forcing out individuals who make offensive comments in private conversations? It certainly seems like a slippery slope.

On radio this morning, Glenn offered his thoughts on the story. Al Sharpton joined the crowd calling for Sterling’s head – threatening to organize a boycott if the NBA does not oust the owner. But Glenn explained why we do not need “Al Sharpton and the fascist parade” to “drum people out of business.”

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TMZ Sports got an exclusive comment from Sharpton on Sunday in regards to the Sterling controversy. Sharpton said he is planning on contacting the NBA’s major advertisers to get them to pull their sponsorship if the league does not take immediate action. Since Sterling has not denied that the man in the audio is him, Sharpton does not think there should be a lengthy investigation process.

“He has not said it’s not him in the tape. What does that investigate? He should be suspended immediately. Let’s quit stalling. Let’s quit copping out, NBA. Let him go,” Sharpton said. “If not, tomorrow morning, I’m starting to call major advertisers saying they should withdraw advertising with the Clippers. You cannot run a major business in this country and expect people to buy from you, if you are an advertising sponsor of bigotry… Tomorrow morning, I’ll be on the phone with CEOs of major advertisers. That’s our next front. That’s how we got rid of Imus, with advertisers.”

Watch Sharpton’s full remarks to TMZ below:

Considering Imus is back on the radio and also has a national television show, Sharpton’s boycott might not have had the long-term impact he hoped for. Regardless, Glenn agrees there is no two ways about the fact that Sterling is “a dirtbag.” Furthermore, if he were an NBA advertiser, he would not hesitate to pull his promotion – but not because Al Sharpton told him to. On the flip side, he would not fault advertisers who do not choose disassociate with the team.

“Sterling is a very bad man. A total and complete racist and dirtbag. I don’t think there’s anybody within the sound of my voice that disagrees,” Glenn said. “[But] we don’t need Al Sharpton and the fascist parade to drum people out of business… As a company, if I happened to be advertising with the Clippers, I would pull my advertising. But that’s not because Al Sharpton is going to call me up.”

“On the other side, if you are a company and you say advertising is caving for the Clippers, and they’re now having to sell their billboards and everything else for half the price and people are still showing up: I’m not endorsing Sterling. I want to reach eyeballs that will see my ads,” he continued. “So if they decide that they do want to do it, it has nothing to do with him. It’s the system works it out. This is what the invisible hand of the market is… We don’t need a fascist to come out and say, ‘I’m going to tell you what should be done,’ and ‘I’m going to drum people out of business.’”

Ultimately, Glenn believes NBA advertisers will have to make the best decision for their businesses regardless of Sharpton and other big government progressive voices might threaten.

“What Al Sharpton does is destroys the free market. He destroys jobs because all these people advertise on shows that nobody’s watching but have the Al Sharpton seal of approval, the progressive seal of approval. So they don’t reach their customers,” Glenn concluded. “As an advertiser, I want to reach my customers… So I will do what I think I have to do to reach my customers, but also to have a soul at the end of the day. I’m really bothered by [Sterling], but you make your own decisions. That’s the way the country is supposed to work. That’s the invisible hand of the free market.”

  • WASP

    Al the-coke-dealer Sharpton, the racist POS defines the word Ni66er

    http://nypost.com/2014/04/12/sharpton-was-eager-to-sell-coke-in-the-80s-pal/

  • Wulf

    The American media is like the Bizarro world. A guy gets fined and banned for a private conversation, yet Larry Johnson can say we need an all black league and it’s barely news.

    I stopped watching TV for the most part, and seriously thinking about buying 20 acres and moving to the country. I can’t deal with this backwards PC bullcrap and feigned outrage

    Spike Lee thinks slave masters pay their “slaves” $10 million + per year – you couldn’t make this stuff up; truth is stranger than fiction

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    Al Sharpton does not want people to not to go to the game. Why because it would prove that he is full of bull that every white man is racist fear that he feeds the black race and make money off of those fears.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Davenport

    Oh an this guy is a liberal Democrat oh the irony.

  • Wulf

    $ 2.5 Million fine to be distributed between Magic, Oprah, and Spike Lie. It is possible that Charles Barkley and Larry Johnson may get some of the reparations, but rumor has it that Barkley and Johnson may not quite be part of the “in” crowd

  • Anonymous

    Yes, Sterling is a scum bag. However, so is his lover/girlfriend. All I need to know about her can be summed up by looking at how she has been living her life. Living off some old rich man, doing the dirty just to get money & things. She’s pretty much an empty headed & hearted person in my book. Don’t you wonder how many guys are going to be trusting her with their personal business in the future!

  • Anonymous

    doesn’t seem to matter, he’s an old rich white guy and that’s all that matters in this case

  • Deckard426

    Is it too late for Sharpton’s mother to abort him?

  • Anonymous

    So, here we have one bigot accusing the other of bigotry. We have come to a stage where one is accusing the other of the same things he himself is guilty of. One could say that racism in America is alive and well.

  • Anonymous

    Al Sharpton needs to be brought down, he is the racist

  • Anonymous

    Don’t care a hoot about this guy, he’s an idiot esp. given that his team and coaches are mostly black, but: this was a private conversation – he has a right to his opinion – the little tart recorded it (isn’t there a law against that? and why did she do that?) – he was not insulting anyone, if you care to listen to what he said, but of course that’s besides the point for the media etc… – the hypocrite blacks seized upon this to create a monster racist hoopla – even the ‘leader’ made a comment about it from his Asian trip (couldn’t let that pass!) – some blacks are just as racists and oh much more vociferous about their ‘opinions’ (kill white babies, remember?) and nothing, na-da is done/said about it… such hypocrisy from some groups and of course the media…

  • Anonymous

    Al Sharpton, calling to put people who are racist out of business. Wonder what he and all his racist cronies are going to do. Racism goes both ways– black bigotry toward whites as well as white toward black. It is time to recognize that the majority of whites also condemn his comments; however, as disgusting as they were he said them in, what he thought, was the privacy of his own home. Doesn’t defend his speech but it does defend his right to privacy and his right to free speech in his home”

  • Anonymous

    I love the irony that they want to drum out and demonize the owner for an illegally conducted taping of an alleged racist private opinion based conversation (alleged because he has not been charged or convicted with anything criminal), while at the same time they keep (on the teams) known proven over paid violent steroid drug abusing misogynistic thieves and rapists masquerading as “ethical professional players”.

  • thedogwalker

    Rush Limbaugh thinks this whole thing is a set-up to get rid of Sterling so Magic Johnson can buy the team.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    Sharpton is a bigot and has a radio show

  • Anonymous

    I guess Al won. Guy got a lifetime ban from the NBA, 2 million dolar fine etc..
    America at its finest..

  • Anonymous

    Nice hack photoshop job, racist.

  • Anonymous

    First of all, Larry Johnson is an ex-player. Donald Sterling is a current owner. It’d be like commenting on state of affairs about your place of former employment. Sterling

    Spike refers to players being slaves because that’s essentially how Sterling views the players for his team. Listen to the audio. At one point, he says “I give them food, I give them shelter, I buy them cars? Who buys that for them?” That’s not someone who believes in employment. Those are words of a man who believes in ownership. It sounds like a plantation owner from 2 nearly centuries ago. It’s not about how high the salaries get; it’s the idea that a man believes these people are there for his benefit and they should be grateful for what he does for them, despite the fact that it’s the other way around. Players make the League, not owners.

  • Anonymous

    Al Sharpton’s comments that are said the privacy of his home would be an interesting earful.

  • Anonymous

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  • Bob Jones

    Really? This is news because? PC has gone overboard. We must have horrible, tiny lives to even care about this. The issue gets a big “so what?” In my book…

  • Bob Jones

    I would guess that you are an overweight, bitter, lonely woman. Your “book” seems pretty full of scorn. Take a deep breath and count your blessings…..

  • Crassus

    There are plenty of rich old fools like Donald Sterling. She’ll make out okay. Her kind always does.

  • Crassus

    At least in this picture, Sharpo’s head is proportional to the rest of his body. He looks like he lost weight by snorting the coke in this picture.

  • Crassus

    Maybe they’ll just bring George Shinn back and let him be Magic’s co-owner. Look up Shinn on Wikipedia. If you think Sterling is a scumbag………..

  • Anonymous

    Ultimately, they want to know what you’re thinking (not that they would tell you what they’re thinking). Presently, it seems almost every word, movement (and comment) is being recorded. Soon, that won’t be enough.

    It is a lust for power.

  • http://hankrutland.mynikken.net. Fior Gael

    It is forbidden to speak against the Fuehrer! Another one bites the dust. How is it the minorities in this country dare to oppose the majority, upsetting the natural order of things. The Germans were responsible for bringing Hitler to power. They believed the lies and contrived crises that led them to look for a “savior” to bring and era of hope and change. DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR!!!!
    Interesting to note that few Germans after the war avowed allegiance to Hitler. They believed the lies because they had something to gain from belief in the promises that were lies.
    Who said, “If we do not learn from the mistakes in history we are bound to repeat them”? Wise comment. This business of outrage when someone does not care for your culture or your ethnic origins is out of control.
    Evil exists because good people remain silent and tolerate the presence of evil doers. It is time we speak the truth about right and wrong. Speaking lies is wrong, distorting the truth is wrong, breaking God’s Law is wrong. That is why we cannot all just get along, we all do not obey God’s Law. It is simple, really.

  • http://hankrutland.mynikken.net. Fior Gael

    Hey, she called a ho a ho. What blessings? She is telling what she sees is the truth about the adulteress from what is presented in the news. Since when is adultery ok? Since when is sodomy ok? Since when is your criticism and intended but misguided attempt at sarcastic wit ok? Fat girls could rise up and remove you from your job because you offended them as a group…sad, really.

  • http://hankrutland.mynikken.net. Fior Gael

    Not so much racist, but calling a thug a thug. He is a big mouthed façade in front of a less than desirable character…kind of like Jesse Jackson.

  • WASP

    Thanx !!

  • Gary

    To the founder of the feast, I give you Mr. Sterling. Every CEO in the world ”gives food, shelter, and cars” as well as everything else. Try buying stuff without the money your boss gives you independ135 if you even have a job. Spike refers to players being slaves because that’s how HE views things. Players make the league? Would you say that Apple employees make Apple or was that Steve Jobs?

  • See

    It’s like god killing the non-Jewish babies. Disgusting

  • WASP
  • One Thirsty Bear

    Since equality before the law is the only “equality” compatible with liberty, it is the only “equality” that free countries should pursue.

  • IT IT IT IT 9

    And WHY are GLENN and SHARPTON both
    ———————-SILENT————————
    on that statue of ILLUMINATI heavy,
    —————————–’MAY SIN Re’ pope,
    ————————————Confederate double agent and general,
    ————————————-SATANIST and KKK founder
    ———————————————ALBERT PIKE—- that’s in front
    ————————————————-of the Washington DOJ???

  • Anonymous

    And the scariest part of all this, and it’s been creeping up on us for some time, is that FREE speech is dead – especially if you are white (and or Republican), that is. You will be crucified, excoriated and made to resign or be put in jail.
    Don’t get me wrong, I am just stating facts, not because of any bias or racism.
    The truth of the matter is, that the MAJORITY of folks of any color or persuasion just want, and do, get along with one another.
    That’s not good enough for a small minority (leeches) who need to stir up trouble to get monetary support. Perish the thought those people would get a real job like everyone else. They manipulate medias and dumbed down people, and do not have the best interest of common folks at heart, only their own wallet/power.

  • glenbeckshow

    That woman was wrong for making that conversation public.

  • glenbeckshow

    unfortunately is too late.

  • glenbeckshow

    truth spoken here

  • glenbeckshow

    why don’t big mouth Sharpton buy the team

  • glenbeckshow

    nawww aren’t the players perfect?

  • glenbeckshow

    the old man probably just said that cause he was mad at the girlfriend.

  • Anonymous

    al sharpton needs to go.

  • DB

    Game of Thrones
    Each and every one of these businesses are playing it.

  • Populist democrat

    Glenn explained why we do not need “Al Sharpton and the fascist parade” to “drum people out of business.”

    Fascists love business, especially racists businesses. Beck shows how clueless he is about the work “fascist” here. Boycotting a company for its immoral behavior is how we evolve. Beck’s ignorance about … name it … is a major reason a boycott helped drive him off Fox. Remember, Beck admitted he was ignorant about Obama’s faith, black liberation theology (if Beck can read Obama’s heart), when he said Obama was a racist. What anti-government conservatives, who believe Beck, do not grasp is Obama’s Wall St./corporate orientation as a liberal, not a “Marxist” by any stretch. Publisher of The American Conservative voted for Obama in 2012! Beck makes many, many false claims, and some are provably intentional, i.e., lies; and it’s always about propaganda, swaying people toward the past or away from human progress.

    Sharpton’s parade was self-righteous at worse, righteous in fact. Sterling is a racist and the NBA acted accordingly although I don’t see how they can compel him to sell his property.

  • Populist democrat

    Because racism works best when it’s kept in the dark, right glenbeckshow?