The Huffington Post has stooped to an new low in their latest attack on Glenn Beck. An article they posted today that has started to make the rounds in the media declares Glenn Beck: Term 'Colored' Is 'Not A Bad Thing,' 'African American' Is 'Ridiculously Stupid'. They might as well have said “Listen to that racist Glenn Beck wonder why it's bad to call African Americans 'colored' people.” What’s the truth? What’s the Huffington Post’s agenda? Glenn discussed on radio today.
Glenn took the article by Katherine Fung apart during the second hour today. It should be noted that the only sources used were –Shocker! – from those sad, sad, sad people at Media Matters!
Fung wrote, “Glenn Beck blasted the use of the term "African American" in favor of "black" and "colored" on his radio show on Tuesday.”
“Never did I say that. Never,” Glenn responded.
“I don't remember that segment. That's interesting. I don't remember you advocating that at all,” Stu added.
One trick that Stu and Glenn went after was the way Fung wrote ' 'African American' Is 'Ridiculously Stupid' in the headline, with the implication being that Glenn thinks the term is stupid in general. But is that what he really said?
Yesterday, Glenn actually said: “Pat, correct me if I'm wrong. Didn't you feel ridiculously stupid everywhere in Africa, in Europe, in South America, in Jerusalem, when you would say the term African-American?”
“Your point was that someone who lives in Jerusalem who happens to be black should not be referred to as an African-American,” Stu explained.
Stu and Glenn also discussed the fact that when Glenn was discussing the terms “black” and “colored”, he was only talking about the cultural distinctions and customs of South Africa as explained by a studio technician.
Listen to the technician below:
“You're expressing their cultural distinctions, not advocating them,” Stu said.
“I'm not standing up for South Africa and Apartheid by any stretch of the imagination, which I know they're going to try to do. I'm not standing up for it. I stand against it. It was evil,” Glenn explained.
And, of course, Huffington Post completely ignored comments made by Glenn and Stu which made it clear that they felt that the only thing they found insulting about the term “African American” was that it acts as a qualifier that signals out black people as “other”.
Stu said that the term creates a “distinction that they're different from us.”
“They are Americans. They are 100% American. They deserve every right. They have every responsibility that everyone else has,” Stu argued.
Clearly, the only thing Glenn did was 1) point out the cultural habits of people in South Africa and 2) discuss the PC problem that exists in our own country and how terms like “African American” don’t make any sense when travelling abroad. As someone beginning a global movement, as Glenn has stated he wants to do, these issues are on his mind.
Of course, Huffington Post decided to take this discussion out of context to drive traffic to their site and make Glenn look like a racist. Good job! You can see the actual clip below:
But why would HuffPo allow such a blatantly twisted and factually challenged article to run? Again, its only source was Media Matters!
“Why did Katherine Fung and the Huffington Post write this and allow to run? Why? The only reason is to smear and discredit,” Glenn said.
“I have to tell you I was in South Africa and I was surprised anybody even knew my name. You would not believe the amount of hate that people had towards me. Why? They couldn't even tell you,” Glenn said. “It's almost like somebody who has billions of dollars is running a smear campaign and everybody on the left who wants their little socialist utopia is running a smear campaign.”
“I don't care. Put me out of business. I don't care. I'll stand on the street corner. I'll wear a sandwich sign. If you throw me in jail, I'll continue to speak there over and over and over again. Let me tell you, I will not sit down. I won't be intimidated. I won't be bullied and neither will the American people,” Glenn said.
Glenn then attacked the media, and HuffPo in particular, for not reporting stories that don’t fit their lens. “Why are you not running the story of the people who are now plotting to stand in the streets and shut our country down?”
“Why are you not telling that story now? Which one has an agenda, because I've got news for you - I see somebody who's a racist, I see somebody who's trying to take our country apart from the inside and destroy it, destroy our Constitution, I don't care if they're members of the Tea Party, I don't care if they're communists. It doesn't matter. I'll expose them. Why won't you?”
“You're so arrogant and so lost, you don't even know your time is coming to an end and there's not going to need to be a revolution. People will just tune you out. I may not be around to see it, but it's coming.”