Over the weekend Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam and known for his fiery rhetoric, gave a speech at UC Berkley at the ninth annual Afrikan Black Coalition Conference. While Farrakhan’s speech at the event organized by Berkley’s Black Student Union was protested by some student groups, he was mostly welcomed with open arms.
“Imagine if I or Rush went to UC Berkeley and tried to speak. Do you think I would have been given a standing ovation? Do you think I would have finished my speech?” Glenn asked.
“No,” Pat answered. “I don’t know that you would have started it.”
Glenn went on to play part of Farrakhan's speech, asking listeners to “pay particular attention to the part about Asian people.”
In the clip Glenn plays of Louis Farrakhan’s speech, Farrakhan calls out Asian and European communities in the United States in a derogatory manor saying, “These people came to America long after we were here. You ever see the Chinese picketing? No.”
As Farrakhan continues, Glenn reminds listeners that less than a month ago a young man lost his job at ESPN when the media went crazy over the use of the phrase “chink in the armor” in a headline about Jeremy Lin. The former ESPN employee was a fan of Lin's, a devout Christian and says he meant absolutely nothing by the headline he wrote at 2:30a.m. However, when Louis Farrakhan actually mocks Asians and Asian Americans the media stays silent, and he's given a standing ovation on a college campus.
Adopting a faux Asian accent, as seen in the clip below, Farrakhan at one point in his speech said, “Can you imagine Chin Lee Chu with a picket sign. They don't like us. We need jobs. We want to go in your restaurant. Now look at how silly we look with a picket sign asking white people to look out for us if there are only 24 million people without a job. The poor President is trying to pass a jobs bill to employ three million.”
At this point Pat couldn’t take anymore of Farrakhan’s spin. “Now he’s the poor President? The same guy he was calling a murderer and an assassin on tape?” Pat questioned before playing the audio of Farrakhan saying these things about the President.
Glenn noted that this is the number one story on The Blaze, which is surprising considering the lack of coverage being given to Farrakhan on other media outlets.
Glenn points out that, “it shows how relevant Farrakhan really is, and how irrelevant the press is making him.”