Glenn opened the radio program this morning with some egregious audio from CNBC yesterday involving Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). During a segment about the weak jobs report, which CNBC’s Steve Liesman seemed to attribute to Sen. Cruz, Liesman asked for some “Mexican music” to be played while they talked about Cruz.
“So I want to play the audio of CNBC yesterday and what CNBC said about Ted Cruz. They are now calling the jobs numbers ‘Cruz numbers.’ They are blaming now a lackluster number in job creation on Ted Cruz. Can we just think about the lack of personal responsibility here? This president has never taken responsibility for anything a day in his life,” Glenn said exasperatedly. “And so now they are blaming the job numbers on Ted Cruz… Why are they so afraid of Ted Cruz… You don't spend your time, your treasure to take apart somebody that isn't making an impact.”
“They are terrified of Ted Cruz, terrified, because every Saul Alinsky tactic is coming out, every single one,” Glenn continued. “In fact, CNBC can't even get his Cuban heritage straight. For some reason, they said this yesterday:”
“Can we get some Mexican music? What does that mean,” Glenn asked. “Are you calling him a bean eater? Is that what you're saying?”
Could you imagine what the backlash would be if someone asked that African music be played while talking about, say, President Obama? That individual would no doubt be off the air the very next day.
“You can't even say ‘a chink in the armor’ and be on the air. You can't even say that. These guys can say, ‘Can we get some Mexican music,’” Glenn asked disgusted. “First of all, what does that mean? He's not Mexican. You want to call him something, call him American or maybe Canadian – if you want to go down the birth certificate road. What does that mean? He's Mexican? Is that a slam on Mexico? What a racist statement that is.”
CNBC happens to be the sister network of NBC and MSNBC, both of which have enjoyed their fair share of controversy.
“Let's just go down the road of crimes perpetrated by NBC,” Glenn said. “They are the ones that edited the tape making George Zimmerman out to be a racist. They edited the tape to make him a racist. What are the other things?”
“They edited the tape of Mitt Romney during the Wawa speech and made him look like a buffoon,” Pat added.
“Ed Shultz ran a report of Wolf Blitzer, in which he made Nazi references throughout to try to paint him in a bad light,” Stu explained. “He called the segment ‘Blitzerkreig.’”
After rattling off a couple of examples, Glenn then asked his listeners to get in the action by tweeting other examples of NBC’s low journalistic standards using #NBCraceCrimes.
“Please help us: #NBCraceCrimes,” Glenn said. “I would really like to see because I contend NBC has turned into – I mean long past Pravda into race hate. Who else can get away with that? Who else besides NBC can get away with that kind of race hate?”
Another way to let CNBC know you will not tolerate this kind of content is to contact the individuals responsible. Glenn shared the following Twitter handles on radio this morning, and urged the audience to share their opinions clearly but politely.
Senior Executive Producer, Squawk Box and Squawk on the Street
Chief Executive Officer and President, CNBC
Chairman, NBCUniversal News Group
Leisman has since issued a formal apology for his remarks, saying he meant no offense by his words and his choice of "Mexican music" had nothing to do with Sen. Cruz's heritage. But is it too little too late from a network that has a history like NBC?
“Wow, are they terrified. The Lucifer Effect looks at the dark side of each of us, and this we should pay attention to because NBC has chosen its path,” Glenn said. “Instead of enlightening and lifting up, they have chosen the path of darkness, by saying all of the racial stuff that they have said, by embracing the squashing of the human spirit. Instead of saying, ‘Look, we can all disagree on things’… they have chosen the authoritarian way.”
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