#TooLittleTooLatte: Starbucks forced to apologize after store calls police on black men

Do you remember when the Associated Press actually held itself to a standard of unbiased news? They still assume the reputation and clout of an unbiased new agency, but, increasingly, the journalism being fed through the AP wire is forceful in its bias.

Fair enough, but it’s one thing to comment on the news --- to insert opinion. It’s another thing entirely for a news agency that prides itself on reporting facts --- on being unbiased --- to manipulate the facts.

Take the recent story about the two men in Philly arrested for trespassing at a Starbucks. It's such a clear-cut issue, but the AP, like many other mainstream media, loaded it with race. This is evident in the headline alone: “Starbucks CEO apologizes to 2 black men arrested.” It's not until the bottom of the article that you get the facts.

Here’s the inflammatory lead from the Washington Post:

Starbucks, which once asked baristas to start a conversation about race with customers, faces fierce criticism after two black men were arrested at a Philadelphia store, sparking accusations of racial profiling over what the company's chief executive now calls a “reprehensible” incident.

This shouldn’t be a story about race. It’s not a racial issue. Two people went into a business that has a “bathroom is for customers only” policy. They didn’t buy anything and were therefore not customers, but they still used the bathroom. So, they were asked to leave. “If you’re not going to buy anything and you insist on using the bathroom, you’re going to need to leave. You’ve made it clear that you intend to do neither, so please leave.”

They refused. It’s not a library. It’s a private business. They were asked multiple times. Enough that a Starbucks employee felt the need to call the police. The police politely asked the men to leave. They refused. Multiple times. Those are the facts as we know them. Most likely, there’s more to it. Apparently, the young men had some salty words for the police, which is certainly not illegal but it’s not exactly wise, either.

The mainstream media sees it differently.

Nonetheless, the facts of the situation are clear. Drama free. But the mainstream media sees it differently. They see a scandalous headline. Drooling, they see a story that will make them money. It’ll get people all worked up. Race baiting at its finest.

Fast food restaurants and coffee shops in big cities often have the customer bathroom policy in place because, with our country in the throes of a heroin epidemic, heroin addicts have been using restaurant bathrooms to shoot up --- and then have died. Restaurant chains have even implemented policy specifically for dealing with people who’ve overdosed in their bathrooms --- and the media have reported on it. A lot.

This is certainly not to say that the young men were doing heroin --- not at all --- but rather, the situation is far more nuanced than “STARBUCKS THINKS BLACK MEN BELONG IN JAIL!”

But, it’s too late to stop and examine the facts. Now BLM is involved. They want to shut down multiple Starbucks locations. They are comparing the young men who were arrested at Starbucks to Martin Luther King, Jr., which is interesting because MLK was refused service outright. These young men, if anything, have done the opposite. They refused to pay and demanded the luxuries of a paying customer, then throw a tantrum when they couldn’t have it their way.

In a video posted on Facebook, Philadelphia Police Department Commissioner Richard Ross addressed the issue.

Of course, his statements have not been reported. Or if they have, it’s not until the bottom of the article. Instead, we’re hearing about the injustice. Protests have erupted nationwide. Outrage. Fury. People are rising up in anger. Or at least that’s how it's being portrayed by the mainstream media.

America has always been the land of the free. But as the line fades between the socialist, woke Left, and the Democratic Party that controls our government, are we diving headfirst into Marxism?

On his BlazeTV exclusive show, Glenn Beck spoke with Li Schoolland, who grew up under Mao's cultural revolution in China, and never did she think she would see the same warning signs in America. But now, she has a horrifying warning for us all.

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Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

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This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

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Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

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