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The families, and especially the children, of the commander-in-chief are almost always considered off-limits by the media and the political opposition, and yet, some conservatives can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to Malia Obama.
In the wake of President Obama’s statement that he would support the selling of Plan B, a birth control product, to girls as young as 15, Fox News host Andrea Tantaros speculated about the sex life of the president’s 14-year-old daughter.
“Are they gonna put her on birth control? Because he’s very concerned with contraceptives and pharmaceuticals that are going in the mouths of everybody else’s 15-year-old daughter,” she said, according to Media Matters.
Tantaros also lashed out at the Obama administration: “They consider 15-year-olds to be women. They want to tell grown women what to do. They know how grown women feel. They have no idea how women feel. They should stop talking about it, because they have no clue.”
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Coincidence Or Intentional? History Channel Called Out For Resemblance Of ‘The Bible’ Series Satan Character To Obama
When many viewers tuned in to the History Channel’s highly anticipated 10-part The Bible series, they were shocked to find that there was something eerily familiar about the actor cast to play Satan – he looks strangely similar to President Barack Obama. While some argue that it’s a mere coincidence, others are calling BS because naturally, the Satan-cast actor, Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni, looks nothing like President Obama, but with makeup and other enhancements, the resemblance is difficult to ignore.
This was first publicly pointed out by Glenn Beck, who disrespectfully refers to the President as “That Guy,” because he refuses to utter his name.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, executive producers of the series, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, however, believe that the claims are ridiculous. In a joint statement with the network, they expressed that neither they or the History Channel would ever disrespect America’s President in that manner.
“History channel has the highest respect for President Obama. The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. It’s unfortunate that anyone made this false connection. History’s The Bible is meant to enlighten people on its rich stories and deep history.”
“This is utter nonsense… The actor who played Satan, Mehdi Ouzaani (sic), is a highly acclaimed Moroccan actor. He has previously played parts in several biblical epics — including Satanic characters long before Barack Obama was elected as our president.”
“Both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love our president, who is a fellow Christian. False statements such as these are just designed as a foolish distraction to try and discredit the beauty of the story of The Bible,” said Downey.
What do you think of this? Are people seeking to make something out of nothing or are they onto something?
Beck says that Michelle Obama is behind the new bi-racial Superman. Everyone gets mad. Glenn Beck says something about President Obama. Everyone is outraged. Glenn Beck says that Hurricane Irene was a blessing. Now everyone wants to boycott and protest. I feel like Jane Brady from the Brady Bunch but instead of Marcia, Marcia, Marcia, it’s Beck, Beck, Beck. If I had a magic wand, which could magically erase someone from the face of the planet, it would be him. Because that’s how sick I am of hearing or reading about something controversial he has said to get under people’s skin.
But since I don’t have a magic wand, I do the next best thing and that is ignore him. Well, at least I do my best. I can honestly say that I had never tuned in to an episode of the Glenn Beck Show when it was on Fox News. I can’t tell you where his syndicated radio show is located on my radio dial. And I have certainly never read any of his books. Yet somehow I keep stumbling, mostly via news blogs and social networking sites, upon reports of Beck accusing black folks of reverse racism, twisting the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and crying like a baby. That’s what really makes me angry.
Like today comes the story of Beck’s latest gaffe in which he wondered out loud on his radio show, why African Americans don’t like being called ”colored” considering that they do embrace the term in places like South Africa. He goes on to say:
“African American” was not made to do anything except try to create a super man. Oh don’t you dare feel bad about yourself! You’re African American!” No. You’re an American. Instead of building the country up and saying, “Lookit. We all have the right, here in this country… Look at what happened with Martin Luther King. That makes you an American. ‘Judge not by the color of your skin.”
He managed to fit 2 out of the 3 gaffes he is best known for into one brainless rant. Not bad. In some ways, I can see why folks might find him endearing. He is a religious man and speaks with this folksy common man demure, which makes his questions and theories seems genuine. Likewise he appeals to a certain angry demographic, particularly white males in middle America, who often fear being labeled ‘racist’, ‘intolerant’, and ‘hateful’ whenever they say something racist, intolerant and hateful.
But it’s more than that. Beck’s shows tend to fuel and feed off of the paranoia that exist in the underbelly of society. Whether you agree with them or not, there is a huge market for people, who believe in the Bilderberg group, who have a fear of the New World Order and think that the United States government is working with the Rothschild family. Many of these self-proclaimed Truthers have found a home with Beck, who gives as much weight to topics such as sterilization through drinking water, population control through FEMA camps and forced abortions through Obamacare as any mainstream news outlet.
What is most interesting about Beck is how he has seemed to swagger jack from Alex Jones, a self-proclaimed paleo conservative talk show host, whose Inside the Bohemian Grove documentary and support of the 9/11 truth movement help to mainstream, at least through the Internet, the conspiracy theorist movement. But unlike Jones, who views everything and everyone in Washington with skepticism, Beck only seems to focus his “fears of a NWO” on only liberals and the Democratic Party. His targets are usually global-warming-believing scientists, grassroot community organizers and left-leaning intellectuals. Those folks he calls closet socialists and communists, whose goals are to dismantle free-market capitalism and destroy the U.S. Constitution through government entitlements and illegal immigration.
And that’s what annoys me most about Beck. He has taken the fun – and the truth for those who really believe – out of conspiracy theories. By presenting a polarized stance to issues of the government and the economy, Beck mocks the very audience in which he is trying to appeal to. Beck is like a half-truther – he views Blacks, the gay community, immigrants and socialist Democrats as the only source of evil, while completely ignoring the evil, which comes out of his own following. And if the man can’t even be true to his own said agenda, which is really about ratings, why should the rest of us take anything he says seriously?
Charing Ball is the author of the blog People, Places & Things.
(Mediaite) — On his radio show today, Glenn Beck tackled a particularly sticky issue when it comes to race. How does it make any sort of sense, he wanted to know, to refer to all black persons as “African American,” particularly when so many black individuals don’t live in the U.S.?
Beck notes that, in South Africa, recognized races and ethnicities include black and “colored” (Wikipedia explains the term thusly: “In the South African, Namibian, Zambian, Botswana and Zimbabwean context, the term Coloured (also known as Bruinmense, Kleurlinge or Bruin Afrikaners in Afrikaans) refers to an ethnic group of mixed race people who often possess some sub-Saharan African ancestry but not enough to be considered Black, either by themselves or by others.”)
(The Root) — Mediaite reports that CNN analyst Amy Holmes is set to join Glenn Beck’s live streaming video network, the Blaze, as a news anchor. Holmes has previously co-hosted Talk Radio Network’s America’s Radio News and contributed her conservative viewpoints to CNN. She’ll anchor segments during Beck’s 5-7 p.m. news program and will provide additional updates throughout the day.
(AP) — Organizations that led boycotts of Fox News talk show host Glenn Beck say they will continue to monitor his programs while he finishes his television commitment on Fox and continues his radio programs. Fox last week announced that the controversial Beck will no longer be hosting a news talk show. He will however, have a role as a producer. “He will still be on radio. That’s another platform,” said James Rucker, executive director of the Internet-based civil rights organization Color of Change. David Brock, founder and chairman of the media watchdog group, Media Matters, in a prepared statement said: “ As long as conservatives continue to broadcast misinformation and hate speech, we’ll keep working around the clock to monitor and fact-check it and to prevent it from influencing the national dialogue.”
(theLoop21) — The announcement Wednesday that Fox News would end “The Glenn Beck Show” proved nothing short of stunning. After all, Glenn Beck’s not only one of the most high-profile personalities on Fox News but in conservative politics period. So just what did him in? Falling ratings, conflict with Fox executives and an unclear direction for the show all reportedly played a part. But news outlets from the Los Angeles Times to the St. Petersburg Times say what likely hurt “The Glenn Beck Show” most was an advertising boycott launched by African-American political group ColorofChange.org after Beck remarked that President Obama harbors “a deep-seated hatred for white people.”
How much damage has the advertising boycott, started in 2009, done over the years? More than 300 sponsors abandoned Beck after Color of Change got a whopping 285,000 people to sign a petition asking the show’s advertisers to leave because of Beck’s race baiting.
(The Root) — The Rev. Al Sharpton unleashed a formal assault on Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. today, accusing it of dredging up old tax debts for his civil rights organization in retaliation for holding his Reclaim the Dream rally the same day as Fox News TV host Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor event, which took place at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial nearly two weeks ago.
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(Washington Informer) — Despite what some political analysts believed would be conflicting marches with diametrically opposing viewpoints, residents and visitors to the D.C. metropolitan area witnessed a congruent call for better citizenship and prayer from both camps.
In one camp, Fox News commentator Glenn Beck, who had for months preceding the Restoring Honor Rally held on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Sat., Aug. 28, used his news show as a platform for a national group of progressives, known as the Tea Party Movement.