People who support this kind of behavior are little itty bitty fascists waiting to happen. I don't know what the guy said, and I don't care. This is what it said on the Hypocrite Post:
Glenn Beck's Obama "Racist" Comments Cost Him Advertisers Fox News' Glenn Beck is feeling the consequences of his controversial comments on the July 28 episode of "Fox and Friends," when he said that...
Hmm...so Glenn Beck called Obama a racist and his comments have been deemed "controversial". I personally do no think Obama is a racist, but that doesn't mean Glen Beck can't express his opinion. I realize that the government is not doing this, but the effect can be worse because these people have appointed themselves masters of the airwaves. There is no system of checks and balances in place to stop them.
How can we say we have the right to free speech in this country if speaking freely can cost you your livelyhood? We didn't elect this James Rucker or his organisation, ColorOfChange.org, yet he wants to decide what gets said on TV. I have heard many unfounded accusations of racisim targeted at white men, and nobody said boo. This is not about racism, racism is simply the tool being used to silence an opposing viewpoint.
This is what is evil about the left. They need full control of the information you receive, will try to punish you if you say something they don't like and would jump into your head to control your thoughts if they could. (Instead, they pass "Hate Crime" laws so they can stick you in jail for thinking bad things - note that they can never actually prove it - not really.)
Has everybody forgotten the Soviet Union? The Berlin Wall? What did they need that wall for? You really want to wind up in a system that has to lock its citizens in to make them stay?
I am not saying that Democrats are like the Soviets - we need the Democrats to counter the Republicans, and Democrats have a lot to offer. (Same goes for Republicans) However, left unchecked, they will become the Soviets and when elements of totalitarianism rear their head, they MUST be beaten back.
The reason I bring this up is because these cowardly companies are pulling advertising from Mr. Beck's show: Geico, Healthy Choice, Radio Shack, Roche and Sanofi-Aventis.
Don't join me in Boycotting these companies. I am not going to boycott them because I don't practise economic terrorism and coercion. (If this guy gets to do it, why doesn't the Mafia get to?) Do speak out against people who try to silence views they don't like. If you don't do it right away, your next chance may not be for another 40 years or so.
Seriously folks, Soviet Union = No Fun. None at all.
August 15, 2009: So, in an attempt to do something positive instead of griping, I posted this on Mr. Rucker's blog: I have a challenge for you, James Rucker, Founder of ColorOfChange.org. Instead of becoming part of the problem by organizing a witch hunt against this guy, open a dialog with him. A serious, well-intentioned, respectful dialog. What you are doing is not right. Everybody should be able to express an opinion without fear of retribution. You would want the same for yourself, no?