What Beck Up-Roar?

11 01 2010

Late last week Glenn Beck made some comments on his radio show about the term African-American being a made-up term/name. Now according to the New York Daily News, Glenn has started a “FIRESTORM”, or something just as inflammatory because of those comments. Once you read the article below you will realise that this is definately one of those cases where the Media outlet, NYDN was trying to make news instead of reporting news.

Hell, even their own poll suggest that this was no big deal.

Glen Beck sounds off on term ‘African-American’

Do you think Beck was out of line with his comments?

  Yes.
  No.
  Not sure.

Poll Results

Do you think Beck was out of line with his comments?

Yes.             36%

No.               60%

Not   sure    4%

 
See what I mean? The above poll only proves that Glenn’s comments were no big deal.Gio- P.S. Media Matters is a part of this story, so now you know who’s behind this attempt at another Beck smear campaign.
 

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Glenn Beck may have stepped in it again.

Sort of.

The radio host and Fox News Channel commentator has folks in a minor uproar for even questioning the term African-American on his syndicated radio show Thursday.

“African-American is a bogus, PC, made-up term,” Beck said, in a discussion about the new Census forms.

“That is not a race. Your ancestry is from Africa, and now you live in America. Okay, so you were brought over, either your family was brought over in the slave trade, or you were born here and your family immigrated here, or whatever. But that is not a race.”

Beck’s on-air guests agreed, noting the frequent misuse of African-American as a label, using, for instance, the term incorrectly applied to  someone from Jamaica. Also, it’s not used to describe South African-born Charlize Theron, who is white and now a U.S. citizen.

The conversation stemmed from the new Census documents that give respondents three boxes from which to chose from: Black, African-American or Negro.

The watchdog group Media Matters picked up on the conversation and posted a clip on its Web site as has Thinkprogress.org.

“Negro used to be — is it still — not acceptable, is that still the clinical term, I don’t know,” Beck said. “It has negative connotations in this country. But what I’m asking is: what are the clinical categories?”

Not surprising, the clip, now circulating in the blogosphere, has generated a load of anti-Beck comments.

Last July, Beck created a real firestorm when when, during an appearance on the Fox News Channel’s “Fox and Friends,” he said President Obama’s initial reaction to the Henry Louis Gates Jr. arrest situation in Cambridge, Mass., suggested a “deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.”

The show’s co-host, Brian Kilmeade then reminded Beck Obama had many whites in prominent positions.

“I’m not saying he doesn’t like white people. I’m saying he has a problem,” Beck responded. “This guy is, I believe, a racist.”

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While we are on the subject of race, how about taking the “Conservatives Pledge on Racism”.

Gio-

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3 responses

11 01 2010
Will

I wish they will give this a rest, I am an AMERICAN who just happened to be brown in skin. We have terrorism, rising unemployment,health-care being hijacked and this subject involving hyphenation is once again being brought from the dead like a bad B movie except eventually the cheap movie ends!

and for the record Glenn Beck is right African-American IS a made up word but if someone want an axe to grind over racism someone needs to have a chat with Mr. Reid and Mr. Clinton then get back to me about Glenn Beck.

11 01 2010
giovanniworld

Amen!

Gio-

12 01 2010
velenda

I never use the term African American, I use Americans or black Americans… All the pc terms used today are to keep us seperate… I have met several AFRICANS with white skin so what do we call them? That race cards seems to pop out when ever they choose to pull it out and I no longer PLAY THAT GAME…. Took my toys and went home long ago on that issue….

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