Ah, liberal tolerance.
NBC wants Fox competitor Glenn Beck fired.
Chuck Todd and company at NBC News are outraged that conservative talker Beck won’t –or can’t– be fired for calling President Obama a “racist.” They blogged as follows:
*** On the Glenn Becks and Howard Beales: The White House doesn’t want to give Glenn Beck a bigger platform or extra oxygen — especially regarding his remark yesterday that the president has “a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture” — so they won’t comment, even off record. Beck, after all, is a radio DJ who somehow ended up getting a national platform to give his opinion on politics. What’s most amazing about this episode is that what Beck said isn’t a fireable or even a SUSPENDABLE offense by his bosses. There was a time when outrageous rants like this would actually cost the ranters their jobs. But not anymore; if anything, it’s now encouraged. And all of this could turn ACTUAL journalists into the next Howard Beales. It’s getting nuts that the folks who are creating the perception of an ideological/polarized media world are people who have never really spent their lives being journalists. Whether it’s former political consultants-turned-TV execs or former radio DJs, or former California socialites, the folks helping to accelerate the public’s perception of the media off a cliff made their livings trying to do other things. Of course, Beck’s crazy language could have one unintended consequence: It could cost him bookings with any Republicans who want to be popular outside Beck’s hard-core bizarro-land viewers.
So much for the national discussion on race relations that leftists and journalists say America desperately needs.
Of course when liberal demagogues maliciously declare their enemies racist in the complete absence of evidence, such as when House Ways and Means Committee chairman Charles Rangel (D-New York) said Republican tax cuts were racist (“It’s not ‘sp–‘ or ‘ni–er’ anymore. They say, ‘Let’s cut taxes.'”) we hear barely a peep from the liberal media.
Meanwhile, a radical pressure group called the Southern Poverty Pimp Law Center wants adversary Lou Dobbs of CNN canned.
The SPLC’s Richard Cohen claims he wants Dobbs off the air because “[f]or years, Dobbs has been trading in baseless, conspiratorial claims that originate on the radical right.”
Anyone who has monitored this fundraising powerhouse that masquerades as a public interest law firm knows the SPLC hates –and I don’t use that word lightly– Dobbs because of the hard line he takes on immigration issues.
The group continually smears Dobbs as a racist and this helps its coffers grow.
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