This is the exchange that got Sanchez in hot water. It was copied from the excellent and award winning blog, the Angry Black Lady Chronicles.
The following is the recording of Beck and his radio zoo discussing Sanchez on August 21st this year. It was copied from the media website that covers the media, Mediaite. Note the morning zoo style that comes across from Beck and his band of merry Smearsters.
It wasn't surprising to hear Beck badmouthing Sanchez. They shared the same 5:00 time slot at the time, and Beck has a history of sleazy attacks on his rivals dating back to his days as a Morning Zoo DJ. To be clear, Sanchez is quite stupid, but listening to the uneducated Beck call his rival dumb was like, to use a cliche, hearing the pot call the kettle black. How so?
Most readers of this Review are well aware that Glenn Beck has called President Obama a racist. Fox did not fire Beck for an offense that many deemed beyond the pale. That includes the nearly 300 companies that now refuse to sponsor Glenn Beck's show here in the U.S.
Why was Sanchez promptly fired by CNN, but Glenn Beck is allowed to continue as a divisive, deceitful, unprincipled, yellow propagandist? Three theories come to mind:
- Sanchez bit the hand that feeds him. If Sanchez was accurate with his claim that CNN is owned by Jews, then they may have been offended by Sanchez' anti-Semitic comments.
- CNN is working at becoming the news outlet that truly is neutral and objective. With these remarks, Sanchez made it clear that he doesn't belong on a network striving for high journalistic integrity. Fox "News," on the other hand, does not strive for journalistic integrity or high standards of objectivity.
- Beck was hired to do exactly what he's accomplishing, exactly what Fox "News" works to accomplish every day, 24/7/365: to shift Overton's window to the right (or up). Beck calls the President a racist? No problem. That Beck often makes baseless claims? No problem. That Beck's models of reality are utterly absurd? No problem. That Beck is a false prophet predicting doom for the country? No problem. That Beck's incendiary rhetoric bumps up against the law proscribing the inciting of sedition? No problem. That Beck's demonization of progressive organizations has inspired an attempted killing spree? No problem. That Beck is an enthusiastic supporter of the Tea Party? No problem. That Beck is unfair and imbalanced? No problem. That Beck has lost hundreds of sponsors? No problem. That Beck demonstrates his ignorance about the U.S. Constitution? No problem. That Beck is promoting fear when the country is in need of courage? No problem. That Beck has compared the President with Lucifer? No problem. Beck goes so far as to promote his own news source, TheBlaze.com (a clear conflict of interest) on his Fox show. No problem.
On any other network, on any channel with an interest in getting actual news and/or informed opinion conveyed to their audience, Glenn Beck would have been fired many months ago. Why hasn't Beck been fired by Rupert Murdoch? Because Fox is not a news outlet. Fox is the media and propaganda arm of the Republican/Tea Party, and Glenn Beck, despite his many flaws as a commentator, is an integral part of Rupert Murdoch's and Roger Ailes' strategy to move people, by whatever means available, to the right, as far right as possible.
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