No sooner had Glenn Beck wrapped up his “I’m all about uniting the country” spiel than he and Megyn Kelly reignited their racial attacks on the Obama administration and Attorney General Eric Holder. Beck and Kelly were especially sly and disingenuous in their attacks. Beck tried to portray himself as a post-racial pundit and Kelly helped rehab his image at the same time that she prodded him to make more racial attacks.
The pretext for the race-baiting discussion was Holder’s interview on ABC over the weekend in which he spoke of a “certain level of vehemence” against him and President Obama that is based on race. “There’s a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver but for some there’s a racial animus,” he said.
Meanwhile, Holder could have been referring to Kelly and Beck when he referred to “racial animus.” Kelly launched an all-out racial attack on Holder back in 2010 which I recently described as follows when she teamed up with J. Christian Adams for another attack on Holder:
Megyn “Santa is white” Kelly’s partner-in-Holder-race-baiting is the discredited J. Christian Adams - who, you may recall, helped her smear Attorney General Eric Holder as some kind of black radical who is prejudiced against white people and condones black voter intimidation against them. That is, until Kelly abruptly dropped her attacks once she was confronted on the air for her race baiting a phony story. The story was later discredited but Kelly - who advocates “personal responsibility” for others - didn’t seem to think she owed her viewers much of an explanation.
The fact that Kelly didn’t once mention that big story – one that she spent more than 46 segments discussing – speaks volumes both about the legitimacy of the “controversy” and her own honesty.
Beck, of course, famously got in hot water for accusing President Obama of being a “racist” with a “deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture.” It was an accusation that Kelly later echoed, herself.
Yet, in her most sarcastic tone, Kelly said Holder had suggested “some of the president’s critics are just motivated by race.” She neatly ignored how Holder had said that most of the critics are not.
BECK: I am so deeply saddened by Eric Holder and the way he views his own office. He hasn’t investigated the things that should be investigated. He’s playing pure partisan politics here. This is the kind of thing that I’m talking about where let’s not be divisive any more. Let’s not be divisive any more. For people to say that it’s racist because we disagree with somebody’s policies is nonsense.
I guess only Beck and Kelly are allowed to make those accusations.
Kelly didn’t just give Beck a pass on his past racial attacks, she endowed him with credibility on the subject in her next question that also prodded him to include Obama in the racial attacks: "To what extent do you think – because I know you’ve studied the administration and American politics in general – to what extent do you think Eric Holder speaks for President Obama? I mean, do you think they’re tight… he’s the hand of the king?”
Beck said, “I do.”
They briefly pivoted away to the IRS controversy until Kelly said, “Let me circle back to the race remark, though.”
Kelly continued, “Something else Eric Holder said was, you know, we need to, sort of, be able to have this adult conversation about race in this country. He was defending his remarks from a couple of years ago where he said we’re a nation of cowards when it comes to race. And of course, many of his critics said, ‘Oh, there he goes again,’ but what do you think about it? I mean, obviously, you had suggested that President Obama didn’t like white people and then you apologized for that and you took it back and you gave a full-throated apology for that remark.”
Not quite, Megyn. Beck said he should not have used the word “racist” and that his words were poorly chosen. But right in the beginning of his “apology,” Beck said, “I don’t want to retract the, um… I want to amend that I think it is much more of a theological question.” Which strongly suggests Beck wasn’t a bit sorry for anything more than his choice of words.
Then, slyly distancing herself from the race baiting she was deliberately engaging in, Kelly asked the guy famous for his racial animosity toward the Obama administration, “Do you think (Holder) had a point that we as a society are not capable of having an adult conversation about race roles…”
This, from the woman who made a point of assuring “you kids watching at home” that "Santa just is white."
Beck said he doesn’t know Eric Holder and has not paid attention to him. Beck gratuitously added, “Because he doesn’t have anything of value for me to hear.”
BECK: I think the American people are incredibly courageous. I think the only ones that I have seen – the ones who keep bringing race into it are the ones who fought in the 1960s one side or another, who lived through all of that. I’m 50. I didn’t live through that. It was over by the time… I became aware. My children don’t look at race as an issue. We believe in Martin Luther King’s statement of ‘judge a man by the content of his character.
It seems to me that there is this generation that lived through that period that just cannot let go of it. …Either that or they have been raised to feel this way. I don’t know but I don’t want to live in Eric Holder’s world that – where you believe that Americans are cowards, that they do hate each other for race reasons (Kelly murmured in appreciation). I don’t know those people. I know they exist… That’s not what America is.
Watch Kelly and Beck prove Holder's point in the video below, from last night's Kelly File.
And sites like Breitbart, Newsbusters, and WND… Their comments are starting to surpass this. They call the president every slur you can call a black man, they call his wife and daughters every slur you can call a black woman. The story’s about minorities, they have every racist joke about it posted- I’ve learned 15 new ones about Mexicans TODAY, JUST OFF BREITBART ALONE. And Fox Nation has a few they haven’t posted yet.
There’s no denying that there’s a racial element among Obama’s critics. Why’s that so hard for them to grasp- Especially when even the most honest, you’d ask this about anyone hinting at a run criticism of Ben Carson and Herman Cain always have to be a smoking gun that the left is racist with them? I mean, if I can get called a racist for pointing out that Ben Carson catapulted into the political limelight by being disruptive jackass at that prayer breakfast…
Then surely someone who calls Obama a n****r on 88 of 100 posts, cheers when a black kid is killed in a Zimmerman-esque Stand your ground abuse, and says that he’s gonna spend his vacation on the border hunting down refugee children is a super racist, and a bit of a sick fuck, right?
Nope- Posted on Brietbart, then again on Fox Nation. So he’s a patriot. BTW, Beck might think he’s a uniter, but his fans are still the worst offenders. Quite a few regular commentors on The Blaze and GBTV want an excuse to shoot, and insist they’ll be the first shots fired, on top of their considerable record of open ended race baiting. He might want to do a better job cleaning out his own trash before he tells us he’s gonna show us how to take out ours.
What’s funny is that Kelly is the only one, as far as I saw, on Fox who characterized Holder as even saying “some of.” All the others, from Hannity to Dobbs, pumped up the outrage meter by leaving out the “some” part and pretending Holder said “the president’s critics,” period.
I’m sorry. I try to be understanding, but these people are just scum.
Please tell me again how The United States is going to end up fighting robots like in one of your favorite movies, “The Terminator.”
For the benefit of those who don’t know, Right Wing Watch .org has done an amazing job keeping up with this clown, and he literally believes that we will fight a future war against robots. I’m not kidding.
He also hates Leonardo Dicaprio because he MIGHT play Woodrow Wilson in a movie.
With all due disrespect to “Santa is White” girl over there, which one of them is the biggest Looney Toon?
HEY GLEN! Remember when you said Mitt would win by a landslide, THEN you denounced him as, “too progressive?” We do.