A visitor left a comment this morning that included a link to a petition being signed by Glenn Beck supporters. Of course, like so many similar comments, it was off topic and was not approved. I do feel the need to share, so you all can enjoy the contents of the petition letter:

We want to alert you to the fact that Glenn Beck–whose show you used to sponsor on FOX–did not use his platform to “make outlandish accusations about the President and to advance baseless theories that prey on race-based fears.”

He DOES NOT have a “deep-seated hatred for white people.” The claims by such “sources” as the Huffington Post are “ludicrous”.

WE presume your company does not want to lose the millions of consumers that both watch Mr. Beck’s show or listen to him on the radio. We urge you to immediately correct your cowardly action and return your advertising back to the Glenn Beck Program on the FOX News Channel or lose millions more consumers.

First, the beginning paragraph is subjective, at best, and an outright lie, at worst. Glenn Beck certainly does make outlandish accusations about the President, stimulus, other people, and Alaska. He even seems to agree that the U.S. needs to be attacked by terrorists again.

The second paragraph either suggests that Beck was accused of having a “deep-seated hatred for white people…” or that Obama does not. It’s hard to tell from the wording and the fact that a second paragraph was created to make such a statement. I’m not sure who would suggest the former, as the majority likely believe the opposite is true, but the latter would make the first paragraph incorrect.

If the petition author intended to assert that Obama “DOES NOT,” then that is an “outlandish accusation” about the President made by Beck. Additionally, if the latter was the intent, then it is not “ludicrous” to believe that the “sources” are incorrect. (Why put quotes around “sources” anyway? Are they not sources?) There is ample proof that Beck made these statements. How could someone believe he didn’t?

Finally, if you want to get a sponsor to come back it’s probably best not to resort to name calling… If anything, it would probably make them regret their decision to advertise on Fox News even more, or make sure the mistake doesn’t happen again.

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One Response to “Glenn Beck Supporters’ Petition Makes You Wonder…”

  1. Just like Beck, his followers have difficulty with logic and the English language.
    .-= Tom ´s last blog ..PG&E Tells the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Take a Hike =-.

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