The latest from ColorOfChange.org:

Glenn Beck was just on the cover of TIME magazine.1 Instead of telling the truth about Beck–that he repeatedly race-baits, lies and distorts the truth–TIME raises the question of whether Beck represents a legitimate voice in American politics.2

It’s absurd, and it’s not just TIME. In article after article, reporters seem afraid to call out what Beck is actually doing, and they often neglect to mention the very real backlash against Beck, including the fact that more than 62 companies have stopped advertising on his show.

You can help. In just a few minutes you can write and submit a letter-to-the-editor to papers in your area and help the media tell the whole story. We’ve got a tool that makes it very easy and gives you tips for writing your letter. Just click here to get started:

http://www.colorofchange.org/beck/letters/

Glenn Beck is getting a great deal of attention from the media at the moment. While many journalists mention some of the things he said, they usually stop themselves from calling out what he’s doing. Several articles about Beck have portrayed him as merely reflecting his audience, when the reality is that he actively stokes the fires of racial paranoia with his rhetoric and repeatedly makes claims that simply aren’t true.

Beck’s public image is being shaped and defined right now. Our goal is to make sure it’s defined properly and that he becomes a liability for anyone who chooses to support or benefit from what he’s doing, including FOX and Republican politicians.

Together, we can make sure that Beck’s actions define the public conversation about him. In just a few minutes you can compose a letter to the editors of your area newspapers using our special tool, provided courtesy of our friends at FireDogLake Action. We’ll provide you with talking points, and you’ll be able to easily compose a letter that you can send to your local and regional newspapers. You can compose your letter here:

http://www.colorofchange.org/beck/letters/

Thanks and Peace,

– James, Gabriel, William, Dani and the rest of the ColorOfChange.org team
September 23rd, 2009

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References:

1. “Mad Man: Is Glenn Beck bad for America?” Time, 9-17-2009 http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1924348,00.html

2. “The Glenn Beck Moment,” The New York Times, 9-22-2009 http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/22/the-glenn-beck-moment/

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5 Responses to “Tell the real story about Glenn Beck”

  1. “We’ve got a tool that makes it very easy and gives you tips for writing your letter.” Basically, Color of Change will write the letter for you.

    “We’ll provide you with talking points…” And Color of Change will think for you.

    Can’t Beck opponents compose their own letters and speak their own minds? Color of Change doesn’t have much faith in their following.

  2. FoxNewsBoycott says:

    Wow that’s petty. I don’t suppose you go to every other site on the Internet that has form letters set up and complain, do you? Just us? Wow, aren’t we honored…

  3. My complaint was with Color of Change, not the messenger. This form letter sounds like politics as usual, not “change”.

    Don’t give me that line about going “to every other site on the Internet …and complain.” You don’t complain and criticize any other cable news outlet. Just Fox News. So yes, you are honored.

  4. FoxNewsBoycott says:

    I should correct myself – it is not a form letter, but rather a form for you to write your own letter. There’s a big difference. Color Of Change does not want you to copy/paste their wording, they do not provide a sample letter and they definitely do not write the letter for you.

  5. Thank you. If anyone is incensed enough with Glenn Beck that they want to take away his livelihood then they should write their own letter. That’s why the town halls were such a shock to the politicians hosting them. They were used to scripted events and average citizens (for the most part) with real complaints showed up. It wasn’t always pretty, but it was effective.

    You don’t need Color of Change’s talking points to make your point. Your words will mean more to the editor of your local paper if they are, indeed, your own words. That was my original point.

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