Racism Alive And Well: Glenn Beck Says NAACP Is A ‘Joke’

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Glenn Beck is know for his witty banter and conservative views, so it comes as no surprise that he had a few thoughts on the IRS political targeting scandal,and the NAACP on his radio show. He bluntly called the NAACP a “joke” and an “affront” to legendary civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr., Booker T. Washington, and Frederick Douglass.

Glenn Beck was responding to former NAACP Chairman Julian Bond’s claim that President George W. Bush’s IRS targeted the NAACP.  Beck had absolutely no remorse when he said:

Dismiss them…they are a joke, and an affront to everything that Martin Luther King and anybody who ever… Booker T. Washington, Frederick Douglass, you are an affront to their memory.

He went on to encourage his listeners to read more about the above mentioned leaders, confidently suggesting that none of them would have anything to do with the NAACP if they were alive today. Beck then turned his rant against the Obama administration, saying the revenge, vengeance, and spite that make up the Obama White House goes against the principles of Martin Luther King.

In a somewhat indirect compliment of King…I guess…, Beck pointed out that Martin Luther King marched with a lot of white people. He went so far as to linking the IRS targeting to police brutality.  He posed the question: do you really think Martin Luther King would be a guy that immediately “crucify” every cop?

Martin Luther King marched with an awful lot of white people…20 percent of the lynchings in the south, 20 percent of the lynchings by the KKK, where of white people. And you know what? I contend, the white people that were lynched are exactly the type of people that would be in the Tea Party today.

The NAACP has not yet responded to Beck’s criticism.

Sommer Payne

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  1. BECK IS CRAZY LIKE A FOX and he is nothing more than a delusional EX-ADDICT, who has somehow found a lot of gullible people who pay to listen to him — that he gets a lot of attention in the news.

    Glenn Beck is now showing his true colors…and that he really is as nutty as many thought he was when he was on FOX NEWS.

    He has not only told lies about the Civil Rights Movement, Democrats, Pres. Obama, and many issues — he is one of the biggest promoters of lies about GLOBAL WARMING. He and folks like HANNITY, PALIN, STOSSEL and their buddies have been promoting big fat lies…trying to convince us that these monster storms (are not caused by burning too much gas & oil)…. are somehow “normal.”

    IT’S GOOD TO SEE THE NEWS COVERING THE REAL SCANDALS… how dangerous GLOBAL WARMING is to us. Republicans have tried to fabricate “scandals” …while they have been involved with telling big lies about the problem of “warming” and how fossil fuels are causing serious threats.

    They lie and tell us that “the wild weather is normal” — but there is nothing “normal” about 10+ monster tornadoes ripping up 3 or more states in a weekend. There is nothing normal about any of the wild weather we have been seeing…including HURRICANE SANDY…. KATRINA, etc. So… I hope more news outlets will start reporting on this COVER-UP….


  2. NAACP is a joke……Its founder, Joel A Springarn is a spy for the US Military Intelligence network and turned over 32,000 names of prominent African American during his reign. NAACP was created to keep Black people from uniting around an economic plan and discourage another Garvey movement. Just because a racist says it, doesn’t mean that its not true…..

  3. NAACP is a joke……Its founder, Joel A Springarn is a spy for the US Military Intelligence network and turned over 32,000 names of prominent African American during his reign. NAACP was created to keep Black people from uniting around an economic plan and discourage another Garvey movement. Just because a racist says it, doesn't mean that its not true…..

    • Joel Spingarn was an Austrian Jew & Chairman of the NAACP from 1914-1919 and its president in 1930, operated a network of black spies within the Black community under the direction of the U.S. Army military intelligence Division (MID).Spingarn was a fierce critic and enemy of Booker T Washington who advocated self-reliance and economic empowerment just like Garvey.

      Few blacks know that Spingarn ran a spy network against blacks, a domestic intelligence operation that served as a forerunner of the COINTELPRO FBI-led counterinsurgency seprogram of the 1960’s. In the service of this government spying operation, Springarn used his position at the NAACP to gather critical information on the Black community. Among other covert acts, he turned over to the MID the NAACP membership list of all 117 NAACP branches throughout the countery, with the names and home and business address of their top officers. – Resources – 'Black Lies, White Lies by Tony Browder & Betrayal (By Any Other Name) by Dr Khalid Abdullah Tariq Al Mansour

    • We cannot deny that fact Reggie, but some good was done with Walter White, Thurgood Marshall and the Legal Defense fund.

    • I agree, but for the most part they hurt our advancement more than helped……America is about wealth n power. Not civil rights, even Dr King realized this before he was executed………
      Also, Thurgood was apart of spying on Blacks as well for the FBI – http://people.duke.edu/~ldbaker/clippings/tgood.html

    • If u notice NAACP NEVER advocated for Black Economic Empowerment……..

    • COINTELPRO infiltrated ALL black led movements. But I understand your point as I have issue with them here in Nashville and nationally. Yet I can't stomach bigots who bigot for profit like Glen Beck.

    • Ashford they are doing exactly what they were created to do. FYI, NAACP was not infiltrated per se. They was created to counter the Garvey's UNIA movement n to program the black masses in becoming a begging people, economically dependent on others

    • Racists say a lot of things that are true.

    • WOw…

    • Great info Reggie I never felt a positive vibe from the NAACP…..

    • @Reggie, I guess you stopped reading that article after the first paragraph.Not everything that comes to light is negative or in black and white. Please research a little further before you attempt to discredit notable Blacks. It's not like we have a plethora of them.

    • I don't think I agree about the NAACP historically, however today they do appear to be a big joke. They don't seem to be doing anything to further the cause of our advancement, therefore seemingly don't serve any real purpose to our community. I just hate that this jerk Beck was the one to point it out.

  4. well…the truth can come from anywhere.

  5. Some points:
    1- My eyes bulged when I saw that the writer of this article began with: ”Glenn Beck is known for his witty banter…” Excuse me? Witty what? This puffy, obnoxious, pathetic windbag is witty, is he?
    2- It is laughable that Beck thinks that he knows what MLK would have stood for, because many of the views that he holds, the party he is with- ESPECIALLY the racist scumbag Teabaggers, are AGAINST what MLK would have stood for. What on earth is he talking about? Every time this bigoted fart opens his mouth about black history, I cringe.
    3- Where is his concrete proof that the NAACP are against MLK?! Is he related to him? What evidence does he have? Show it to us!
    4- Whilst he is right that MLK marched with white people, had he read Clarence Jones’s excellent book, ”Behind the Dream”, he would have found out that although many white people lent support to the Civil Rights Movement, MLK was very disappointed to learn that only a small percentage of whites actually marched on 08/28/63.
    5- Beck has been vocal in his race-baiting, by trying to present Obama as someone who ‘hates white culture’ (and then failed to clarify himself afterwards)- so where is his sudden admiration of MLK coming from?!
    Please, go home, Glenn BEAK!

  6. The truth can come from strange sources. The California NAACP has shown that it's for sale to the highest bidder. Period. Let's not stop there, Jesse Jackson's solutions to racism has always been a check instead of a solution. Looks like Black American is for sale again.

  7. Albuquerque NAACP is a joke do not involve yourself in this littlevicious speed trap death trap of a state

  8. Albuquerque NAACP is a joke do not involve yourself in this little vicious speed trap death trap of a state.

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