In 2009, Glenn Beck had some fairly strong viewpoints regarding Barack Obama's outlook on race relations in America that not only landed him in hot water with the mainstream media but forced several advertisers to pull out of his television program on Fox News.
Conservatives attacked the Dixie Chicks for saying much less about President Bush than what Beck said about President Obama.— Joe Scarborough (@Joe Scarborough) 1248878633
Glenn's analysis of the president's racial prism received scathing reviews from top political pundits who went as far as to say that Glenn himself was racist. Organizations such as Color for Change demanded advertisers drop his Fox News television show citing "his dangerous drumbeat of racist misinformation."
In a 2009 interview on "Fox and Friends," Glenn said:
This president, I think, has exposed himself as a guy -- over and over and over again -- who has a deep-seated hatred for white people, or the white culture. I don't know what it is. But you can't sit in a pew with Jeremiah Wright for 20 years and not hear some of that stuff and not have it wash over.
What kind of president of the United States immediately jumps on the police? Just like what kind of president would ever say, "Oh, well, yeah. Well, he's black. Of course he was breaking into the house." You'd never do that. You'd never do that.
Fast forward to 2018 and the media is marching to a very different tune regarding President Donald Trump and racism in America. We know there's a double standard in mainstream media when it comes to conservatives, but did you ever fathom it'd be this profuse?
.@donlemon on President Trump: "He is a racist ... but it's more important to be strategic than outraged" https://t.co/YhQrjiIOKr— CNN (@CNN) 1515726855
In the video montage above, Glenn compared the media's outcry in 2009 to today in which accusations of racism have now become the norm.