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Glenn Beck has become so delusional that he is now comparing himself to one of the greatest civil rights leaders in our country’s history—Martin Luther King Jr.Glenn Beck began to outline his big political movement of 2010 which includes a march on Washington, D.C. coinciding with the anniversary of the civil rights march. Beck‘s mob of angry white people who are up in arms about their rights being taken (however they cannot tell you what rights they are losing) hardly seems like something that should have anything to do with MLK Jr.’s work to end racial segregation.
Fox News is an entertainment channel—I use entertainment loosely—it is in NO way a sufficient source of factual information. The amount of people that do not know this, and worse yet—use Fox News as their main source for national affairs, is frightening to say the least. I have expressed my views about Fox on here in the past however this recent fiasco involving Shirley Sherrod’s “Racism,” as portrayed by Fox News really disgusted me.
Summary: Shirley Sherrod, a former United States Department of Agriculture Georgia State Director of Rural Development, was forced to resign after a heavily edited video of her address to a March 2010 NAACP meeting was posted on Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government website on July 19, 2010. It was then blasted all over Fox News. In the video, Sherrod (an African American woman) described her own attitude, while employed at a private advocacy firm in 1986, when a white farmer sought her help after his farm was about to be foreclosed. The edited video shows Sherrod explaining that at first, she wasn’t sure if she would help the farmer. Breitbart’s edited video is portrayed as if it was an admission of racial discrimination while at her federally appointed position (of which she was appointed to in 2009).
The point that she was making in her story was that her initial thought was wrong and that she would help the white farmers and that any kind of discrimination is wrong. This quote was one of the ones edited out, “I didn’t let that get in the way of trying to help… I didn’t discriminate … If I had discriminated against him, I would not have given him any help at all because I wasn’t obligated to do it by anyone … I didn’t have to help that farmer. I could have sent him out the door without giving him any help at all. But in the end, we became very good friends, and that friendship lasted for some years.” The video also didn’t explain that she grew up during segregation and that her father was shot to death by a white farmer who faced no charges.
Fox News simply picked up the video without asking any questions or without checking any context and broadcasted it out to millions and millions of people as factual news. We wonder why there are so many misinformed people in this country—THIS is the reason. Broadcasting fake news under the guise of actual news in dangerous. Fox News did their best to ruin this women’s career and more by falsely portraying her as a racist.
The fact that the Obama administration pressured her to resign is shameful. That said, she has since received an apology from the administration, and has been offered another job with the Department of Agriculture. She has not yet accepted the job offer.
After starting his career as a graphic designer at award-winning studios in New England, Chris accidentally became an illustrator. He’s pretty happy about that. This strange transformation was a result of his daily drawing project that he started in late 2007, in fact he’s still posting a new drawing every day.
Chris holds degrees in Visual Communication Design and Art History from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, where he is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Illustration. He has been the recipient of Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Excellence Awards, Judge’s Awards and the Spirit of Creativity Award from the Connecticut Art Director’s Club as well as BoNE awards from the AIGA and a Silver Award from Gaphis. In addition his work has been published in numerous books and publications including Print Magazine and Communication Arts. His client list includes; Converse, Nike, Chronicle Publishing, Boston Magazine, McDonalds, Scholastic, Harvard Business School Publishing, Warner Music Group, Republic Records.