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660 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - News From You · 0 replies · +1 points

This is a Piece by someone over at NPR News.......Just thought it was funny!!!!!!

Fox News Thrives In The Age Of Obama

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All Things Considered, March 23, 2009 · Liberals may be ascendant around much of the nation — in control of both houses of Congress, a majority of governors' mansions and, of course, the White House — but times could hardly be better at the Fox News Channel, the cable channel liberals love to hate.

"There were a couple of people who basically wrote about our demise come last November [and] December and were, I guess, rooting for us to go away," said Bill Shine, senior vice president for programming at the Fox News Channel. "With this particular group of people in power right now, and the honeymoon they've had from other members of the media, does it make it a little bit easier for us to be the voice of opposition on some issues?"

Why, yes. Yes it does. Ratings estimates from Nielsen Media Research indicate audience levels are up significantly — to extremely high levels for cable news — making Fox News among the highest-rated of all basic cable channels. (MSNBC has had some of its best ratings in its existence since veering to the ideological left in prime time last year, but both it and CNN lag well behind.)

Shine argues the ratings boost is because Fox has taken a skeptical eye to the new administration — which it has done in no small part owing to its trio of pundits, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck.

O'Reilly is often in full populist swing; Hannity is newly freed from liberal co-host Alan Colmes; and Beck, recently arrived from CNN Headline News, has more than doubled last year's audience in his 5 p.m. ET time slot. Each is largely right of center; in Beck's case, largely right of right of center.

In a recent interview at Fox News' Manhattan studios, Beck worked up a full head of steam over Obama's spending plan, saying, "Unless we hold them responsible for their actions — unless we actually say, 'Enough!' Unless we say, 'You play by the same rules that we have to play by' — unless that happens, we have an out-of-control government that will steamroll us."

In person and on the air, Beck is a self-deprecating and often buoyant guy who has spoken publicly on the importance of getting past partisan divisions. But his depiction of the country is frequently bleak and conspiratorial. Beck has brooded on the air about whether FEMA is somehow setting up concentration camps — a notion that few take seriously and that even Beck has told viewers he can't prove. He hammers on the idea that Obama has throughout his life been surrounded by Marxist thinkers and that his program seems socialistic. He satirically plays off Stalinist imagery in characterizing the administration's proposals.

660 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - 3/29/09 - 4/1/09 · 0 replies · +2 points

Global Warming is just another tool used by liberals to bring us to our knees in taxes, and you freedomdude, are a sheep heading to the slaughter, embrace ignorance and you will become ignorant......That one is for you Glenn!!!!

660 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - 3/29/09 - 4/1/09 · 0 replies · +1 points

Sometimes I wonder why people can not see why the things that are going on in the world are so wrong or so pointless to me.....Some times I wonder if this world is just blind to truth, cause some of the things I simply know are black areas, the world says they are gray and I'm SCREAMING OUT......WHAT ARE YOU CRAZY!!!!!!

660 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - 3/29/09 - 4/1/09 · 0 replies · +1 points

I totally agree with you I do not think Obama is the AntiChrist, I think he will slingshot the world in such a bad depression that we will all look to one person that has the answer to fix the global problem and that person will be the AntiChrist.....But no one knows for sure, these things are not to be predicted, no one should worry about unless you are not Saved and in that case I would be doing some heavy scripture reading---Read the First couple books of the Old Testament.

661 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - 3/25/09 - 3/28/09 · 0 replies · +1 points

The point is they did not say they wanted to buy American, the only wanted to buy from African Americans, this is racist any way you twist it.

661 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - 3/25/09 - 3/28/09 · 0 replies · +1 points

I just left the News Channel this message.......................Reread This Story---This is Racism at it's finest---What if a white couple said they were only going to buy from white people they would be consider racist.....There is a double standard on racism and a lot of people are tired of it!!!------HELP ME PLEASE-------Please send them a message for the morning show people at this website-----<a href="http://www.news4jax.com/contact/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.news4jax.com/contact/index.html

661 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - 3/25/09 - 3/28/09 · 0 replies · +1 points

Part 2------------------------------------------->

Apart from that letter, a solid majority of comments they've received have been encouraging, the Andersons said, adding that most people see the endeavor as beneficial to all.

"Supporting your own isn't necessarily exclusive," said John Anderson, a financial adviser who grew up in Detroit and has a Harvard degree in economics and an MBA from Northwestern, "and you're not going to convince everybody of that."

The undertaking "is an academic test about how to reinvest in an underserved community" and lessen society's burden, John Anderson noted. Focusing the estimated $850 billion annual black buying power on black businesses strengthens those businesses, creates more businesses, more jobs and stronger families, schools and neighborhoods, the Andersons and other advocates said.

"When a thriving African-American or urban community is realized, certainly as a society as a whole, we all win," John Anderson said.

They are using a public relations firm, have created a slick Web site - www.ebonyexperiment.com - have been laying the groundwork for nearly two years and have enlisted researchers from Northwestern University to detail and extrapolate the impact of their spending. Still, the first two months posed challenges in finding stores that meet what Maggie Anderson called her "exacting standards." Her latest crisis is finding shoes and clothes for the couple's toddler daughters.

The Andersons buy gasoline cards from black-owned stations in Phoenix and Rockford and use the cards elsewhere. After several weeks of searching, Maggie Anderson found Farmers Best Market, a black-owned grocer in Chicago 14 miles from their home, and God First, God Last, God Always Dollar and Up General Store, a black-owned general merchandise establishment 18 miles from their house.

They moved their personal accounts to Covenant Bank in Chicago, but have been unable to switch their mortgage and student loans to black-owned financial institutions. Their utilities payments will continue going to the companies collecting those now. Maggie Anderson said she has struggled to find financial support for the Ebony Experiment's grander plans, and she lamented the campaign's low national prominence.

Lawrence Hamer, associate professor of marketing at DePaul University, called the Andersons' project "brave and courageous," and said its logic was "exactly right." But it probably will be futile in achieving meaningful impact in the black economy, he added.

"It's just so hard for a small group of individuals to have an impact on something that's so huge," said Hamer, an African-American. "It's almost like a viral marketing campaign. It only works if enough people catch the virus."

Even if they do catch the virus, Hamer said, it is extremely difficult "to get people's attention to change their behavior in any significant way."

Maggie Anderson conceded that "it's still little by little and it's still a lot of work, but I'm still very committed to this."

Although it may be one of the more well-organized and monitored projects of its kind, the Ebony Experiment is not the only buying black venture, said James E. Clingman, a prolific writer on African-American economic empowerment who teaches a class on entrepreneurship at the University of Cincinnati.

African-Americans have been buying black for more than a century, Clingman noted. Booker T. Washington, long an advocate for African-American economic power, was an early proponent, and African-Americans have been forming black-buying cooperatives for decades, Clingman added.

But thriving black businesses began dissolving in the mid-1960s, when African-Americans focused on political power and civil rights and began patronizing white-owned businesses under the misconception that buying white signified blacks' upward socioeconomic mobility, Clingman said.

"Unfortunately, many black people abandoned their own businesses and supported others, thinking that politics was the way out," he said. "Politics still will not get you anywhere unless you have an economic base. Quite frankly, I'd rather have more black businesses than black politicians."

661 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - 3/25/09 - 3/28/09 · 1 reply · +1 points

Here is the Original story from the Chicago Tribune------------------->

Couple tries to buy from only blacks

By Ted Gregory | Chicago Tribune
March 22, 2009


Maggie Anderson drives 14 miles to buy groceries, which might seem curious given that she lives in bustling Oak Park, Ill. She and her husband, John, patronize gas stations in Rockford and Phoenix, Ill. They travel 18 miles to a health food store in Chicago's South Shore neighborhood for vitamins, supplements and personal care products.

The reason? They want to solve what they call "the crisis in the black community." They want to buy black.

The Andersons, African-Americans who rose from humble means, are attempting to spend their money for one year exclusively with black-owned businesses and are encouraging other African-Americans to do the same. It is part experiment, part social activism campaign.

They call it the "Ebony Experiment."

"More than anything, this is a learning thing," said Maggie Anderson, who grew up in the Liberty City neighborhood of Miami and holds a law degree and an MBA from the University of Chicago. "We know it's controversial, and we knew that coming in."

But the Andersons said they also have known that a thriving black economy is fundamental to restoring impoverished African-American and other "underserved" communities, and they have discussed for years trying to find a way to address the problem.

What they came up with is provocative. One anonymous letter mailed to their home accused the Andersons of "unabashed, virulent racism. Because of you," the writer stated, "we will totally avoid black suppliers. Because of you, we will dodge every which way to avoid hiring black employees."

661 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - 3/25/09 - 3/28/09 · 7 replies · +1 points

This morning I was watching the local new and found a story that made me mad, but not as mad as the reporters response to the story. This story talked about a black couple that live in New York and said that they are only going to buy from Black people for the next year......Obviously, I think these people are racist, but to my surprise and shock our local news reporters had a discussion on the subject and decided to this is not racist but that when New York was founded it had many diverse community and these communities bought only from it people to further their people...and today it works the same way so it is not a racist act but some thing that is ok to help the local business man.......but they were not talking about the local business man, they were talking about the black business man, they never brought the word local into it........They lady that described this one the News was black and then as soon as she said this everyone else on the station said they agreed......Why??, Lets call it as it lies, these two from New York are racist, they are no better than a kkk member to me.....The other people on the news station agreed with her because they were afraid of being called racist........When will the black community stop pushing the racist envelop, they are doing nothing to stop racism in this country they are only keeping it alive with their underline yet undercover hate for white people.

661 weeks ago @ Glenn Beck - The 912 P... - America's Wish List Pt. I · 0 replies · +2 points

It needs to be Nationwide Law!!!