Sunday, May 30, 2010

What could be worse than a black President?

If your name is Glenn Beck, the answer is "black children in the white house".

Beck surpassed the low expectations of even his harshest critics by ridiculing Malia Obama in his national radio show. TheAtlantic provides an audio feed here and the following transcript, which can't provide the undisguised hate in Beck's mocking tone.

BECK: (imitating Malia) Daddy? Daddy? Daddy, did you plug the hole yet? Daddy?
PAT GRAY (co-host): (imitating Obama) No I didn't, honey.
BECK: (imitating Malia) Daddy, I know you're better than [unintelligible]
GRAY: (imitating Obama) Mm-hmm, big country.
BECK: (imitating Malia) And I was wondering if you've plugged that hole yet.
GRAY: (imitating Obama) Honey, not yet.
BECK: (imitating Malia) Why not, daddy? But daddy--
GRAY: (imitating Obama) Not time yet, honey. Hasn't done enough damage.
BECK: (imitating Malia) Daddy?
GRAY: (imitating Obama) Not enough damage yet, honey.
BECK: (imitating Malia) Daddy?
GRAY: (imitating Obama) Yeah?
BECK: (imitating Malia) Why do you hate black people so much?
GRAY: (imitating Obama) I'm part white, honey.
BECK: (imitating Malia) What?
GRAY: (imitating Obama) What?
BECK: (imitating Malia) What'd you say?
GRAY: (imitating Obama) Excuse me?
BECK: (laughing) This is such a ridiculous -- this is such a ridiculous thing that his daughter-- (imitating Malia) Daddy?
GRAY: It's so stupid.
BECK: How old is his daughter? Like, thirteen?
GRAY: Well, one of them's, I think, thirteen, one's eleven, or something.
BECK: "Did you plug the hole yet, daddy?" Is that's their -- that's the level of their education, that they're coming to -- they're coming to daddy and saying 'Daddy, did you plug the hole yet?' " Plug the hole!
GRAY: (imitating Obama) Yes, I was doing some deep-sea diving yesterday, and--
BECK: (imitating Malia) Daddy?
GRAY: (imitating Obama) Yeah, mm-hmm, mm-hmm, I was doing--
BECK: (imitating Malia) Why--
GRAY: (imitating Obama) Yeah, honey, I'm--
BECK (imitating Malia) Why, why, why, why, do you still let the polar bears die? Daddy, why do you still let Sarah Palin destroy the environment? Why are -- Daddy, why don't you just put her in some sort of a camp?

Beck is running out of ideas on how to keep his name front & center. He made headlines several months ago by declaring that the President hates white people. Now the President hates black people, because he's "part white". Painting the President as the Conspirator-in-Chief could only appeal to the white, uneducated population that abounds in the gulf states. The demographic aiming of "not enough damage yet" is unmistakable.

This skit is a recoded Jim Crow taunt. It crosses all known boundaries on decency. There's recent evidence that Beck may finally be wearing out his welcome, which would explain why this former morning zoo clown would stoop to a new low. Andy Warhol's dictum on publicity is true, but shock wears thin.

Attacking an 11 year old girl could mark the beginning of the end for this risible fool.

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