Politics

Hollywood Hit on Glenn Beck

As HUMAN EVENTS reported earlier a racially charged activist group called “Color of Change” founded by Van Jones, a special advisor to the Obama Administration, is trying to silence popular radio and Fox News personality Glenn Beck by calling for a boycott of Beck’s TV advertisers after he called President Obama a racist on the Fox and Friends morning news show.

Claiming that Beck is race baiting “Color of Change” has bullied at least five of Beck’s big advertisers — SC Johnson, Progressive Insurance, GEICO, Procter & Gamble and Lexis Nexis — to pull their ads from Beck’s national cable program. The activist group has hired Hollywood’s high profile publicist Ken Sunshine to further instigate the boycott.

Sunshine’s superstar clientele is huge (and very very liberal).  The list includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Barbra Streisand, Michael Moore, John Mayer, Ben Affleck,  Justin Timberlake, and recently the Jackson family just to name a few.

Furthermore HUMAN EVENTS’ sister company RedState.com discovered a strange coincidence. The website URL www.KanyewasRight.org leads you to the activist group “Color of Change” website.

“Kanye” of course being the popular rap artist Kanye West, king of race-baiting comments. In 2006 after Hurricane Katrina West said on MTV that former President “Bush doesn’t care about black people”.  The term “Kanye was Right” which can be seen on T-shirts and bumper stickers and heard in song lyrics is meant to be an affirmation of Kanye’s statement on MTV.

If there is any link between Kanye and “Color of Change” — who is race baiting now?

HUMAN EVENTS also found that Sunshine is a director of The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding.  A not for profit organization that claims it is:

“dedicated to strengthening relations between ethnic communities. We are committed to the belief that direct, face-to-face dialogue between ethnic communities is the most effective path towards the reduction of bigotry and the promotion of reconciliation and understanding.”

The August political dynamic has been almost entirely negative for the Democrats, with the town hall protests against Obamacare seeming to grow more forceful each day.  Obama’s polls have slipped below 50% and — contrary to claims only a week old — unemployment is back on the rise.

The Obama administration and Congressional Democrats are desperate to get Obamacare off the front pages for a few days.  The orchestrated campaign against Beck — which is just now getting off the ground — could be their key.

Will the Hollywood left — always eager to help Obama — choose this time to mount an even larger attack campaign against Beck and FOX News lead by Sunshine and his A-list clientele?  

After all it was pop culture and the influence of people like Oprah Winfrey that helped Obama to the White House. Could Sunshine, once listed as New York Magazine’s “most powerful people in New York City” be what Obama needs to pass Obamacare?    

In Nancy Pelosi’s July 31 Strategy Memo to Democratic members of Congress — aimed at healthcare reform and  passed out just as they left town for the August recess — the Speaker wrote, “Winning the health reform debate in August requires nothing less than an aggressive, multi-front effort to control the message and keep the momentum moving forward.”

A Hollywood campaign against Beck could be just the ticket for retaking control of “the message.”  Stay tuned.

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