It seemed for one brief moment on Wednesday that Beck might apologise for calling President Obama a "racist" with a "hatred of white people" -- thus ending the advertiser boycott of his Fox News Channel show -- but that moment has passed.
The context: This is unusual. I cannot remember the last time I saw such a complete, deliberate, sustained abandoning of a top-rated show by corporate America.
Although the story remains the same, as each day passes it becomes more dramatic. Who will cave first? Fox and Beck? Or advertisers who want 6 million eyeballs?
In the meantime, Beck yesterday addressed the president's alleged funding of Americorps with "half a trillion dollars." (It's actually being funded with less than $1 billion a year.) Beck claimed Americorps will become Obama's version of the SS:
... this is what Hitler did with the SS, he had his own people, he had the Brownshirts ...(They're actually going to be restoring parks and building houses.)
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