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Beck repeats claim that "illegal immigration is modern-day slavery"

May 06, 2010 6:29 pm ET

From the May 6 edition of Fox News' Glenn Beck:

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Previously:

After ranting about how "illegal immigration is modern-day slavery," Beck compares himself to Ben Franklin

Beck adds to his long, long list of things that constitute slavery: Debt is "a path to slavery"

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    • Author by marco21 (May 06, 2010 6:31 pm ET)
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      And the claim continues to make absolutely no sense.
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      • Author by marklevinfan (May 08, 2010 9:17 am ET)
           
        when employers are using them for cheap labor, you might be able to make that connection
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    • Author by txthinker (May 06, 2010 6:32 pm ET)
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      And watching his TV pukefest five nights a week is a modern-day frontal lobotomy.
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    • Author by Sharpe (May 06, 2010 6:32 pm ET)
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      Yea - tell that to the arizona state legislature who have decided to target EVERYBODY rather than the businesses hiring illegals for less than minimum wage. I wouldnt call it slavery because ITS OFFENSIVE but i would call it indentured servitude to some extent.
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      • Author by princeofwheels (May 06, 2010 7:07 pm ET)
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        To test this "law", everyone in Arizona that is stopped for a simple traffic violation should speak Spanish to the officer. This includes the whitest of the white.

        Watch how quickly the law enforcement officers agree that the law is crazy.
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    • Author by soze169880 (May 06, 2010 6:33 pm ET)
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      This is really just another variation on the Obama-Joker formula... if you're a dumb hack like Beck, all you need to do to explain why you hate something is connect it to something scary/bad, and just leave it at that, even if the two couldn't have less to do with each other. And his even stupider followers embrace it as profundity.
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    • Author by wolf kotenberg (May 06, 2010 6:35 pm ET)
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      beck s fractured logit is unable to discern the difference between the definition of slavery and illegal immigration. Go to school and learn some fancy english, a bit more than the oversimplified words only you can understand.
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    • Author by donwelty (May 06, 2010 7:04 pm ET)
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      To say that immigration is like slavery is taking a part of the immigration issue and ignoring all other parts. Without a complete analysis in the context of the larger issue, Beck is getting attention with sensationalism. To do the same thing that he frequently does--no discussion of the larger issue, no discussion of context, no complete discussion of the issues--we could come to the conclusion that Beck's show, Since it mentions

      "modern day slavery"

      and with Beck's interpretation of the constitution, we could conclude (using Beck's logic and techniques) that "Beck endorses slavery." and "Beck wants to repeal the 13th amendment."
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    • Author by nativeofsf (May 06, 2010 8:43 pm ET)
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      If Glenda suggests "illegal immigration is modern-day slavery" then he acknowledges [that] GlennBeck poops out of the hole in his head!

      Now if that were true, Becky's one-eyed trouser snake would reign [sic] on his parade...every time.

      And, as most of the sensible individuals here know, Ms.Smegma is always all-wet--yet doesn't show it, save the whites in front of that schmuck's ragingly-puny & empty skull.
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    • Author by DAWUSS (May 06, 2010 8:46 pm ET)
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      He kinda has a point. Illegal immigrants get exploited by their cheap labor.
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      • Author by nativeofsf (May 06, 2010 9:14 pm ET)
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        "llegal immigrants get exploited by their cheap labor." [sic]
        Bravo!

        --Perhaps if they set a higher hourly rate for their professional services?
        Then they wouldn't get exploited...and if they formed a consortium then hired an advertising agency, a publicist or a PR firm they could go... Mainstream! Then poor widdle GlennBoy would not have them to complain about...and they wouldn't be exploited, especially by Glennda, ever again. The end.

        Epilogue...Why don't these individuals each post their resumes on Craig'sList? -- Prowling corporate recruiters are always swimming about, rapaciously seeking fresh meat to exploit...paying the BigBucks along with the usual slew of corporate perquisites & bonuses.

        --Face it, they're only prostituting themselves for money...why think small?
        Isn't that what Glenda spews & spouts?
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    • Author by Moderate Man (May 06, 2010 9:50 pm ET)
         
      Illegal immigration is modern day slavery yet they don't reform immigration, just illegal-immigrants, so it seems the far-right likes to support slavery while outlawing the slaves...

      Just saying...
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    • Author by michaelr (May 06, 2010 11:07 pm ET)
         
      Woah, Glenn Beck, the greatest defender of capitalism the world has ever seen is saying that the government should regulate who companies are allowed to hire? Not only in that, he is saying that companies should pay a government regulated minimum pay and minimum benefits and insurance??

      So - in the same show (in the only 2 clips MMFA provided), Glenn Beck is saying that we must change a law (anchor babies) that would make it harder for certain people to get jobs, and then is saying we need new laws to prevent certain people from getting jobs because they are selling their labor too cheap.

      Is Beck's problem really with capitalism? or is it with "certain people?"

      Hmm...
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