Glenn Beck Takes Apart Oprah’s ‘Offensive’ Trayvon Martin-Emmett Till Comparison During Heartbreaking Segment




Erica Ritz
The Blaze

Oprah Winfrey made headlines on Monday after saying that in her mind, the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till are the “same thing.”

Glenn Beck responded on his television program Tuesday with a thorough overview of both cases, saying Winfrey’s comments are a “slap in the face to the memory of Emmett Till and anyone who suffered during segregation and the Civil Rights era.”

“These are two cases that have nothing in common,” Beck said.  “I can’t think what they have in common, honestly.”

Beck began by recapping some of the details of the Trayvon Martin case, which are likely familiar to many at this point.  He noted that Zimmerman, who fatally shot Martin in 2012 in what a jury recently ruled was self-defense, had multiple head injuries and a broken nose after his encounter with Martin.  He also noted that both the prosecution and the defense said race played no role in the case, among other things.

Emmett Till, on the other hand, was a 14-year-old African American from Chicago who was tracked down, then mercilessly tortured and murdered after flirting with a white woman.

Beck told the story in detail, explaining how Till was visiting relatives in Mississippi when he was killed, and how his mother initially didn’t want him to go on the trip. He spoke about the “racists” who knocked on the door where Till was staying late at night, “demanding to see the n-word who did all the talking,” before kidnapping the child.

“Does this sound so far like the Zimmerman case at all?” Beck asked.  “Doesn’t to me.”…

…“The truth matters,” Beck repeated.  “And this is what we get from the most trusted and biggest celebrity in America.”

The complete article, with video, is at The Blaze.

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