Radio host Glenn Beck Wednesday joined a chorus of conservatives who are outraged that the new Ultimate Spider-Man is half black and half Latino.
But Beck went even further, speculating that the new superhero incarnation may be the fault of first lady Michele Obama.
“He looks just like President Obama,” Beck complained. “This one is half Hispanic and half black. Do I care if he’s half Hispanic, all Hispanic? No. Half black? I don’t care. I really don’t care. Half gay, all gay? I don’t really care! It’s a stupid comic book.”
“However, what I do care about is the fact that I think a lot of this stuff is being done intentionally,” he added, pointing to a remark Michele Obama made in 2008: “We’re going to have to change our traditions, our history.”
“It’s strange how so much of this seems to be happening,” Beck said. “Really? We now have a half-black, half-Hispanic, gay Spider-Man?”
Mediaite’s Jon Bershad noted that the new Ultimate Spider-Man is not replacing the regular Spider-Man, and is, in fact, actually not gay.
Listen to this audio from GBTV’s Glenn Beck Program, broadcast Aug. 3, 2011 and clipped by Media Matters.
Trump’s much-hyped Walmart and CVS coronavirus testing centers have been a massive flop
During a press conference last month, President Donald Trump brought several corporate bigwigs with him to announce that major retailers Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, and Target would all be making their parking lots available to set up drive-through COVID-19 testing centers.
"The goal is for individuals to be able to drive up and be swabbed without having to leave your car," the president said.
It's been nearly three weeks since that announcement, however, and CNN reports that companies have only set up five of these testing centers in the United States so far -- and that none of them are available to the general public.
Trump admin dropped the ball on Pentagon’s offer to deliver thousand of ventilators: report
According to a CNN report this Tuesday, the Defense Department offered two weeks ago to make thousands of ventilators available, but the Trump administration failed to take them up on the offer.
After offering to send 2,000 ventilators to FEMA and HHS, the Pentagon never got the go-ahead to ship them off or any sort of directions on where to send them to.
CNN reports that the Defense Department also made its testing labs available, but still hasn't heard back from the White House.
Read the full report over at CNN.
‘Let’s not be silly!’ Kellyanne Conway barks at reporter for undermining her ‘bunker’ attack on Biden
White House aide Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday defended her assertion that Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden owed President Donald Trump a call to the White House instead of criticizing the government's pandemic response from his "bunker."
During a gaggle outside the White House, Conway was asked why she had slammed Biden during an appearance on Fox & Friends earlier that morning.
"I find it to be petty and a tinge of partisanship and completely unhelpful to the American population to have a former vice president who was here for eight years in his bunker in Wilmington just lobbing criticisms," Conway said of her attack on Biden.