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Glenn Beck’s Nonsense.

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Someone took the time and trouble to look through all of the nonsense that Glenn Beck spouted, ex of Fox News, read more at Media Matters:

Beck: George Soros “Is The Head Of The Snake.” From the October 15, 2010, edition of Glenn Beck:

BECK: And that’s what they found out in the first progressive movement. If we
don’t have God, if we don’t have him, if we don’t — if we can’t control these churches. Wilson, his father was a preacher. Most everybody in the early progressive movement, their father or somebody involved was a preacher. And they hated it. Right? It was a twisted version. And they hated it.

DAVID BARTON : I mean, the ACLU was headed by a preacher in the progressive movement. Americans for Democratic Action, headed by a preacher in the progressive movement. It is amazing how many of those progressive organizations were headed by preachers.

BECK: Well, Jim Wallis. And Jim Wallis today. He’s an amazing individual.

CALVIN BEISNER: Who also takes money from George Soros.

BECK: No! It’s almost like George Soros is the head of the snake. [Fox News, Glenn Beck, 10/15/10]

Readers will remember Glenn Beck, His Racism And Fox’s Reply.

Glenn Beck, His Racism And Fox’s Reply.

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I wouldn’t normally want to cover Glenn Beck, as Adam Holland has done such a fine job in chronicling Beck’s decline, but I noticed a disturbing piece in the Washington Post:

After MSNBC let go Keith Olbermann last week, Glenn Beck couldn’t resist celebrating. "Keith Olbermann is the biggest pain in the ass in the world," he judged.

But Olbermann’s departure really should give Beck pause: With political speech coming under new scrutiny, how much longer can Beck’s brutal routine continue at Fox News?

The latest omen of Beck’s end times came on Thursday – Holocaust Remembrance Day – when 400 rabbis representing all four branches of American Judaism took out an ad demanding that Beck be sanctioned for "monstrous" and "beyond repugnant" use of "anti-Semitic imagery" in going after Holocaust survivor George Soros. ”

This bit shows how Fox News simply ignores the question of Beck’s racism and how he helps to bring antisemitism into the mainstream media:

“A Fox News spokesman brushed off the complaint in the usual fashion, attributing it to a "Soros-backed left-wing political organization." But that’s not going to fly: The statement’s signatories included the chief executive of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and his predecessor, the dean of the conservative Jewish Theological Seminary rabbinical school and a number of orthodox rabbis.

“Beck has outlasted past complaints over his race baiting, his violent words and his conspiracy theories. He’s not new to questionable talk about Jews (years ago he called Barbra Streisand a "big-nosed cross-eyed freak"), and for the past couple of years his Nazi accusations against opponents have come by the hundreds.

But in June, he promoted on air the work of a Nazi sympathizer, Elizabeth Dilling, who had referred, in writings Beck didn’t mention, to Eisenhower as "Ike the kike" and Kennedy’s New Frontier as the "Jew Frontier." A few days later, Beck referred to Soros’s Jewish ancestry, accused him of currency manipulation and said "he’s got disturbing hair in his nose." ”

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31/01/2011 at 07:04