Friday, November 27, 2009

Countdown on Beck: Why the 'Fearmonger in Chief' is a problem.

The Anti Defamation League has stated that Glenn Beck creates "an intersection between the mainstream and the extreme".

HUFFINGTON: It is frightening. Well, I would say the fearmonger-in-chief title should still be reserved for Dick Cheney, even in retirement. But barring that, there is something that we need to really pay attention to with Glenn Beck. We cannot just dismiss him. Because the truth of the matter is that there is a good reason why we have an exemption to the free speech protection by the first amendment when we say you cannot shout fire in a crowded theater.

And he's doing that every night. He's basically using images of violence to bring together with all that he's accusing the Obama administration of, which varies from racism to communism, Nazism and everything else in between. So, all that has definitely an impact. I believe words matter, language matters and he's using it in incredibly irresponsible ways night after night.

Personally, I think the man is an utter moron who doesn't understand the difference between Fascism, Communism and Socialism, but that doesn't matter, because his audience don't either.

He shouldn't be dismissed. He's selling hate and Murdoch is broadcasting it and that audience are swallowing this shit whole.

Crooks and Liars have put together a compilation of the worst of Beck's nonsense:

It astonishes me that this shit is being broadcast nightly in a country which tells us it's the greatest democracy on Earth.

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