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Posted on 11/24/2009 7:10:55 PM PST by Steelfish
Opinion Who's Watching Glenn Beck?
Much like the Depression-era demagogue Father Charles Coughlin, the Fox News personality is promoting a mass movement. Should his bosses be pulling the plug?
By Tim Rutten November 24, 2009
For nearly a century, the Anti-Defamation League has stared unflinchingly into the dark corners of America's social psyche -- the places where combustible tendencies such as hatred and paranoia pool and, sometimes, burst into flame.
As a Jewish organization, the ADL's first preoccupation naturally was anti-Semitism, but in the last few decades it has extended its scrutiny to the whole range of bigoted malevolence -- white supremacy, the militia movement, neo-nativism and conspiratorial fantasies in all of their improbable permutations. These days, the organization's research is characterized by the sense of proportion and sobriety that long experience brings.
That makes its recent report on the extremist groups and propagandists that have emerged since President Obama's election -- "Rage Grows In America: Anti-Government Conspiracies" -- particularly notable. For the first time in living memory, the ADL is sounding the alarm about a mainstream media personality: Fox News' Glenn Beck, who also hosts a popular radio show.
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Who's Reading the LA Times?
....anyone else think it’s ironic that a press outlet built on free speech and free press is now lecturing us on the evils of those ideas and suggesting that maybe free speech/press is a bad idea?
Mass Media getting Glen Beck Derangement Syndrome. No reference to MSNBC’s mental retard: Keith Olbermann. Where the Jewish anti-Defamation League?
I thought the whole White Hut was watching all of FOX.
LOL! Good one!
I must have missed Beck’s anti-Semitic rants. Guess I’ve been listening to leftists and theirs.
Since when is telling the truth Extremism?
Since democrat foisted political correctness took over Amerika, that’s when.
Who’s Watching Glenn Beck? ...Who’s Reading the LA Times?
“Rules for Radicals”: In your face back at the Marxist sub-humans at all times.
Glenn Beck remembers watching terrorist attacks in the 70’s and 80’s as a young man. We knew it was coming. It did and Clinton did squat. It hit hard in 2001 and Bush said enough. The liberals are very stupid to not know that course of learning.
Why don’t the LA Times spend a little effort covering extremists on the Left. It wouldn’t be hard: some of them are in the White House.
I don’t watch television news (actually the only TV I watch any more are online episodes of NCIS, but I digress), so I don’t watch Beck.
I do, however, have a colleague who does (interestingly a fellow who’s now on our side, but had been part of the Chicago hard left in the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s), and he observes that the White House has devoted a webpage to answering the ‘lies’ and ‘distortions’ from Beck (or maybe it’s Fox News generally), and that the ‘answers’ consist of picking on minor errors of factual detail: there is no answer to the main theses or major factual claims Beck makes. In effect, the Obama administration by claiming to answer his ‘lies’ and only picking on minor details, admits that the main substance of his factual claims are true.
Make that “Why doesn’t”.