Skip to comments.Another Look At FoxNews' Hatchet Job On Geert Wilders
Posted on 03/11/2010 6:53:37 AM PST by JLWORK
Following the gang hatchet job on Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders by two separate FoxNews crews a few nights ago, Fox pulled down all the video footage from the internet like it never happened. Well, it did happen. Jim Angle, Glenn Beck, Bill Kristol, Charles Krauthammer and A.B Stoddard all did the dirty work during two different shows. But, thanks to Gates of Vienna and Diana West we can at least watch Glenn Beck going at Wilders one more time.
First, lets look at Glenn Becks six minute interview with Wilders from February of 2009. Beck warmly welcomed Wilders and gave him plenty of air-time. Wilders presented his case for the noble cause of resistance to the growing Islamic repression of free speech in The Netherlands. Beck treated Wilders like the hero he is. Ladies and gentlemen, a year later it is impossible to reconcile Becks posture and position in 2009 with his attack on Wilders this week unless one allows for the possibility that Beck is now being influenced by powers above him at FoxNews.
The 2009 Wilders interview is here.
Now for this weeks piece, in which Beck labeled Wilders a fascist.
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Beck is all about what makes money for Beck. He’ll do whatever he’s told to do to keep that golden goose laying them golden eggs. Hed even sunk so low as to tour with Bill O’Reilly. What true conservative would do that?
I consider myself well informed but what is a “Geert Wilders”? Sounds like a Florida retirement community....
FOX is surely the best of the lot but let’s face it-the network is still a corporate entity with a lot of interests in play that can outrank the need to tell the truth. Corporations are souless & that’s by design.
Unlike other times in history when tyrants were bearing down, we have alternative news sources that have proven their reliabilty-Breitbart being among the most important.
A better network than the others yes, but a network.
Beck might have been kissing Wilder’s Arse before, but now he needs a few people he can call “Right Wing Fascists” to prove he, like O’Reilly, is “neither extreme right, or extreme left” but rather a man in the middle “with the folks”.
“I consider myself well informed ...”
You might want to re-think the “well” part
Looking at the comments above and wonder why Freepers don’t know that talk radio and talk TV is nothing but entertainment.
Beck wants to prove that he is a respectable member of the club. One day soon, he will marry Lindsey Graham in the social event of the year.
And the same thing will happen here.
Remember: He who stands in the middle of the road, gets hit by oncoming traffic.........BOTH ways.
little glenny boy got to write books and make lots of money, now its time to BEND OVER and start licking.
Well done Glenn, your off to bang up job.
Geert Wilders Speech, House of Lords, London, Friday the 5th of March 2010
Thank you. It is great to be back in London. And it is great that this time, I got to see more of this wonderful city than just the detention centre at Heathrow Airport.
Today I stand before you, in this extraordinary place. Indeed, this is a sacred place. This is, as Malcolm always says, the mother of all Parliaments, I am deeply humbled to have the opportunity to speak before you.
Thank you Lord Pearson and Lady Cox for your invitation and showing my film Fitna. Thank you my friends for inviting me.
I first have great news. Last Wednesday city council elections were held in the Netherlands. And for the first time my party, the Freedom Party, took part in these local elections. We participated in two cities. In Almere, one of the largest Dutch cities. And in The Hague, the third largest city; home of the government, the parliament and the queen. And, we did great! In one fell swoop my party became the largest party in Almere and the second largest party in The Hague. Great news for the Freedom Party and even better news for the people of these two beautiful cities.
And I have more good news. Two weeks ago the Dutch government collapsed. In June we will have parliamentary elections. And the future for the Freedom Party looks great. According to some polls we will become the largest party in the Netherlands. I want to be modest, but who knows, I might even be Prime Minister in a few months time!
Ladies and gentlemen, not far from here stands a statue of the greatest Prime Minister your country ever had. And I would like to quote him here today: Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. No stronger retrograde force exists in the World. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step ( ) the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome. These words are from none other than Winston Churchill wrote this in his book The River War from 1899.
Churchill was right.
Ladies and gentlemen, I dont have a problem and my party does not have a problem with Muslims as such. There are many moderate Muslims. The majority of Muslims are law-abiding citizens and want to live a peaceful life as you and I do. I know that. That is why I always make a clear distinction between the people, the Muslims, and the ideology, between Islam and Muslims. There are many moderate Muslims, but there is no such thing as a moderate Islam.
Islam strives for world domination. The Quran commands Muslims to exercise jihad. The Quran commands Muslims to establish shariah law. The Quran commands Muslims to impose Islam on the entire world.
As former Turkish Prime Minister Erbakan said: The whole of Europe will become Islamic. We will conquer Rome. End of quote.
Libyan dictator Gaddafi said: There are tens of millions of Muslims in the European continent today and their number is on the increase. This is the clear indication that the European continent will be converted into Islam. Europe will one day soon be a Muslim continent. End of quote. Indeed, for once in his life, Gaddafi was telling the truth. Because, remember: mass immigration and demographics is destiny!
Islam is merely not a religion, it is mainly a totalitarian ideology. Islam wants to dominate all aspects of life, from the cradle to the grave. Shariah law is a law that controls every detail of life in a Islamic society. From civic- and family law to criminal law. It determines how one should eat, dress and even use the toilet. Oppression of women is good, drinking alcohol is bad.
I believe that Islam is not compatible with our Western way of life. Islam is a threat to Western values. The equality of men and women, the equality of homosexuals and heterosexuals, the separation of church and state, freedom of speech, they are all under pressure because of islamization. Ladies and gentlemen: Islam and freedom, Islam and democracy are not compatible. It are opposite values.
No wonder that Winston Churchill called Adolf Hitlers Mein Kampf the new Quran of faith and war, turgid, verbose, shapeless, bur pregnant with its message. As you know, Churchill made this comparison, between the Koran and Mein Kampf, in his book The Second World War, a master piece, for which, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Churchills comparison of the Quran and Mein Kampf is absolutely spot on. The core of the Quran is the call to jihad. Jihad means a lot of things and is Arabic for battle. Kampf is German for battle. Jihad and kampf mean exactly the same.
Islam means submission, there cannot be any mistake about its goal. Thats a given. The question is whether we in Europe and you in Britain, with your glorious past, will submit or stand firm for your heritage.
We see Islam taking off in the West at an incredible pace. Europe is Islamizing rapidly. A lot of European cities have enormous Islamic concentrations. Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Berlin are just a few examples. In some parts of these cities, Islamic regulations are already being enforced. Womens rights are being destroyed. Burqas, headscarves, polygamy, female genital mutilation, honour-killings. Women have to go to separate swimming-classes, dont get a handshake. In many European cities there is already apartheid. Jews, in an increasing number, are leaving Europe.
As you undoubtedly all know, better then I do, also in your country the mass immigration and islamization has rapidly increased. This has put an enormous pressure on your British society. Look what is happening in for example Birmingham, Leeds, Bradford and here in London. British politicians who have forgotten about Winston Churchill have now taken the path of least resistance. They have given up. They have given in.
Last year, my party has requested the Dutch government to make a cost-benefit analysis of the mass immigration. But the government refused to give us an answer. Why? Because it is afraid of the truth. The signs are not good. A Dutch weekly magazine - Elsevier - calculated costs to exceed 200 billion Euros. Last year alone, they came with an amount of 13 billion Euros. More calculations have been made in Europe: According to the Danish national bank, every Danish immigrant from an Islamic country is costing the Danish state more than 300 thousand Euros. You see the same in Norway and France. The conclusion that can be drawn from this: Europe is getting more impoverished by the day. More impoverished thanks to mass immigration. More impoverished thanks to demographics. And the leftists are thrilled.
I don’t know whether it is true, but in several British newspapers I read that Labour opened the door to mass immigration in a deliberate policy to change the social structures of the UK. Andrew Neather, a former government advisor and speech writer for Tony Blair and Jack Straw, said the aim of Labours immigration strategy was, and I quote, to rub the Rights nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date. If this is true, this is symptomatic of the Left.
Ladies and gentlemen, make no mistake: The left is facilitating islamization. Leftists, liberals, are cheering for every new shariah bank being created, for every new shariah mortgage, for every new islamic school, for every new shariah court. Leftists consider Islam as being equal to our own culture. Shariah law or democracy? Islam or freedom? It doesnt really matter to them. But it does matter to us. The entire leftist elite is guilty of practising cultural relativism. Universities, churches, trade unions, the media, politicians. They are all betraying our hard-won liberties.
Why I ask myself, why have the Leftists and liberals stopped to fight for them? Once the Leftists stood on the barricades for womens rights. But where are they today? Where are they in 2010? They are looking the other way. Because they are addicted to cultural relativism and dependent on the Muslim vote. They are dependent on mass-immigration.
Thank heavens Jacqui Smith isnt in office anymore. It was a victory for free speech that a UK judge brushed aside her decision to refuse me entry to your country last year. I hope that the judges in my home country are at least as wise and will acquit me of all charges, later this year in the Netherlands.
Unfortunately, so far they have not done so well. For they do not want to hear the truth about Islam, nor are they interested to hear the opinion of top class legal experts in the field of freedom of expression. Last month in a preliminary session the Court refused fifteen of the eighteen expert-witnesses I had requested to be summoned.
Only three expert witnesses are allowed to be heard. Fortunately, my dear friend and heroic American psychiatrist dr. Wafa Sultan is one of them. But their testimony will be heard behind closed doors. Apparently the truth about Islam must not be told in public, the truth about Islam must remain secret.
Ladies and gentlemen, Im being prosecuted for my political beliefs. We know political prosecution to exist in countries in the Middle East, like Iran and Saudi-Arabia, but never in Europe, never in the Netherlands.
Im being prosecuted for comparing the Quran to Mein Kampf. Ridiculous. I wonder if Britain will ever put the beliefs of Winston Churchill on trial Ladies and gentlemen, the political trial that is held against me has to stop.
But it is not all about me, not about Geert Wilders. Free speech is under attack. Let me give you a few other examples. As you perhaps know, one of my heroes, the Italian author Oriana Fallaci had to live in fear of extradition to Switzerland because of her anti-Islam book ‘The Rage and the Pride’. The Dutch cartoonist Nekschot was arrested in his home in Amsterdam by 10 police men because of his anti-Islam drawings. Here in Britain, the American author Rachel Ehrenfeld was sued by a Saudi businessman for defamation. In the Netherlands Ayaan Hirsi Ali and in Australia two Christian pastors were sued. I could go on and on. Ladies and gentlemen, all throughout the West freedom loving people are facing this ongoing legal jihad. This is Islamic lawfare. And, ladies and gentlemen, not long ago the Danish cartoonist Westergaard was almost assassinated for his cartoons.
Ladies and gentlemen, we should defend the right to freedom of speech. With all our strength. With all our might. Free speech is the most important of our many liberties. Free speech is the cornerstone of our modern societies. Freedom of speech is the breath of our democracy, without freedom of speech our way of life our freedom will be gone.
I believe it is our obligation to preserve the inheritance of the brave young soldiers that stormed the beaches of Normandy. That liberated Europe from tyranny. These heroes cannot have died for nothing. It is our obligation to defend freedom of speech. As George Orwell said: If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.
Ladies and gentlemen, I believe in another policy, it is time for change. We must make haste. We cant wait any longer. Time is running out. If I may quote one of my favourite American presidents: Ronald Reagan once said: We need to act today, to preserve tomorrow. That is why I propose the following measures, I only mention a few, in order to preserve our freedom:
First, we will have to defend freedom of speech. It is the most important of our liberties. In Europe and certainly in the Netherlands, we need something like the American First Amendment.
Second, we will have to end and get rid of cultural relativism. To the cultural relativists, the shariah socialists, I proudly say: Our Western culture is far superior to the Islamic culture. Don’t be afraid to say it. You are not a racist when you say that our own culture is better.
Third, we will have to stop mass immigration from Islamic countries. Because more Islam means less freedom.
Fourth, we will have to expel criminal immigrants and, following denaturalisation, we will have to expel criminals with a dual nationality. And there are many of them in my country.
Fifth, we will have to forbid the construction of new mosques. There is enough Islam in Europe. Especially since Christians in Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan and Indonesia are mistreated, there should be a mosque building-stop in the West.
And last but not least, we will have to get rid of all those so-called leaders. I said it before: Fewer Chamberlains, more Churchills. Let’s elect real leaders.
Ladies and gentlemen. To the previous generation, that of my parents, the word London is synonymous with hope and freedom. When my country was occupied by the national-socialists the BBC offered a daily glimpse of hope in my country, in the darkness of Nazi tyranny. Millions of my fellow country men listened to it, underground. The words This is London were a symbol for a better world coming soon.
What will be broadcasted forty years from now? Will it still be This is London? Or will it be This is Londonistan? Will it bring us hope? Or will it signal the values of Mecca and Medina? Will Britain offer submission or perseverance? Freedom or slavery? The choice is yours. And in the Netherlands the choice is ours.
Ladies and gentlemen, we will never apologize for being free. We will and should never give in. And, indeed, as one of your former leaders said: We will never surrender.
Freedom must prevail, and freedom will prevail.
Thank you very much
Or may be well positioned to take on both sides, eh?
I was totally high on Beck for quite some time, but lately he’s becoming completely insufferable.
Those who wonder why Maobama won’t show his BC “hate America,” Wilders is a “Fascist,” statist liberal moron O’Reilly is the cat’s meow.
The guy is all over the damn place.
It’s what happens to your bowels after a night of imbibing, to excess, many of your favorite adult beverages, getting home to find the most appetizing thing in your fridge is a quarter-eaten “Taco Hell” burrito that has been there for God knows how long.
oops, Becks true motivations are peeking out from under the covers.
Apparently Foxs co-master, has sent the word to one and all. Stop telling the truth about Islam or get fired.
Thank you, great work.
Wilders is indeed a hero and should be an inspiration to all of us who do not want to give away our own country.
If the explanation for Beck’s 180 degree turn on Wilders is pressure from his bosses because of Arabic money invested in Fox, then I am disappointed Beck would have buckled.
Geert Wilders BUMP.
He produced the film “Fitna”, I think, that exposes islam for the “peaceful religion” that it is.
re: Beck is all about what makes money for Beck
Indeed he is. IMHO, he’s a cannon loose on deck. I seldom watch his TV show and listen to his radio program as long as I agree with what he’s covering. If I limited my listening and viewing to those with whom I agree 100 percent of the time I would have precious little to hear or watch. I just take what I like about them and ignore the rest.
I’m pretty much the same way with political candidates. I seldom find one with whom I can agree totally, so just figure out which one I agree with most often and go with that. Politics and those who practice it are the scourge of the modern world. A necessary evil. No way to avoid them. So to save myself a lot of mental anguish I just take the good from the best and leave the rest. Goodness knows I am unhappy with Sarah P. supporting John McCain, but there is so much more I love about her that I consider her to be my man. It could change. She could make series of moves that bother me and I would change my mind, or someone else could come along that meets more of my personal quirks and he or she would become my new man.
It’s long, long time until the 2012 presidential contest. A lot can change in that time. I don’t want to have to embarrass myself by having to back down from a position that turns out not to suit me in the end.
Double BUMP for Wilders
Perhaps the Kraut. AND Glenn Beck ( who is calling Wilders a fascist ) ought to spend a few months over in the Netherlands and Belgium as I have.
The Muslims just do not assimilate, but they sure do procreate. Interestingly, the Jews also live apart in their quarters (ghettos).
According to a Nixon center report - fully a quarter of jihadists are western European nationals who can travel visa-free to the U.S.
Wilders is doing us a favor.
And Im really ticked off at Glenn Beck for slandering Wilders. Wilders is facing hate speech charges from The Hague and has to travel with a bodyguard. Beck should relate to that.
By the way, I hate Hate Speech Tribunals.
He is the person who has come out strongly against radical Islam and made a film called “Fitna”. Google it and you will see why muslims hate him.
I don’t know whether Horowitz is endorsing this on his site, he may very well be.
I didn’t see Beck, but the attacks on Krauthammer are stupid.
I feel exactly the same way. I still watch his show religiously and even have all of the 2010 shows recorded, but I have been extremely disappointed with him lately.
To what extent are foreign interests (Arab) invested in Fox News?
Yes, it is possible to reconcile this. Look at how Beck at first ignored Obama’s eligibility and then, recently, utterly insulted and belittled them.
Character is **everything**! Beck has merely let the mask slip. He true character is showing through.
If tyranny ever comes to U.S., Beck and the rest of these so called conservatives will **willing** use their talents to propagandize and promote the oppression. They will spit shine the jack boots crushing our necks.
When Beck cries over the Constitution remember he is an actor.
Saudis own a large share in Fox.
The prince who offered money to Guiliani after 911, who refused, later bought a large stake in Fox....it deliberately colors their reporting of Arab Muslim terrorism from the top down.
Jerry Doyle interviewed a woman who wrote about it.
They made “Muslim riots” in France become just “youth riots”.
Glenn has had a very rough week. Let's let him explain it for himself today and tomorrow.
Wilders states that the Quran comamnds Muslims to impose Islam on the whole world. That is happening before our eyes, and is a larger reality than most people realize. Check out this eye opening link:
That is a phenomenal speech.
When ailes sold stock to that goat rutting mohammedan, he sold out the entire shop.
And with that act of submission, the last marginally trustworthy news outlet has throw away the final shreds of credibility and objectivity it could lay claim to. fox's hard work has paid off too, they are barely distinguishable from those feral dogs on msnbc.
Someone posted a day or so ago that it was 7% arab owned now.
Question is.. What other country in the world will allow substantial foreign investment in and control of major news outlets or farm land?
I don’t know of any other.
You're right, figuratively and literally. I can't stand to listen to his show because he can never make a point without throwing in 15 inconsequential tangents. He'll be talking about global warming one minute and then 10 seconds later he's having a debate with his partners about how much ice cream he should eat at night and whether or not he's getting fat. The guy drives me crazy.
Glenn is clearly referring to larger trends. He did not directly call Wilders anything.
I think this is the bottom line. When you have a major Saudi shareholder, you can't talk negatively of Islam.
It isn't just the Wilders cse either, I've noticed they tiptoe around anything related to Islam in the past 8 months or so.
Not only do the muslims own 7% but the new world HQ is Dubai.
The religion of peace.
Fair and balanced...we report, you decide.
Essentially, the only news we can really believe is what we see/experience ourselves.
Beck has changed, for whatever reason(s). I no longer turn on his show as a result. At one time, I believe he was a true patriot. Now, he’s more like an O’Reilly-style opportunist.
Because those shows say what they want to hear.
Yep, I have noticed a decide shift from F&B to NO Islam subject. Especially with the terrorist stories.
It would interesting if Beck or Hannity actually provided the viewers of the Nazi ties to the Muslims during WWII.
The two are joined at the hip.
I just don’t understand this. Maybe there are some details I am missing but from all I have heard and read from Wilders is that he is a man who sees reality, who understands the enemy and has the balls to speak up about it. For the life of me I do not understand why anyone at Fox news would say anything to disparage this courageous man. Help me understand?
Why do you religiously watch someone that you are extremely disappointed in?
What exactly mean, that Islam is a good religion gone bad with certain individual zealots? If that be the case, why don't the "moderate Muslims" all chime out condemning the radicals?
I will answer my own question, the so-called "moderate Muslims," (a) haven't read their Koran and/or "moderate Muslims" knowing that they are outnumbered by violent members of their faith who HAVE read the Koran that directs the behavior that they are exhibiting and who consider them to be "apostates" who need to be brought back into submission.
Then he could dazzle us with brilliant mental gymnastics by comparing Wilders to someone like David Duke. Where did I leave that Politial Cowardice award?
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