Glenn Beck

Right Wing Round-Up - 5/6/13

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  • Lee Fang @ The Nation: The Reverse Revolving Door: How Corporate Insiders Are Rewarded Upon Leaving Firms for Congress. 
  • Andrew Kirell @ Mediaite: Mediaite Learns: ‘Vast Majority Of National Advertisers Now Refuse To Air Ads During Limbaugh’s Show.’

'As A Journalist,' Glenn Beck Wants To Know If Airport Shooter 'Ever Attended Any Occupy Wall Street Stuff'

Glenn Beck kicked off his radio program this morning by reiterating his theory that the shooting that occurred at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, TX yesterday was some sort of Reichstag-like false flag operation orchestrated by the "uber-left" to undermine the NRA convention taking place in the same city.

"As a journalist and somebody that runs a journalistic organization," Beck explained, "I want to find out if this guy has been unemployed, if he was a union worker, if he's ever attend any Occupy Wall Street stuff."

Beck then tied this theory to his other theory involving the Boston Marathon bombing, saying that just as the Tsarnaev brothers were supposedly guided into carrying out the bombing by their Saudi national/al Qaeda "control agent," this shooter may likewise have been guided into this act by some "uber-left" revolutionary he met at an Occupy Wall Street rally.

"I only jumped to that conclusion that it needs to be looked into," Beck said, "because I've studied revolutions and this happens all the time in the beginning of revolutions. In Germany, it was the Reichstag fire and something happens, everybody goes into a panic and then laws are passed and all of a sudden, it's lights out":

Beck Demonstrates The NRA's Commitment To Safety

Glenn Beck broadcast his television broadcast last from Houston, TX where is he in town to speak at the annual NRA convention. Prior to telling his audience that the shooting that occurred earlier that today at the Houston airport was a false flag "set-up" tied to the "uber left," Beck was extolling the virtues of the NRA and the organization's dedication to gun safety.

In making the point, Beck pointed to a table full of historical weapons he had gotten from the NRA museum that he is going to be using in his speech tomorrow and recounted how, all day long, NRA staff had been reminding him how to safely pick up and hold a firearm, all of which Beck said he already knows because he took a NRA safety course.

In fact, the NRA is so concerned about safety that staffers even taped a large "T" on the wall of the auditorium to mark the spot at which all of the guns lying on the table were pointed, signaling that nobody should ever be standing in that area.

But when Beck went to point it out, he first had to ask one of his staff members to move ... because she was standing right in front of it:

Beck On Houston Airport Shooting: ' I Could Guarantee You This Is A Set-Up'

Tonight, Glenn Beck broadcast his television program live from Houston, TX since he is in town for the annual NRA convention where he will be speaking on Saturday.

During his opening monologue, Beck informed his audience that earlier in the day a man had entered Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston with an AR-15 assault rifle and fired off a round before being confronted by security and reportedly taking his own life.

But Beck wasn't buying that storyline because "that doesn't make sense to me." What does make sense to Beck is that this man was probably some unemployed and depressed individual who had been wound-up by some shadowy figure on the "uber left" to go out and "make a statement."

Despite the fact that he literally had no evidence whatsoever, Beck was pretty certain that this was some sort of false flag operation because "the idea that this is a coincidence ...  is too much to believe."

"If I were an honest journalist," Beck said, "I would find out where these guns came from; were they purchased or were they illegal.  Oh, if they're illegal, I could guarantee you this is a set-up. Someone knows history. I do.  At least I know enough history to know about the burning of the Reichstag":

Beck: 'Get Ready For More Blood in the Streets, America'

Yesterday, The Daily Mail ran an article reporting that Saudi government had delivered a written warning to the Department of Homeland Security about accused Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev and had even been so concerned about his radical views that it had denied him a Visa to enter Saudi Arabia.

Later in the day, the article was updated to reflect the fact that the Saudi embassy denied the claims entirely:

But the Middle Eastern nation's embassy in Washington denied that account on Wednesday.

It issued a statement which read: 'The Saudi government had no prior information about the Boston bombers. Therefore, it is not true that any information, written or otherwise, was passed to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or any other US agency in this regard,' an embassy statement statement claimed.

'The Saudi government also does not have any record of any application by Tamerlan Tsarnaev for any visa to Saudi Arabia.'

But it didn't really matter, because people like Glenn Beck had already seized on the original story and were running with it.  Even though Beck's own The Blaze reported on the Saudi government's denial of the claims, Beck never once bothered to even mention it as he instead just continued to cite the original Daily Mail story last night because it fit into his narrative that there is some conspiracy at work behind the bombing.

Ignoring the fact that his new belief that the Saudi government warned the US government about Tsarnaev is seemingly at odds with his other theory that Saudi Arabia was somehow behind the Boston bombing, Beck eventually wound up screaming at a video of President Obama, yelling that "if allowing terrorist attacks to happen after ignoring specific warnings is what the FBI and DHS is supposed to be doing, Mr. President, I want my tax dollars back! Get ready for some more blood in the streets America":

Glenn Beck's Mission Is Now Just Like 'Back to the Future III'

On his television program last night, Glenn Beck announced that ever since the re-election of President Obama, and increasingly so following the Boston Marathon bombing, he has been sensing that his mission has been changing. 

No longer is he being called to warn the nation that disaster lies ahead if we do not change our path, he explained, because now he is being called to point out the exits as America zooms past mile markers signaling that we're just about to go over the edge ... you know, just like in the movie "Back To The Future III":

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Beck: God Must Destroy Us Because We Are Becoming an Affront to Him in Every Way

On today's radio broadcast, Glenn Beck got pretty worked up about the fact that the jury in the trial of Kermit Gosnell has now entered the second day of deliberations, since Beck thinks it is an open and shut case and it should only have taken them seconds to find Gosnell guilty. 

That eventually prompted Beck to declare that this nation has become so evil that God "has got to destroy us; we are becoming an affront to him in every step of the way. We are denying his existence. We are denying his power. We are slapping him in the face. We are killing his children" before he broke down weeping, tearfully begging God to forgive us and remember that there are still millions of people here who are good:

Beck: Conspiracy Theorists Work to 'Plant the Seeds of Doubt Whenever and Wherever They Can'

Despite the fact that we watch Glenn Beck's programming for hours every day, we generally have no idea what it is he is taking about, mostly because his stream-of-consciousness style tends to blend his own conspiracies and his regular denunciations of conspiracy theories into one incoherent mess.

Last night's program was a perfect example, as he dedicated one portion to raising "unanswered questions" about the judge brought in to read Dzhokhar Tsarnaev his Miranda Rights by raising suspicions about her travels to Muslim nations.  That was followed by a discussion of claims by Tsarnaev's mother that her sons were not responsible for the Boston Marathon bombing and are the victims of some sort of conspiracy to set them up.

Beck then went on to suggest that this is part of some sort of intentional disinformation campaign designed to confuse people and it is working because her claims ring true to those who do not trust America, which is a growing number of people since 9/11.  Beck said that since people know that they cannot get the truth from the government or the media, conspiracy theories can more easily take root.  

To prove his point, he said that in the aftermath of 9/11, nobody believed "the Truthers" because "we never would have believed that before" but now "all they have to do is plant the seeds of doubt whenever and wherever they can."

And this, Beck suggested, is exactly what Tsarnaev's mother is doing, leading him to declare that "I can't help but wonder, is somebody coaching her"?

Right Wing Round-Up - 4/29/13

'You Can Live In Your Little Dream World': Glenn Beck Sees Echoes of Nazism in the Hunt for Boston Bomber

On his radio program this morning, Glenn Beck spent several minutes discussing a photo reportedly taken during the hunt for suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev showing a police officer riding in a Humvee aiming his rifle up at the person taking the photo through a window.

And Beck finds the photograph particularly frightening because it reminds him of something he learned when visiting Auschwitz, which is that the Nazis would murder anyone who dared to so much as look out the window when they came to haul away Jewish families living in a neighborhood.

"So there were no eyewitnesses to anything because they had trained them," Beck explained.  "You make that mistake one time and the entire neighborhood and the town realize when they say stay in the house, they mean stay in your house.  When they say don't look out the window, don't approach a window, don't look at what's going on, you don't or they'll kill you."

And, Beck says, anyone who thinks that this will never happen here can just continue to "live in your little dream world" because "everything that has happened so far, we have told you would happen and everybody said it wouldn't happen":

Right Wing Leftovers - 4/26/13

  • On his radio show today, Glenn Beck basically begged Sen. Rand Paul to take his "2123B" conspiracy theory seriously and start investigating it.
  • Matt Barber and Mat Staver say that all abortion providers are "quacks" and "serial murderers."
  • It seems pretty clear that if you call someone an "arrogant ni**er," you are probably very close to being prejudiced.
  • Bryan Fischer says he only blocks people on Twitter for using profanity, which is a total lie since we have never used profanity but he has blocked us.
  • James Robison warns that "the American people are being asked to vote for idolatry, accept it, embrace it, and approve it."
  • Finally, Mike Huckabee is making it his mission "to do everything I can to expose the Southern Poverty Law Center for the fraud that it is."

2123B: Beck Inadvertently Throws a Wrench Into His Own Boston Bombing Conspiracy

For a week now, Glenn Beck has been on a mission to prove his theory that Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi national injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, is really an al Qaeda "control agent" presumably responsible for recruiting the Tsarnaev brothers to carry out the bombing, but who is now being protected by the US government following meetings between high-ranking government and Saudi officials.

The central piece of his argument is that on the day following the bombing, Alharbi was interviewed for nine hours by federal authorities while still in the hospital and that his apartment was searched and his roommates were interviewed.  After all of that, an "event file" was created on him "calling for his deportation using Section 212 3B."

Beck has been waiving around a photo of the first page of this event file and, given that this 2123B designation has been the crux of his conspiracy theory, he even went so far as to create a #2123B hashtag on Twitter for his followers to use to promote the story.

So it was odd to watch this interview on his program last night with a retired Immigration and Naturalization Service Special Agent named Bob Trent who was clearly unfamiliar with the conspiracy theory Beck has been promoting all week and, as a result, undercut much of Beck's 2123B narrative.

Beck has been insisting that Alharbi was designated 2123B after being interviewed and having his apartment searched, but Trent told Beck that that made no sense, as this designation is something that applies to foreign nationals before they ever come to this country and is designed to prevent them from entering:

Trent: The Immigration and Nationality Act Section 212 (a)(3)(B) deals with terrorism and its the inadmissibility charges.  So we're talking about something that should be tagged on somebody before they come to the United States.  It's a tag that says this person is inadmissible because they're connected with terrorism.

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Beck: Last Tuesday, at 4:35, after searching his house for, I think, nine hours, interviewing his roommates for five hours, they call up and talk to these two watch commanders and say look, here's the evidence, we need to make him a 2123B.  How do you think that happened?

Trent: Well, it doesn't make sense.  It seems to me that 212 tag was placed on a file prior to this event in Boston where they were going to try to block him from entering into the United States and the No Fly is a subsystem of the watch list that is maintained by the National Counterterrorism Center.  So now that they know he's in the United States, the proper tag would have been a charge under deportation clauses, which would have been section 237 of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

Trent also told Beck that there is absolutely no way that any member of the First Family would ever be in the same room as someone designated under 2123B, which is another angle Beck has been exploring.

From the beginning, Beck's theory has rested on the claim that Alharbi received a 2123B terrorist designation after being questioned in connection to the Boston bombing, but Trent made it quite clear last night that this timeline "doesn't make sense" as 2123B is designed to prevent foreign nationals from entering the country, not something they are designated with after they are here and suspected of being engaged in terrorism.

According to Trent's explanation, the centerpiece of Beck's 2123B narrative is wrong because Beck has been mistaken about how this designation actually works.

Right Wing Leftovers - 4/24/13

  • CBN’s David Brody is freaked out about anti-bullying programs. 
  • According to Glenn Beck’s The Blaze, Abdul Rahman Alharbi is a 2123B “armed and dangerous” terrorist… and yet they let Michelle Obama just walk in and visit him in the hospital
  • Truth In Action Ministries is out with a new short film arguing that environmentalism is a “dangerous” anti-Christian movement bent on creating a “Sovietized system of governance”:

Beck: 'If You Want to Continue to Discredit Me, You Will Only Discredit Yourself'

Glenn Beck continues his campaign to prove that Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, the Saudi national injured at the Boston Marathon bombing and briefly considered a suspect, is an al Qaeda "control agent" responsible for recruiting the Tsarnaev brothers to carry out the bombing and is now being protected by the US government.

Promising that today "the hammer drops," today on his radio program he read from the "event" file created on Alharbi following the bombing. Beck promised that all of this new information would be reported in The Blaze today, but it hasn't been published as of the time of this writing. 

Basically, Beck reported that the file created on Alharbi stated that he was on the no-fly list and had not been properly vetted prior to entering the country on a "special advisory option." It also declared him to be "armed and dangerous" and stated that an earlier "event" file on him had already been created, suggesting that he had been involved in previous terrorist activity. Beck also reported that after this file was created, changes were made to remove key information and then efforts were made to delete the file entirely.

And Beck is demanding answers. 

"Bring it on," he thundered, "Would you like some more, because if you want another helping, we'll give it to you." Beck went on to challenge other journalists to pick up the story and report on it, but warning them if they try to discredit him, they will only end up discrediting themselves and be putting Americans at risk in the process:

Update: Here is the video from today's radio program and here is the report from The Blaze:

  • At the time the event file was created for Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, it indicated he was “armed and dangerous”​
  • Alharbi was admitted into the country under a “special advisory option,” which is usually reserved for visiting politicians, VIPs, or journalists.  The event file cover page indicates he was granted his status without full vetting.
  • One of the first excuses given by law enforcement when confronted about Alharbi’s pending deportation was an expired visa.  But according to the event file, his visa is good until 11-NOV-2016.
  • The event file indicates he entered the U.S. on 08/28/12 in Boston, MA but says he is a student at the University of Findlay, in Findlay, Ohio.  He has an apartment in Boston, and doesn’t seem to have been a full-time student in Ohio.
  • When a file is created in the system the author(s) are notified via email when it is accessed, and given the email address of the person accessing, so there is a record within the government data system of who deleted them.  It was amended to remove the deportation reference, then someone later went in and tried to destroy both the original event file and an amended versions.  Copies had already been made.
  •  The original event file was reviewed and approved by two high level agents – Chief Watch Commander Maimbourg and Watch Commander Mayfield.

Beck: 'The Burden of Proof Is on the Federal Government' To Refute My Conspiracy Theory

Last night, as expected, Glenn Beck dedicated his television program to continuing to make his case that Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, a Saudi national injured in the Boston marathon bombing, was originally taken into custody as a suspect in the bombing and designated as a terrorist, only to have the designation removed as he was prepared for deportation after a meeting between high-ranking US and Saudi officials.

A few of Beck's claims were subsequently undermined by a report published late last night by his own reporters at The Blaze, but Beck is convinced that Alharbi is an al Qaeda operative who was responsible for recruiting the Tsarnaev brothers to carry out the Boston bombing.

And Beck is undaunted, as he stated last night that "the burden of proof is on the federal government" to disprove his conspiracy theory "and so far they have not presented one shred of evidence that refutes what The Blaze has reported. Not one":

Beck Battles 'Principalities and Powers' to Reveal Boston Bombing Cover-Up

On his radio program yesterday, after he finished laying out his conspiracy theory about how the government is supposedly protecting an al Qaeda operative responsible for recruiting the Tsarnaev brothers to carry out the Boston Marathon bombing, Glenn Beck explained how this was all being done for the benefit of Saudi Arabia.

But it turns out that it is not just global forces that Beck is up against in trying to expose this conspiracy, but "principalities and powers" which is Religious Right speak for satanic and demonic forces.

But Beck is not afraid because he has God on his side so Washington can "bring it on."

This is not a conspiracy theory. We have the documentation. You want to play ball with us, Washington? Come on, bring it on, play ball! We are not afraid. We know exactly who we are dealing with. We are dealing with, quite honestly, principalites and power beyond our imagination.  But we know who we have on our side. Bring it on.

Beck's Boston Conspiracy: Saudi National an al Qaeda Recruiter Linked to Tsarnaev Brothers' Bombing

On Friday, Glenn Beck vowed that, beginning today, he would reveal the government's cover-up of a Saudi Arabian connection to last week's Boston Marathon bombing.  True to his word, most of his radio program today has been dedicated to laying out his case, but rather than try to edit down and synthesize Beck's explanation of the conspiracy that is supposedly afoot, we'll let The Blaze do it:

Beck proceeded to highlight the background of the Saudi national first identified as a “person of interest” in the Boston bombings, Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, noting that the the NTC issued an event file calling for his deportation using section 212, 3B which is proven terrorist activity.

“We are not sure who actually tagged him as a ’212 3B,’ but we know it is very difficult to charge someone with this — it has to be almost certain,” Beck explained.  “It is the equivalent in civil society of charging someone with premeditated murder and seeking the death penalty — it is not thrown around lightly.”

He continued, noting that after Secretary of State John Kerry met with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud on Tuesday, the FBI began backtracking on the Saudi national from suspect, to person of interest, to witness, to victim, to nobody.

Then, on Wednesday, President Obama had a “chance” encounter with Saudi Foreign Minister Saud and Saudi Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir.

“Wednesday at 5:35 p.m. the file is altered,” Beck said.  “This is unheard of, this is impossible in the timeline due to the severity of the charge….You don’t one day put a 212 3B charge against somebody with deportation, and then the next day take it off.  It would require too much to do it.”

“There are only two people that could revoke the deportation order — the director of the NTC could do it after speaking with each department, the FBI, the ATC, etc. — which is impossible to do in such a short period of time, — or, somebody at the very highest levels of the State Department could do it.  We don’t have any evidence to tell you which one did it,” Beck said.

Congressman Duncan is in possession of the original event file along with other members of the House Homeland Security Committee, and have sent a formal letter of request (which we have a copy of) to Napolitano for a classified briefing on the Saudi national and the deportation order. 

Beck proceeded to highlight more key points: it has been reported that the Saudi national was once flagged on a terror watch list and was granted a student visa without being properly vetted.

If, as an ICE official said last week, there is actually a ​second ​Saudi in custody, who is it? Beck asked.  “Why were there were no names, no pictures presented?  The fact is, an event was created for one Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi indicating he was to be deported for terrorism activity related to the Boston bombing. If this file was created with another Abdul Rahman Ali Al-Harbi in mind, don’t you think we should know about it?”

According to Beck, the reason he called Al-Harbi "a very bad, bad, bad man" on Friday's program was to send a message to the government that The Blaze had evidence that he had been classified as "3B" and designated as a terrorist.

In short, Beck is convinced, despite reports to the contrary, that this Saudi national is an al Qaeda operative who successfully recruited the Tsarnaev brothers to carry out the Boston bombing and now the government is engaged in a massive disinformation campaign in an effort to cover it up:

Once Again, Everyone Can Enjoy Glenn Beck's Conspiracy-Minded Fear-Mongering

A few weeks ago, we received a notice from YouTube that a representative of Glenn Beck's The Blaze had filed multiple copyright claims against ten of our recent videos featuring Beck freaking out over everything from Cyprus to Common Core:

As a result of these copyright claims, all of these videos were removed from our YouTube account

Over the years, lots of people we have written about and posted videos of on our blog have similarly tried to get our videos removed from YouTube by filing these sorts of copyright claims, and after watching our first account get shut down, we started filing counter-claims, pointing out that our videos are protected by Fair Use.

Since then, every video of ours that has been removed has eventually been restored ... and now the same can be said for our Beck videos as we were informed by YouTube on Friday that all ten of the videos that The Blaze had gotten shut down have now been reinstated.

To celebrate, here are all of the posts featuring the videos Beck tried to have removed:

And our videos were restored just in time, because today is the big day when Beck is going to blow the lid off the government conspiracy to cover-up the truth of the Boston Marathon bombing.

Right Wing Round-Up - 4/19/13

  • Benjy Sarlin @ TPM: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC): Obama Should Treat Suspect As ‘Enemy Combatant.’
  • Carlos Maza @ Equality Matters: NOM Denies Anti-Gay Violence In France After Praising Activist Who Called For “Blood.”
  • David Edwards @ Raw Story: Cruz called Sandy aid ‘pork’ but wants ‘all available resources’ after Texas blast.
  • Kate Sheppard @ Mother Jones: Boy Scouts of America Proposes Dropping Ban on Gay Kids—But Not Gay Adults.
  • Media Matters: Glenn Beck: America Should "Demand Impeachment" For Government Cover-Up Of Saudi National's Role In Boston Bombings.

'I Don't Bluff, I Make Promises': Beck Gives Gov't Until Monday to Come Clean About Boston Bombing Cover-Up

Near the end of today's radio broadcast, Glenn Beck declared that the cover-up of the Saudi link to the Boston Marathon bombing makes this the second most important story (behind 9/11) that he has ever covered in his broadcasting career.  And depending on how the media and the government respond in the coming days, it just might be the most important thing he's ever covered because the response "will either save our country or we will be done."

Beck went on to send a semi-coded message to those in the upper level of the government, warning that they had better come clean about this Saudi national because The Blaze has information that reveals that he "is a very bad, bad, bad man" which will be revealed on Monday.

"I don't bluff," Beck stated, "I make promises. The truth matters. I've had enough of what you've done to our country. I thought I had heard and seen it all.  I thought I didn't trust my government.  Oh no, no, no.  There is no depth that these people will not stoop to.  They have until Monday and then The Blaze will expose it.":

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Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 11/19/2013, 4:12pm
As part of an effort aimed at honoring the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has produced a project featuring famous Americans reciting the speech.  The version of the speech read by President Obama for the project did not include the phrase" under God" which, of course, has thrown the Right into a frenzy, despite the fact that Obama was asked to read the very first draft of the speech which did not include that phrase. Glenn Beck was among those freaking out about it, screaming that it was all intentional on the part... MORE >
Miranda Blue, Friday 11/15/2013, 5:24pm
Sen. Ted Cruz has a busy weekend planned. Not only is he confirmed to headline a Texas conference for state legislators hosted by fake historian David Barton, he is also confirmed to speak at a conference of anti-Muslim activists and right-wing muckrakers in Florida hosted by leading Islamophobe David Horowitz . Warren Throckmorton reports that Cruz is scheduled to speak at David Barton’s “ProFamily Legislators Conference” along with effusive conspiracy thoerist Glenn Beck, master voter suppressor and now Family Research Council bigwig Ken Blackwell, FRC... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 11/14/2013, 1:04pm
As we noted yesterday, Glenn Beck is so insanely and rigidly ideological that it results in worldview in which everything is either black or white, so that anything done by someone with whom he disagrees or dislikes is inherently suspect and dangerous. The extent to which this "all or nothing" worldview dominates Beck's understanding was perfectly expressed in this clip from the morning meeting yesterday during which producer Tiffany Siegel was commenting on a story about a project being run by Occupy Wall Street which uses donations to buy up consumer debt and then cancel it.... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 11/13/2013, 4:25pm
In Glenn Beck's world, everything is black or white; or more accurately, things are either "constitutional" or "progressive," with the latter category consisting of everything in the world that Beck randomly decides doesn't fit into his amorphous and constantly evolving personal political philosophy.  The result is that his listeners are frequently treated to long pseudo-historical monologues in which Beck attempts to cram history into the categories that he has constructed so that everything from the Star Spangled Banner to the Pledge of Allegiance to the... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Friday 11/08/2013, 3:46pm
On his radio program today, Glenn Beck was discussing the on-going saga of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, who was not only caught smoking crack but also ranting wildly and threatening to murder some unknown target, which prompted Beck to start screaming that, despite all of this, "Canada still has higher standards than we do!" Beck is furious that Canadians are demanding that Ford resign while Americans are not demanding that President Obama leave office, saying that "at least their guy hasn't actually killed people! Our guy is flying drones over, like 'yeah, go ahead, hit... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 11/07/2013, 4:16pm
One thing you learn from watching Glenn Beck on a regular basis is that when he starts promoting some new person or organization as people who "really understand what is going on," you can rest assured that those people are producing content that reinforces Beck's myopic worldview. He does it when he brings on people like David Barton or Frank Gaffney or Jerry Boykin whenever he needs to point to "experts" who just so happen to specialize in producing the sort of biased content that he needs to support his political/social agenda. On his television program last night,... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Thursday 11/07/2013, 11:50am
There are certain episodes of Glenn Beck's television program that utterly defy explanation and all one can do is wonder what Beck's staff must think when they get tasked with helping him prepare to deliver a ten minute monologue in which he tries to explain contemporary politics by playing with Wizard of Oz dolls and using funny voices and generally just rambling incoherently while wearing a pair of "ruby slipper" sneakers. As was the case last night, where Beck played with dolls for ten minutes before explaining that Mitch McConnell is the Good Witch of the North, while... MORE >
Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 11/05/2013, 4:17pm
On his radio program today, Glenn Beck and his co-hosts had a discussion about genetically modified foods that turned into a rant by Beck against the Food and Drug Administration during which he asserted that the government should play no role in food safety and simply let the free market sort it all out. Beck said that the government should not require genetically modified foods or organic foods or any other foods to be labeled as such because "this whole organic thing is bullcrap because you can slap 'organic' on anything, it doesn't mean anything." You'd think... MORE >