It takes a lot of crazy to make Bill O’Reilly seem rational, but Glenn Beck has managed to do it. Ever since his triumphant debut on Fox News, he has increased his dangerous and irrational rhetoric to a level higher than that of even Rush Limbaugh. And yes… I do mean dangerous.
He is a fear-monger who is inciting violence in those who are mindless enough to believe his drivel. He has pretended to poison Nancy Pelosi on national television. He has repeatedly inferred and even directly stated that the Obama administration is going to implement a eugenics policy (see quotes below). He has called progressivism a “cancer” that we must “eradicate“. Watch or listen to a single show of his and tell me he isn’t using scare tactics.
”When you see the effects of what they’re doing to the economy, remember these words: We will survive. No — we’ll do better than survive, we will thrive. As long as these people are not in control. They are taking you to a place to be slaughtered!” – FOX News, Nov. 3, 2009
”Finally. Well, he wasn’t the president. He was the chancellor, Hitler, decided that it was the only empathetic thing to do, is to put this child down and put him out of his suffering. It was the beginning of the T4, which led to genocide everywhere. It was the beginning of it. Empathy leads you to very bad decisions many times.” – on Barack Obama’s statement that he would consider empathy in choosing a Supreme Court nominee, Fox News, May 26, 2009
”You have three people in the White House that are in love with eugenics or whatever it is you would call it today. … Please dear God, read history. Please dear God read the truth of what these people have said in their own words, and ask yourself this one question: Do you trust these people enough to give them control over who lives and who dies? Because that’s what health care is when you have no other choice but to go to the state.” – comparing health care reform to Nazi eugenics
”So here you have Barack Obama going in and spending the money on embryonic stem cell research. … Eugenics. In case you don’t know what Eugenics led us to: the Final Solution. A master race! A perfect person. … The stuff that we are facing is absolutely frightening.” – on his radio show, March 9, 2009
”You got to have an enemy to fight. And when you have an enemy to fight, then you can unite the entire world behind you, and you seize power. That was Hitler’s plan. His enemy: the Jew. Al Gore’s enemy, the U.N.’s enemy: global warming. Then you get the scientists — eugenics. You get the scientists — global warming. Then you have to discredit the scientists who say, ‘That’s not right.’ And you must silence all dissenting voices. That’s what Hitler did.” – linking Al Gore’s campaign against global warming to Hitler’s campaign against the Jews on The Glenn Beck Program, April 30, 2007
And of course… he calls our president a racist while being clueless about racism at the same time:
”This president I think has exposed himself over and over again as a guy who has a deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture… I’m not saying he doesn’t like white people, I’m saying he has a problem. This guy is, I believe, a racist.” – Fox News, July 28, 2009
”African-American is a bogus, PC, made-up term. I mean, that’s not a race. Your ancestry is from Africa and now you live in America.” – on his radio show, Jan. 7, 2010
“I think she is a racist. I think she decided things based on race. I think she says that a Hispanic woman, with the experience of being a Hispanic woman can make decisions that a white man can’t make. I can’t imagine saying that. That’s like saying Hispanics can’t make money decisions like them Jews.” – speaking about Sonia Sotomayor and her “wise Latina” quote on his radio show
Yeah. I told you he’s a terrible person. Anyway… If you’re outraged, like me, that an evil man like this has a daily TV show… there is actually something you can do about it. Now… of course I support free speech. I strongly believe that Glenn Beck has the right to have his TV and radio show and say whatever he wants. I don’t believe, however, that if his advertisers are alerted to his antics they will want to continue supporting him. And if Glenn loses his support… he loses his show. This is where Angelo and his Stop Beck campaign comes in:
StopBeck.com is a nonpartisan effort focused on holding Glenn Beck accountable for preying on racial anxieties, employing vitriolic rhetoric, propagating sexism and disseminating willful distortions. Our purpose is to urge sponsors to stop supporting Glenn Beck’s brand of hate with advertising dollars.
To be clear: This effort is not about Glenn Beck’s political opinions. Rather, this effort is in direct response to Mr. Beck’s continued recklessness. Neither Fox News nor Glenn Beck will take any responsibility for the willful lies, sexism or preying in racial anxieties. Accordingly, we are compelled to bring accountability back to broadcasting. We would prefer that Mr. Beck, regardless of his opinions, act responsibly.
Pretty rad, huh? So yeah… go check out the website… read the blog… check out all the sponsors he’s gotten dropped… tweet the remaining advertisers… follow @stopbeck on Twitter… maybe even send him some moneys so he can keep this going.
Again… I’ve got nothing against right wing pundits being on TV and arguing for their conservative ideals with all the passion Keith Olbermann or Rachel Maddow do for their liberal ones, but Glenn Beck is different. He is damaging. Even though he considers himself a great American… he is not. He stands for all that America isn’t. And hopefully, we can get him off the air so his irresponsible message cannot be spread any further.
Thank you for your time. I love you.