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"Patriotic" Glenn Beck Assaults His Country Again, This Time By Calling Youth Climate Movement "Hitler Youth"

Reported by Ellen - February 7, 2009 -

Glenn Beck loves to brag about how much he loves America. And yet, he seems to spend almost his entire FOX News television show hating the majority of Americans who consider themselves Democrats or liberal or in some way not in lockstep with him. Here's just one example, where Beck discusses Al Gore's speech about climate change to about 3,000 kids, H/T Richard Graves of It's Getting Hot In Here:

Well, tonight — oh dear, this may not go well — when I finish this story, some may believe we’re on the road to the Hitler Youth … Are we having the new Hitler youth? Is that what this is? The new Hitler youth? I’m sorry, that’s so politically incorrect. The new green guard.

Beck could have discussed the issue of climate change, his problems with Gore's speech or the issue of youth involvement in the climate movement like a grown up: with respect, civility and maturity. But instead, he deliberately debased the discussion with smears and denigration. Shame on him.

Graves suggests outraged readers email Beck's producer, stu@glennbeck.com, to express our disappointment. In addition, Graves suggests nominating Glenn Beck as MSNBC's Countdown Worst Person in the World.You can do that at countdown@msnbc.com.