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Glenn Beck Hate Mongering Of The Day: Obama And Progressives “Want To Intentionally Collapse Our Economic System”

Reported by Ellen - January 6, 2010 -

Glenn Beck spent yet another day yesterday (1/5/10) ignoring terrorism (and the opportunity for yet another Fox News personality to blame President Obama for the failed Christmas attack and call for racial profiling) in order to mount another self-serving monologue transparently designed to prove he did not deserve the “2009 Misinformer of the Year” award he obsessed about the day before (which, ironically, was riddled with falsehoods and misrepresentations) . So instead of hate mongering about Obama for national security, Beck accused him and progressives of actively working to bring about “the destruction of our monetary system.” Ironically, Beck told at least one big whopper of a falsehood while he was at it. With video.

Beck called the show “America’s Transformation: Beyond A Reasonable Doubt.” The unmistakeable suggestion was that progressives are guilty and he is not.

Beck began by saying there are people, and he made it clear he meant progressives, “who want to intentionally collapse our economic system.” He started to ratchet up the hate mongering by saying, “Progressives don’t speak the same kind of language that you and I do. Economic justice – that’s Marxism. It’s taking from the haves and giving to the have nots.”

“They really believe they are making things better,” Beck said generously before ratcheting up the attacks further and adding ominously, “They are about to finish the process that they started over a hundred years ago.”

Somehow – maybe you can figure it out, I could not – the progressives' evil strategy originally included sabotaging the system by adding skyrocketing numbers of welfare recipients. But when that didn’t work, according to Beck, progressives rejiggered their sabotage to work within the system – via the Stimulus Bill. And who was responsible for that, according to Beck? Why his old bugaboos, Van Jones, ACORN, George Soros and a new bugaboo, Jeff Jones, a former Weather Underground guy who seems to be living a completely respectable life.

Beck continued, “You have progressives in both parties… John McCain is a progressive… You have the Republicans and the Democrats to thank for TARP.”

Then, having asserted his bi-partisan mojo, Beck leaned forward and said with his sincere voice, “This latest class of progressives have taken (this) strategy to a whole new level.”

Beck threw into his melting pot what seems to be the right wing’s latest conspiracy theory, that a pending universal voter registration bill is a plot to bring about massive voter fraud on behalf of the Democrats. Beck said, “If ACORN can automatically register everyone, well, maybe that just explains why members of Congress don’t care about their poll numbers, why they don’t listen to you any more. This is the same ACORN that has already been indicted for voter fraud all over the country.”

I’m sorry to say this, because I know how sensitive Beck’s widdle feewings are when it comes to being called a misinformer. But there’s no other word for it in this case. ACORN has never been indicted for voter fraud, much less “all over the country.” What has happened is that a handful of ACORN workers have been caught preparing phony voter registrations. As a matter of fact, while Beck was on his Christmas vacation, a Congressional Research Service report on ACORN found, and I quote, “There were no instances of individuals who were allegedly registered to vote improperly by ACORN or its employees and who were reported "attempting to vote at the polls." And “No instances were identified in which ACORN "violated the terms of federal funding in the last five years.”

If Beck is secretly gunning for the 2010 Misinformer of the Year award, he's off to a good start.

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