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Ahhh Glenn…. Please, Oh Please, Let This Be The Last Straw

February 24, 2011

    Please let this be the instance that America wakes up and realizes that Glenn Beck is little more than a conservative media lapdog and a ratings whore – a dangerous ratings whore. Dangerous because just enough of the American population is stupid enough to believe what he says and skew the democratic process. and an even smaller number who are crazy enough to act on his faux paranoid delusional rantings.
   From Zap2it: Glenn Beck does not have a reputation for admitting mistakes, but after his recent comments on the radio comparing Reform Judaism to Islamic Extremism, he apologized on his Feb. 24 program, tail tucked firmly between his legs.

Mediaite reports that, in an effort to “guard [his] credibility,” Beck opened the show by addressing the criticism he’d drawn since making the inflammatory comments.

“I’ve always told you to do your own homework,” he says. “And, in this case, I didn’t do enough homework.”

He also says it was “one of the worst analogies of all time” and agreed with those who’d labeled his comments as “ignorant.”

Not everyone is appeased though. Mediaite also has a response from Jewish Funds for Justice, the organization Beck was speaking of when he made his initial comments.

“Glenn Beck’s apology for comparing Reform Judaism to “Radicalized Islam” is welcome but incomplete,” reads the statement. “Glenn Beck’s characterization of Reform Judaism is in keeping with his longstanding hostility toward people who see their faith linked to pursuing the common good.”

Could we possibly be getting a second apology from Beck?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 25, 2011 10:49 am

    It’s the Hasidic Jews who are the most radical. They’re the ones building settlements in the West Bank. They’re the most religious and interpret the Torah literally — thus, the most violent.

    • February 25, 2011 2:33 pm

      Oh no doubt there are some nutty radical Jews for whom the comparisons to radical Islam are even valid. However, it’s Beck’s idiotic conspiracy theories and rank generalizations (not to mention his factual inaccuracies) that make him a menace. Not saying he should be silenced, just that he should have the audience he deserves, those standing around listening to him while he stands on a crate on a city corner screaming his delusory rants.

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