Fear and Loathing in Glenn Beck Land

You better watch out
You better not cry
You better not pout
I’m telling you why (lyrics)

The Christian Action Network is wigging out over Glenn Beck:

Terrorists don’t just target big buildings, airports, refineries or ship channels. They also target something very near and dear to our hearts and souls: our children.

Won’t somebody think of the children?  What are these terrorists after anyway?

Most of us understand that terrorists’ primary objective is to instill fear in each and every one of us. Fear makes everything else possible. What better way to achieve that goal than to attack our schools and murder our children?

Oh I don’t know, how about breathlessly repeating every bit of paranoid fear mongering repeated ad nauseum by the professional talking class?  That might instill some fear.  You seem to have that down pat.

This is Glenn Beck we’re talking about folks.  He isn’t exactly Johnny Trustworthy (MediaMatters):

Beck is famous for spouting controversial and inflammatory comments against Democrats, Muslims, Arabs, Mexicans, and female guests on his radio and television programs. Beck has called President Jimmy Carter a “waste of skin,” Mexican immigrants “dirt bags” and “lawbreakers,” Katrina victims “scumbags,” Cindy Sheehan a “prostitute,” and suggested using nuclear weapons against parts of the Middle East and Venezuela.

During a November 14, 2006, interview with Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), the first Muslim elected to Congress, Beck said to the congressman: “What I feel like saying is, ‘Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.” (Beck later apologized for what he said was a “poorly worded question.”) On his shows, Beck repeatedly belittles the Muslim faith by mocking Muslim names and through actions such as “mark[ing] the death” of Al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi with a “Zarqawi bacon cake.”

So how about we pay a little less attention to the foaming mouth pundits and their right wing fear mongering buddies.  This is just another fearful stab in the dark, another attempt to get every afraid of (and hating) those “Islamist Terrorists”.

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One Response

  1. Nothing new in Glenn “Chicken-Little” Beck-land. Now move along….

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