I Have Here In My Hand A List Of Names…

On day two of Glenn Beck’s week long special “The New Republic,” Beck extends his diatribe against the Obama czars. On the first day he focused extensively on Van Jones, who was a co-founder of Color of Change, the group spearheading the Beck advertiser boycott (coincidence?). Today Beck sought to lengthen the list of Communist subversives that he imagines are squirreled away in the dark recesses of the government.

Just like old Joe McCarthy, Beck has in his hands a list of names. A list that he impugns as commie traitors. A list that he implies is evidence that President Obama himself is a commie traitor. The list: Cass Sunstein, Carol Browner, John Holdren, Ezekiel Emmanuel, Jeff Jones, are all respected professionals and public servants. Add to these persons the organizations at whom Beck is pointing his finger of righteousness: ACORN, SEIU, the Apollo Alliance, AFL-CIO, and any environmental group he can find. Yet Beck has no problem slandering these groups and people. At long last, Glenn, have you no decency?

Beck appears to have single-handedly reanimated the defunct red-baiting era of McCarthy with a new twist. He has no official power to investigate or punish his targets, but he has a bigger megaphone than McCarthy could have ever dreamed. And while McCarthy sought to remove the alleged fiends from government employment, Beck seeks to tie them to the President and whip up a holy fury against him that can only lead to a violent overthrow. Beck doesn’t even offer any other alternative to what he insists is a committed cabal intent on subverting our nation’s most sacred values. To the people who believe what Beck says, where is the line over which they would not cross to forestall the destruction of everything they hold dear?

It’s too bad that McCarthy didn’t have a funny mustache or some other distinctive characteristic that we could draw onto Beck to drive home the similarity. This week’s series of programs is establishing Beck as the foremost McCarthy impressionist since McCarthy himself.


6 thoughts on “I Have Here In My Hand A List Of Names…

  1. Where is the example of him whipping up a holy fury against Obama that can only lead to a violent overthrow???

    • It’s on every show he does. Have you ever watched him?

  2. On every show is a pretty Lame example.

    • Well I’ve documented it repeatedly on this site, so I’m not going to do your research for you. But the evidence is there that Beck, and other Foxians, have ramped up the hostile rhetoric. I don’t know what else you can call it when they frantically declare that Obama is marching the country to socialism and you have to stand up and fight. And then they promote people carrying weapons to town hall meetings (how neighborly).

      What other network has to have their hosts go on the air and beg their viewers not to kill people?

  3. So they are both promoting violence and begging people not to be violent at the same time… Interesting. Well if you have documented on the subject soo much, you wouldn’t think it would be so hard for you to give an example. And your weak example of “stand up and fight ” is hilarious. I’m pretty most people are taught to stand up and fight for what you believe in from childhood! I understand are grasping for straws but come on!

  4. McCarthy was an alcoholic, too.

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