Glenn Beck Says Murdered Norway Kids Were Like Hitler Youth

Glenn Beck has said a lot of repulsive things. A LOT!

“When I see a 9/11 victim family on television, or whatever, I’m just like, ‘Oh shut up’ I’m so sick of them because they’re always complaining.”
~ Glenn Beck on his radio show, Sept. 9, 2005

“The only [Katrina victims] we’re seeing on television are the scumbags.”
~ Glenn Beck on his radio show, Sept. 9, 2005

“Reformed rabbis are generally political in nature. It’s almost like Islam – radicalized Islam.”
~ Glenn Beck says Reformed (sic) rabbis are like radical Muslims, February 22, 2011

He’s called President Obama a racist, and fantasized about choking Michael Moore to death, and declared that progressives have to be shot in the head to be stopped. But he may have outdone himself today when talking about the teenage victims of mass murder in Norway:

“As the thing started to unfold, and then there was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like the Hitler Youth, or whatever. I mean, who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics?”

First of all, Glenn Beck’s 912 Project does a camp for even younger kids (8-12) that’s all about Tea Party politics.

More importantly, Beck must not be allowed to get away with these despicable episodes wherein he insults innocent people, in this case dead children while their families are still mourning. When Beck called the President a racist Color of Change initiated an advertiser boycott of Beck’s Fox News program that resulted in over 300 advertisers declining to permit their ads on his show. Now his show is history.

Glenn BeckIf there were ever a time for citizen action it’s now. The radio stations that carry Beck’s program are also dependent of ad revenue. If we have to go after the advertisers then we know that’s a proven path. But we can start by informing his local stations that what they are broadcasting is unacceptable. If Beck can get booted from television for calling the President a racist, he should be similarly punished for associating murdered children with Hitler’s youth brigades. That is simply beyond the pale. Beck is a father himself who presumably would be mortified if his kids were murdered and some shock jock cavalierly dismissed them as Nazis.

This page has a list of the radio stations carrying Beck’s program. Please call or write the one nearest you and tell them what Beck said and that you will not listen to the station or patronize their advertisers until Beck is gone. Also, sign this petition from Media Matters.

Beck is also holding an event in Israel next month with the unseemly name of “Restoring Courage.” How can his Israeli hosts permit this to go on as scheduled after he insults the memory of Holocaust victims by throwing around aspersions regarding Hitler’s atrocities aimed at innocent kids? The event has already been forced to change its location due to security concerns. After this, whatever authorization Beck has to produce this event should be rescinded. Feel free to contact the Israeli Embassy and advise them of the sort of person that is heading their way:
Email: / Phone: 202.364.5500

[Update] Beck made a veiled reference in defense of his Hitler Youth comments the following day. It was neither an apology, nor an acknowledgement of the insensitivity he displayed. Instead, he argued that if he wasn’t able to draw comparisons between massacre victims and Nazis that “We are going to be a society of gas chambers.” And that, of course, is another reference to Nazis, this time directed toward people who are properly offended by his Hitler Youth Remarks.


3 thoughts on “Glenn Beck Says Murdered Norway Kids Were Like Hitler Youth

  1. “I mean, who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics?”

    Aside from the tea party, the extreme Christian right seems big on youth political camps kind of like the one featured in the documentary “Jesus Camp.” Or how about the militant “Joel’s Army” youth camp that actually does use the Hitler Youth in it’s training camps for kids ages 13 to 19. Are people figuring out yet that the tea parties ARE the “Christian” Dominionists?

  2. Thanks for compiling the list of Radio stations that carry ‘Glen Backward’ hateful propagada but i would like to see a list of advertiser so people can email them directly. This guy has no understanding of anything that comes out his mouth keep up the good work exposing him for what he truly is.

  3. When I lived in Norway I belonged to the Labor Party
    Figure Skating Club and prior to that the “Republican”
    Figure Skating Club. The Labor Party in Norway provides
    many venues that offer children the availability to
    participate in all kinds of sports and outdoor recreation
    that they may not have been able to participate in

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