Glenn Beck: Misinformer of the Year

Media Matters has named Glenn Beck the Misinformer of the Year. See the video above, or their post for a long list of examples why he deserves this award. Here is just the beginning:

Glenn Beck’s well of ridiculous was deep and poisonous before he launched his Fox News show, but the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States — and the permissive cheerleading of his Fox News honchos — uncorked the former Morning Zoo shock jock’s unique brand of vitriol, stage theatrics, and hyperbolic fright, making him an easy choice for Media Matters’ 2009 Misinformer of the Year.

When he wasn’t calling the president a racist, portraying progressive leaders as vampires who can only be stopped by “driv[ing] a stake through the heart of the bloodsuckers,” or pushing the legitimacy of seceding from the country, Beck obsessively compared Democrats in Washington to Nazis and fascists and “the early days of Adolf Hitler.” He wondered, “Is this where we’re headed,” while showing images of Hitler, Stalin, and Lenin; decoded the secret language of Marxists; and compared the government to “heroin pushers” who were “using smiley-faced fascism to grow the nanny state.”

Like his predecessor, Beck spat on scruples, frequently announcing his goal to get administration officials fired. He increasingly acted not as a media figure, but as the head of a political movement, while helping to bring fringe conspiracies of a one-world government into the national discourse.

And he all too frequently helped to set the mainstream media’s agenda.

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    nomoreGOP says:

    There are very few people that I dispise more than Sarah Palin, and Glenn Beck is one of them.. His face makes me sick to my stomach.. I literally can not stand ANYTHING about this pathetic excuse for man.

  2. 2
    Brett Robinson says:

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    Lisa Hicks says:

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    Barb Ann Snow says:

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