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Glenn Beck Compares Obama To Mubarak (VIDEO)


First Posted: 02/01/11 06:00 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET

Glenn Beck compared President Obama to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Tuesday's "Fox and Friends," implying that Obama was exhibiting "sign[s] of a dictator."

Beck said that Obama was being hypocritical by calling for increased freedoms in Egypt while, at the same time, trying to control communications in the United States:

"Did anyone notice the remarkable statements from the President last week where the President was saying, 'look, as long as people are peacefully assembling, they have the right to speak and the government should listen to them?' When he's saying that, all I can think of is the speech where he's walking around going, 'and they're carrying tea bags,' and mocking the American people. And then, while they're pushing for an Internet kill switch for the president that does not have judicial review...he's telling Mubarak, 'anyone who's trying to control the radio, television, and Internet, that's the sign of a dictator.' Come on."

"Interesting dichotomy," Gretchen Carlson replied.


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