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Glenn Beck Compares Obama's America To 'Planet Of The Apes' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Glenn Beck compared Obama's America to "the damn Planet of the Apes," Thursday during a rant against the president's praise for the AFL-CIO. Beck ma...

Is Jon Stewart the Walter Cronkite of This Generation?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Rosenbaum

Jon Stewart isn't a newsman, a reporter, or a correspondent. But he is an honest broker of ideas in a time when it's needed to separate the PR noise from the daily news, and that he does better than anyone else in the media.

Is Technology Turning Up The Terror?

Cassandra M. Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Cassandra M. Bellantoni

The loudest voices spreading negativity never offer real solutions that might calm their followers' anxiety. Instead, they're using sound bites and scary headlines to drum up more fear.

Thomas Merton, Rock Stars, and the Enablers that Serve Them

Mark Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Mark Shaw

Let's see who the enablers are, and who those are who stand up and condemn their words.

Stop Covering Palin, Beck, Limbaugh, Inflating Their Stature

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Sarah Palin, Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh have figured out what progressive media have not. If only heard and commented upon by their own audiences, like Fox and their radio stations and Facebook page, they would not amount to very much.

Sheldon Whitehouse and 4 Other Superb "Out of the Box" Suggestions to Replace Justice Stevens

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Yes, Glenn Beck would likely conjure a grand conspiracy in sending someone named "Whitehouse" to the Supreme Court, but as a sitting senator it would be difficult for Republicans to filibuster his nomination.

Is This Any Way to Run a Pop Stand?

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hoyt Hilsman

Imagine an organization of two warring factions. The two spend most of their time vilifying each other, and defeating their opponents' plans. This nightmare is none other than the US Congress.

Glenn Beck's Israel Problem

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Is there anyone who can possibly make the case that America benefits from being the only country in the world that endorsed the Israeli attack on the flotilla? Does Beck really believe that American and Israeli interests are identical?

Taking Responsibility for Political Violence

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Right wing talk show hosts and Republican leaders must shoulder the responsibility for the outbreak of threats and violence that has accompanied this week's passage of health insurance reform.

What's Really Behind the Health Care Hate?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Have we become so politically correct as a nation as to be so afraid to call this shameful behavior exactly what it is? Not me. This blatant racism makes me sick, and I'm not afraid to call it out.

Jesus Invites Glenn Beck To A "Progressive" Dinner Party

Rev. Chuck Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Freeman

Glenn was enraged. He knew now beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus was not only a socialist but a Marxist. Glenn had his Foxwater security agents evict Jesus from the dinner party.

A Million Christians For Social Justice

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

A Million Christians for Social Justice will bring us together to fight injustice and inequality, to fight hunger and hopelessness, and, ultimately, to love and nourish all the souls that are part of God's creation.

Glenn Beck on Martin Luther King and Gandhi

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

I was heartened to hear Beck affirm the nonviolence of King, but I would also like to remind him of King's tireless commitment to social justice.

2023 (Or "Days of Future Past")

Mark Axelrod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Axelrod

It is the year 2023. Spanish is now the second language in the US and in some parts of the country, reminiscent of Brussels, street signs are written in both English and Spanish.

Beck Gets Doctorate

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeff Danziger


Jon Stewart's Spends Half His Show Skewering Glenn Beck

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Jon Stewart gets a lot of material from Glenn Beck, but the Daily Show host went all-in on Thursday night with a whopping 15-minute parody of the Fox ...

It Took Pat Robertson and Glenn Beck to Remind Sane Christians of Who We Are and Who We Do Not Want to Be

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

We should thank Robertson and Beck. They have reminded us that we crave -- no, DEMAND -- sane Christianity, and that actually there are many millions of us who profess it.

Cable News Ratings, Democrats May Yet Have a Chance

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

Last week, the three other news networks had larger audiences in total viewing, prime-time viewing and every demographic category than did FoxNews.

Weekly Pulse: Eric Massa Backs off Health Care Conspiracy, Glenn Beck Apologizes to the Entire Country

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Former Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) punked conservative talk show host Glenn Beck yesterday by recanting his...

Cosmic Justice Comes to Fox

Philip Goldberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Philip Goldberg

What is the significance of a show requiring viewers to buy-in to karma and reincarnation? To me, it indicates that society's notion of cosmic justice is undergoing a seismic shift.

Hooked on Fame: Balloon Boy's Dad Isn't the Only Publicity Junkie

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
BJ Gallagher

Fame is like alcohol. Some people can handle it and others can't.

When Pundits Attack: The Beck-Brooks Fight

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

After the summer of townhalls and what's shaping up as the autumn of Glenn Beck, it is hard to see things through David Brooks' bifocals.

Why Is Rupert Murdoch So Clueless About Fox News?

Eric Boehlert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Eric Boehlert

Thanks to Murdoch's recent laundry list of public falsehoods, we now know that Fox News' misinformation culture starts at the very top, inside the corner office of Murdoch, the CEO of News Corp.

New White House Line Against Fox: It's War

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

In the most significant exchange on CNN, Communications Director Anita Dunn stressed that Obama now personally views Fox as a partisan opponent, rather than a journalistic organization.

Obama and the Political Center

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The failure of McCain's divisive message to resonate beyond the base should have alerted Republican leaders to the resurgence of the center, but they seemed to have missed this clue.