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03/04/2011 07:28 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Glenn Beck: Hillary Clinton's Al Jazeera Comments 'Insanity' (VIDEO)

On his Friday radio show, Glenn Beck called Hillary Clinton's comments about Al Jazeera and U.S. media "insanity," and said she was "promoting" a channel he called "the propaganda arm of the Middle East and Islamic extremism."

Beck was not happy with Clinton, who has garnered attention for her testimony about the media before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday.

Clinton said the U.S. is losing the "information war" in the world because other countries' media outlets are shaping peoples' attitudes more effectively than American media. She contrasted Al Jazeera, which she called "real news," with American media, which she said consisted of "of a million commercials and arguments between talking heads."

Beck was scornful about Clinton's remarks.

"We knew it was the propaganda arm of the Middle East and Islamic extremism," he said. "We knew it. Now suddenly we're all saying, oh, yeah, Al Jazeera, there's real news for you."

Clinton, Beck said, was "promoting" Al Jazeera to American audiences.

"You have the Secretary of State of the United States of America saying you cannot get real news here in America," he said. "You can only get it from Al Jazeera and everybody knows it. This is insanity."

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