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Beck: We have a ‘righteous calling’ to lead a ‘new civil rights movement’

Former Fox News personality Glenn Beck said he believed Tuesday morning that he was capable of leading a “new civil rights movement” in America after claiming that fascism was coming to Europe. Appearing on televangelist James Robison’s Life Today show, Beck commented on the popular Occupy Wall Street movement. “We…

Glenn Beck releases video spoofing ‘Anonymous’

Former Fox News host Glenn Beck released a video on his website Tuesday that imitates the hacktivist collective “Anonymous” and warns that the nation has succumb to evil. The video, entitled “Anonymous for Good,” is meant to publicize Beck’s new charitable organization, according to Mediaite. Like the other videos released…

Homer Simpson becomes Glenn Beck style ‘loudmouth’

As The Simpsons approaches its 500 episode, writers on the latest episode of the landmark series decided to poke fun at Fox News and one of its former employees. In Sunday’s episode, after becoming a YouTube sensation after an airport meltdown, Homer Simpson wins the job of political analyst on…

‘Ed Show’ helps find home for Rex, the ‘Republican-hating’ dog

On Thursday, MSNBC’s The Ed Show featured Rex, a stray beagle who bays and howls whenever he hears Republicans speaking. Blogs and media outlets from Mediaite to Glenn Beck’s The Blaze featured stories about the “Republican-Hating” pup, although host Ed Schultz assures us that Rex doesn’t “hate” Republicans, but is…

Beck calls Gingrich a stealth progressive, his tea party supporters racists

Glenn Beck and Newt Gingrich had a tense head-to-head earlier this week. The two sparred on multiple topics, but the final straw for Beck was apparently when he asked Gingrich to name his favorite president. Gingrich answered Theodore Roosevelt, and as a result, Beck has decreed that Gingrich is a…

Beck: ‘The violent left is coming to kill, to bankrupt, to destroy’

Not to be outdone by Bryan Fischer’s eye-brow raising statements, Glenn Beck made certain to produce his own headlines at the Voters Value Summit Saturday afternoon. In his speech, the former Fox News host said, “Hate is on a scale and is growing at a planetary scale of unprecedented size,”…

Beck’s $5,697 Israel trip doesn’t include tickets to the main event

For only $5,697 you can go with Glenn Beck to Israel, but don’t expect to actually attend his rally for that price. The Fox News host announced Friday the first of two travel agencies that will be providing tours to his August 24 “Restoring Courage” rally at the Southern Wall…

Friday Genius Ten “Obama’s Knee Is A Citizen*” Edition

*Joke attributed to a Facebook friend. So, this is perhaps the greatest thing that happened all week, and that’s in a week when Glenn Beck shut down his show. Jack Cashill claimed that this photo of Obama with his grandparents was a fake one: And that this much fuzzier one…

Why Mormoms are hated

Jamelle Bouie takes on the question of why Mitt Romney still seems to be getting a hit for being a Mormon with evangelical voters, who are threatened by Mormons. Evangelical hostility toward Mormons isn’t as widespread as it was a decade ago — a result, in part, of coalition politics…

Labor and feminism really don’t belong in different silos

Update: Some useful and quick reading here. Seriously, it’s like a paragraph. While I said Friday that I didn’t have much to add to the discussion about Wisconsin, obviously all things are subject to change. I’ve been watching the right wing reaction to the protests, and it’s been fascinating to…

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