After a long year hallmarked by bare-knuckle politics and a bevy of experimental attacks against a freshman president, a lone voice has resonated more than others in the war against reality.
Glenn Beck, the Fox News personality notorious for wandering, vague allegations of communism, racism and all-around quasi-evildoings within the Obama administration, has been named “Misinformer of the Year” by watchdog group Media Matters.
“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,'” the group opined. “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.'”
Among Beck’s 2009 highlights, he most memorably:
And that’s just the beginning.
In honor of Mr. Beck, Media Matters pieced together a lengthy recap of of his other highlights, available here.
This collection of footage was put together by watchdog group Media Matters.