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Watchdog group awards Glenn Beck ‘Misinformer of the Year’



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:

*Was revealed for using Vicks to cry on cue

*Tried to usurp a satirist’s Web domain for making fun of him on the Internet, then lost (and was publicly shamed for it)

*Lost dozens of advertisers (reportedly a total of 80) after activists launched a campaign over Beck’s claim that Obama “has a deep-seated hatred for white people”

*Got caught by Jon Stewart advertising gold, then using his platform on Fox News to scare viewers away from the dollar

*Was named “fearmonger-in-chief” by the Anti-Defamation League for his racially-motivated attacks on President Obama

*Tried to blame the disastrous aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on ACORN and former White House adviser Van Jones

*And became the trigger that prompted a former Fox News pundit to turn against her former employer, telling CNN that Beck is “way over the top” and even “scary”

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.

“For what it’s worth: past Misinformer of the Year recipients include Sean Hannity (2008), ABC (2006), Chris Matthews (2005), and Bill O’Reilly (2004),” Mediaite added.

This collection of footage was put together by watchdog group Media Matters.


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Trump impersonated a CNN anchor — and a US president — during epic meltdown at Texas speech



President Donald Trump offered multiple impersonations during a campaign rally in Dallas, Texas on Thursday.

Trump showed the crowd his impersonation of a president of the United States -- and a CNN anchor.

"No guns. No religion. No oil. No natural gas," Trump said. "Abraham Lincoln could not win Texas under those circumstances. Couldn’t do it."

In fact, Abraham Lincoln could not win Texas when he ran for president as the state refused to print any ballots with his name.

He then showed the audience two impersonations as part of his 87-minute speech.

"I used it to say, I can be more presidential. Look," Trump said, as he shuffled awkwardly on stage.

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Maddow reveals Trump’s Ukraine scandal is also an attempt to ‘unblame’ Russia for 2016 interference



On MSNBC Thursday night, Rachel Maddow walked through an underreported aspect of the Ukraine scandal. When President Donald Trump dangled foreign aid in front of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, he was not just demanding he dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden — he was also demanding he help dig up information that would disprove the findings of former special counsel Robert Mueller in the Russia investigation.

"This scheme that the president and Giuliani were enacting using the three amigos, Gordon Sondland, Rick Perry, and [Kurt] Volker, who has already resigned, the scheme was to hold up a White House meeting for this foreign leader unless he coughed up stuff that Trump could use for his re-election effort against Joe Biden," said Maddow. "And in addition to that, interestingly, he needed help unblaming Russia for the 2016 election attack."

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Trump says Republicans ‘are all happy’ with his ‘deal’ to sell out the Kurds



President Donald Trump on claimed during a Thursday night campaign rally in Texas that "all" Republicans on Capitol Hill are "happy" with the deal he cut with Turkey that cave the country Kurdish land in Syria.

Trump praised Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for their work on the deal, which has been blasted as ethnic cleansing.

"I took a lot of heat, even from some of our congressmen, some of our senators," Trump admitted.

"But now they're all happy," he argued.

"I am happy with them," he added. "I am happy with them."


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