Glenn Beck Pines for the Days When Joe McCarthy Was King

He’s the ideological heir of Joe McCarthy and his paranoid obsession with communists, so it’s not a surprise to find Glenn Beck trying to rehabilitate McCarthy with an entire show devoted to red-baiting.

What you’re really seeing in this show is Beck’s admiration for a drunken liar who ruined many innocent people’s lives. Glenn Beck’s role model.

(Hat tip: KT.)

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31 comments
1 Only The Lurker Knows  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:38:45pm

I don't want to fill my head head with crackpot stuff, but I will fill fill my head with crackpot stuff. Weird.

2 webevintage  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:38:54pm

Those were the good old days when women and our coloreds knew their place and the only good red was a dead one.
/


What a disgusting and dangerous little man he is...

3 Fozzie Bear  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:39:35pm

WHAT

THE

FUCK?

In other news, Beck has expressed great adoration for raving lunatic baby raping grandma torturers.

4 Cato the Elder  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:41:03pm

B-cuz, you know, tha communiss are comin' tomorrow to take all the pregnant wymyn and kill tha men.

5 darthstar  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:41:19pm

Given that Beck is a dry drunk, McCarthy is his role model on two fronts.

6 Kragar  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:42:19pm

For someone so anti-communist, I wonder how he justifes having 3 other writers write the book he slapped his name on?

7 Only The Lurker Knows  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:42:34pm

What the hell is that song that has a guy with a flat tire (or something) that goes into a bar and ends up escaping because he accuses someone of being a communist.

Help me here Lizards.

8 Mich-again  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:43:30pm

A quote from M. Stanton Evans...

“I didn’t much care for Joseph McCarthy’s ends, but I always admired his methods.”
9 Cato the Elder  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:43:46pm

re: #4 Cato the Elder

B-cuz, you know, tha communiss are comin' tomorrow to take all the pregnant wymyn and kill tha men.

No, wait...they're comin' tonite! Rite now!!!1!

WHERE'S THE DYNAMITE?

10 Kragar  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:43:50pm

re: #7 Bubblehead II

What the hell is that song that has a guy with a flat tire (or something) that goes into a bar and ends up escaping because he accuses someone of being a communist.

Help me here Lizards.

Here you go

11 Fozzie Bear  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:44:54pm

"Blacklisted By History"

Because McCarthy was the actual victim, right? Not the people whose lives he ruined in his paranoid frenzy. That poor poor McCarthy. Look what those nasty liberals did to his good name.

///

12 S'latch  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:45:31pm

It is remarkable that a drunken liar could ruin the life of someone who isn't even related. Usually drunken liars ruin only their own lives and their family's.

13 Kragar  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:46:07pm

re: #11 Fozzie Bear

"Blacklisted By History"

JUST LIKE HITLER!!! Oh shit, wait...

14 Only The Lurker Knows  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:47:44pm

re: #10 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

FAIL :-)

No this was a story song. He accused one of the individuals of having a Russian flag hanging in his garage and then beat a hasty retreat as they ganged up on him..

15 darthstar  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:47:52pm

re: #7 Bubblehead II

What the hell is that song that has a guy with a flat tire (or something) that goes into a bar and ends up escaping because he accuses someone of being a communist.

Help me here Lizards.

Uneasy Rider

16 darthstar  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:48:34pm

re: #10 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

Downdinged for rick-rolling.

17 darthstar  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:49:06pm

re: #10 Kragar (Proud to be Kafir)

And updinged because it was funny.

18 ArchangelMichael  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:49:41pm

"The issue at stake is patriotism. You must return to your home world and put an end to the commies. All it takes is a few good men." - Q (STTNG Encounter at Farpoint)

19 Dante41  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:50:04pm

Afternoon, Lizards. I apologize for my extended absence. Anything funny happen in the month I was gone?

21 Gus  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:50:34pm

JOHN GEDDES LAWRENCE AND TYRON GARNER
Petitioners,
v.
STATE OF TEXAS,
Respondent.

In Europe, discrimination against gay people reached a horrific apogee in World War II, when thousands were exterminated in Nazi concentration camps.11 After the war, discrimination against gay men and lesbians took its most virulent American forms. Led by Joseph McCarthy, who grouped homosexuality with communism as a “grave evil to be rooted out
of the federal government,” the U.S. Senate conducted a special investigation into government employment of gay people and “other sex perverts.”
In 1953, President Eisenhower terminated all gay people from federal employment, and the FBI sought to enforce the order by gathering data on local arrests for gay-related charges and membership in gay and lesbian civil rights organizations. Gay aliens were excluded from admission into the United States as psychopaths or sexual deviants

ADL Marks 90 Years Of Action and Advocacy

“The 1950s

In the post-World War II era the “communist scare” led to witch hunting epitomized by Sen. Joseph McCarthy and his hearings before the House Un-American Activities Committee. ““During the 1950s a new, sinister brand of anti-Semitism emerged, introduced by Sen. McCarthy’s implication that Jews were communists and therefore disloyal to America,” said Mr.Tobias.

22 Only The Lurker Knows  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:50:54pm

re: #15 darthstar

Uneasy Rider


[Video]

BING. BING BING.

We have a winner here folks. Thanks Darth.

23 Cato the Elder  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:51:24pm

Talkin' John Birch Society Blues, by Bob Dylan.

Couldn't find an original, but this guy does a decent cover.

24 Achilles Tang  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:52:12pm

For what it's worth, McCarthy was a drunk who died of liver failure, although some say syphilis.

25 Fozzie Bear  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:54:43pm
26 AK-47%  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:55:44pm

"The whole government ws bad". That is the meme, that is what Glenn and his Tea party cohorts want to get across: it is our Patriotic Duty (TM) to topple this Evil Government (TM) using whatever means necessary.

But heck, if Russia can rehabilitate Stalin and Dzerzhinski, then why should we not be rehabilitating McCarthy?

27 Mich-again  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 12:55:58pm

Funny how the same conservatives who decry "guilt by association" tactics when they are used against them are so adoring of Joe McCarthy. Nice to see that principles are so important to them.

28 Dante41  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 1:00:37pm

OT:

It appears that McCain is going to try to get back in with the Fox News crowd, because he just introduced a bill to kill the Jones Act.

29 darthstar  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 1:04:17pm

re: #28 Dante41

OT:

It appears that McCain is going to try to get back in with the Fox News crowd, because he just introduced a bill to kill the Jones Act.

McCain is desperate for approval these days. He's got a tight primary against JD Hayward to worry about.

30 Dante41  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 1:06:29pm

re: #29 darthstar

McCain is desperate for approval these days. He's got a tight primary against JD Hayward to worry about.

Oh, no doubt. But to sacrifice American mariners for political points? I thought the man had some dignity left.

31 darthstar  Fri, Jun 25, 2010 1:29:40pm

re: #30 Dante41

Oh, no doubt. But to sacrifice American mariners for political points? I thought the man had some dignity left.

He gave up his dignity in 2000 when he embraced Bush after the South Carolina crap he and Rove pulled on McCain.


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