Glenn Beck’s historian delivered talks to racist, anti-Semitic Christian Identity groups
According to the Anti-Defamation League, David Barton, a self-described historian promoted by Fox News’ Glenn Beck, has twice spoken to groups affiliated with the racist and anti-Semitic Christian Identity movement. Beck himself has promoted the work and ideas of anti-Semites.
ADL: Barton has twice addressed groups affiliated with Christian Identity movement
ADL: “Barton has delivered his revisionist presentation in the meeting halls of the racist and anti-Semitic extreme right.” In the 1994 book, The Religious Right: The Assault on Tolerance & Pluralism in America, the Anti-Defamation League wrote that Barton “purveys a slick, cut-and-paste revisionist history of the United States and the Constitution.” ADL further stated that Barton spoke at events hosted by the Christian Identity movement, which “asserts that Jews are ‘the synagogue of Satan’; that Blacks and other people of color are subhuman; and that northern European whites and their American descendants are the ‘chosen people’ of scriptural prophesy.”
ADL: Pete Peters “has compiled a substantial record of anti-Jewish sentiment.” The ADL states that Pete Peters, who convened the July 1991 Christian Identity meeting that Barton attended, has “a substantial record of anti-Jewish sentiment”…
Beck has praised and promoted Barton
Beck: Barton “is one of the most important people in America to save America today.” Barton appeared on the June 25 edition of Beck’s Fox News show, during which Beck said:
BECK: We’re back with David Barton, founder and president of WallBuilders. He is a — he is an amazing guy because you can — you know, when I get on and I say, you know, here’s what I think is going on. You can dispute that all you want because that’s my opinion. But when we talk about history and you can produce the documents — and that’s why I really believe David Barton is one of the most important people in America to save America today because he didn’t give you his opinion, but he’ll produce the document to show you the fact. [via Nexis]
Beck himself has promoted the work of racists and anti-Semites
Beck promoted racist anti-Semite Elizabeth Dilling. On the June 4 edition of his radio program, Beck promoted The Red Network by Elizabeth Dilling, which is a book that contains numerous passages espousing anti-Semitism and racism. At various points throughout the book, Dilling attacked “racial inter-mixture” as a communist plot, referred to “un-Christianized” “colored people” as “savages,” called Hinduism and Islam “debasing and degrading,” and blamed Nazi Germany’s anti-Semitism on “revolutionary Russian Jews.” Furthermore, Dilling was a Nazi sympathizer who visited Germany in the late 1930s, attended Nazi party meetings, and praised Adolf Hitler’s leadership. Dilling also spoke at rallies hosted by the leading U.S. Nazi organization, the German-American Bund
Dilling’s history of anti-Semitism includes calling President Eisenhower “Ike the Kike” and labeling President Kennedy’s New Frontier program the “Jew frontier.” British Professors Christopher Partridge and Ron Geaves wrote that Dilling was a “pro-Nazi anti-Semite” who disseminated the anti-Semitic hoax, Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion. Furthermore, Dilling’s work has been promoted by David Duke and the Women for Aryan Unity group.