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    Re: Glenn Beck likens Norwegian dead to Hitler youth

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    Re: Glenn Beck likens Norwegian dead to Hitler youth

    Just wondering what the context was that Beck was talking about...On the surface the remark sounds extremely callous, and remarkably stupid, except to say that in this day and age many things are taken out of context for the purpose of attacking those that disagree with a particular point of view.

    A good example, and one that is within the same sad event, the killer. Much is being made of the killers supposed Christianity when there is little proof that this man is a Christian at all. I wonder how many willing to jump all over Beck for a stupid analogy will also denounce the smearing of an entire religion without the slightest shred of proof or context.

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    Re: Glenn Beck likens Norwegian dead to Hitler youth

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    I used to like Beck a lot. His show, at least in the first year, was often thought-provoking and he did raise many good points. As someone who doesn't stubbornly cling to any fixed ideology, although I seem to find myself more and more to the right of center lately, I found his commentary very interesting and often even agreed with him. But then something happened and his discourse became increasingly reminiscent of the likes of Alex Jones and I seriously started to question both his intelligence and his sanity. He had the advantage at one point and he completely blew it. I barely could stand to watch him for 5 minutes at a time in the end. Never listened to his radio show so I can't comment on that, but if the OP is any indication, he's still competing for most insane pundit of the year.
    If you want intelligent commentary, listen to Neal Boortz... I don't always agree with him, but he is always thought provoking...
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    Re: Glenn Beck likens Norwegian dead to Hitler youth

    Wow. This isn't anywhere near as important as you are all making it. It was a flippant statement about political camps for kids. From his statement, he must believe that ALL political camps for kids are comparable to the Hitler Youth, not just those on the left. He went on to say that he would never send his kids to a Republican camp or anything like it.

    So......I really don't see the big deal. He thinks political camps for kids are creepy. I kinda think so too.


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    Re: Glenn Beck likens Norwegian dead to Hitler youth

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Wow. This isn't anywhere near as important as you are all making it. It was a flippant statement about political camps for kids. From his statement, he must believe that ALL political camps for kids are comparable to the Hitler Youth, not just those on the left. He went on to say that he would never send his kids to a Republican camp or anything like it.

    So......I really don't see the big deal. He thinks political camps for kids are creepy. I kinda think so too.
    I don't recall him comparing the Tea Party camp to Hitler Youth. He said it about Norway because it is a controversial thing to say in light of the tragedy that occurred there. He's a political pot stirrer just like Ann Coulter. He does it for ratings and attention, and he gets it.

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    Re: Glenn Beck likens Norwegian dead to Hitler youth

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Wow. This isn't anywhere near as important as you are all making it. It was a flippant statement about political camps for kids. From his statement, he must believe that ALL political camps for kids are comparable to the Hitler Youth, not just those on the left. He went on to say that he would never send his kids to a Republican camp or anything like it.

    So......I really don't see the big deal. He thinks political camps for kids are creepy. I kinda think so too.
    First off... "kids" is a very relative term. Most of the "kids" were between 17 and 22... hardly "kids" any more.

    On top of that these "kids" went to this camp voluntary during their summer break. When Glenn Beck in his little narrowminded dark mind hears "camps", he thinks of parents sending their kids to summer camp to get rid of the kids during the summer... you know the traditional American "camp"... it is in no way such a situation. No one is forcing anyone to this camp.

    But is sending your children say aged 2 to 15 to some sort of camp creepy? You betcha it is, especially if it is to "learn" something like religion or politics... but the key is here.. "sending"... the parents make the choice, not the children.... something that in most cases did not happen at the camp in Norway

    And let me remind people.. "kids" aged 15 and up are hardly kids any more, especially in Norway (Scandinavia in general).
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    Re: Glenn Beck likens Norwegian dead to Hitler youth

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Wow. This isn't anywhere near as important as you are all making it. It was a flippant statement about political camps for kids. From his statement, he must believe that ALL political camps for kids are comparable to the Hitler Youth, not just those on the left. He went on to say that he would never send his kids to a Republican camp or anything like it.

    So......I really don't see the big deal. He thinks political camps for kids are creepy. I kinda think so too.
    Just stop apologizing for him. It only makes you look bad.

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    Re: Glenn Beck likens Norwegian dead to Hitler youth

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    I don't recall him comparing the Tea Party camp to Hitler Youth. He said it about Norway because it is a controversial thing to say in light of the tragedy that occurred there. He's a political pot stirrer just like Ann Coulter. He does it for ratings and attention, and he gets it.
    The Tea Party camp isn't the one in the news at the moment. Based on what he said, he believes ANY political camp for kids is creepy and comparable to Hitler Youth.

    I think he does stir the pot, absolutely. The ratings and attention are a result of him speaking his mind with no filter. That usually happens when people are incredibly blunt, honest and outspoken.


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    Re: Glenn Beck likens Norwegian dead to Hitler youth

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    Just stop apologizing for him. It only makes you look bad.
    Um, I'm not apologizing for him. I'm simply clarifying what he said since I'm one of the only ones who actually listens to the entire radio show instead of just snippets that media matters wants you to hear.


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    Re: Glenn Beck likens Norwegian dead to Hitler youth

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    The Tea Party camp isn't the one in the news at the moment. Based on what he said, he believes ANY political camp for kids is creepy and comparable to Hitler Youth.
    Of course not, and it would gain him no favor with his viewers. However, the Norway one is in the news and it's especially controversial to compare the camp to Hitler Youth right after they got attacked by a mad man.

    I think he does stir the pot, absolutely. The ratings and attention are a result of him speaking his mind with no filter. That usually happens when people are incredibly blunt, honest and outspoken.
    Nah, not really. You have to be controversial. Controversy sells. It always has. Just ask Howard Stern.

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