Just one good example.
You can go here and watch the full video that Beck took the clip from and selectively edited.BECK: I want you to know and remember this: In the last three episodes, I'm not making claims, I'm not asking questions, I'm not telling you statements of fact. What I'm telling you is, watch George Soros in his own words. Where is the country headed? George Soros.
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QUESTIONER: The question is what whether we need and whether Mr. Soros and his foundations can help to bring more foreign influence in the United States instead of relying on what is essentially a balance between Democrats and conservative Republicans.
SOROS: I think you put your finger on a very important flaw in the current world order, and that is that only Americans have a vote in Congress. And yet, it is the United States that basically determines policy for the world. That is a flaw in the current setup.
[end video clip]
BECK: It's a problem for him that people in China or France don't get to vote, find out who sits in Congress. Is it for you? You need to make a choice. Mr. Soros has made his choice. I have made mine. Tonight you decide.
U.S. Foreign Policy - C-SPAN Video Library
First, in context you can see that Soros was specifically talking about out foreign policy and Iraq and Afghanistan. Something that Beck completely left out.There you go. Argue this case if you really want anyone to take him as any more than a circus clown.QUESTIONER: My name is Lee Retiener, and sir, it seems to me four options have arisen today, only one of which is new and hasn't been spoken of yet. Your option of creating a new community of democracies, which in a sense is pronouncing the U.N. a little bit dead [...] The second is improving the United Nations. Its failures -- I don't mean in the Security Council but over the past 20 years and through the dominance of the Group of 77 and the new world economic order -- gave Wolfowitz the right, the power, and the philosophical justification, and those like him, to do what he has now done. That's part of the answer to the question that was asked earlier. So improving the United Nations, which is a long-sought-after goal, is one to which great effort would have to be given. But there's another way, which would be entirely unconstitutional, but I advance it not for the sake of humor, but only to help thought -- which is to create a third branch of Congress for foreign governments only. Proportionate representation in the United States Congress so that the Chinese can legitimately give money, so that Israel can give us money --
The question is whether we need and whether Mr. Soros and his foundations can help to bring more foreign influence into the United States instead of relying on what is essentially a balance between Democrats and conservative Republicans, which hasn't worked and is not about to start working.
SOROS: Look, I think -- I think you put your finger on a very important flaw in the current world order, and that is that only Americans have a vote in Congress. And yet, it is the United States that basically determines policy for the world. That is a flaw in the current setup. I don't think you can correct it by giving the Chinese government a vote in Congress. But it is a flaw, and I think this is where American leadership is needed, to take into account and respect the interests of others as well, in order to retain the dominant position we currently enjoy.
He presents a selectively edited clip, left out all context, claimed that "it's a problem for him (Soros) that people in china and France don't get a vote" in congress, and in the very next part of the clip that he left out Soros explains that that isn't something we should do.
Are there any questions? Is there really any way that anybody can spin this into anything more than either Glenn Beck carelessly cutting and pasting clips like an idiot cause he knows his followers would never dare back check him or Glenn Beck just flat out lied.
This isn't some outside source, some liberal media watchdog, these are Glenn Becks actual words and the actual video that he showed. Please try to defend him on this one.
Last edited by roughdraft274; 11-12-10 at 12:27 PM.