Posted by: Lisa Pampuch | December 22, 2009

Beck rakes in the, er, honors

Glenn Beck, already named Salon’s “Crazy Person of the Year,” has another dubious honor to accompany it: He’s been named Media Matters’ “Misinformer of the Year.” Here’s just part of why the nonprofit media watchdog group chose Beck:

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.” 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.”

What a shameful record.

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