I don't quite know why, although some of this article by Dana Milbank in the Washington Post rang true. And this part did specifically bother me:
...Let's review Beck's history as a civil rights pioneer, a history I've studied while writing a book about Beck.And there was also this portion of the article:
When Beck was a radio host in Connecticut in the 1990s, his station apologized for an on-air skit in which Beck and his partner mocked an Asian American caller and used their version of an Asian accent...
...Beck updated the meaning of the civil rights movement so that it is no longer about black people; it is about protecting anti-tax conservatives from liberals. Civil rights leaders, he said, "purposely distorted Martin Luther King's ideas." Over the past century, Beck reasons, "no man has been free, because we've been progressive." To his followers, he says: "We are the people of the civil rights movement."...Please read the entire essay.
Yes, yes, I know. It's the WaPo, and Dana Milbank has an axe to grind, in part because he has a book coming out in October: Tears of a Clown: Glenn Beck and the Tea Bagging of America.
I'm getting concerned that we're going to find out that Glenn Beck has feet of clay.
Am I way off base with my concerns about Glenn Beck? I want to trust him. And I certainly know that he's done excellent work. And the rally he led on August 28 was wonderful in so many ways.
Maybe I'm worrying over nothing. I hope so!