Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Fox-y CNN Commentator

Apparently CNN is trying to out-obnoxious Fox News. From a Media Matters post:
On the November 14 edition of his CNN Headline News program, Glenn Beck interviewed Rep.-elect Keith Ellison (D-MN), who became the first Muslim ever elected to Congress on November 7, and asked Ellison if he could "have five minutes here where we're just politically incorrect and I play the cards up on the table." After Ellison agreed, Beck said: "I have been nervous about this interview with you, because what I feel like saying is, 'Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies.' " Beck added: "I'm not accusing you of being an enemy, but that's the way I feel, and I think a lot of Americans will feel that way."

As Media Matters for America has noted, Beck previously warned that if "Muslims and Arabs" don't "act now" by "step[ping] to the plate" to condemn terrorism, they "will be looking through a razor wire fence at the West" and declared that "Muslims who have sat on your frickin' hands the whole time" rather than "lining up to shoot the bad Muslims in the head" will face dire consequences.


The Media Matters has a clip of the interview, and it sounds even worse when you hear it said out loud.

Thankfully Beck prefaced his remarks by saying "No offense." Whew. Otherwise, Rep.-elect Ellison might have taken them the wrong way.

Sara in Philly

1 Comments:

Anonymous Alan said...

From The National Jewish Democratic Council:

"Republicans can't beat Keith Ellison on the merits of their policy positions. So instead, they appear to be using his religion as a weapon to question his patriotism. These kind of scare tactics are disgraceful and have no place in mainstream politics."

9:30 PM  

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