Conservative David Frum Calls Out Glenn Beck of Fox News for Passing Out Conspiracy Literature to His In-Studio Audience

Conservative David Frum, of New Majority, notes that Glenn Beck (of Fox News) has been promoting ONE WORLD ILLUMINATI conspiracy theories:

The audience for Beck’s Friday night special were each given copies of two books. One of them was Cleon Skousen’s Five Thousand Year Leap. Skousen, who died in 2006, is one of the legendary cranks of the conservative world, a John Bircher, a grand fantasist of theories about secret conspiracies between capitalists and communists to impose a one-world government under the control of David Rockefeller.

There’s always been a market for this junk of course. Once that market was reached via mimeographed newsletters. Now it’s being tapped by Fox News.

Conspiracy theories always flourish during economic downturns. They flourished during the terrible slump of the 1890s (when they captured even so fine a mind as Henry Adams) and again in the 1930s.

Frum might also have noted that much of this literature has a decidedly antisemitic slant to it. It’s not a cabal of rich people that Illuminati conspiratorialists claim to see, but a cabal of Jewish rich people. This is precisely why we need to hope that our economy does not plummet further, for a genuine economic depression would almost certainly breed a powerful authoritarian, fascist, and antisemitic movement within the United States. The very fact that Beck would promote conspiracy material to his studio audience is suggestive of where conservatism could go over the next decade.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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5 Responses to Conservative David Frum Calls Out Glenn Beck of Fox News for Passing Out Conspiracy Literature to His In-Studio Audience

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  2. The Glenn Beck Review says:

    Do you know about the man behind the lists and the books? I have an expose up for the weekend about Cleon Skousen that you might enjoy. Can you handle the truth? Interesting comments have been made by people who saw Skousen speak are there too.

  3. santitafarella says:

    Glenn Beck Review:

    I can handle the truth.

    Can you handle, eh, critical thinking?

    —Santi

  4. Roxie Carey says:

    “…David J. Frum is a Canadian former speechwriter for President George W. Bush, and the author of “Axis of Evil”. Born in Toronto, Canada to Jewish parents, Frum is a strong supporter of Israel and a prominent neoconservative.

    Frum strongly supported John Roberts

    David Frum now speaks on behalf of the American Enterprise Institute along with Frederick Kagan on CNN. Their views are still sympathetic to neo-conservative ideology….”

    Neo-Cons Ideology = Nazi Germany

    Neocon’s father = Leo Strauss = A Nazi who taught at the University of Chicago

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