On 9/12 I Have Only One Thing To Say: Fuck You Glenn Beck

September 12, 2009 at 9:54 am | Posted in American politics | Leave a comment

How’s that for national unity.

James Poniewozik says it without swear words, but the meaning is exactly the same:

Today, you are already aware, is the eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Tomorrow, you may or may not be aware, is the date of Glenn Beck’s 9/12 Project, which the Fox News host will be marking with a live-TV event in Washington, and which he announced in March in an effort to

bring us all back to the place we were on September 12, 2001. The day after America was attacked we were not obsessed with Red States, Blue States, or political parties. We were united as Americans

We were indeed united. As Mr. Poniewozik so eloquently notes:

So since March, what has Glenn Beck been doing to re-establish that sense of nonpartisan national brotherhood? Calling President Obama a racist, declaring that the government was bringing fascism upon us, asking his fans to dig up dirt on political figures he doesn’t like, and predicting civil-war-like uprisings. Because that’s how you bring people together…

…You want to bring back the feeling of national unity and civility, Glenn Beck? You could start by not using this tragedy as your personal political platform.

Exactly. Fuck you Glenn Beck. You don’t own 9/12.


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