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Glenn Beck Offends Jews By Depicting Mayor Bloomberg in Nazi-Style Salute
abcnews.go.com ^ | May 7, 2013 | SHUSHANNAH WALSHE

Posted on 05/07/2013 9:07:02 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Glenn Beck roused the National Rifle Association's annual convention this weekend with his attacks on New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, but he also aroused criticism by a major Jewish group for depicting the mayor giving what appears to be a a Nazi salute.

The head of the Anti-Defamation League called Becks' comments "deeply offensive on so many levels," and B'nai B'rith called for Beck to apologize.

"Glenn Beck, the keynote speaker at the NRA's annual convention, trivializes the Holocaust when he compares New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Adolf Hitler," B'nai B'rith told ABC News.

"The casual use of Nazi imagery or words serves to undermine the atrocities of the Holocaust. Glenn Beck should apologize," the organization said.

Beck could not be reached for comment Monday night, but after ABC News' story was published today a source close to Beck said that the logo "was a joke based on a famous photo of [Russian communist Vladimir] Lenin" and was not a reference to Nazis. The photo shows Lenin in a similar pose.

On his radio show today, Beck said he wants an apology. "I would like to call for an apology now by the mainstream media, particularly ABC News, for smearing my name and saying that I am making Bloomberg look like a Nazi," he said.

Bloomberg, who has spearheaded a new effort to have wider background checks for people buying guns, was a popular target for NRA speakers this week, seemingly displacing President Obama as the group's newest bogeyman.

At his nearly two-hour keynote address Saturday night Beck chastised Bloomberg for his campaigns to limit the size of sugary drinks, salt intake, curb tobacco displays and gun control.

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KEYWORDS: antidefamationleague; beck; bloomberg; glennbeck; lenin; nazi; nra
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1 posted on 05/07/2013 9:07:02 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I always thought he was more like Mussolini.


2 posted on 05/07/2013 9:09:47 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I know there is a real temptation to compare Bloomberg, give his desire to control our lives, but it’s still not a good idea.


3 posted on 05/07/2013 9:10:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

American self loathing, king hussein voting Jews speak up. But as far as Israel, they don’t much care. Some people never learn or see who is trying to control every aspect of their lives. Much like a ..............dictator.


4 posted on 05/07/2013 9:16:02 PM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If the truth hurts, wear it. Bloomingidiot draws several parallels to facism with his nanny statism.


5 posted on 05/07/2013 9:17:52 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SoldierDad

Touchy bunch, they. The Nazi party after all, didn’t start out with an agenda to shoot and gas and burn millions of Jews, and in fact were sailing along rather well until they got into their Jew extermination campaign. That ticked off the Almighty to the breaking point.


6 posted on 05/07/2013 9:20:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Idiots. The ADL and ABC should have done their research. It was not a Nazi. It was a Commie.


7 posted on 05/07/2013 9:20:21 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Wasn’t Hitler part Jewish?


8 posted on 05/07/2013 9:21:01 PM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: Tailgunner Joe

So what if he did?

Didn’t the Nazis forbid Jews from owning firearms?
Doesn’t Bloomberg want to ban guns?

And the commies weren’t too friendly toward the Jews either.


9 posted on 05/07/2013 9:25:59 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: dragonblustar

So goes the rumor, nothing in all in his many biographies to prove it though. Non that I have read anyway.


10 posted on 05/07/2013 9:26:42 PM PDT by doc1019 (There is absolutely no difference between pro-choice and pro-abortion.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

http://www.mediaite.com/online/glenn-beck-demands-abc-news-apologize-for-reporting-he-depicted-mike-bloomberg-delivering-nazi-salute/

Beck already got that covered!!!

And it makes him look like Stalin, Not Hitler


11 posted on 05/07/2013 9:27:48 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Tailgunner Joe

If Bloomers is going to act like a Nazi, I see nothing wrong with “depicting” him as one. If it walks like a duck...


12 posted on 05/07/2013 9:28:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I for one am offended by the perpetually offended!


13 posted on 05/07/2013 9:29:33 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up" Jeremiah 50:32)
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To: nickcarraway

Why isn’t it a good idea? Because some people that ignore anything said about Jews by the left or Islamists etc, will be faux offended for political points. What isn’t a good idea is playing their game and enforcing their rules.


14 posted on 05/07/2013 9:30:42 PM PDT by JLS
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Did Beck offend “Jews” or liberals? I imagine he did offend liberal Jews, and they deserve it. Maybe they should examine the totalitarians of the 20th century that massacred their relatives/ancestors.


15 posted on 05/07/2013 9:31:51 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: Tailgunner Joe
This morning Beck said it was essentially copied from a Lenin poster and was showing the original on his webcast, but I only had audio. Does anyone have the original?
16 posted on 05/07/2013 9:32:49 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: Luke21
I think of him as Bloombergaparte.


17 posted on 05/07/2013 9:33:41 PM PDT by TigersEye (If babies had guns they wouldn't be aborted)
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To: KarlInOhio

A link to the video and the images here:

http://www.glennbeck.com/2013/05/07/msm-embarrasses-themselves-by-taking-media-matters-talking-points-as-fact-fail/


18 posted on 05/07/2013 9:35:29 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Tailgunner Joe
"Glenn Beck, the keynote speaker at the NRA's annual convention, trivializes the Holocaust when he compares New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Adolf Hitler," B'nai B'rith told ABC News.

I think B'nai B'rith is embarrassing itself by deep French-kissing a modern-day Fascist totalitarian like Bloomberg...

19 posted on 05/07/2013 9:35:56 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Oh, Glen Beck managed to outrage the liberal NY Jewry by criticizing Nanny Bloomberg?


20 posted on 05/07/2013 9:41:05 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: KarlInOhio

21 posted on 05/07/2013 9:41:24 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I’m Jewish, and I’m not offended. Screw Bloomberg. He is a poster boy for liberal fascism.

I’m so sick of liberals being the most offensive creatures on the planet and then crying boo-hoo every time THEY are offended.

Truth hurts.

I think we should have an annual “Offend a Liberal” month.


22 posted on 05/07/2013 9:43:14 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: nickcarraway

“I know there is a real temptation to compare Bloomberg, give his desire to control our lives, but it’s still not a good idea.”

I think it’s a perfectly good idea myself because Bloomberg is what decent Jews call a Capo. Bloomberg would probably have collaborated with the Nazi’s to save his own ass (a la George Soros, alias Gyorgi Schwartz). The decent Jews should kick Bloomberg out of the Tribe, just as the Catholics should excommunicate the likes of Biden and Pelosi, and the Mormons Harry Reid. But not of them will, because of the money and “prestige” these “people” bring to their respective religions. None of these so-called religions are anywhere near being true to their tenets and principles in my view. It’s way past time to call a spade a spade!


23 posted on 05/07/2013 9:50:36 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Tailgunner Joe

B’nai Brith is an anti-Christian organization that looks for opportunities to be “offended.”

The fact is that the comparison is apt. That’s why B’nai Brith hates it so much.


24 posted on 05/07/2013 9:51:57 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

People who want to be offended will about nearly everything.

Pray for America to Wake Up


25 posted on 05/07/2013 9:54:34 PM PDT by bray (Surviving to spite Obama)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Was the salute the arm pointed forward?

When I was doing research through old newspapers, I came across a photograph of school children using that salute. I did a double take because I didn’t expect to see German children in a US paper. Turns out it was US children and that’s the way the US Flag was pledged allegiance to in the good old days. Later it was changed to hand over heart.


26 posted on 05/07/2013 10:04:47 PM PDT by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: nickcarraway

Why Not? Socialist Fascists are the same today as tommorrow, and seventy years ago. They are gathering steam, as I write. What are you afraid of, nickcarraway?


27 posted on 05/07/2013 10:04:53 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They’re communist.Screw’em.


28 posted on 05/07/2013 10:07:49 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Maceman

That’s daily down here in my town.We don’t have many anymore.They all seem to lose their jobs.


29 posted on 05/07/2013 10:10:16 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
It is not accurate to state that the Nazi/Hitler agenda did not start out with a plan to industrially murder the Jews and others but Hitler did state that he wanted to “eradicate” the Jews as a people and their supposed influence on Ayrian culture as early as 1923. Read “Mein Kampf”. He does not have blueprints for Auschwitz at the outset but his plan to “eliminate” the Jews is pretty damn clear. So your point that it “did not start out as” is not entirely accurate. One does not have to spell out the means for evil intentions. The evil is/was already there.
30 posted on 05/07/2013 10:25:37 PM PDT by Netz (Netz)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Never apologize for saying what you meant to say.

If you have hurt someone in a personal way, and you want to give a personal apology because you really do regret what you did, thats different.

But phony pro-forma apologies to the permanently outraged are cowardly and to be avoided at all cost. The permanently outraged aren’t going to be any less outraged tomorrow whatever you say or do; its a pose, as phony as the phony apology they will try to force out of you.

I’m sure Beck doesn’t need me to tell him this. Don’t apologize.


31 posted on 05/07/2013 10:44:15 PM PDT by marron
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To: Tailgunner Joe

yeah the truth always hurts.....Whatever else Nanny Bloomberg is he is most definitely a NAZI


32 posted on 05/07/2013 11:03:17 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Maceman

I see nothing to be offended about, either. Good for Beck!


33 posted on 05/07/2013 11:04:11 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

People don’t know or realize that the founders of communist Russia were Jews the same as the Rothchilds of Europe banking money who contributed to the Russian Bolshevik Jews. We seem to have some of this same bedfellow relationships in the USA’ Don’t bother haranguing me on this as my father was a ‘white’ Russian Jew.


34 posted on 05/07/2013 11:22:52 PM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bloomberg has more potential for evil than all previous despots combined.


35 posted on 05/07/2013 11:23:16 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Thew ADL is a leftist organization which, like the NAACP, exhibits highly selective outrage.


36 posted on 05/08/2013 12:06:53 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How odd.

I would swear Beck covets chosen status and worships Jews in an end times compact sort of way

I think he’s a kook

But right on occasion

I cannot stand his bevy of cackling genx sissies on his radio show

He lost me with his disdain of Dixie and worship of King

Way to old for his Saul of Tarsus moment...I’m suspect


37 posted on 05/08/2013 12:08:29 AM PDT by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Right accuse Left of being a Nazi, all jews are offended. Truly??


38 posted on 05/08/2013 12:13:00 AM PDT by 4rcane
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39 posted on 05/08/2013 1:18:29 AM PDT by ThermoNuclearWarrior (Jeffrey Earnhardt to drive Oath Keepers car at June 1, NASCAR race in Dover - WWW.OATHKEEPERS.ORG)
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To: nickcarraway
Baloney.

Bloomberg, Feinstein, Boxer, Pelosi, 0bama, et al. are cut out of the same diseased cloth as Stalin, Mao and Hitler. They differ in degree, not in kind.

B'nai B'rith can pound sand. They don't "own" Hitler.

40 posted on 05/08/2013 1:32:57 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

When are the ADL and all the other Nazi hunters going to go after George Soros, a real Jewish Nazi who collaborated with the Nazis as they rounded up Jews for the camps?


41 posted on 05/08/2013 1:36:24 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Fresh Wind
When are the ADL and all the other Nazi hunters going to go after George Soros, a real Jewish Nazi who collaborated with the Nazis as they rounded up Jews for the camps?

You just answered your question. That's why people who were in Stalin's NKVD were not hunted down either.

42 posted on 05/08/2013 3:06:34 AM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Lets cut to the chase...

Did Beck or did he not give the Nazi salute ???

If he did then hes an idiot..


43 posted on 05/08/2013 4:08:11 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: ConjunctionJunction
Just more STUPID people, obviously a reference to V.I. Lenin. Thank you for showing the original poster, ConjunctionJunction.
44 posted on 05/08/2013 4:28:32 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe; CodeToad

45 posted on 05/08/2013 4:30:39 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Beck merely pointed out the obvious. It was Bloomberg-steinfarbwitz himself who allied his draconian anti-gun policies with that of Der Führer.

Don't hang the messenger, Marvin. I'll get verklempt...

;-\

46 posted on 05/08/2013 4:43:58 AM PDT by Gargantua (America's first compulsive liar president, Bukkake O'Bunga. Gag on it, Bukkake.)
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To: rktman

America’s Jews get offended pretty easily yet they voted for the idiot we have in the White House who is doing the same things here that Hitler did in Germany.

Putting Government in charge of health care and taking away guns. Making his own laws. Funny they get along so well with Bloomie and Obama.


47 posted on 05/08/2013 4:47:01 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Same old communist tactic....attack the messenger.
48 posted on 05/08/2013 5:29:07 AM PDT by True Grit
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Bloomberg is a fascist loving national socialist. So what if he is Jewsish. There are many Jewish quislings who should know better and never forget where civilian disarmament leads — genocide.


49 posted on 05/08/2013 5:35:52 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I call for the ADL and Bnai Brith to apologize.

Beck has been nothing but a supporter of Israel and these corrupt organizations surely know that.


50 posted on 05/08/2013 5:42:20 AM PDT by sauropod (I will not comply)
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