Skip to comments.Glenn Beck Offends Jews By Depicting Mayor Bloomberg in Nazi-Style Salute
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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I always thought he was more like Mussolini.
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.
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.
If the truth hurts, wear it. Bloomingidiot draws several parallels to facism with his nanny statism.
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.
Idiots. The ADL and ABC should have done their research. It was not a Nazi. It was a Commie.
Wasn’t Hitler part Jewish?
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.
So goes the rumor, nothing in all in his many biographies to prove it though. Non that I have read anyway.
Beck already got that covered!!!
And it makes him look like Stalin, Not Hitler
If Bloomers is going to act like a Nazi, I see nothing wrong with “depicting” him as one. If it walks like a duck...
I for one am offended by the perpetually offended!
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.
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.
A link to the video and the images here:
I think B'nai B'rith is embarrassing itself by deep French-kissing a modern-day Fascist totalitarian like Bloomberg...
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