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.
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I think B'nai B'rith is embarrassing itself by deep French-kissing a modern-day Fascist totalitarian like Bloomberg...
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.
I think we should have an annual “Offend a Liberal” month.
“I know there is a real temptation to compare Bloomberg, give his desire to control our lives, but its 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!
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.
People who want to be offended will about nearly everything.
Pray for America to Wake Up
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.
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?
That’s daily down here in my town.We don’t have many anymore.They all seem to lose their jobs.
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.
yeah the truth always hurts.....Whatever else Nanny Bloomberg is he is most definitely a NAZI
I see nothing to be offended about, either. Good for Beck!
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.
Bloomberg has more potential for evil than all previous despots combined.
Thew ADL is a leftist organization which, like the NAACP, exhibits highly selective outrage.
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
Right accuse Left of being a Nazi, all jews are offended. Truly??
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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.
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.
Lets cut to the chase...
Did Beck or did he not give the Nazi salute ???
If he did then hes an idiot..
Don't hang the messenger, Marvin. I'll get verklempt...
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.
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.
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.