Glenn Beck Claims That Fox News Is Chock Full of Liberals

On his radio show today Glenn Beck and co-host Pat Gray made what could perhaps be labeled as their most fantastic claim yet. They claimed that Fox News is crawling with liberals, “How many liberals does Fox have on the network? Many. Not just guests either, there are some who actually host programs.”

Here is the audio from Media Matters:

Beck co-host Pat Gray claimed that Fox News is full of liberals, “How many liberals does Fox have on the network? Many. Not just guests either, there are some who actually host programs. I mean yes. Can you think of any? I mean they come immediately, they spring immediately to mind. This idea, this notion that I have clearly stated in the past that there are no dissenting points of view on Fox, it’s ridiculous. It’s unbelievable. Beck chimed in with, ” Well it doesn’t matter, because look, once they start going down this trail, they’re done.”

What I found most interesting is that Gray used the same argument to defend Fox News that racists use to defend their hiring practices. Compare, Gray’s statement, “How many liberals does Fox have on the network? Many. Not just guests either, there are some who actually host programs,” to, “Sure we have lots of black people who work for us. In fact, some of them are even managers.”

Wow, who knew that Fox News was just crawling with liberals? I love their liberal shows like….hmmmm, you know, and then there is that other…..wait a minute, there are no liberal shows on Fox News. I guess Beck and company were trying to sell Shep Smith as one of the many liberal hosts on Fox, but I don’t view Shep as liberal. Smith is more like a lonely sane conservative island surrounded by a sea of right wing crazy.

I know that Beck and Gray think that their audience is stupid, and if their audience is a little light in the gray matter their condition can be attributed to spending their days listening to Glenn and Pat, but this claim should be an insult even to the intellectual black hole known as Glenn Beck fans.

The very reason that Fox News is so profitable is because it caters to the audience of the closed-minded. The typical FNC viewer does not want to watch a liberal host or guests. If this was what they wanted, they wouldn’t be watching Fox. (To some degree MSNBC follows the same model, but at least some of their hosts like Rachel Maddow and O’Donnell try to give a fair hearing to the opposing point of view. I won’t even venture to include Fox News/Bill O’Reilly styled Keith Olbermann in this discussion). It is a joke that Beck and Gray would even try to sell FNC as a home for dissenting points of view.

The problem with much of cable news is that there is too little discussion from differing points of view, but at least MSNBC is honest about what it is, while Glenn Beck continues to treat his audience like paste eating three year olds, who he continually urges to take their allowance money and buy his latest endorsed trinket, scam, or book.

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13 Replies to “Glenn Beck Claims That Fox News Is Chock Full of Liberals”

  1. I try not to use the kind of language necessary to properly refudiate a lie like this one. Thanks for providing my laugh of the day, Jason! (it IS a joke, right? – I mean, these Republicans don’t really intend for us to take them seriously, do they?)

  2. As usual, great read.

    “…Glenn Beck continues to treat his audience like paste eating three year olds, who he continually urges to take their allowance money and buy his latest endorsed trinket, scam, or book.”

    And the 3 year olds keep thinking they are the ones in control. Look, they can tie their shoes all by themselves…

  3. “At least MSNBC is honest about what it is.” Exactly. It’s not like we wouldn’t find Fox News abhorrent if its bloviators admitted they were skewed to the right of Attila the Hun. But at least we could grant them points for authenticity. Guess they, too, are ashamed of their crazy, greedy, retro opinions. That explains clinging to fictional promo lines like “Fair and Balanced” and “We Report, You Decide.”

    Think the last shred of decency–liberal or otherwise–crawled under Glenn Beck’s blackboard a long time ago.

  4. @ Amy Beth Arkawy,

    I agree with you. I don’t care if Fox News is right wing. I can always choose not to watch, but it is their insistence on distorting and polluting all media with a delusional narrative of false identity that I find to be truly dangerous.

  5. Shhh! It’s part of the secret language of elitists who use the English Language as our first language, saving FOX Bagging as our second language for dark days.

  6. I think that the two of them making that statement is a good thing. It is very much to the Liberals benefit. Imagine if you will, that right now there are several million people running around hitting brick walls with their heads trying to figure out who the liberal hosts are.

  7. These pathetic desperate fools really think we’re all that stupid! beck is getting mighty desperate to lie this rediculously..what am I saying? HE LIES EVERY DAY! AND every day it gets worse!!! Last nite on FOX they said 81% of Americans WANT THE TAX CUTS FOR THE FILTHY RICH ONLY! Not middle class!!! WTF???? they’re listeners listen to this and then vote accordingly thinking everyone is doing it. Thats how FOXLIES works. LIARS LIARS LIARS LIARS and MORE LIES to their constituents. AREN’T ANY GOP CONSTITUENTS BROKE or HOMELESS…STARVING OR JOBLESS YET??? SHEEZE! I can’t believe this. SUch plans the conservatives have. CONSERVATIVE PLANS WITH YOURMONEY only ..the rich get to keep on spending WHILE THIS COUNTRY FALL APART! Go figure!

  8. Thank you for the article. It actually gives me hope that Beck might just go too far and disintegrate, seeing liberals and progressives under every rock. I watch him on TV because I think he is dangerous, as I said before. Now he has that new mix of religion and politics, preaching to his 3 year olds as someone said. But there are a great number of 3 year olds out there.

  9. This left-right or conservative-liberal thing is all relative.
    The further they are on the right, the more people appear to be on the left, and the further some may appear to be.
    How much would Obama have to move to the left to get back to the center?

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