Maddow Hits Beck For Bringing On Conspiracy Theorist Joel Richardson To Weigh In On Wisconsin Protests
Rachel Maddow took a shot at Glenn Beck on her show this Friday for bringing in this whack-job as some kind of "expert" to weigh in on the protests in Wisconsin and how it connects to the protests in Egypt.
MADDOW: The man who wrote what Obama and the Antichrist have in common, the author of that is now being booked by Fox News as an expert to explain to their viewers what is happening in Wisconsin and how it connects to Egypt; because the Muslim Brotherhood is organizing the Madison protests in order to turn Wisconsin into part of the Caliphate, so labor unions will destroy Israel, so you should store food and buy gold, or something. Honestly after a full week of broadcasts on their hour that is hosted by Glenn Beck; after a full week of coverage of the Egypt protests in which Mr. Beck explained to the viewers of Fox News that protests in Egypt meant that China was going to take over New Zealand and we should all start storing food because of the conspiracy to turn America into an Islamic state; after Fox News explained to its viewers for a solid week that that's how they should understand what was happening in Egypt, now... now, especially if you do not watch Fox News, just so you're inoculated as to what you are likely to hear the next time a fervent Fox News viewer tells you what's going on in Wisconsin, now it is important to know what it is that Fox News is telling its viewers about how to understand the protests in Wisconsin.
Because what Fox News is telling their viewers involves the Anti-Christ.
Cut to Glenn Beck's madness from this week. Media Matters has much more on Joel Richardson that Rachel told us about here.
Author Joel Richardson has a long history of antagonism toward Islam, having written in his book The Islamic Antichrist that Islam will be the "primary vehicle" "used by Satan to fulfill the prophecies of the Bible." He has also agreed with the Florida pastor who planned to burn Qurans that "Islam is of the devil" and written a column headlined "What Obama and the Antichrist have in common."
Beck's Media Empire Increasingly Promoting Richardson
Richardson Pens Articles For Beck Website, Appears In Beck-Produced Video. In addition to his scheduled appearance on the February 17 Glenn Beck -- where, according to a WorldNetDaily report, he was to discuss "Islam's Mahdi, the Antichrist, the Middle East and Bible prophecy" -- Richardson has also benefited from promotion by other segments of Beck's media empire:
- In the past two weeks, Beck's website The Blaze has published columns by Richardson on the "History of the Caliphate" [TheBlaze.com, 2/6/11] and "The Emerging Leftist-Islamist Revolutionary Alliance." [TheBlaze.com, 2/8/11]
- Richardson appears in Rumors of War, a video released January 24 about "the true threat level a nuclear Iran poses to the United States and the Israel." It was produced by Beck's company Mercury Radio Arts and is available only to Insider Extreme subscribers on Beck's website.
Richardson Has Praised Beck's Attacks On Social Justice. Richardson wrote in a post on his blog: "I am truly grateful to TV and radio host Glenn Beck for highlighting the Marxist foundations of the 'social justice' movement. There is a vast difference between 'social justice' and genuine Biblical justice. Christians that swallow this poison pill are quickly transformed into little socialists for Jesus." [Joel's Trumpet, 7/8/10]
Richardson In 2009: "Beck Needs To Have Me On Sometime." Richardson wrote in a 2009 blog post: "Beck needs to have me on sometime. He gets a lot of his info wrong. Ayatollah Khomeini never banned 'Twelvers', as he himself was one. He banned the Hojjatieh of which Ahmadinejad is arguably a member of and which Mesbah Yazdi below is as well." [Joel's Trumpet, 10/1/09]
Much more there so go read the rest. And thank you to Rachel Maddow or more likely her staff and Media Matters for watching Beck's over the top rants when I don't have the stomach for it. I can't take more than a few minutes of him.