FAIR has a little problem with Glenn Beck. Hell, anyone with an IQ higher than two digits SHOULD have a problem with Glenn Beck:
The New York Times (12/4/06), profiling new CNN Headline News host Glenn Beck, called him "brash" and "opinionated," with an "unfiltered approach." The conservative talk-radio host-turned-cable news announcer, the paper reported, "take[s] credit for saying what others are feeling but are afraid to say."
The Times mentioned one of the things Beck has said recently, to newly elected U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), a Muslim: "Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies." But as press critic Eric Alterman pointed out (Altercation, 12/4/06), as offensive as that question is, it doesn't begin to suggest the poisonousness of Beck's rhetoric about Muslims.
I have to admit, I never watch Glenn Beck--he seems to be unapologetically and purposefully uninformed for my taste. But I had no idea the depths of his bigotry against Muslims. It's sickening to think that CNN gives this idiot an international platform to spout this kind of hate.