21 Sep 2009

Glenn Greenwald 1, Bob Murphy 0

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Dang, GG put the smackdown on me in the comments of this post.

[Bob Murphy wrote:] “I am going to go out on a limb and say that Glenn Greenwald has listened to Beck’s radio program about as much as I listened to Al Franken’s.”

[Glenn Greenwald answered:] This is false. Over the past 6 months, I’ve watched Glenn Beck’s show more than any other political talk show by far. That’s true for numerous reasons, including the fact that I purposely expose myself to outlets with other views and don’t make comments about things unless I’m certain I know what I’m talking about.

As for Beck’s alleged small-government and anti-corporate sentiments, he was FOR the Wall St. bailout and argued it should be larger — was FOR the Patriot Act and virtually every other policy of empire-building and civil-liberties infringement during the Bush era.

And here’s the video GG linked to. It’s pretty brutal.

I knew Beck had supported the war and Patriot Act, but I didn’t realize he had championed the TARP at the time. (I only really started listening a lot about 9 months ago, I’d say.) That almost impresses me, that he could be so audacious with such a quick flip-flop.

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