Beck's "shocking" and "disturbing" documentary caps month of suggesting progressives are prone to violence

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In recent weeks Glenn Beck has promoted a documentary special titled "Revolutionary Holocaust" that he says shows "really disturbing and shocking stuff," purportedly to show "the dirty little secret" that progressives helped cause "some of the most horrifying outcomes in history." Beck's documentary comes at the end of a month-long campaign during which he has used violent rhetoric suggesting that progressives pose a physical danger to President Obama and "you."

Beck promotes special that shows "the dirty little secret" that progressives caused "some of the most horrifying outcomes in history"

Beck promises that upcoming "documentary" on the "unseen history of Marxism, progressivism and communism" will show what "progressives don't want you to know." On his Fox News show, Beck has promoted his January 22 special, "Revolutionary Holocaust," stating on January 21: "It is really, really disturbing and shocking stuff on a multiple of levels. Most of America is going to be stunned for what they see tomorrow night, because they're going to see history that they have never even heard of. History that -- I mean, honest to goodness, you will see film footage of things that you didn't even think existed. Why? Well, you haven't seen it because progressives don't want you to know about it." Beck continued:

BECK: It is history that is not being taught in classrooms in America. But tomorrow night, you're going to see it -- the true, unseen history of Marxism, progressivism, and communism. You gonna see what Michael Moore's beloved Cuba really is, at least the way only the people who are lucky enough to live through Castro's regime remember. You're going to see Che. I love this guy. He's not really the happy-go-lucky kid who rode around on his motorcycle like Hollywood tells us he is. His real exploits will make even the more granola hippie lose their Che shirt. We also have footage from the Soviet Union that has been buried in the vaults of the KGB.

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Well, you see, the dirty little secret that communists, Marxists, and progressives don't want you to know is their system has never ever worked.

And not only has it never worked, it has led to some of the most horrifying outcomes in history. You think that guy -- you think that guy was the only one that did it? And you think this guy is from the right? Oh, yeah, really?

Make sure you tune in tomorrow. People wouldn't support Mao and they wouldn't be wearing a Mao hat if they knew they were endorsing somebody who killed tens of millions of people. That's Anita Dunn -- she said, you know, "One of the great philosophers that I think of most is Mao."

She knows who he is, but most Americans don't, because progressives tend to breeze past that little speed bump in history. I told you back in December that this program is going to change. Tomorrow is the first real step in that direction.

You see, progressives knew 100 years ago you can't win a battle against our Founding Fathers. Progressives had to change the course of history by changing history itself. If you can convince people that killers are cool, and get them to wear a t-shirt, you'll win their hearts and minds.

"Progressive hunter" Beck's violence-laden campaign suggesting that progressives pose a danger to Obama and "you"

Beck: Obama "is in danger from the left" because he "has surrounded himself with extraordinarily dangerous people." During an interview with Sarah Palin on his radio show, Beck claimed that he makes "a pretty good compelling case" that President Obama "is in danger from the left because the left is the only one with a real history of violence." Beck further stated that Obama "has surrounded himself with extraordinarily dangerous people that actually do believe that power comes from the barrel of a gun." [Premiere Radio Networks' The Glenn Beck Program, 1/21/2010]

Beck suggests Obama in danger from his advisers: "Dear God, protect our president." Discussing former White House adviser Van Jones, Beck asked, "Do you think it's safe to have an individual like that around the president of the United States? Are you comfortable with that?" Beck concluded: "Please pray for our Secret Service, make sure that they do their job. Dear God, protect our president." [Fox News' Glenn Beck, 1/21/2010]

Beck: Progressive civil war "could become dangerous": "Let me show you why the president is in danger." Beck stated of Sen.-elect Scott Brown's victory in the Massachusetts special election: "[It's] going to trigger a revolution or a civil war in the Democratic Party. It's progressives versus Democrats. It's blue versus gray. And this is a war that I think could become dangerous -- hopefully not." Beck further asserted that "the republic is in danger" and stated that "the president is in danger" from "revolutionaries" such as former White House communications director Anita Dunn and SEIU president Andy Stern. [Fox News' Glenn Beck, 1/20/2010]

Beck: "Pray that the Secret Service care for" Obama. After stating that he "hope[s] to God that we never ever have to have an actual battle," Beck discussed a "verbal battle" between "the progressive, uber-revolutionary left" and "those who believe in the republic," and commented, "Watch the uber-left. Pray that Obama moves to the center. If he does, pray that the Secret Service care for that man." [Premiere Radio Networks' The Glenn Beck Program, 1/20/2010]

Beck's website: "Progressives want you dead." On his website, Beck posted the headline: "Not 'useful'? Progressives want you dead"

Beck: Progressives "started a hundred-year time bomb, they planted it in the early 1900s." Purporting to discuss the history of progressivism, Beck claimed: "I saw their influence. I saw what they set up. They started a hundred-year time bomb, they planted it in the early 1900s." [Fox News' Glenn Beck, 1/7/2010]

Beck: "To the day I die, I am going to be a progressive hunter." Telling his audience that they "are going to learn so much on Friday," Beck compared himself to "Israeli Nazi hunters" and commented "I'm going to find these big progressives and to the day I die I'm going to be a progressive hunter." [Premiere Radio Networks' The Glenn Beck Program, 1/20/2010]

Beck: Progressives "are sucking the blood out of the republic" and are "gonna start getting more and more violent." On his Fox News show, Beck stated that "the progressive movement is sucking the blood out of the republic" and that their "playbook" is to "lie, cheat, steal." On his radio show, Beck warned that progressive "vampires" have a "taste of blood" and are "gonna start getting more and more violent."

Beck: "Grab a torch." Asserting that politicians are addicted to spending, Beck stated: "When do we ever run those who are bankrupting our country and literally stealing our children's future out of town? Grab a torch." [Fox News' Glenn Beck, 1/6/2010]

Beck has long history of violent rhetoric

Beck compares Fox News to Jews during the Holocaust, other news organizations to silent bystanders. On his October 13, 2009, radio show, Beck said: "When they're done with Fox, and you decide to speak out on something. The old, 'first they came for the Jews, and I wasn't Jewish.' When you have a question, and you believe that something should be asked, they're a -- totally fine with you right now; they have no problem with you. When they're done with Fox and talk radio, do you really think they're going to leave you alone if you want to ask a tough question? Do you really think that a man who has never had to stand against tough questions and has as much power as he does -- do you really believe after he takes out the number one news network, do you really think that this man is then not going to turn on you? That you and your little organization is going to cause him any hesitation at all not to take you out?"

Beck: "Just pray for protection, please." On his radio show, Beck told his listeners he is "fighting for you and ... your children" and asked them to "pray" for "safety" and "protection." [Premiere Radio Networks' The Glenn Beck Program, 9/8/2009]

Beck: "I fear a Reichstag moment, a -- God forbid -- another 9-11, something that will turn this machine on." During an interview with Newsmax.com in which he discussed opposition to Obama's Federal Communication Commission policies, Beck said: "I fear an event. I fear a Reichstag moment, a -- God forbid -- another 9-11, something that will turn this machine on, and power will be seized and voices will be silenced. God help us all.''

Beck: "[Y]ou will have to shoot me in the forehead before you take away my gun" and "before I acquiesce and be silent." Beck warned "ACORN, GE, Obama, SEIU" were "awakening a sleeping giant, and I have nothing to do with it," adding:

BECK: America is waking up. You know the American Revolution took place with 12 percent of the population? Twelve. Are you telling me there is not 30 percent of this population that you will have to shoot me in the forehead before I let somebody into my house to tell me how to raise my children; you will have to shoot me in the forehead before you take away my gun; you will have to shoot me in the forehead before I acquiesce and be silent. [The Glenn Beck Program, 7/31/2009]

Beck: "This game is for keeps"; "[Y]ou can shoot me in the head ... but there will be 10 others that line up." Asking his audience to "pray for protection," Beck claimed that "the most powerful people on the planet on the left" were "not going to go away easy" because "[t]his game is for keeps. This is who controls the United States of America and its destiny." He went on to state, "Just pray for protection, please." Beck subsequently stated:

BECK: You can try to put the lid on this group of people, but you will never silence us. You will never -- you can shoot me in the head, you can shoot the next guy in the head, but there will be 10 others that line up. And it may not happen today, it may not happen next week, but freedom will be restored in this land. Period. And no matter what you want to call it, it is a totalitarian state that you're headed towards. [The Glenn Beck Program, 9/8/2009]

Beck pours gasoline on "average American," asks, "President Obama, why don't you just set us on fire?" Beck claimed to be imitating Obama while pouring liquid from a gasoline can -- which he later stated was water -- on an "average American." Beck said during his demonstration: "President Obama, why don't you just set us on fire? ... We didn't vote to lose the republic." [Fox News' Glenn Beck, 4/9/2009]

Beck: "There is a coup going on. There is a stealing of America": "God help us in an emergency." Beck stated that "there is a revolution, and they think they can get away with it quietly." Beck further claimed, "At this point, gang, I'm not sure, they may be able to because they are so far ahead of us. They know what they're dealing against; most of America does not yet. Most of America doesn't have a clue as to what's going on. There is a coup going on. There is a stealing of America, and the way it is done, it has been done through the -- the guise of an election, but they lied to us the entire time." He also said, "And they're gonna say, 'we did it democratically,' and they are going to grab power every way they can. And God help us in an emergency." [The Glenn Beck Program, 7/31/2009]

Beck portrays Obama, Democrats as vampires, suggests "driv[ing] a stake through the heart of the bloodsuckers." Beck aired a graphic portraying Obama and Democrats as vampires and said, "The government is full of vampires, and they are trying to suck the lifeblood out of the economy." Beck then suggested "driv[ing] a stake through the heart of the bloodsuckers." [Fox News' Glenn Beck, 3/30/2009]

Network/Outlet
Fox News Channel, Premiere Radio Networks
Person
Glenn Beck
Show/Publication
Glenn Beck Program, Glenn Beck show
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