Beck: "Can you imagine ... The New York Times coming out and saying, 'Hey, the ovens aren't so bad,' back in World War II?"
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On the June 28 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio program, Glenn Beck appeared to be comparing The New York Times' decision to disclose a Bush administration program designed to monitor international financial transactions to condoning the genocide committed by the Nazis against Jews during the Holocaust. Stating that the Times is "fighting for the same thing that Al Qaeda wants," Beck added: "[C]an you imagine The New York Times coming out and saying, 'Hey, the ovens aren't so bad,' back in World War II? Can you imagine that? I don't know; sure, there are some Jews in there, but I bet they might make some good pizzas in there too."
Beck also hosts CNN Headline News' Glenn Beck, a weeknight program that debuted in May.
From the June 28 broadcast of Premiere Radio Networks' The Glenn Beck Program:
BECK: Everybody always thinks if you're in the press, you just -- you have to believe that the government is evil, don't you think? I think that's the first thing in Journalism 101 they teach you -- the government is evil and you must take them down at all costs. Or, how is it that they all have that attitude? That's what I'd like to know. That's, you know -- that's the number-one thing on the declaration of principles that I would like to see The New York Times print. Because, you know, we're always saying, "Aw, they don't understand us." Well, I don't understand them. I don't know who these people are.
How can you be fighting for the same things that Al Qaeda wants, you know? Can you imagine -- can you imagine The New York Times coming out and saying "Hey, the ovens aren't so bad," back in World War II? Can you imagine that? I don't know; sure, there are some Jews in there, but I bet they might make some good pizzas in there too. What are you -- what? The New York Times is just -- I don't get it. I don't understand it. Except that I really truly believe that they believe that we're a bad nation, or at least our government is bad and has always been bad. "You know, we've been passing out those smallpox blankets to Indians."