Friday, March 12, 2010

Glenn Beck: Villepin Is a Fascist

For Glenn Beck, Europe is headed for extremism of the left or right. Sarkozy (a "center-rightist") is going down, and Villepin, whom Beck sees as the leader of the "extreme right," is headed for power. A curious fantasy. I wonder who concocted it. At the end of the clip, Beck calls upon the legions of Fox viewers to keep an eye on European "fringe groups" like Villepin's, because Fox doesn't have the staff. Good thing Beck's on the job. No passaran!

Europe may have its "fringe groups," but as you can see, in the United States the lunatic fringe is in control of the most popular of our cable news networks.

11 comments:

MYOS said...

Did he confuse Le Pen and Villepin, since both would sound like "le pen" to him?

I'm curious to know whether he did it on purpose to excite anti-French anger, or if he truly believed De Villepin a French fascist.

Mitch Guthman said...

Evidently Fox "News" also lacks a research department.

Unknown said...

MYOS,
I like your hypothesis! Le Pen, Villepin, même phonèmes (ou presque), donc même combat!

CJWilly said...

He did get them mixed up (and so did a huge chunk of the US commentariat). See my post on it a few days ago: http://craigcorner.blogspot.com/2010/03/glenn-beck-denounces-wilders-and-le-pen.html

I responded to an initial story from the anti-Islamophobia site Loonwatch. They noted that Beck was being attacked from the American Right for lumping Wilders and LE PEN under the label "fascism".

http://www.loonwatch.com/2010/03/robert-spencer-and-pamela-geller-to-the-right-of-glenn-beck/

Cartesian said...

If I remember well De Villepin and Bayrou are politically a minimum together, so De Villepin is going on the left normally.

Cartesian said...

P.-S. : going toward the left even if he is staying on the right.

the fly in the web said...

Nothing new in the mentality at work.
When I was at school in the U.K. Harold Wilson's Labour Party won the 1964 General election.
The american girl was late to school the next day.
The family were leaving Britain, she explained, as the Communists had taken over the country.

DavidinParis said...

FOX news---such a "concierge" source of information.

Le Pen, Villepin--all those French names sound the same to us rednecks.

Anonymous said...

I remember reading in the well-regarded Washington Post that Sarko had won over socialist Chirac, so I am not surprised...

Domino

MYOS said...

The French say "veal-pan" but it looks like you'd say it vile -ler-pen.

Cartesian: I think you mean that Villepin will be part of the "opposition" to Sarkozy, even though he belongs to the conservative side. Right?

I have one more question: In how many states will UMP arrive on top? Since it's UMP + "Hunters and Fishermen, Nature and Tradition' + Nouveau Centre + the various little satellites around UMP, the least they can do is arrive on top. And yet I can"t take it for granted based on the polls.

Cartesian said...

For MYOS : It should be that, but Villepin could have chosen to make an arrangement with those more on the right of UMP.