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Glenn Beck Show, 27 Jan. 2011:

Let me show you a cartoon from the `60s. It's a Black Panther cartoon with a caption, "the only good pig is a dead pig." This is a kid shooting a police officer. He believes the things, we don't have that. I can't even say that. I can't show you that today. But it leads the things like this, rallies and supporters, the convicted cop killer, Mumia Abu Jamal, Storm, the Ella Baker Center, Van Jones, all participate in rallies when they are, they're standing up for a guy who kills a cop. I stand by my pledge tonight. The Hutaree Militia that claims to be on the right. That claims to say, we are going to kill cops. And Frances Fox Piven, who claims to be on the left, who says we need riots like that in America are dangerous.

There's (at least) one problem with Beck's assertion here. . .

Ward Churchill, To Disrupt, Discredit and Destroy: The FBI's Secret War Against the Black Panthers:

The coloring book has a rather interesting history. Rendered in the manner of Panther Minister of Culture Emory Douglas, illustrator for The Black Panther and an artist displaying a highly characteristic style, it was created in late 1968 by James Teemer, an aspiring recruit in the Panthers’ Sacramento chapter eager to impress the BPP leadership with his graphic talents. Upon review of a 25 copy pilot edition, the Party’s Central Committee determined that the book’s content was inappropriate for young people. Bobby Seale thereupon instructed that the book not be produced, and that the original proof copies be destroyed.

Nonetheless, a print run of 1,000 copies was quietly ordered and paid for by Larry Clayton Powell, a member of the Los Angeles chapter who’d been promoted to work among the Party’s Oakland-based national cadre. There is no evidence as to how many of these unauthorized publications were distributed to children before the remainder found their way into the hands of the San Francisco police and, thence, the FBI. The mystery of how all this might have happened was dispelled in June 1969 when Larry Powell and his wife, Jean, also a former LA Panther cum national cadre member, appeared before Senator John McClellan’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to testify that the Panthers were an "organized criminal enterprise" along the lines of the Mafia. Both of them, along with another national office staffer, Tommy Jones, were thereupon revealed to have infiltrated the Party in 1967, first as informers for local police, later for the FBI as well (at which point Larry Powell, at least, had begun to function as an outright agent provocateur).

UPI, Jun. 1969:

For reference, here is a 1976 Congressional staff report on the matter of the FBI's repressive activities against the Black Panthers:

The FBI'S Covert Action Program to Destroy the Black Panther Party

What Glenn Beck did here is not surprising in the least. He would have got along very well with J. Edgar Hoover I imagine. it turns out, at least one blogger predicted this would happen:

If Glenn Beck gets his pudgy white hands on this, he’ll go apeshit.

Originally posted to Daisy Cutter on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 05:27 AM PST.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Booga Booga (7+ / 0-)

    Negroes are going to getcha!

    "It's always been a class war, Frodo."

    by bink on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 05:32:35 AM PST

  •  If the only thing they can show is from the 60s.. (6+ / 0-)

    I would rate it as another just really lame Glenn Beck bullshit rrant

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 05:42:18 AM PST

    •  "Liddy: When the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and F (7+ / 0-)

      irearms thugs come to kill your wife and children, to try to disarm you and they open fire on you. When they come at the point of a gun, force and violence, when you're going to defend yourself, use that Gerand [M-1 rifle]. That thing is 30-06, and it'll take 'em right out.

      Caller: And yes, aim for the head.

      Liddy: Absolutely.

      That's from the 1990s. McCain's friend G. Gordon Liddy.

      •  Remember the Colbert Principle. (0+ / 0-)

        Reality has a well-known liberal bias.

        We can't let reality intrude if we're to have a Two Party System. That means that if reality says that conservatives are as violent as they try to depict liberals, we must ignore this reality.

        Greg McKendry, Linda Kraeger, Dr. George Tiller, Steven Johns. Victims of Wingnut violence

        by Judge Moonbox on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 07:52:40 AM PST

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      •  Liddy should know, he's a convicted felon. (1+ / 0-)
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        Its easy to see where he got his ideas and anyone who follows his advice will probably wind up a felon or on death row also. What a wacko.

        another Liddy quote:

        August 26, 1994 - "Now if the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms comes to disarm you and they are bearing arms, resist them with arms. Go for a head shot; they're going to be wearing bulletproof vests." ... "They've got a big target on there, ATF. Don't shoot at that, because they've got a vest on underneath that. Head shots, head shots.... Kill the sons of bitches"

        Happy just to be alive

        by exlrrp on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 08:43:10 AM PST

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    •  beck ratings down by 50%, radio stations (0+ / 0-)

      dropping him in NY and philly....didn't take long for the star to stop dropping out of the sky after his wack ass rally last year.

      the arizona shooting led to palin and beck spending all their time defending their rhetoric. their brand names have tanked.

      witness the GOPranos...rethugs....Paul Wolfowitz: "If they fuck with me or Shaha, I have enough on them to fuck them too."

      by change the Be on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 09:40:06 AM PST

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  •  guilt by false association (6+ / 0-)

    So the coloring book was a product of an agent provacateur, who succeeded in making the Panthers look bad. But then none of the people Beck mentions had any association with the coloring book anyway.

    The message is pretty clear: there is a radical left and they are coming to kill you and take away your way of life. So what then, is the proper response?

    It is really amazing how Beck can continuously engage in this kind of provocation while claiming to against violence.

    The point of course isn't that we should be trying to censor Beck. But why are these people considered to be a serious part of the national conversation? All Beck has done is re-tread old John Birch Society pamphlets. The old JBS had a following but they never had a national platform.

    That is a big change.

    •  Dust off your old VHS copy of "Network" (2+ / 0-)
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      Then it all starts to make sense.

      Of course, that was supposed to be a satire.

      I'm a concert pianist with a double doctorate... AND YOU CAN BE TOO!

      by kenlac on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 06:34:21 AM PST

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    •  God strike me down, (2+ / 0-)
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      for defending Mumia protestors, but I'm pretty sure they want to see him released because they do not believe he killed Officer Faulkner, or if he did, he did not get a fair trial.  Now, it just so happens that Mumia is guilty as hell, and if he didn't get a fair trial it was every bit as much a result of his refusal to cooperate with his attorney in his defense as it was bias by the judge.  And I happen to agree he shouldn't be executed, though that's not a position I hold specific to Mumia.  Still, I'm pretty sure nobody out there thinks it was a good thing that a police officer got shot.

      And what to make of the logical leap:  person 1 is on the left and wants to kill the police.  Person 2 wants to kill the police, therefore person 2 is on the left.  Even if you believe ALL people on the left want to kill the police, it's still illogical -- specifically, the fallacy of affirming the consequent.

      I wish WIlliam F. Buckley, Jr. were alive -- they'd be calling him a RINO elitist.  (Yes on elitist, though -- the cat could play a mean harpsichord.)

      "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

      by Loge on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 07:28:02 AM PST

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      •  As a supporter of MOVE and Mumia (0+ / 0-)

        I would only ask that you look at the facts of his case before you say things like "result of his refusal to cooperate with his attorney in his defense as it was bias by the judge." when it is a fact that the judge said he wanted to "kill that nigger."

        "Sad songs are nature's onions."-Mr. Show

        by cedar park on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 09:41:04 AM PST

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        •  I became interested in the case, (0+ / 0-)

          because I'm from the Philadelphia area and interested in anti-death penalty cases.  But the more I read about the matter, from sources who weren't trying to score one point or another, the more I became convinced of his guilt.  (I can think of no credible alternative explanation for the bullets matching Mumia's gun, and whatever other issues there may have been with the witnesses, they're not unique to those who see shootings at 4 in the morning.)  The declaration to which you refer came years after the alleged incident, was uncorroborated, and was never tested in court.  (It may be a "fact," in the sense of having actually happened, but neither you nor I know.)  But the best chance Judge Sabo gave of an acquittal was to reverse his decision letting Mumia act as his own lawyer.  Maybe he was just protecting what he thought the eventual verdict would be from appeals, but you tip your own bias.  Does the information seem credible to you because you like the conclusions that follow from it, or does the allegation seem credible beforehand (despite being total hearsay) and therefore you develop a strong view of Mumia's factual innocence?  As long as there are people on American death rows with stronger claims of factual innocence than Mumia, and support for whom doesn't require indulging in Radical Chic, focus on his case as an anti-death penalty strategy is straight-up counterproductive.  In terms of MOVE, they were basically a cult.  I find it hard to reconcile the gigantic piles of shit as a rejection of technology with arming themselves to the teeth.

          I resent the implication, though, that lack of support for Mumia's innocence claims reflects unfamiliarity with the facts.  

          "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

          by Loge on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 05:04:12 PM PST

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  •  For those who don't know (3+ / 0-)
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    much about Emory Douglass and his art work

    Here is his book:

    And links to Museum exhibition:

    "If you're in a coalition and you're comfortable, you know it's not a broad enough coalition" Bernice Johnson Reagon

    by Denise Oliver Velez on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 06:22:28 AM PST

  •  Let me show you a picture from the `60s (5+ / 0-)

    It's Glenn Beck in diapers. He hasn't really grown up much since then.

    I'm a concert pianist with a double doctorate... AND YOU CAN BE TOO!

    by kenlac on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 06:27:55 AM PST

  •  As they say on Fark... (1+ / 0-)
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    [Gl*nn B*ck] would have got along very well with J. Edgar Hoover I imagine.

    As they say on Fark:  

    Quidquid id est, timeo Republicanos et securitatem ferentes.

    by Sura 109 on Sat Jan 29, 2011 at 08:53:24 AM PST

  •  Well I guess that settles it. (0+ / 0-)

    Glen Beck works for the FBI.

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