Monday, Oct 5th, 2009
Glenn Beck, the Fox News commentator, was forced to withdraw an endorsement for the British rock band Muse after they complained that he misrepresented their political beliefs.
Beck, an outspoken conservative known for his caustic attacks on Barack Obama, praised a song on the band’s new album The Resistance for warning against the dangers of “one world government”.
Describing their music as “absolutely fantastic”, Beck implied that the band members shared his concern about the centralisation of power by liberal politicians.
He repeatedly compared the lyrics of United States of Eurasia to George Orwell’s anti-totalitarian novel 1984, in which the world is divided into three superstates including Eurasia.
“These guys are brilliant, they know the time that we live in. They are libertarians from England,” he said on his nationally syndicated talk radio show, The Glenn Beck Program.
This article was posted: Monday, October 5, 2009 at 3:44 am