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Posted at 11:13 PM ET, 11/17/2010

Mulligans: Meg Whitman pays the help, Glenn Beck Babels

By Dana Milbank

Make that $140,005,500.

Meg Whitman spent some $140 million on her unsuccessful campaign to be California's governor. Now she has to cough up another $5,500 as part of an agreement with Nicky Diaz Santillan, the illegal immigrant who worked for nine years as Whitman's housekeeper.


Last week, Glenn Beck used a penumbra of anti-Semitic clichés in his attack on Jewish financier George Soros, a Holocaust survivor. This week, he brought on his Fox News show Daniel Lapin, the rabbi who had offered to produce fake documents to help Jack Abramoff get into the Cosmos Club.

Lapin's bombshell: That the European Parliament building looks, if you squint and use your imagination, like 16th century Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel's Tower of Babel. "This is amazing," Beck said.

By Dana Milbank  | November 17, 2010; 11:13 PM ET
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"Glenn Beck used a penumbra of anti-Semitic clichés in his attack on Jewish financier George Soros, a Holocaust survivor"

Glenn Beck is anything nut anti-semitic, in fact, if you watched his program the night this episode aired (as i did) he even guessed that there would be an attempt by some (not to be named) to call him this. Watch the episode, he doe not attack Soros for being a Jew, he attacks him for his questionable actions/motives.

Here is part 1 of the program that aired that night. Parts 2 and 3 can be found to the right of the video. Pictures of both structures can be found in his program so you can decide for yourself. I myself did find it amazingly mindblowing.

"That the European Parliament building looks, if you squint and use your imagination, like 16th century Flemish painter Pieter Bruegel's Tower of Babel."

You do not have to squint your eyes to see this resemblance at all. In fact it is almost creepy in nature to see how similar the two structures are. No squinting needed, just common sense.

I respectfully disagree with this article, and I encourage those who read this article to educate yourself on not just this issue, but all of the issues that Glenn Beck addresses. I find him to be informative, witty, and truthful. Perhaps you will too.

Maybe the author of this article would be kind enough to post pictures of both structures up side by side so that readers could decide for themselves?

Posted by: totokiba1616 | November 18, 2010 3:13 AM | Report abuse

p.s. here is the other episode where Glenn Beck further discusses George Soros.

~God Bless

Posted by: totokiba1616 | November 18, 2010 3:26 AM | Report abuse

I just put in Abramoff into ?

Wow- check out HIS connections.

All the way to Bush

IIRC - he was just convicted.

Posted by: HRPuffinstuff | November 18, 2010 5:10 AM | Report abuse

In looking into the Abramoff connections...

It's a wonder what Bob Ney was doing teaching English classes in Iran.

Sometimes you can say something without actually having to say it - thus not outing anyone,

Posted by: HRPuffinstuff | November 18, 2010 6:08 AM | Report abuse

It is proof that we live in a socialist country when Meg Whitman is forced by the government to transfer $5,500 of her hardly earned wealth to a poor person who earned it the hard way.
I don’t see any problem with the Europeans building the Tower of Babel, as long as they stop before they reach heaven. And what would God do anyway… make us all speak Esperanto?

Besides, they said they’re actually building the Roman Coliseum, or what Beck calls, “The place where Christians were fed to lions”. -- Beck’s next show: “Where are all the European lions?”
And I take umbrage at your description of Beck’s “penumbra” of anti-Semitic clichés. Beck’s alleged anti-Semitism would be more of an “umbra”, since he limits his attacks to one particular Semite named Soros.

More precisely, Beck is an anti-anti-Semite, since he says that Semite Soros is the anti-Semite, just like Obama is the racist and American Muslims are anti-America.

Normally, Beck’s anti-anti-Semitism would make him a pro-Semite (using standard multiplication signage rules). But Semite Soros is actually NOT anti-himself or any other Semite (see link below). So Beck is really an anti-not-anti-Semite, which evaluates to an ANTI_SEMITE.

If all this is too confusing, just read this:

Posted by: divtune | November 18, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

I couldn’t help but notice that the first commenter here, attempting to defend Glen Beck against anti-Semitic charges, messed up and actually typed:

“Glenn Beck is anything nut anti-semitic…”

I realize that it’s all too easy to hit the wrong key, type words out of order, forget the shift-key, or even type the wrong word. I am far to left of the leftistist lefty, but even I have referred to the left-handed son of Allah as “Obuma”.

After reviewing the typographical errors of the non-partisan Dr. Sigmund Freud, I was able to divine what you meant to type:

“Glenn Beck is an anti-Semitic nut…”

Posted by: divtune | November 19, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

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