I know many folks consider me a bit paranoid when I voice concern regarding rabid right wing neo-Nazi rhetoric that has been legitimized by Faux networks and talk radio. But along with so many Christo-fascist organizations they engage in a form of hate speech that rises to the level of inciting violence. Yet in spite of the police having enough resources to infiltrate and do surveillance on groups of Quaker Vegetarians for Peace as well as groups that provide food to the homeless they can never spare the resources to infiltrate and do surveillance on the neo-Nazis and those right wingers whose speech comes perilously close to inciting lynch mobs into violence against LGBT/T folks.
By Eric Boehlert, Media Matters for America
Posted on July 27, 2010, Printed on July 28, 2010
On his Monday radio show, Glenn Beck highlighted claims that before he started targeting a little-known, left-leaning organization called the Tides Foundation on his Fox News TV show, “nobody knew” what the non-profit was.
Indeed, for more than a year Beck has been portraying the progressive organization as a central player in a larger, nefarious cabal of Marxist/socialist/Nazi Obama-loving outlets determined to destroy democracy in America. Beck has routinely smeared the low-profile entity for being staffed by “thugs” and “bullies” and involved in “the nasty of the nastiest,” like indoctrinating schoolchildren and creating a “mass organization to seize power.”
As Media Matters reported, the conspiratorial host had mentioned (read: attacked) the little-known progressive organization nearly 30 times on his Fox program alone since it premiered in 2009, including several mentions in the last month. (Beck’s the only TV talker who regularly references the foundation, according to our Nexis searches.)
So yes, Beck has done all he can to scare the hell out of people about the Tides Foundation and “turn the light of day” onto an organization that actually facilitates non-profit giving.
And guess what? Everybody in America would have found out about the Tides Foundation last week if Byron Williams had had his way. He’s the right-wing, government-hating, gun-toting nut who strapped on his body armor, stocked a pickup truck with guns and ammo, and set off up the California coast to San Francisco in order to start killing employees at the previously obscure Tides Foundation in hopes of sparking a political revolution.