Monday, December 21, 2009
Glenn Beck Named 'Misinformer Of Year'
The left-wing media advocacy organization Media Matters for America has granted the dubious "Misinformer of the Year" award to Fox News TV host Glenn Beck.
Media Matters argues that Beck sets "facts and logic aside" as he provokes fear of a communist threat - comparing him with disgraced former Sen. Joseph McCarthy, who, in 1954 was censored by his fellow U.S. senators for using the Committee on Un-American activities to conduct a witch hunt for alleged communists and communists conspirators.
In bestowing the "honor," Media Matters proclaims that "no one in 2009 peddled more hate, stirred more groundless fears and spread more lies" than Beck.