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Not that we were worried
November 11, 2010 - Jim Anderson
Glenn Beck revealed earlier this week that he once received a symbolic gift from George Soros, a DVD of the movie, “A Face in the Crowd.”
Beck and Soros, of course, are no friends. The TV/radio host is engaged in an uneven and unreliable effort to discredit the billionaire Soros, who is at odds with Beck on a number of political fronts.
“A Face in the Crowd” is a 1957 film starring Andy Griffith as Lonesome Rhodes, a talk show host who finds stardom before finally being exposed as a fraud. In the movie’s crucial scene, unaware that the microphone is on, Rhodes describes his fans as “idiots, morons, and guinea pigs.”
Beck, in revealing the Soros gift, assured his audience (and Soros) that he is no Lonesome Rhodes.
I’m sure Fox must be relieved, too.
11-12 update: The New York Times reports that Fox News is standing by Beck, even as the Anti-Defamation League has condemned his statements against Soros.
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