Yesterday on his Fox News Show Glenn Beck got into a fiery confrontation with one of his guests ACORN spokesperson Scott Levinson. During the commercial break Beck told Levinson that his organization is bad for America. Levinson replied that Beck is afraid of black people. This caused Beck to kick him out of the studio.
Here is the interview:
Here is part 2:
ACORN used the bad apple defense, which I am not sure is complete accurate, but these kinds of situations happen all of the time when it comes to voter registration. There have been scandals involving both Republican and Democratic efforts.
Beck was obviously out to get ACORN and further the Republican paranoia about the organization. The excuse that Republicans want to make is that ACORN stole the election for Obama. Levinson correctly asked where all of these fraudulent votes that FNC is always talking about are.
Beck said that ACORN is so afraid of the Republican Party that they are inventing voters.
This is all part of the Republican crying and excuse makers. I don’t know why ACORN would ever send somebody on Beck’s show. Beck was trying to further a conspiracy theory. ACORN is the reason why McCain lost, not the fact that he was a bad candidate. The whole voter registration thing is way overblown. We have local voter registration offices that check all of the forms.
In order for the ACORN conspiracy to be true, tens of thousands of forms would have had to have been not properly verified, and every single illegal voter would have had to have voted. The odds of something like this happening are extremely slim.
Levinson shouldn’t have said that Beck is afraid of black people. If that is what he said, it was unnecessary, but Beck was on a witch hunt yesterday, as his mind was already made up before the interview began. Beck is afraid of everything, so it is possible that he is afraid of black people too, but that really has nothing to do with ACORN. This is was yellow journalism at its finest compliments of Glenn Beck and Fox News.