On his radio show today, Glenn Beck claimed that Facebook was behind the Vancouver riot.
Here is the audio from Media Matters:
After ranting about the Vancouver riots, Glenn Beck claimed that young people don’t know what good capitalism is, “How many people who are 25 years old right now are looking at the world and saying I am up to my eyeballs in debt already? I owe X number of dollars already. For what? Not going to be able to use that. I’m not going to be able to make that money back. So they have nothing, and they think the whole system is corrupt. Because the system is corrupt. They don’t know what good capitalism is. They have no idea what good capitalism is. They’re idea of good capitalism is Google and Facebook, and what is Google doing? What is Facebook doing? Facebook is organizing people to riot.”
Beck’s attack on Facebook goes right along with his Google conspiracy.
On February 14, Beck said, “May I recommend if you are doing your own homework, don’t do a Google search. Seems to me that Google is pretty deeply in bed with the government. Remember, maybe this is explaining why Google is being kicked out of all the other countries? Are they just a shill now for the United States government? Who is Jared Cohen? Is he private citizen or government operative, and isn’t this the second Google guy we’ve found? This is the second Google executive now being exposed an instigator of a revolution. Are you comfortable with the government partnering covertly with media organizations, search engines, social networking so they can bring change that the Washington elites have designed?”
Let’s think this through. In less than two weeks, Beck will be moving his television show from Fox News to the Internet, so Beck did what any good Internet start up should do. He attacked two of the giants of the Net, Facebook and Google.
This was Beck stretching it to try and fit an event into his caliphate/end days theory that was just a sports riot. Should the fans in Vancouver have rioted? Of course not, but the fact that they were enraged because the Canucks lost in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, after a great regular season and being the favorites to win the Cup, has nothing to do with anything. Those Canadians rioted because the end is near!!!
Look out kids, Facebook is going to organize the left to riot and to give government the reason to control us all.
What I don’t understand is if Facebook is so evil, why does Glenn have a Facebook page?