Why does Glenn Beck insist on getting Niemoller’s famous poem wrong?

Glenn Beck has a history of appropriating Martin Niemoller’s famous poem, “First They Came…” – one of the most memorable descriptions of the creep of Nazi totalitarianism – for his own purposes, often by way of describing his own self-martyrdom, because of course it’s really about people like him.

From Crooks and Liars

The simple answer is that he really probably doesn’t know the full quote and can’t be bothered to look it up. He knows it has something to do with Jews and then the Nazi coming for the someone. And nothing else.

Jerry Falwell, faith-based fraud

Try this: Call a TV station and tell them that you know the Antichrist is already on earth and is an adult Jewish male. See how far you get. Then try the same thing and add that you are the Rev. Jim-Bob Vermin. “Why, Reverend, come right on the show!” What a fool Don Imus was. If he had paid the paltry few bucks to make himself a certified clergyman, he could be jeering and sneering to the present hour.

Jerry Falwell, faith-based fraud. – By Christopher Hitchens – Slate Magazine

Must read article. It seems that the further away Hitch stays from discussions of GWOT and Iraq, the less of an idiot he sounds.

Savage to Media Matters : Stop stalking me!

Mr. Savage,

I recently saw your letter to
Media Matters
where you threated them with legal action for posting what you said, over the public airwaves or in publicly accessible forums. I was wondering if you will also ask your mommy to make them stop? Perhaps holding your breath would help. I know it would help those of us that would love it if you would just shut up.

Have a nice day.

I sent that note to his email address. You have to be a special kind of idiot to think that the law protects you form people quoting what you say in public, in context; just because you regret it.

DeLay Turns to Stephen Colbert

A good sign that Tom DeLay doesn’t have the facts on his side: the top source for his latest defense against his critics is Stephen Colbert.

From Think Progress

Tom, wake up and smell the Truthiness.Too bad Colbert is on break right now as he would have a blast with this. The sheer meta-ness of him poking fun at his own ironic support for Mr. DeLay would amazing.

Exxon-Backed Pundit Compares Gore To Nazi Propagandist

Sterling Burnett is a senior fellow at the National Center for Policy Analysis, an organization that has received over $390,000 from ExxonMobil since 1998. This afternoon on Fox, Burnett compared watching Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth, to watching a movie by Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels to learn about Nazi Germany.

From Think Progress

The media needs to enforce Godwin’s Law and immediately kill the microphone of anyone that compares someone or something to Hitler. If they don’t, I fear that political discourse in this country will slowly devolve into two sides exchanging Nazi analogies about the other side. The only exceptions are those who are actively involved in genocide. Not that I’d expect Fox News to act like a responsible media outlet and prevent people from comparing Al Gore to Goebbels by challenging that assertion as off-base or gross hyperbole.

Hitler vs. Coulter

For this quiz I’ve replaced some of Hitler’s pro-Aryan and anti-Semitic language with the words, “America”, “Democrat”, “liberal”, and “the liberal media” to make the Coulter quotes a little more difficult to spot.
Can you correctly attribute the following quotes?

From Give Up Blog

This is funny. I totally disagree with the method of argument by comparison that they are using, but frankly, I find it really hard to have sympathy for Pirate Annie.