Was there any doubt that Faux News is a GOP Pac? Beck and Fox news are not ashamed to advocate GOP policies and issues. Lets face it, they have been fierce advocates of the Bush administration and to this day work very hard to rewrite history in favor of the Bush administration. So their activism shouldn’t be news. However, where is the “fair and BALANCED” aspect of Fox News. I’ve been looking for it for years.
On Glenn Beck’s radio program, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) announced a March 20 Capitol Hill rally to protest the health care reform bill, which Beck urged his listeners to attend. In past months, Beck and other Fox News personalities have promoted other rallies for conservative causes and regularly engaged in right-wing advocacy, functioning as the communications arm of the Republican Party.
Beck hosted Rep. King, who announced March 20 rally on Capitol Hill. During the March 18 edition of his radio show, Glenn Beck gave King a platform to announce a “huge” anti-health care reform rally that would take place on March 20 on Capitol Hill. King stated: “We can beat them if we fill this capitol city up full of patriotic Americans. If tens of thousands pour into this city again, like they have done numerous times before — pack this Capitol, jam this Capitol, surround the place, don’t let anybody in or anybody out — they will have to capitulate.” King explained that he had requested a permit for a “huge press conference” at noon on March 20, and that it was “the one thing we could do to kill this at this point.”
Beck echoes King’s call to “surround the Capitol.” Later in the same radio broadcast, Beck echoed Rep. King’s call to “surround the Capitol.” Beck said it would be “an iconic moment” and said that “having one hundred thousand people there on the Mall in Washington, surrounding the Capitol, that is a bold moment that will be remembered.” He added: “The history books will record if there was a hundred-plus-thousand people at the Capitol, because that would change things. It would scare these people to the core.” Beck continued:
BECK: And you be peaceful. You sit down and don’t be — don’t move — remove — do not leave. Now is the time to make the commitment to freedom, to liberty, to the republic. Now, if you’re going to go to Washington, for the life of me, I don’t know why the Republicans wouldn’t get up and leave when this vote starts. Leave. Leave. You go stand with the people. You go stand outside and say, I want everybody to know, they can pass this bill without us even being in the building. We have nothing to do with this. We want nothing to do with this. We stand with the American people. It would be a powerful moment. A powerful, powerful moment. You just vote and get the hell out. Get the hell out.