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Old 09-21-2009, 02:18 PM
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Much of Fox News host Glenn Beck’s appeal is his populist, anti-government rhetoric, which gained extra traction during the federal government’s financial bailouts. “Wall Street owns our government,” Beck declared in July. “Our government and these gigantic corporations have merged.” A couple of weeks later, he “mockingly replaced the stars on the American flag with the logos of corporate giants like G.E., General Motors, Wal-Mart and Citigroup.” But the blog Another War of Jenkins’ Ear points out that Beck — while appearing on CNN Headline News — actually voiced his support for President Bush’s $700 billion bailout (http://jenkinsear.com/2009/09/21/glenn-beck-was-for-the-bailout-before-he-was-against-it/ - broken link):

Think Progress » Despite Beck’s anti-federal spending rhetoric, he initially supported Bush’s $700 billion bailout.
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