Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, February 22, 2010
The stunning duplicity of Fox News host Glenn Beck has been exposed once again after the talk show host told USA Weekend magazine that he now believes in man-made global warming, after years of assuring his viewers that he was on the side of skeptics who questioned the science behind AGW claims.
In an article entitled Don’t judge Beck by his cover, Beck tells interviewer Dennis McCafferty, “You’d be an idiot not to notice the temperature change.”
“He also says there’s a legit case that global warming has, at least in part, been caused by mankind,” writes McCafferty, under the subheadline, “He believes in global warming.”
Beck’s sudden conversion to the increasingly debunked man-made global warming belief system is a shocking stab in the back of conservatives who consider Beck to be their anointed leader.
For years, Beck has railed against the insistence on behalf of global warming alarmists that “the debate is over” on man-made climate change, a claim that has been soundly trashed by the recent and ongoing Climategate scandal.
Even before Beck arrived at Fox News, when he still had his CNN show, he was attacking global warming as the greatest scam in history.
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Beck devoted a whole chapter to deriding AGW in his Inconvenient Book, and has constantly attacked Al Gore as a promoter of alarmist claptrap about climate change while slamming the draconian measures being pushed as a “solution” to the problem.
Beck has provided a regular platform for prominent global warming skeptics such as Weather Channel founder John Coleman and Lord Christopher Monckton.
Once again, Beck has exposed himself as a chameleon who changes his political viewpoints on a whim depending on whose company he keeps. Beck is nothing more than an actor, fake crying on demand like a circus clown, posturing as some kind of grass roots conservative leader when he has abandoned every true conservative principle.
As we have constantly tried to warn conservatives fooled by his gimmicks, Glenn Beck is a slime ball turncoat, a neo-con who poses as a libertarian, a man who supported the bailout under Bush and then claimed he had opposed it all along when Obama got in office, the man who ceaselessly calls for more taxes on the American people while posing as a demagogue of the Tea Party movement which is supposed to stand against new taxes.
It’s unfortunate that Beck’s engaging screen presence is allied with duplicity, flip-flopping and back-stabbing, because millions of conservatives are still being led astray by someone who has deserted true conservatism on every level. The only remaining issue that Beck told the truth on was global warming – now it seems that too was a fraud intended to sucker viewers into the rat’s nest of neo-con rhetoric and big government advocacy that Beck represents.