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Glenn Beck leaving Fox: his 10 most controversial statements (so far)

Glenn Beck has packed a lot of wallop in just two-plus years at Fox News. We’ve whittled the list down to the 10 most controversial things Mr. Beck has said on Fox – so far, at least.

- Staff writer

Political commentator Glenn Beck, at left, appears on stage with former Alaska governor Sarah Palin in Anchorage, Alasska, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Michael Dinneen)

6. Beck Suggests Obama Admin. Might Kill "10 Percent" Of Population, Is More Corrupt Than Nixon.

(From the June 10, 2010, edition of "Glenn Beck")

BECK: Please share this episode with your friends. Please DVR this show so you don't miss any of it. If you just joined us, we were talking about a group in the United States. We had a group here whose goal it was to eliminate 10 percent of the U.S. population.

Why? That's what anarchists, Marxists, communists, revolutionaries, Maoists do. They have to do it to be able to gain control. But when they first came up with these ideas, it was a small group, incapable of pulling off the overthrow of the United States government, right?

They couldn't do it. In the 1960s, they couldn't do it because the family was together, because our got even run by this guy wasn't as corrupt as it is now. And they were radicals.

They've changed the radical pose. And they've put themselves in power and they've made you the radical. Now, they can. Now, they can. A secret FBI report in 1976 noted that the Weather Underground was receiving aid from Cuba, technical assistance from North Korea.

In other words, this was a situation that had the potential to become far, far worse with people like Bill Ayers who was OK with killing 10 percent of the people. The point is to expose these people. We're not this stupid. Americans are not this stupid. We just don't want to believe.

You have to look at the truth before this thing becomes something out of our control. I'm not saying - and I want to make this clear. You know, I have to tell you something. With shows like this tonight that make me go home.

And when I go to bed and I say my prayers I say, "Lord, what else do you want me to do? What else could I possibly say? What other video? What else could I do to get people to wake up? All right?

Please. Please help people wake up. I'm not saying that you and I are going to, you know, meet each other next week in a concentration camp in southern Utah. I am saying that there are elements with connections, with government officials that have positions in the government now.

This guy is writing books on - this is a comic book by Bill Ayers, OK? How to teach our children - do you want these people - these are the people who have actually been willing to and tried to accomplish it in the past.

Let me show you again what they said about - this is an FBI agent who infiltrated the Weather Underground. This is him in 1981. Please listen to this.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

GRATHWOHL: I asked, well, what is going to happen to those people that we can't reeducate, but are die-hard capitalists? And the reply was they would have to be eliminated. And when I pursued this further, they estimated that they would have to eliminate 25 million people in these reeducation centers. And when I say "eliminate," I mean kill - 25 million people.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

BECK: These are the same people that are everywhere in the government and our education system. Please, please. Learn from history. Please. [Fox News, "Glenn Beck," 6/10/10, transcript via Nexis]


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