Glenn Beck’s Staggering Double Standard

A reader writes:

One wonders, then, what Beck had to say about the Tea Party summer camp for 8-12 year olds aligned with his 9/12 Project. Nothing, of course.

Another reader points to this story from last year:

Some three dozen kids ages 10 to 15 are spending five nights this week learning what organizers – some with tea party ties – say they won't hear in school about the Constitution, the Founding Fathers and the role of faith in the birth of the United States. "If we're going to take our country back, we've got to remember where we came from – not only as adults, but we need to teach our children," said Tim Fairfield, one of the teachers, who wore a three-cornered hat at the opening class of Vacation Liberty School.

It's held in a church basement in Georgetown, a city just north of Lexington that is the site of a major Toyota assembly plant. The curriculum includes lessons like "equal rights, not equal results," "recognize men don't create rights – only God," and "understanding falsehoods of separation of church and state." And organizers say the program has drawn interest from people looking to start new chapters in Ohio, Colorado, New York, Florida and other communities in Kentucky.

It's is an offshoot of the 9/12 Project, inspired by Beck, the conservative commentator, who had no direct role in the planning of the Kentucky school. Beck declined comment.


It bears repeating that the kids subjected to crude indoctrination at the Beck-inspired camps are 8-12 year olds. The "kids" at Utøya, by contrast, were predominantly in their late teens (some in their early twenties), avidly interested in politics and eager to socialize with other youth leaguers.