Air America sez Glenn Beck is Osama or WTF
by fairleft2, Thu Sep 17, 2009 at 11:48:11 AM EDT
First, note what Beau Friedlander ('editor-in-chief of Air America'), in What 'Bin Laden' Is Saying About Glenn Beck, thinks is a laughable contention, something Air Americans must never consider the least bit reasonable:
Bin Laden once again pointed to the US support of Israel as the main cause of it's problems in the Middle East, and more specifically at Secretary of Defense Robert Gates continuing on with President Obama, which indicated that Obama was really a puppet of [the] Republican agenda, and specifically Bush policy in the Middle East. One supposes this might have been funny if bin Laden had better timing.
The rest is a hard-to-follow rant -- if you haven't been part of the orchestrated pro-Obama band very concerned about right-wing anti-Obama protests -- but apparently Friedlander thinks Glenn Beck and his minions are either behind or supportive of the Bin Laden tape, cuz they want to kill Obama and and so apparently does Bin Laden:
The specter of violence is clear enough. Osama bin Laden, if that was him (doesn't matter if it was just a garden-variety US-hater), pointed out that the president is vulnerable. What did he mean? Al Qaeda is a literal-minded group. The chances are reasonably good that the tea parties and the birthers and the Joe Wilson comment are somewhere at the root of the purported bin Laden comment.
. . . If the dog-whistle racsim of Obama opposition in this country continues to escalate, these latest alleged words from the bin Laden camp may be oft quoted regarding our "vulnerable" president.
Actually, reading 'his' words, I agree with these two commenters' first impressions, that 'Bin Laden' sounds much more maverick populist Ron Paul or Ralph Nader ('fight the bipartisan War Party!') than corporate Glenn Beck far right. And, based on the tape, isn't 'Osama' a U.S. government hater rather than a U.S. hater? 'Osama' couldn't have tried harder on the tape to appeal to the "American people" and their common sense and to direct 'his' hate and blame at the American government.
Finally and by the way, I question whether the tape is of an authentic Bin Laden, simply because his focus for many years has been the three wrongs of Palestine occupation, Iraq sanctions and war, and U.S. troops in Saudi Arabia, and the final two have been jettisoned without explanation, replaced by a single-minded focus on Palestine. I think many feel Bin Laden's major passion and concern has always been U.S. troops in his home country, and now not a word on that?
Anyway, American leftists, Friedlander is your left on the radio, for all purposes a subsidiary property of NBC Corporation. When are you going to turn it off?