A surefire way to know when someone is badly losing a debate is when the rhetoric is reduced to cliched, tired, contradictory name calling. The latest protests against Glenn Beck are all of those things and more - even their chanted slogans are horrific. You'd think the artists on the left would be able to come up with a catchier protest slogan. Glenn had the audio of leftists grasping at straws, hoping against hope that one of these pathetic attacks will stick.
The latest protest? "1, 2, 3, 4, Glenn Beck no more. 5, 6, 7, 8, Israel doesn't need your hate. Glenn Beck go back. Glenn Beck go back."
"Can I tell you something? These people have all of the talent. They have the poets, the songwriters, the movie stars. They got all of the talent, and this is what they come up with?"
The full transcript of the segment is below, including comments from David Barton
Now, want to play some ‑‑ David Barton is here with us, and David, you're speaking on Sunday with me, right?
BARTON: That's right.
GLENN: Okay. We're going to be at the High Point Church in Arlington, Texas. The first session is at 9:00. The second is at 11:00. It's 90 minutes and ‑‑
PAT: And you guys are going to be preaching hate on Sunday like you were in Israel every day?
GLENN: No, I don't think that's ‑‑
PAT: Oh, my gosh. People are onto you. There was a whole group of people from Peace Now who are ‑‑
GLENN: Peace Now?
PAT: ‑‑ on both you guys. Did you hear him? Listen.
VOICE: 1, 2, 3, 4, Glenn Beck no more. 5, 6, 7, 8, Israel doesn't need your hate.
PAT: Israel doesn't need your hate.
GLENN: It doesn't.
PAT: They don't. They don't need your hate.
GLENN: See, I didn't know that.
GLENN: Because nobody said 5, 6, 7, 8.
GLENN: Israel doesn't need your hate.
PAT: Israel doesn't need your hate.
GLENN: Now that you've come up with something so very clever.
PAT: So catchy, now it's ‑‑ it's resonating.
GLENN: Yeah. Now it's penetrated.
PAT: We could have stayed home.
GLENN: I never even thought of it.
PAT: And just left the hate there. But no, now it's too late. We've already shared the hate with Israel.
GLENN: Oh, shoot.
PAT: That sucks. That's too bad.
VOICE: 3, 4, Glenn Beck no more. 5, 6, 7, 8, Israel doesn't need your hate. 1, 2, 3, 4, Glenn Beck no more. 5, 6, 7, 8, Israel doesn't need your hate. Glenn Beck go back. Glenn Beck go back.
PAT: They didn't think of anything that might wind with back.
GLENN: Can I tell you something? These people have all of the talent. They have the poets, the songwriters, the movie stars. They got all of the talent, and this is what they come up with?
PAT: Yes. This is brilliant. Although they couldn't think of, "I have a sack. Glenn Beck go back." They couldn't come up with that.
PAT: They couldn't do.
VOICE: Glenn Beck go back.
GLENN: Hang on, hang on.
PAT: Now here comes a spokesman.
GLENN: Hang on, I got it: 1, 2, 3, 4, you guys really suck.
PAT: See, now, that doesn't ‑‑
GLENN: That's not it?
PAT: That doesn't ‑‑ no, that didn't work.
GLENN: I think it works better than that.
VOICE: Annoying, meddling, interferences by an extreme out‑of‑the‑stratosphere rightwing marginal evangelical fundamentalist Christian crazy people who even ‑‑
GLENN: Hold on, hold on. I think this is the guy I did the interview with today. That is almost ‑‑ David, that's almost exactly what he said to me today.
BARTON: They are reading off the same page, got the same press release.
GLENN: If that's Peace Now, I'll bet you he got half of his questions from those people.
PAT: That's possible.
PAT: That's possible.
GLENN: Because that's almost what he said for me word for word.
VOICE: In America are considered to be far away from the political spectrum. These people come here and they take advantage of the political dispute here in a democracy and they utilize their narrow‑minded bigotry to cause trouble in this country. These people are rightwing, white supremacists, fascists, anti‑Semites. Behind the lot of Israel there is an anti‑Semitic message.
GLENN: Anti‑Semite. I am.
PAT: I don't like anti‑Semites.
GLENN: Have you ever had one with a Vegemite sandwich?
PAT: I haven't.
GLENN: Oh, have an anti‑Semite ‑‑
PAT: I've heard that Vegemite sandwiches aren't good.
GLENN: You've never had it with a little bit of anti‑Semite. You spread it on the side? But only on the right side of the sandwich.
PAT: Well, duh. Duh.
VOICE: Don't be deceived by this Glenn Beck. The person is an extremist. One of the most dangerous things about this person is his alliances with white supremacist movements, rightwing Nazi groups in America. This pseudohistorian David Barton is not a historian at all.
VOICE: And he's been associated with Nazi groups.
PAT: You've been associated with Nazi groups now?
GLENN: David, first of all, you're not a historian.
BARTON: I'll put that on every biography. I thought everybody knew that. I put that on every press release.
GLENN: Hang on just a second. So you have the largest collection of American documents outside of the Library of Congress prior to 1815, so you have the largest collection of their writings. I didn't know that you also were ‑‑
PAT: Associating with Nazis.
GLENN: Associated with Nazis. I didn't know that.
BARTON: I make up all my history. I've written all those documents by hand.
GLENN: Notice when he said ‑‑
BARTON: I copied everything George Washington said. It's a forgery. It's all a forgery.
GLENN: Notice when he said that, he was holding up his hand?
GLENN: He was holding it ‑‑ he was like, hey, just like the Nazis did.
BARTON: Here's the one to hold up, yeah, exactly.
GLENN: Wow. What is ‑‑ where are they getting that?
BARTON: I don't think they have to get it anywhere. They just make it up as they go.
GLENN: They don't just say those things. Where are they getting that?
BARTON: That's right. I forgot. I forgot. I have a long record of this.
GLENN: Come on.
BARTON: And it finally came out.
GLENN: Seriously where are they getting it? Do you have a uniform? Do you have a membership card?
BARTON: You're revealing too much. Back off!
GLENN: All right.
PAT: You can't talk to him about it.
GLENN: Put the Nazi uniform back under the KKK sheet, okay?
PAT: Wow. I mean, that is ‑‑
GLENN: That's amazing.
GLENN: That's amazing.
GLENN: That's amazing. Have you noticed, I mean, that's the most, that's the guy ‑‑ is that not the interview?
BARTON: That's the guy you interviewed this morning.
GLENN: That's the guy that interviewed me.
BARTON: Same talking points right down it, yep.
GLENN: Same talking points. That's the way that interview went today.
GLENN: Same talking points. You'll notice when he said that, he listed everything.
PAT: Oh, yeah.
GLENN: The only thing he didn't say was, you know, and he kicks small puppy dogs, too. But you give that guy enough time ‑‑
PAT: He would.
GLENN: He will call me a child molester, an animal abuser. This is what they do. They use every single ‑‑ and what's amazing is they're using them all up. They are using them all up. They have to use absolutely everything. It's no longer a target. It's no longer a surgical strike. They are using every weapon in their arsenal. That's how afraid they are. That is amazing.
PAT: That's good news.
GLENN: It is good news.
PAT: That is a good sign.
GLENN: It is a great sign.
BARTON: That is desperation. That's great news.
GLENN: Hey, Hugo Chavez, Hugo Chavez, you and me, huh?
PAT: Do it in a way he can understand. 1, 2, 3, 4, you're gonna see Glenn Beck some more.
GLENN: (Laughing). That's way too good. Here, here: 1, 2, 3, 4, we're coming anyway. (Laughing).
Okay. Our sponsor this half hour ‑‑ David, seriously I didn't know about the Hitler stuff.
BARTON: Does that mean we can't be friends anymore?
GLENN: Oh, no, no. No, we're better friends.
BARTON: I forget we're both alike. That's right, that's right.
GLENN: You kept it a secret for so long! We have so much to talk about now!
BARTON: We've attended all those secret meetings together and now it's out.