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The Lies Of Glenn Beck & Jonah Goldberg: Mussolini Edition

I don't know why anyone takes conservatives seriously on anything, let alone history.

Following in the footsteps of Jonah Goldberg, Glenn Beck has repeatedly taken a quote from a 1923 New York Times article out of context and portrayed the newspaper as praising Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. In fact, the Times was quoting a magazine writer, and immediately following the portion of the quote Beck and Goldberg repeated, the writer called Mussolini "a danger to the peace of Europe."