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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Glenn Beck in trouble again this time for comparing Norway Victims to Hitler Youth - 26th July 2011

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Conservative U.S. broadcaster
Glenn Beck said the teenagers massacred at a Norwegian Labor Party youth camp reminded him of the infamous Hitler Youth.

"There was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like, you know, the Hitler Youth," Beck said in the first minute of his syndicated radio broadcast Monday. "I mean, who does a camp for kids that's all about politics? Disturbing."

Torbjorn Eriksen, a former press secretary to Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, described the comment as "a new low" for the conservative broadcaster, who has frequently been forced to apologize for offensive remarks and whose Fox News Channel talk show was canceled June 30.

"Young political activists have gathered at Utoya [Island] for over 60 years to learn about and be part of democracy, the very opposite of what the Hitler Youth was about," he told The Daily Telegraph. "Glenn Beck's comments are ignorant, incorrect and extremely hurtful."

The Hitler Youth was a 1922-1945 Nazi paramilitary organization that indoctrinated boys ages 14-18 deemed future "Aryan supermen" in anti-Semitism, and emphasized physical and military training, so they would fight faithfully for the Third Reich.

There was also a younger section for boys ages 10-14 and a girls section known as the League of German Girls or the League of German Maidens.

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, a Washington-based campaign group, said the remark by Beck, a free agent after being forced out of the Fox News channel this year, was "absolutely disgusting." Read More