As many in the progressive community get ready for this weekend’s "One Nation" rally in Washington, DC, they’re also withstanding a predictable onslaught of criticism from the Right. And of course, [Glenn Beck](http://colorlines.com/archives/2010/08/glennys_greates_racist_hits.html) is leading the way. This week the talk show host dedicated an entire segment to the "[spin-off](http://colorlines.com/archives/2010/09/jon_stewart_announces_restoring_sanity_rally.html)" rallies happening as a "socialist communist plot" to take over the country — none of which, he says, can measure up to his [massive gathering](http://colorlines.com/archives/2010/08/becks_restoring_dishonor_rally_recap.html) over a month ago. In his show’s segment (watch the video above), Beck listed some of One Nation’s more than 400 sponsors, a list he said resembled "a list of FBI’s most wanted." Included on Beck’s list were Planned Parenthood, who Beck called racist, and Campus Camp Wellstone, who he referred to as a child labor camp. Glynnis MacNicol of the [*Mediaite*](http://www.mediaite.com/online/glenn-beck-everyone-elses-d-c-rally-is-secretly-being-run-by-socialists/) describes the Beck’s commie-fear-inducing episode: > Beck explained (with the help of about a gazillion magnets) that, while he is a supporter of free speech, everyone else throwing a rally this month is a secret socialist communist. I mean jeez. Calm down dude. Watching this segment felt a little bit like accidentally stepping in on Beck secretly performing J. Edgar Hoover, The Paranoid Years. > Campus Progress wasn’t safe from Beck’s ranting either. Despite bringing together a nearly [unprecedented number of LGBT and civil rights groups](http://campusprogress.org/articles/one_nation_march_brings_together_lgbtq_groups_naacp/), they also ended up on Beck’s infamous chalkboard. Calling his 20 minute rant a "Joe McCarthy fever dream of a segment" [Campus Progress](http://campusprogress.org/articles/glenn_beck_calls_out_campus_progress_as_part_of_communist_one_nation_m/#When:14:53:32Z) retaliated with this quip: > > Glenn, I’ll make you a deal: you send us our magnet, and we’ll send you a Campus Progress t-shirt…actually, we’ll send two: one for you, and one for your delusions of grandeur.
Beck: One Nation’s “Socialist Communist Plot”
The talk show host get antsy over progressives stealing his thunder.
By Naima Ramos-Chapman Oct 01, 2010