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

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]( is leading the way. This week the talk show host dedicated an entire segment to the "[spin-off](" rallies happening as a "socialist communist plot" to take over the country — none of which, he says, can measure up to his [massive gathering]( 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*]( 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](, they also ended up on Beck’s infamous chalkboard. Calling his 20 minute rant a "Joe McCarthy fever dream of a segment" [Campus Progress]( 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.