Yesterday, Glenn Beck made another provocative remark on his popular radio show. In an extremely odd aside in his greater radio monologue, he compared the political youth camp on Utoya Island--the site where the alleged Norwegian gunman Anders Breivik went on a mass killing spree--to a Hitler Youth camp. It's not, and former spokesman for Norway's prime minister decried the comment and pointed out that the camp was "the very opposite of what the Hitler Youth was about. Glenn Beck's comments are ignorant, incorrect and extremely hurtful." Via Gawker and Media Matters, the audio is below:
There was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like, you know, the Hitler Youth or whatever. I mean, who does a camp for kids that's all about politics? Disturbing.
It goes without saying that there's plenty of politically-themed youth camps in America too, including those by chapters of the 9/12 Project, an organization which CNN notes that Glenn Beck founded in 2009.