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Glenn Beck may need to turn the channel away from Fox News now and again. And he's not the only one.
For the past few days, Beck, the conservative television and radio host has claimed that the mainstream media won't air a video that the Israeli Defense Forces released to the press (and on YouTube) from Monday's deadly raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla. The IDF video, which shows commandos being struck as they descended on the ship, has been cited to bolster the Israeli government's case that activists aboard were more aggressive than peaceful.
"That video â€” you're hard-pressed to see it here in America from media outlets besides Fox," Beck said Wednesday. "Nobody seems willing to show that, leading to the question: Why?"
Beck's case that the U.S. media are biased against Israel assumes that the media are not playing the video. The problem for Beck is that many are.
While Beck has a right to criticize media coverage, it's not accurate to say that only Fox News is on the case.
On Thursday night's "Daily Show," Comedy Central host Jon Stewart refuted Beck's remarks quite thoroughly, showing clips from many networks â€” CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, CNBC and Univision â€” that aired the IDF video this week.
Stewart joked that Beck "lives in a cloistered world of paranoid delusion that is impervious to a priori evidence that contradicts his worldview."
Paranoid delusion, just like Beck. And just like his mindless followers.
You can watch the "Daily Show" segment here: