There are many reasonable writers at Reason magazine. I’d like to see them defend this:
[I]n Friday’s hour-long documentary, titled “The Revolutionary Holocaust: Live Free…or Die,” Beck doubled down on the use of imagery pulled from the 20th century’s totalitarian past to make a point about citizens needing to be wary of government overreach in the present.
Indeed, like typical documentaries, there were the talking heads in front of a black background, including a number of prominent conservatives and libertarians – Jonah Goldberg, National Review writer and author of “Liberal Fascism”; Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief of Reason.tv and Reason.com; Lee Edwards, a fellow at the Heritage Foundation and chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation – and even outgoing Ukranian president Viktor Yushchenko.
Beck may be a strange mix of comedy and pathos, but he’s also bringing substantive discussion to cable news and creating arguments that can be engaged, refuted, or amended,” Gillespie said after the film aired.
Goldberg, reached before the show aired, described what he’d seen of it as “very hard-hitting.”
Everyone who works for Reason or subscribes to Reason should be deeply ashamed of themselves.