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Beck acts as 'fearmonger-in-chief'

The Anti-Defamation League singled out Fox New host Glenn Beck among the mainstream media for promoting hate and conspiracy theories. In its new report, "Rage Grows in America: Anti-Government Conspiracies," ADL said that Beck has acted as a "fearmonger-in-chief," and that his conspiratorial claims "create an intersection between the mainstream and the extreme." In contrast, the report notes that conservative media hosts Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, while being very critical of the Obama administration, "have usually dismissed or refused to give a platform to the conspiracy theorists and anti-government extremists." Some conservatives have complained that the report focused on right-wing media and didn't include left-wing offenders. But James Besser of Jewish Week noted that ADL has a long history of calling out Democrats and Republicans alike who cross the line.