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Smash the OLIGARHY!

Last updated: July 31, 2020 | August 28, 2009 | Anderson Patterson
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The Aug. 27, 2009 episode of “Glenn Beck” on Fox News was television beyond description. I’ll just focus on the closing segment. Beck, having spent four days scrawling the connection between radical groups and the Obama administration on a chalkboard, lines them up:

Obama

Left

International

Graft

ACORN-style organizations

Revolutionaries

Hidden Agendas

“They all select their words first!” says Beck. “And then they tie them together into one word!”

He pauses. “One letter is missing.”

At this point, the viewer realizes that the letter “C” is missing from the world “OLIGARCH.” But no! Beck scrawls out a “Y.” And tomorrow, he promises viewers a “plan of action” against these people, step one, we presume, being branding them with this name: The OLIGARHY.

Anderson Patterson | Anderson is a video editor and developer who believes in the power of visual organization. He recently graduated from the University of Washington, where he concentrated on post-production during his studies. He was first exposed to the mystical world of visual art creation while watching his father edit advertisements when he was a child, and he has been working towards his dream of becoming a video editor ever since.

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