Beck: Progressives Are Like Slave Owners

Plus, Fox News host is now traveling with an armed guard
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 21, 2009 7:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – Glenn Beck’s latest metaphor: Progressives are like slave owners. He came up with this one last night while bemoaning the thousands of people in Detroit who lined up to apply for, as he called it, “free government money that we don’t know where it came from,” Gawker reports. He led off his report by explaining that progressives, who are “chipping away at your individual freedoms,” used to be called tyrants.

“A little later I think they were also called slave owners,” he continued. “People that encourage you to become more dependent on them.” In related news, Beck has taken to traveling with an armed guard. Fellow guests at a preview of the Broadway musical Memphis tell the New York Post that Beck’s bodyguard, concealing a gun under his jacket, accompanied the Fox News host even to the men’s room.