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Beck, Jesus, and Me

rwoerner Wrote: Oct 01, 2012 9:05 PM
How can we say that Plato's work is for real but the Bible must be put under "other" tests to prove validity? Darwin said he "observed" whatever, so Darwin's eyewitness account is ok, but the Bible's is not, I believe that is called a "double standard." So since you know that this event did not happen, please enlighten us on your evidence, please, the Christian communit is holding it's collective breath? And I like the Jepordy version of this...Skeptic's foolish arguements for $500 Alex.

I said yes when a Glenn Beck producer asked me to come on the show for an hour as the expert on Edward Bernays, who manipulated public opinion from the 1920s through the 1980s. It's been 27 years since I interviewed and then wrote about the propagandist, but this was an opportunity to see Beck up close. Since my critique of Bernays is long out of print, I wouldn't be tempted to kiss up to the ratings master in the hope of garnering gargantuan book royalties. (Other temptations remain, of course.)

As the producer pre-interviewed me and explained what...