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Beck, Jesus, and Me

rwoerner Wrote: Oct 01, 2012 9:22 PM
Oh the self-righteous atheist, how grand you must feel. You know how the Bible is false and that you disregard eyewitness testimony. Tell me, if the Bible is so wrong, them why does it speak truth about the human in general? I mean, a carefull reading would reveal that man is not exactly good, in fact, evil at heart. The evidence is the daily news. But you say you want evidence, I give you the Bible, now you must refute it. If you do not carefully examine the evdience, then how can you make a proper judgment? Prove the contents of the Bible is false.

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...