“Americans, you better pay attention to this,” Glenn Beck warned on Monday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”
The survey from New Economist and YouGov asked if people “favor or oppose permitting the courts to shut down news media outlets for publishing or broadcasting stories that are biased and inaccurate.” Of those surveyed, 45 percent of people identifying themselves as Republicans said they favored the statement, while 20 percent opposed allowing courts to shut down news outlets for perceived bias.
“Small government and conservative principles have nothing to do with this,” Glenn said. “This is fascism.”
Democrats swung the opposite way, with 18 percent of self-identified Democrat respondents being in favor of such policy and 39 percent opposing court intervention. A surprisingly high percentage of Republicans, Democrats and Independents didn’t understand the dangers of government censorship enough to say, with nearly half of Independents saying they were unsure.