Beck promotes racist anti-Semite's book

On his Fox News show this evening, while discussing how members of “Woodrow Wilson's circle” had created “modern-day propaganda,” Beck cited the book Secrets of the Federal Reserve, authored by Eustace Mullins, who has been described as a "[n]ationally known white supremacist and anti-Semite."

While attacking American diplomat Edward House for working to create the Federal Reserve, Beck quoted House saying of the Fed, “I am suggesting that the Central Board be increased from four members to five and their terms lengthened from eight to ten years. This would give stability and would take away the power of a President to change the personnel of the board during a single term of office.” Beck said that “these were foreign ideas” intended to “circumvent the system.” He later linked House and other members of “Woodrow Wilson's circle” to White House adviser Cass Sunstein as fellow propagandists.

On-screen text during the segment attributed the quote to Secrets of the Federal Reserve:


Who is Eustace Mullins? Here is how his hometown newspaper, the Staunton, VA, Daily News Leader, described him in his January 5, 2010, obituary: “Nationally known white supremacist and anti-Semite Eustace Mullins of Staunton, described in 2000 by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a one-man organization of hate, died Wednesday in Waller County, Texas, at age 86.”

At the beginning of his discussion of House, Beck urged his audience, “I ask you to do your own homework on this, don't take anything I say as truth just because I say it. Do your own homework. Find out if it's true. Read original sources.”

In June, Beck promoted Elizabeth Dilling's The Red Network. Dilling was a virulent anti-Semite and Nazi sympathizer; The Red Network contains numerous passages that espouse anti-Semitism and racism.

More from Mullins' obituary:

A mutual friend introduced Mullins to [Ezra] Pound at St. Elizabeth's. Mullins, then a Library of Congress photographic researcher, became a regular visitor and protégé. Pound either introduced to Mullins or reinforced in him the belief that the world's ills were the fault of Jews, communists and non-whites. At Pound's direction, Mullins began writing about conspiracies involving the origins, underpinnings and power of the Federal Reserve Bank, eventually earning him dismissal from his job.

During the 1950s, Mullins name and writings surfaced in relation to several radical groups and publications.

He came to the attention of the House Committee on Un-American Activities in a 1954 report which sited his article “Adolph Hitler: An Appreciation,” written in 1952 for the National Renaissance Party. In it he compared Hitler to Christ and described both as victims of Jews.

He frequently wrote in a right-wing publication called, “Common Sense.”

Besides controversial writings in his own name, he was widely believed to have concocted propaganda hoaxes by authoring improbably self-damaging writings attributed to others but supporting Mullins' extremist views. At one point he also adopted the title of “reverend” and saying he represented what he called the “American Humane Church.”

Besides his church, he also took credit for or appeared on letterhead of several other organizations, usually operating at his home address at the time.

In 1955 he listed himself as Executive Director of the “Aryan League of America” at a Springhill Road, Staunton, address.

In 1960, his name was one of two listed on the letterhead for the policy committee of the Institute for Biopolitics in Chicago. One memo warned, “The Whiteman's very existence is in danger.”