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Glenn Beck Wants to Be the Next Walt Disney

Glenn Beck appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources for the second week in a row (why) and told host Brian Stelter that he was modeling himself less after Edward R. Murrow and more after Walt Disney. He specified that this did not mean Beckland theme parks, but did mean…whatever this next bit says:

“Disney was an innovator on everything. We went to space because of Walt Disney. You know, Walt Disney brought his animator that did the Seven Dwarfs and said ‘I’ve got this Nazi scientist that I need you to meet, Wernher Von Braun.’ The year is 1954 or ’55. He said, ‘He thinks we can put a man in space. I want you to tell that story.’

“In 1955 just before he opens the park he starts his TV show, Disneyland, he has a special called ‘Man in Space.’ The story goes that Eisenhower called him up and said, ‘Walt, you son of a bitch, you did it. I’ve been trying to convince the people at the Pentagon. I don’t need that. You just convinced the American people.’ A world without Walt Disney, America without Walt Disney, not just the parks, is a very different place. He affected our culture in a positive way.”

Watch the clip below, via CNN:

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