Beck promotes, criticizes youth political camps

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Associated Press

Posted on July 29, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 29 at 3:05 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Radio talk show host Glenn Beck has criticized summer political camps for kids like the one in Norway where 68 people were killed last week, even though he has promoted similar camps in the U.S. where children are taught tea party principles.

Beck's criticism was directed at Norway's Utoya Island summer camp for the youth wing of the country's ruling Labor party. On his radio show Monday, the former Fox News Channel host discussed last week's attacks. He said the camp "sounds a little like the Hitler Youth or whatever."

Similar camps in the U.S. are called vacation liberty schools, which teach the "virtues and morals" of the Founding Fathers. The founder of such schools in Kentucky once appeared on Beck's program to promote the camps.

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