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Man who gave us light had dark side

Tom Jackson • Mar 17, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Glenn Beck, the talk show host and author, says he is planning to make a major motion picture that will expose inventor and Milan native Thomas Edison as a “bad man.”

Beck revealed his movie plans in an interview with National Review, posted on March 10 at the magazine’s website. The piece says,

“Another film will ‘expose the truth’ about Thomas Edison, a villain Beck thinks has gotten a break from historians and whose real story demonstrates our flawed understanding of the 20th century.

Though remembered as ‘this nice, kind of, good old Thomas,’ Beck explains, ‘he was really a bad man who was electrocuting animals.’ Edison,’was absolutely on the wrong end, and luckily for him the story ended happily with his name being taken off his own company and given to GE,’ he says. ‘And all the people he tried to destroy and screw — he was screwed.’ Beck is getting animated. ‘In the end, he was screwed, and with the same tactics he used on everybody else. I think that’s the story that needs to be told about Thomas Edison: He was a bad man.’ “

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