Check out this video of Fox News talk host Glenn Beck. It’s a compilation of his week-long series on how “America is burning to the ground”.
I think he’s trying to argue that Barack Obama is plotting some sort of communist-inspired coup, but it’s hard to know what he’s on about between his confused rants about “THE MACHINE” and the paranoid blackboard scrawlings.
Just watch it, and remind yourself that Fox News is the highest rating cable news service in the US and this guy is broadcast into the living rooms of millions.
Possibly more worrying is that according to the Daily Kos Beck’s paranoid fantasies are starting to make inroads into the highest levels of Fox News managament. Here’s Beck:
I was in this meeting and I pulled one of the guys out, he’s a vice president of Fox. And I said, “When I first started working with you â€” let’s have a frank conversation here â€” you thought I was nuts.”
And he smiled and he said, “No, I would say I just thought you were on the cutting edge.”
And I said, “okay, alright, sure.” I said.
“Now?” he said, “Glenn, everything you’re talking about is coming. Everything you’re talking about â€” everything you’ve been talking about for the last year and a half. It’s all here now. And what you’re saying is coming, I don’t see any other way.
Beck went on to say that the executive told him “we have to convince the audience that this is really truly true.”
I sometimes think that Glenn Beck is what it would be like if Whaleoil and Paul Henry got their own TV show together.