An odd thought crossed my mind as I was watching Glenn Beck's latest piece of incendiary garbage.
As I saw Glenn Beck pouring "petrol" over one of his guests, and going on a fucking insane rant about some new world order of banks, illegal immigrants and liberals led by Barack Obama, it hit me...
Glenn Beck is a cross between Joe McCarthy and Howard Beale.
Yes, that Howard Beale. As in, Network. Network.
Don't believe me?
I chellenge you to try and find any discernible difference between this:
compared to this?
And if you wondering where he learned how to cry "crocodile tears" so perfectly, well, he didn't just make that one up either.
How about this:
Perhaps I'm so passionate about this because I am removed somewhat from the intensity of your political discourse. I'm not used to seeing people this utterly insane on my television screen.
But just so you know, where I live (in Australia), somebody this unhinged would rightly be labelled a paranoid leader of a fascist movement. He would never be allowed to get within cooee of his own television show. Yet for some reason in your country, he is given half an hour on a cable news channel to spew his hateful, paranoid bile.
Sure, down here we have had our own local versions here of Rush Limbaugh, but the closest thing we have been to something this sinister was Pauline Hanson. And this is worse. This is incendiary, this is extremism, this is Howard Beale, this is Timothy McVeigh, this is Joe McCarthy, this is fundamentalism, this is fascism, this is paranoia.
This is not news. This is not even "fox" news. This is crossing a very dangerous line. Joe McCarthy never had his own TV show.
This "news" man must be stopped before one of his crazy supporters puts a bullet through someone.