Hey, you know how Glenn Beck thinks Barack Obama is some evil Kenyan Communist dictator because his senior aides have dared point out the obvious fact that Fox isn't really a news network?
Funny thing is that when the Bush White House was busy attacking NBC News for "blurring the lines" between commentary and news, Beck was right there with them, cheering on his good buddy Ed Gillespie, who was W's Counselor to the President.
Here are Beck and Gillespie on May 20, 2008:
So Glenn Beck is now attacking the Obama White House for doing the exact same thing that he cheered on in the Bush White House. Wow, well that's fair & balanced for you. Fair & balanced to a fault.
GILLESPIE: I’ve had a concern with NBC news for some time. I’ve expressed it privately to them. My concern is that, you know, the likes of commentators and quotes when really they’re advocates.
GLENN: No, they’re journalists. They’re not commentators. They’re journalists.
GILLESPIE: On MSNBC. Like Christopher Matthews and Keith Olbermann who are, you know, left wing attack, you know, part of a left wing view of the world, which is fine. You know, they’re labeled as commentators in that arena. But I worry that the commingling that you see and the blurring of the lines between NBC broadcast division and the NBC commentary division is constantly blurred and you now see the news anchors and others sitting down with Olbermann and Matthews on election nights talking to them like, you know, they are Edward R. Murrow.
GLENN: Yeah. You know, it’s very interesting because I do not call myself a journalist. Keith Olbermann will. I don’t call myself a journalist. I’m not a journalist, even though the San Francisco Chronicle called me one and we had an argument about it. But I’m not a journalist, nor would I anchor the coverage on CNN for the election and do it in a serious sort of way.
GLENN: Wouldn’t do it. I’ll give you commentary about the election.
GILLESPIE: Sure, absolutely.
GLENN: But I’ll let you know it’s commentary. They have intentionally blurred the lines over there.
GILLESPIE: They have and I don’t think it’s in their interest. I don’t think it’s in the public’s interest and I don’t think it’s in their interest. ... I think the concern of this blurring of the lines between the commentary side and the news side is a legitimate one. I don’t think it’s in their interest and I hope they will respond.