My Personal Favorite Glenn "Bat-@#$& Crazy" Beck Moment of the Week

Earlier today, Simon mentioned some of Glenn Beck's recent ridiculousness. Here's my own personal favorite of the week, courtesy of the wonderful folks over at MediaMatters, who have the unenviable job of watching and listening to this sort of drivel:


BECK: If I could just -- if we could just be like Cuba. Let me give you the last piece of evidence that there is a revolution going on, and it is coming. It is -- there is a revolution, and they think they can get away with it quietly.

They think they -- and they -- they -- you know what? At this point, gang, I'm not sure, they may be able to because they are so far ahead of us. They know what they're dealing against; most of America does not yet. Most of America doesn't have a clue as to what's going on. There is a coup going on. There is a stealing of America, and the way it is done, it has been done through the -- the guise of an election, but they lied to us the entire time.

Some of us knew! Some of us we're shouting out, you were: "this guy's a Marxist!" "No, no, no, no, no, no." And they're gonna say, "we did it democratically," and they are going to grab power every way they can. And God help us in an emergency.

If Mr. Beck had even a kitchen chair's grasp of philosophy or political theory, he'd realize that President Obama is about as much of a "Marxist" as Mr. Beck is a "journalist." More importantly, though, he might want to at least look up the words "coup" and "democracy" (hint: the concept still applies, even if your party loses the election because they've proven they can't think or govern).

It's true that Glenn caters to the birther / global-warming denier / flat earth crowd, so there's really not much point in rational argument. But it's still shameful that this dangerous, disingenuous nonsense is allowed on the air.