Friday, May 14, 2010
"Glenn Beck - America's Historian Laureate"
Greg Grandin has a very interesting look at Boo Hoo the Hoot Beck's tenuous grasp of history, and its relationship to the radical tea bagger worldview, Newt the Poot, and all the others fueling the far-right apocalypse machine (h/t to Cheebeewonders).
A visual representation of the same "Beck knows bullshit" theme was on display on The Colbert Report last night (Colbert nails Boo Hoo as "the Pillsbury Dough Pundit"). It takes a special level of idiocy to do what Boo Hoo does, and even more to think he has something important to say.