Glenn Beck Deals The Seig Heil Card
Yesterday morning, Glenn Beck the 3rd most listened to right wing talk show host on radio, and rarely-watched CNN Headline News host, attempted to out-neanderthal, Michael Savage.
He began slowly with your prototype far-right talker information-aberration firing of a salvo against Democratic VP nominee, Joe Biden.
“Biden’s made far more dumb gaffes than Bush ever has.”
WOW. Just, wow.
Does anyone have enough computer memory to download President Bush’s trips over the tongue?
Continuing the vilification, Beck referenced a recent faux pas by Biden.
Seems Beck forgot Bush’s press conference mocking of a blind reporter, for wearing sun glasses.
While this is standard fare for the far right Lords of Loud, Beck decided distortion wasn’t enough and decided to go Third Reich fear factor pedal to the medal, calling Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama “a full-fledged fascist” with “Hitler youth in tow.”
He continued the Nazi-connect-a-dot alluding to Bill Clinton having sex on the White House bathroom floor, asking “who’ll be next on the bathroom floor in the White House…Karl Marx?”
I’m certainly not advocating that Headline News throw him off the air, though eyes and ears might be better for it. Calling the man who is very much in shape to become President of the United States for at least the next four years a Nazi is not an FCC crime. But why would CNN want to endure this type of association.
It certainly isn’t revenue.
Last Friday, Beck attracted an audience of 304,000, which meant he got absolutely crushed by his time slot competitors, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews (953,000), CNN’s Lou Dobbs (1,204,000) and Fox News’ Shep Smith (2,032,000).
You just have to wonder what type of audience they think Beck delivers for them.
In case you want to ask CNN and see if they have an answer, go here.