Glenn Beck’s not insane– his viewers are

Via Kevin Drum:

I really don’t pay a lot of attention to Glenn Beck.  His logic is typically of the sort that “Communications and Communism are both based on Comm!”  The guy is clearly a first-rate huckster and charlatan.  He’s gotten quite rich fooling a lot of the people a lot of the time.  But he really is just completely out there.  How can anybody with an IQ over 80 buy any of this stuff.

Starting about 3 and half minutes in he explains how the crisis in Egypt will ultimately lead to a Muslim caliphate over all of Western Europe.  Riiiiiight.  Again, he’s a rich man fooling people I get it.  But how sad that millions of Americans actually fall for this crap.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

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