Are Tea Partiers and right-wing Republicans responsible for the horrifying violence we saw yesterday in Arizona? Of course they fucking are. And you don't have to be the sheriff of Pima County to know that.
Let's start with Sarah "Don't Retreat, Reload" Palin -- who cemented her own guilt when she pulled this down from her site before pausing to tap out a fake apology on Facebook.
I nearly jumped out of my chair this past Saturday morning when, reading the morning's New York Times over espresso and trying to steel myself for the upcoming Glenn Beck speech on the anniversary of the Martin Luther King "I have a dream" speech (which I witnessed in person and reported on for a New Jersey newspaper), I came across the following sentence on Page One in Eric Lichtblau's piece "Financier’s Largess Shows G.
Granted, he's done this before, but yeah, last night's Daily Show with Jon Stewart involved a pretty stunning takedown of Glenn Beck's recent paranoia-fueled criticisms of progressivism and the idea of social justice as a stated goal, all done while in character as someone very similar to Beck himself:
Glenn Beck: he's the gift that just keeps on giving.
Yesterday, Beck told his TV audience that he doesn't trust a man who shares his junk on film:
"I mean, I don't trust Scott Brown yet. Americans
don't know him. He posed naked in Cosmopolitan magazine back in 1982.
The most entertaining theater in this grand health care showdown has been that in which physicians play the victim. Look at homeboy right here; don't you just feel awful about the potential impact of "Obamacare"? Make you want to donate five cents a day so Dr. Dickstain can move from the bay side to the ocean?
As reported in the Phoenix a few months ago, former Exile and New York Press reporter-editor Alex Zaitchik is heavy into writing what we predict will be the first diligent biography of Glenn Beck. Unlike the bi-polar Fox News thespian, Zaitchik likes facts, and has traveled around the country tracing Beck's roots collecting them.
"What's the deal with airline food?"
Over the past few months, quite a few observers of right-wing nutjobs have been having some fun with Fox News host Glenn Beck, whose ranting and raving has taken on an increasingly deranged tone. Just this past week, for example, he simulated dousing someone with gasoline to make a point about how Barack Obama may as well just light the "common man" on fire rather than subject us all to his policy.