Glenn Beck Uses His Get-Out-of-Blame-Free Card

We think we're serious.You might recall Glenn Beck a few weeks ago pleading with his viewers not to take him seriously. You’ll certainly recall it when Beck puts the clip on permanent loop after someone takes a shot at Obama:

“If you watch MSNBC, I contend that you will see the future. They are laying the ground for a horrible event, that will be — it’s what they’re laying the ground for, anything from the Right, some awful event, and I fear this government, this administration has so much framework already prepared, that they will seize power overnight before anybody even gives it a second thought.”

Setting aside the Rovian Projection perfected by Fox News, let’s pretend to take Glenn seriously — that this administration is planning a coup, and just waiting for MSNBC to provide the pretext. If you love your country, if you love your liberty — and of course we all do — what are you going to do about it? How can you face your children knowing you didn’t do everything within your power to take out the tyrant?

Meanwhile, the rest of us might ask this question: How many of Beck’s remaining advertisers support implicit advocacy of presidential assassination?

Glenn Beck’s fear of Obama: Seize power overnight [WND]

Don’t forget … Beck is an “entertainer”. Nothing he says should compel anyone to action. Just entertainment. Move along. Sort of like Hogan’s Heroes. Just a lark. Srsly.

*scratches head and raises hand to Bekc*

Um, didn’t this happen on 9/12 2001 right after you wet yourself and cried?

@blogenfreude: Couldn’t work it into the post, but Fox would be well-advised to run an “I AM AN IDIOT” chyron throughout his show. You don’t want to risk even a screenshot without a disclaimer.

@ManchuCandidate: I didn’t care to post the nine-minute clip, but somewhere near the end Beck says he was indeed worried about the Patriot Act at the time. Since I’m not Media Matters, I’m not bothering to look that one up.

But his audience loves him and rants it back in public meetings and in comments about newspaper articles. I’m waiting for somebody to call Obama a fascist Stalinist–that way they can call Eric Holder “Beria” and Rachel Maddow “Goebbels” in the same spittle-ridden fit of uninformed outrage.

@Jesuswalksinidaho: Rachel Maddow is so not a Goebbels. Try the highest ranking smartest lesbian in the room. I’m impressed they have that degree of historical reference knowledge. Or are the Idaho teabaggers with their panties tied in knots reading talking pooing about who’s who,

I’m really getting sick of these fucking inbred mouthbreathing obese misogynist retards all over this country. Is there a swine flu variant I could develop to focus on that market?

or would that be baaaaaad?

@SanFranLefty: I don’t think we’ve seen such hysterics since the Blowjob Impeachment. I’m hoping we can look back on this as some bizarre dance fad once it’s over.


welcome to the dark side……
so you’ll be joining me then? shooting contraceptive darts into the fat walmart asses?

there are misogynist retards all over the world. what makes usamericans special is they are FAT, too. i wander all over the planet, the obese are rare sightings everywhere but there.

“fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son”

/apologies to nojo for animal house reference

@baked: Contraceptive darts from black helicopters? I’m sure it’s in the Health Care reform somewhere before the death panels.

I expect it’s being funded under the “Greenhouse initiatives” to help reduce the human burden on the earth by US-Americans, just like the internment camps are being funded by FEMA. If health care fails to pass, these programs will still be funded!!

The difference between the world is that the fat dumb inbred homophobic misogynist retards in US America have more power than they really should. Even in Canada City, PM Fatbody has been able to keep his Jeebus freaks far away from the levers of serious power.

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