February 01, 2011

Quote of the Day

Conor Friedersdorf on Glenn Beck:

As I've said before, lots of Glenn Beck listeners aren't in on the joke. Unlike Roger Ailes, Jonah Goldberg, and every staffer at the Heritage Foundation happy hour, they don't realize that the Fox News Channel puts this man on the air fully understanding that large parts of his program are  uninformed nonsense mixed with brazen bullshit. When a Fox News host tells these viewers, "I'm not going to treat like you're a moron," playing on their insecurity about other media outlets talking down to or lying to them, they take it at face value. What sort of callous, immoral person allows these viewers to be played for fools?
I mean, watch that Beck clip in the link. My favorite part is when he predicts that Hezbollah "will go into Iraq." Huh?

Posted by Stephen Silver at February 1, 2011 04:46 PM
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