I didn’t know it was getting this bad.

Yes, Beck is trying to position himself as a modern day Howard Beale, but the problem is he’s pushing crazy conspiracy theories instead of telling it like it really is.

And Fox is letting it happen behind the guise of some crocodile tears.

Former Bush speechwriter David Frum has this to say…

The audience for Beck’s Friday night special were each given copies of two books. One of them was Cleon Skousen’s Five Thousand Year Leap. Skousen, who died in 2006, is one of the legendary cranks of the conservative world, a John Bircher, a grand fantasist of theories about secret conspiracies between capitalists and communists to impose a one-world government under the control of David Rockefeller.

There’s always been a market for this junk of course. Once that market was reached via mimeographed newsletters. Now it’s being tapped by Fox News.

Good times.

(h/t: Smooth Jazz)

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