Yesterday on his Fox News show, Glenn Beck was outraged -- Outraged! We tell you! -- that President Obama has apparently insulted the British by his less-than-opulent reception for visiting Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Indeed, he wound up running an address for the British Embassy so people could write and apologize for Obama's horrible manners.
The report featured a whiny British right-winger named Nile Gardiner (from the Heritage Foundation's Thatcher Center) who complained:
They treated the British Prime Minister as though he were some sort of Third World, tinpot dictator.
So Beck ran the address of the British Embassy so you could write and apologize for how insulting Obama was. Later in the show he ran it again.
But only last Wednesday, while Brown was visiting, Beck himself ran a segment of his show featuring Brown as a "Comrade" tinpot dictator mouthing socialist platitudes:
Beck: Comrades! There is good news from the Western Front. Our glorious revolution is starting to take hold on a global scale. Just listen as Comrade Brown pounded our propaganda into the minds of the clueless capitalist pigs today. Listen up.
Brown: We should seize this moment. Because never before have I seen a world willing to come together so much. Never before has that been so needed. And never before have the benefits of cooperation been so far-reaching.
Beck: Ah, if we could just have the globe all together! Oh ho! How right he is!
So if Beck's audience wants to write the British Embassy and apologize for insulting Gordon Brown, maybe they ought to apologize first for Beck's crude insults.