Glenn And Jonah: Is This The Most Bizarre, Incoherent Talk-show Segment Ever?

When this aired I promised myself I would go back and figure out what this was all about, because it made no sense at the time. But as I was reviewing this program I began to realize it still made no sense.

It's like we've entered a little Glenn/Jonah Decoder Ring Society where they speak in their own secret language, which evidently involves pictograms. See if you can make heads or tails of it. And hey, I've read and even semi-decoded Liberal Fascism, but I can't figure this one out.

It all begins with a leftover rant from Beck's attack the previous day on Sam Webb of Communist Party USA, at the end of which he blames our current economic mess on Woodrow Wilson and proclaims:

It's the policy of the big banks, and yes, I will agree with you, big business, that no longer look at people as anything other than consumers, with business that looks at countries only as markets. That's the problem sir, and that started with the progressives. Look it up. Do your history.

Ahem, well, for those of us who actually are students of history, the gross objectification of people as mere mass workers and marketing objects well precedes the arrival of progressives, and is much more accurately described as a product of the Industrial Age and capitalism.

In any event, we are shortly off and running with Jonah, but midway along we veer into Glenn doing drawings on a white board that make absolutely No. Sense. At. All. At which point even Goldberg looks like the guy who just wandered into a ward for the criminally insane by accident and is trying to figure out how to talk his way out.

So they get back on track by sharing that Karl Rove Talking Point ("they're talking about Limbaugh to keep people distracted") and gnaw on that for about four minutes.

At some point you'd think someone at Fox will figure out that they're hosting an hour of dementia and pull the plug, but who can argue with those ratings? All the world loves a train wreck in the making, after all.

Oh well. I can hardly wait for the Colbert parody.


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