June 15, 2010

President Barack Obama has said that in the same way that 9/11 changed the U.S. view of foreign policy, the BP oil spill will change the way people think about the environment. Fox News' Glenn Beck translated this to mean that customers would receive a figurative "pat down" before being able to buy gas.

"That's what he said with 9/11, when he compared 9/11, he didn't mean the tragedy. What he meant was you're gonna take the proverbial shoes and belt off and get a pat down every time you go to the gas station. I mean, when you go to the gas station now, the -- what were his words? Gas prices or energy prices will necessarily skyrocket. Your sacrifice is coming," Beck said on Fox & Friends Tuesday.

John Amato:

Glenn Beck is setting up another scenario of "Whiplash Politics" that David and I describe in our new book. He's whipping up his followers and getting them prepped to be as disruptive at a gas station as you possibly could be with his fearmongering monologues if indeed prices do go up. He's preaching to his faithful flock and antagonizing them needlessly so they can fear the New World Order takeover by Obama.

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