This graphic says everything about Glenn Beck's brain. What there is left of it. My theory? It was a fake nod to no violence with a wink on the left to the right-wing gun nuts. Now listen to Beck warn Palin to get a bodyguard because
January 11, 2011

This graphic says everything about Glenn Beck's brain. What there is left of it.

GLENN-BECK.jpg

My theory? It was a fake nod to no violence with a wink on the left to the right-wing gun nuts.

Now listen to Beck warn Palin to get a bodyguard because "there are nutjobs on all sides."

[oldembed src="https://cloudfront.mediamatters.org/static/flash/mediaplayer316.swf" flashvars="config=http://mediamatters.org/embed/cfg2?id=201101100011" width="369" height="300" resize="1" fid="10"]

The violence he expresses is remarkable, even for Beck. Apocalyptic visions of violence.

Oh, and "peace and love." Give me a break. He loves Sarah Palin though, and certainly gives a dramatic reading of her email.

There is a certain chaotic rhythm to what the right wing does. Even in their denials, they're chaotic. They deflect, distract, and use cognitive dissonance as weapons to derail any meaningful discussion or attention to that which they have caused. It is their way of keeping followers under their thumb. Nothing illustrates this better than that graphic and this incredible piece of radio theater.

(graphic: h/t @StopBeck - Angelo Carusone)

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

Discussion

We are currently migrating to Disqus

On May 14, 2022, we started migrating our comments from Insticator back to Disqus. During this transition period, some posts will have Insticator and some Disqus. For more information on the transition, as well as information regarding old C&L accounts, please see this post.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.