Great Moments in Conservative Thought: Glenn Beck Edition

I know that it has become both fashionable and easy to mock Glenn Beck – he is the low-hanging fruit of conservative television punditry. However, last Sunday I actually bothered to watch part of his show for the first time.

While he is certainly correct that short-term crises can lead to long-term erosion of rights, I still feel the need to propose a new rule:

No reporter, commentator, or pundit (liberal or conservative) should be allowed access to a printing press, camera, or microphone until they can define, compare/contrast, and use in context the major political movements of the 19th and  20th centuries: socialism, liberalism and nationalism; fascism, communism, and totalitarianism. This is high school European history, not rocket science. “Fascist” is not synonmous with “bully.”

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Published in: on April 19, 2009 at 12:07 pm  Leave a Comment  
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