Right Wing Watch has a great deal of fun chronicling Glenn Beck’s inanity on a daily basis, so they’ve compiled a long list of the whacky and ridiculous things Beck said in 2013. It’s quite a list, full of pathos and fury and much weeping and grandiosity.
When not freaking out about the future of technology, Beck became convinced that the bombing at the Boston Marathon was an al Qaeda attack backed by Saudi Arabia and vowed to take down the government if it did not come clean. For days, Beck harped about this supposed cover-up … until it was revealed that he didn’t really have any idea what he was talking about, at which point he gave up and moved on.
And what he moved on to was his belief that a man who shot himself at the Houston airport while the NRA convention happened to be in town was part of a “false flag” operation carried out by Occupy Wall Street in order to push for gun control. That was also entirely untrue and so Beck dropped it after a few days, never to mention it again…
At one point, Beck promised a story that would rock the nation, but all that emerged was some coalition of Tea Party members of Congress who refused to back immigration reform. Nothing ever came from this supposed scoop, but that didn’t stop him from promising other such scoops, which likewise never materialized.
Through it all, Beck somberly warned his audience time and again that America’s days were numbered because society had gone insane and been engulfed in darkness. Until, this is, Beck spoke at a Tea Party rally in Washington, DC and realized that the Tea Party is the modern day civil rights movement and the people forseeen by God and the Founding Fathers who would one day rise up and save this nation … just as Beck has been trying to do throughout his career.
I’m especially amused by all of the bombshell revelations he promises and never delivers on that his followers never seem to catch on to.