Why Does Anyone Take Glen Beck Seriously?
Near the end of today’s radio broadcast, Glenn Beck declared that the cover-up of the Saudi link to the Boston Marathon bombing makes this the second most important thing (behind 9/11) that he has ever covered in his broadcasting career. And depending on how the media and the government responds in the coming days, it just might be the most important thing he’s ever covered because the response "will either save our country or we will be done."
Beck then went on to send a semi-coded message to those in the upper level of the government warning that they had better come clean about this Saudi national because The Blaze has information that reveals that he "is a very bad, bad, bad man" which will be revealed on Monday.
"I don’t bluff," Beck stated, "I make promises. The truth matters. I’ve had enough of what you’ve done to our country. I thought I had heard and seen it all. I thought I didn’t trust my government. Oh no, no, no. There is no depth that these people will not stoop to. They have until Monday and then The Blaze will expose it."
Video at the link.
Now, on one level I full understand that Beck is a blowhard with a relatively small audience. Unfortunately, however, that audience takes him seriously (indeed, just this week someone quoted the Blaze to my wife, a teacher, as a source regarding education policy—or, more specifically, an educational conspiracy). More significantly, all this kind of stuff does is encourage xenophobia and, more specifically, Islamophobia.