Friday, April 17, 2009

Quote of the Week

"The Glenn Beck show has been drearily fascinating of late. It’s not often that we get to watch someone go insane on national television; trapped in an echo chamber of his own spiraling egomania, with apparently no one at his network willing to pull the plug and put him out of his misery, Beck has lately gone from being a mildly annoying media dingbat to a self-imagined messiah who looks like he’s shouldering more and more of the burdens of Christ with each passing day."
- Matt Taibbi, "The Peasant Mentality Lives on in America"

Note from the Hornswoggler: I don't actually watch Beck myself, so I'm not vouching for the accuracy of the description of him. From the snippets I've seen online, he does seem to be one of the more entertainingly insane TV ranting heads, but such clips are chosen for maximum lunacy to begin with. But I really like the quote anyway; Taibbi has a nice way of cloaking an all-out attack in phrasing that looks like commiseration.

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