Friday, April 30, 2010

A purpose that Beck's martyr fantasy serves

While it is easy to dimiss Beck's absurd, almost daily proclamations that the Obama administration and "progressive" elites want to have him killed as the delusional rantings of a deranged personality, it's important to recall the effect that these claims have on his audience: that is, they inculcate the belief that "progressives" are a violent, murderous bunch of thugs. It's hard to believe until you see it first hand, but I've actually heard people talking about how much danger Beck is in because people want him dead for "speaking the truth."

It's like Beck's own little version of Radio Rush.

1 comment:

Spocko said...

Exactly. A SF radio host talks about traveling with a "security team"

Who are the ones with guns again?