For the first time in many years, the Fox News Channel had demonstrated a small token of responsibility when it stopped broadcasting Glenn Beck's television program - but why on earth is this man still spitting venom on the radio? What sort of people actually embrace his paranoid, conspiracy theory, anti-progressive, ultraconservative bullshit? Oh wait, that would be "Tea Party patriots" and their intolerant evangelical brethren.
As reported on the Huffington Post: Glenn Beck spoke out about the mass killings in Norway on his Monday radio show. Beck said that he was troubled by the summer camp that was the site of the overwhelming majority of the carnage perpetrated by Anders Behring Breivik, the right-wing extremist who has admitted to the killings. The camp is run by Norway's leading center-left party, the Labor Party, and has long been a haven for young people looking to break into the political scene. Beck said the camp "sounds a little like the Hitler Youth. I mean, who does a camp for kids that's all about politics? Disturbing."
Who does a camp about politics? Is he kidding? Is Beck unaware that Christian conservatives regularly inject right-wing ideology into their so-called Jesus camps and youth rallies? The NRA routinely hosts a variety of outdoor programs for children - and face it, there's no more political organization in America than the NRA. Also, what about those woodsy gatherings of the racist Young Republicans? Could Beck really be this stupid? Perhaps the hate radio jock just naturally assumes that his listeners are as mentally lethargic as he is. (HuffPo has the audio.)