The Conservative-leaning blog Little Green Footballs called Beck and Loesch "nuts."
And what up with these toadies he has with him? Esepcially the loathsome serial liar Dana Loesch?MMFA had something come out today, calling Glenn Beck "two steps above an anarchist":
He was right -- it was amazing. In the course of the video, Beck and CNN's Dana Loesch expressed a baffling sympathy for anarchism. Loesch said, "I'm two steps above anarchy conservatism, just as it was intended by the Founding Fathers. I mean, really, that's really what we're supposed to be." In response, Beck said, "[W]hen you say we're two steps -- you're two steps above an anarchist -- and I think I am, too. I mean, I'm really closer to Washington than any president, even Reagan. They really were organized, controlled anarchists."
Beck's selection of guests primed the conversation to include fringe views:
- Dana Loesch The mistake CNN made in hiring Loesch as a contributor did nothing to repair her fundamental credibility problem -- she remains the editor-in-chief of Big Journalism, one of the websites created by notorious smear merchant Andrew Breitbart. It regularly promotes outlandish theories.
- Damon Vickers Vickers has popped up on Beck's show from time to time to talk about the same things he talks about when he appears on the radio show of fringe conspiracist Alex Jones -- one-world government and economic collapse.
- Steve Emerson Though often cited as a terrorism expert by the right-wing media, Emerson frequently makes baseless, sensational claims about Islam and terrorism. For instance, on the Insider Extreme anniversary special, Emerson claimed that Palestinian militants are in Mexico learning "how to dig tunnels that will evade detection in Gaza."
- Brad Thor Thor makes his money as a novelist and moonlights writing for Breitbart's discredited websites. Almost a year ago, Thor's "exclusive" on Big Government about Pakistan having captured Taliban leader Mullah Omar crumbled. On Beck's CNN Headline News show in 2007, Thor said of Iraq, "We need a dictator back in that country. That's all those people respond to. The Arab world is so messed up, they can't -- you can't give people democracy."
From the March 16 Insider Extreme anniversary webcast on GlennBeck.com:
Transcript/video of Beck and Loesch's conversation:
From the March 16 Insider Extreme anniversary webcast on GlennBeck.com
LOESCH: I think that the Tea Party movement has sort of broken the spell that Republicans can do no wrong. Which was a huge goal of mine when I was first started out, because I'm two steps above anarchy conservatism, just as it was intended by the Founding Fathers. I mean, really, that's really what we're supposed to be.
And I -- from what I've seen and from what I've heard from people, they no longer believe that simply because you have an "R" by your name, that guarantees you're a conservative, it guarantees that you're pro-life, it guarantees that, you know, you stand for the principles upon which this country was founded. And I think that's really -- and that's one of the reasons we've seen a lot of Republicans push back against the movement.
BECK: So, where do we go -- where have we gone wrong? Because when you say we're two steps -- you're two steps above an anarchist -- and I think I am, too. I mean, I'm really closer to Washington than any president, even Reagan. They really were organized, controlled anarchists.
BECK: I mean, they thought -- really, it is the closest to anarchy. Just -- the Articles of Confederation were too weak, and they -- and so they just pushed it out just a little bit farther. And they were like, "No, no, no, 'cause it'll cause a big government." But they pushed it out just a little farther to give it that stability.
But how is it that, in a generation that understands anarchy and revolution -- I mean, look at what YouTube is going to do to television. Look what YouTube has done to the music industry. You don't have to have a big record promoter.
LOESCH: Nope. Not anymore.
BECK: You make one, it gets hits -- you're a hit.
BECK: So, how is it that this young generation understands structured anarchy that is directly -- you are the source of power. But yet we can't seem to knit it together with that guy: George Washington. Because that's what he believed in.
Bonus: Jeremi Wilks's blog hammers Dumbass Loesch on her lies.
My response to Loesches comments of "the Constitution does not say public employee unions could have collective bargaining" (I'm starting to feel I am repeating myself w/ all this constitution obeying crap): if you're (Loesch) all about following the constitution word for word, then you obviously wouldn't mind quiting your job, finding a husband, getting pregnant, never voting in local, state, or national elections again, letting go of your personal ambitions & devoting yourself fully to the raising & educating of your, & your neighbors, childrens. THAT IS, if you want to follow the Constitution word for word.
Ya'll know how devoted I AM to following the Constitution.