Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Stephen Colbert does a recurring segment on The Colbert Report he calls "The Craziest F#?king Thing I've Ever Heard!" Hmm, seems to me that this is a title that you can only bestow once, dontcha think?
I have heard some truly crazy things during my lifetime, but I think I may have found my nominee for "the craziest f#?king thing I've ever heard."
Every circus needs a clown and the lead clown of the Insane Clown Posse over at Faux News is Glenn Beck. Last week he did a program he called "Glenn Beck Friday" in which he removed any lingering doubt that the man is certifiably batshit crazy (Beck hits his stride around the 2:50 mark of this video). Beck goes on about the vast liberal media conspiracy that is surrounding him (paranoid schizophrenic delusions). But he and his legion of looney listeners (more delusions) are going to fight back and surround them! The only thing missing was a tinfoil hat, a cardboard sword and The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down theme song from Looney Tunes. I half expected to see Daffy Duck pop up on the screen and give Glenn a big wet kiss before bouncing off with his characteristic "woo-hoo, woo-hoo."
This might be funny if it was meant to be comedy, something you might see on Saturday Night Live or Mad TV. But Beck has viewers who must be more deranged than he is who watch this program and believe that Beck is serious and sane. Now that should frighten people.
Even Faux News anchor Shep Smith mocked Glenn Beck while being mildly chastized in only a half-serious fashion by Chris Wallace, neither of whom are paragons of journalistic integrity and credibility themselves. Faux News has jumped the shark and become a parody of itself when its own anchors are mocking the crap that Faux News airs as "infotainment."
Now I anticipate that someone will comment "you shouldn't make fun of the mentally ill," and I agree, you are absolutely right. I am making the point that a major American corporation, Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation (Faux News), sends a man they have reason to know suffers from mental illness out onto the stage to perform for "entertainment" (sic) and profit. That is abuse of the mentally ill. And that is a crime.
Not that anyone at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) gives a rat's ass, or it would have revoked the broadcast license of Faux News a long time ago.