Pointing out the obvious about Glenn Beck
Glenn Beck combines self-help, 12-step rehab, stand-up comedy and conservative talk radio material for a white, conservative audience -- and it has made him rich and famous. His CPAC rant on the evils of "progressivism" is ridiculous on its face, and he shows his ignorance when he promotes wacky, harmful conspiracy theories. He is a buffoon, a court jester but without a sense of irony. He has no political vision; his goal has never been larger than increasing his radio listeners, Faux News viewers, and book buyers. He is the face of shameless self-promotion.