Glenn Beck’s brutal, hateful routine
by Dana Milbank
WASHINGTON – After MSNBC let Keith Olbermann go, Glenn Beck couldn’t resist celebrating. “Keith Olbermann is the biggest pain in the ass in the world,” he judged.
But Olbermann’s departure really should give Beck pause: At a time when political speech is coming under new scrutiny, how much longer can Beck’s brutal routine continue at Fox News?
The latest omen of Beck’s end times came on Thursday – Holocaust Remembrance Day – when 400 rabbis representing all four branches of American Judaism took out an ad demanding that Beck be sanctioned for what quotations in the ad called his “monstrous” and “beyond repugnant” use of anti-Semitic imagery in going after Holocaust survivor George Soros.