and televisionblowhard Glenn Beck of course has to join the growing ranks of right-wing whackjobs who are trying to find that delicate balance between sympathetically explaining the nuanced motivations and “legitimate concern about genuine problems” of the Norwegian killer Anders Behring Breivik and all-out praise of his name as a “serious political thinker with a great many insights and some good practical ideas on strategy.”
In his Monday morning tirade, Beck praises himself for having the foresight to warn about the downfall of Europe and its takeover by “radical Islam.” He explains why, although Breivik is a right-winger, it’s a different kind of right-wingerism than what we have in America whereby, through some Beckian magic, he’s actually like the left wing of America. And of course, there’s this:
BECK: And then there was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like, you know, the Hitler youth or whatever. I mean, who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics? Disturbing.