The Huffington Post’s Jason Linkins blogs about Glenn Beck’s comments regarding some of the residents of Southern California who are losing their homes in the fires down there. Beck does realize that the Southland is the more conservative end of the state, doesn’t he?
Amid CNN’s full-spectrum coverage, however, only one man has had the guts…err–rather, the mental derangement–to find the silver lining in the inferno. That person? Glenn Beck, who told his listeners, “I think there is a handful of people who hate America. Unfortunately for them, a lot of them are losing their homes in a forest fire today.”
Uhm…okay. What’s the context? Somehow, Beck was attempting to make a point about how we “need to come together” and how “we’re all one America” and that “just because I disagree with you doesn’t mean you hate America,” and somehow, instead of all this heading towards some great big Kumbaya-drum-circle moment where Noah’s dove lights on Beck’s shoulder and the entire world gets bought a Coke, it culminated with Beck celebrating how the Fire Gods were smiting the domiciles of our nation’s enemies.