Thursday, July 28, 2011

And yet it was

Glenn Beck is almost certainly the most purely horrible and despicable person in American politics today. And yet it was still surprising that he chose to defend the Norwegian terrorist's choice of targets while still condemning him:
“As the thing started to unfold and there was a shooting at a political camp, which sounds a little like the Hitler Youth. Who does a camp for kids that’s all about politics? Disturbing,” Beck said.
Granted he, as I said, also condemned the action and said the Norwegian was no different than bin Laden. But two things come to mind. First, the personal touch:
the Vacation Liberty School, run by a Tampa affiliate of the 9/12 Project, which Beck is aligned with [is] a Tea Party political camp for children 8 to 12 years old.
8- to 12-year-olds. At Utøya they're late teens and even in their twenties. And don't bother pointing out that he wasn't directly involved. He asked "who does a camp for kids that's all about politics?" and the answer is the Tea Party does. And does without Glenn Beck comparing them to the Hitler Youth.

Second, I thought only liberals blamed the victims. (/sarcasm)

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