FDL Book Salon Welcomes Alexander Zaitchik, Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance

By: Sunday July 4, 2010 2:00 pm

The biggest Big Liar on the American scene today is Glenn Beck. Two million Americans watch his show on FOX every day. Many millions more listen to his radio show.

How big a liar are we talking about here? Try this one on for size:

“We will reclaim the civil rights moments — because, dammit, we were the people who did it in the first place.”
— Glenn Beck, May 26, 2010

Gobstopping, isn’t it — how you can just rewrite a dozen of most agonizing, contentious, and important years in American history in one sentence like that? Where do you even begin to set the record straight?

A Revolution of Crazy Aunts and Uncles

By: Sunday June 14, 2009 9:30 am

If we want an extravagant democracy, we should live together like one another’s crazy aunts and uncles.

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