Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Roger Ailes Defends Glenn Beck

Since Glenn Beck gets good ratings, this isn't a surprise.  The pleasant surprise is that there are people at Fox News who dislike what he does.  The unpleasant reality is that he does get good ratings, which speaks very ill about the state of political discourse in this country.  Jon Stewart has done two marvelous parodies of Beck, the most recent last Thursday March 18th:

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