Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Colbert Skewers Weeping Wingnut Beck

Stephen Colbert combined clips of Glenn Beck's tearful buffoonery and scare-mongering with an expose of his hypocritical "9-12 Project." Beck stated that the purpose of the initiative is to inspire Americans to pull together like they did on September 12, 2001:

"We weren't told how to behave that day after 9/11, we just knew. It was right, it was the opposite of what we feel today. Are you ready to be the person you were that day after 9/11, on 9/12?"

Of course, Beck wasn't feeling much friendship for the 9/11 victims' families on September 9, 2005, as quoted in the video above:

"This is horrible to say, and I wonder if I'm alone in this, you know it took me about a year to start hating the 9/11 victims' families? I don't hate all of them. I hate probably about 10 of them. But when I see a 9-11 victim family on television, or whatever, I'm just like, 'Oh, shut up!' I'm so sick of them because they're always complaining. And we did our best for them."

Colbert provides a trenchant observation:

"Good point. The 9-12 Project is not for families directly affected by 9/11. Just people building their careers on it."

In any event, Beck is not, as he wonders, "alone" in his hatred of the 9/11 victims' families. In her book "Godless," right-wing publicity hound Ann Coulter commented on the 9/11 widows:

"These broads are millionaires, lionized on TV and in articles about them, reveling in their status as celebrities and stalked by grief-arazzies. I have never seen people enjoying their husbands’ death so much."

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