Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Meta-Misinformer

It's almost awe-inspiring to think that Glenn Beck could respond to being named Media Matters' 2009 Misinformer of the Year—and to the reams upon reams of documentation behind the dishonor—by simply telling his audience that MM "didn't back it up with any facts."

He's obviously not ignorant of what Media Matters says and does, so he must know that, in fact, they backed it up with many facts. So he's either insane—and in a quite frightening massive-denial-of-objective-reality kind of way—or he's astoundingly dishonest.

Either way, all his viewers have to do is spend an hour or so poking around at Media Matters, and they'll find dozens upon dozens of false claims of his—not least of which is the remarkable meta-falsehood noted above. It's almost like he's daring them to stick a toe outside of his crazy little cave.

C'mon, people! Take the dare! It's nice out here, honest.


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