Glenn Beck has superior circular reasoning skills, and he recently showed them off to his listeners after claiming that the media is conspiring to label him a conspiracy theorist.
(He failed to recognize that theorizing, in itself, about the grand scheme to defame him as a conspiracy theory radio host makes him, by definition, a conspiracy theorist.)
The radio host said Tuesday on his show, in a long-winded monologue, that he doesn’t know why the media is dubbing him as a conspiracy theorist, but he does know it’s a “concentrated effort” and that the White House is behind it.
Again, Beck is failing to see the simple flaw with his claim: firstly, he lacks proof, as pesky and negligible as he believes it to be, and second, he lacks the humility needed to realize that the White House just might have bigger fish to fry than radio hosts whose shows are no more valuable than white noise.
“The media has their own agenda,” Beck said, apparently without realizing he is part of the media. “And if the media has a storyline, it just writes it in. And currently the storyline is ‘conspiracy theorist.’ Why is it a concentrated effort now to label me a conspiracy theorist?”
One of Beck’s more recent theories that gained national attention was when, after the Boston bombings, he claimed the Saudi national who had been taken in for questioning in the immediate aftermath and released shortly after was in fact guilty, and was only released because the government is attempting to cover up Saudi-backed terrorism. This was quickly proven false.