Beck bashing

Quite simply, at a time when conservatives find themselves so far out of power that all they can hope to do is stand athwart the Obama administration’s attempt to remake America yelling “stop,” no one [other than Glenn Beck] has been more effective. “What I find striking is that if Beck were of the Left, taking down or helping to take down Bush appointees—with the same bombast and success—he would be hailed as the living reincarnation of the great Muckrakers of yore,” Jonah Goldberg rightly observes.

It’s true, as Harry Stein notes, that Glenn Beck’s influence isn’t as completely pernicious as many would like us to believe; certainly no worse than Michael Moore.

The problem is that they’re both more interested in the pursuit of an agenda rather than truth, which is what makes them troubling.