[Cross-posted at Crooks and Liars.]
[H/t Media Matters.]
Apparently Glenn Beck is planning on going out the door at Fox News with a deep, lingering slime trail behind him. He reached a new low on his show yesterday:
BECK: By the way, the U.N. is also working on a small-arms treaty -- which purports to fight terrorism, but if implemented, Second Amendment proponents like me believe that it will only enforce rougher licensing requirements, create more red tape, and possibly an international gun registry. As if terrorists give a flying crap about registering their gun or their machete before they kill you.He then went on to explain that Sunstein and Obama were apparently destroying America's energy infrastructure by regulating coal-fired power plants out of existence -- while referencing Dan Froomkin's HuffPo piece on Sunstein ... a piece that actually is all about how Sunstein has hardly been a slash-and-burn environmental regulator.
This will do nothing but make it harder for you to get a gun. Why would you get a gun? [Points to picture of President Obama and adviser Cass Sunstein.] To prepare for tough times. That's why.
Naturally, Beck will laugh this off as just a coincidental timing thing. But given his track record, that deniability is simply no longer plausible.