On Monday I compared Fox Noise lunatic Glenn Beck to deceased Wisconsin Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, and I asked:
Which obscure administration or member of Congress will be next? Will it it be a third under-secretary for African affairs, or will it be, um, YOU?
And today we found out the answer. From Huffington Post:
Glenn Beck has struck again.
Yosi Sergant, who recently popped up on Beck’s radar for his involvement in a conference call on national service, has been asked to resign as communications director by the National Endowment for the Arts, sources familiar with the move tell the Huffington Post.
At issue was an August conference call in which the NEA encouraged select artists to participate in an administration project dubbed “United We Serve” and led by the first lady.
Beck attacked Sergant and the NEA on his Fox News talk show, accusing the agency of propaganda efforts similar to those used by Nazi Germany. And now Sergant has been tossed overboard, making him Beck’s second victim in his campaign to rid the administration of perceived radicals, socialists, communists, fascists, anarchists and all other manner of nefarious influences.
Perhaps not coincidentally, both Sergant and Van Jones – Beck’s first takedown – have roots in on-the-ground organizing and were tightly connected with the grassroots progressive community.
While an update to the HuffPo piece reports the NEA says Sergant will remain at the agency, stepping down from a leadership type position, it’s pretty clear that Beck and his neo-McCarthyite followers will stop at nothing to smear anyone in the administration they can, no matter how ridiculous the charges. (I mean, go to search.gov on your own if you want. I got gardening and food banks, how very Third Reich.)
Now, it’s not really surprising that EFFWA would bring in Beck, because that’s what they do with their seemingly unlimited budget of far-right foundation money that comes from god-knows-where. But as this is yet another instance of the noise machine operating in concert with libertard stink tanks, you’d think an enterprising reporter might plan on delving into it all here in the next two weeks or so.
Or will it just be presented as “hey, look, Glenn Beck is at the ballyard, he must be genuinely popular!”
Is there a traditional reporter left in Seattle with the guts to wade through the baseless and bizarre statements Beck makes on a routine basis?