By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog
Check out this clip of Fox News nutter Glenn Beck. He has apparently themed his show this week around asking questions and in Thursday's episode he tried to tie them all together with an acronym. "I told you that we were, were going to talk about these things," he says in the segment, circling the first letters of the key words on black board. "We're going to talk about Obama, the Left, Internationalists, Graft, Acorn-style organization, Revolution and Hidden agenda."
He then spells his theme out on the chalk board: "O-L-I-G-A-R-H. One letter is missing."
Well yes, the letter "c" is missing from the word oligarch (because if any organization represents moneyed interests, it's ... Acorn). Except Beck (or is Bek?) adds a ... "y." Oligarhy. Whatever that is. I suppose this is the logical next step in the anti-intellectual strain of conservatism.
It just calls to mind not only Dan Quayle's "potatoe moment," but the Fox News slogan: We report, you de_ide.