News Roundup for 4/23/10

Charlton Heston as Moses
Glenn Beck

-Headline of the day-
"Glenn Beck: A Vatican-approved, 'wildly important' warrior against forces of 'great darkness'?."

How crazy is Glenn Beck? This crazy:

"We are entering a -- we are entering a dark, dark period of man," Glenn says. "Um, I was, um, I was in the Vatican, and I was surprised that the individual I was speaking to knew who I was. And they said: 'Of course we know who you are. What you're doing is wildly important. We're entering a period of great darkness, and if good people don't stand up, we could enter a period unlike we have seen in a very long time.'"

In other words, Beck's starting to think he's freakin' Moses leading the people out of bondage. "Of course, Beck doesn't clarify whether the 'individual' he talked to was a Vatican official or a tourist from Omaha," writes Media Matters' Ben Dimiero, "but the impression he wants to give his listeners is clear: the Vatican itself has identified Beck as 'wildly important' in the coming 'dark, dark period of man.'"

That is, if it actually happened at all. Note to the fine makers of Koolaid; don't advertise on Beck's show, because that might just come back to haunt you later. They're going to find this guy's corpse and those of a bunch of his audience in a bunker somewhere with a big pile of empty Dixie cups.

My advice; let the cultists give Gatorade a bad name for a change. (Media Matters)

-Cartoon time with Mark Fiore (and special guest)-
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Remember, in America a little incompetence and/or corruption is no impediment to success! (MarkFiore.com)

-Bonus HotD-
"Inspector: SEC staff surfed porn sites during crisis buildup."

There's a surprise, huh? Still, it's a step up from regulatory agency scandals involving snorting crystal meth off toaster ovens. Believe it or not, this is a better class of scandal than we used to get in the gold old days. Every day, in every way, we're slowly getting better and better.

On the other hand, if you're spending eight hours a day downloading porn, I think you might have a little bit of a problem. I mean, I like boobs as much as the next guy, but come on... (MarketWatch)

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