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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:


5. Glenn Beck

This Week In Crazy mainstay Glenn Beck takes the fifth spot on this week’s list, for outrageously claiming that “I’ve never been called a conspiracy theorist in my life.”

Beck made the surprising assertion on Wednesday, during an extended attack on MSNBC host Rachel Maddow’s credibility:

“We have debunked all of those things,” Beck said in response to Maddow tying him to fellow nutcase Alex Jones. “I’ve never been called a conspiracy theorist in my life. I’ve had death threats because I’ve debunked the [9/11 theories].”

Of course, regular This Week In Crazy readers won’t have to search far to to find examples disproving Beck’s claim. After all, just one week ago Beck himself spun a conspiracy that the media was engaged in a conspiracy to label him as a conspiracy theorist.

Presumably, Cass Sunstein is behind this latest plot as well.