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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

This Week In Crazy: Obama Plots Human Extinction, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

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

Right-wing carnival barker Glenn Beck makes his triumphant return to the list this week, by sharing a slew of wacky theories on the developing situation in Syria (including, among others, that President Obama wants to launch military strikes to cover up the horrible truth about Benghazi.) But he claims the #4 slot for his Wednesday show, in which Beck marked the September 11 anniversary by flatly accusing the president of treason.

“That makes him a traitor,” Beck said of Obama’s threat to strike Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Obama “doesn’t think like an American, he thinks like a guy in the Middle East, he thinks like a foreigner,” Beck added, before asking “How dead inside does he think we are to ask us to go along with it on the eve of September 11?” You tell us, Glenn — after all, isn’t that the point of your “bizarre gift“?