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 and Rick Santorum
Glenn Beck claims his customary spot on the list for a rant that he uncorked on his radio show on Wednesday, in which he accused NBC of being Satanic.
The network drew his ire for an incident on CNBC Wednesday, when reporter Steve Liesman requested that Mexican music be played alongside Cruz’s picture. According to Beck (who is suddenly more anti-racism than he was during his “Clydie Clyde” days), this is evidence that the peacock networks “have chosen the path of darkness” promoted by Satan:
Sure, the network that invested $50 million in the XFL has some issues, but the charges of Satanism seem a bit over the top.
At least Beck limited his criticism to NBC. According to Rick Santorum, the entire film industry is the devil’s playground:
Conveniently, the only way to remove Hollywood from Satan’s clutches is to buy a ticket to Santorum’s movie. What a coincidence!