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
American prophet Glenn Beck leads things off, for identifying the real problem exposed by the recent protests in Ferguson and New York City: Al Sharpton!
According to Beck, Sharpton is not actually a Baptist minister — he’s a terrorist cleric.
“Al Sharpton’s not a reverend, he’s a cleric!” Beck exclaimed during the Thursday edition of his show. “He stands up in his pulpit, and he spews his hatred, his anger, for his own purposes…and everybody in the mosque is either buying into this crap — the few crazies — or they’re just afraid to say anything. Because the culture will kill them.”
Yes, apparently Sharpton is responsible for black-on-black crime, too.
Beck’s argument was too extreme for even co-host Stu Burguiere, who noted that unlike the radical clerics that Beck fears, Al Sharpton hasn’t killed anyone.
“Really? Al Sharpton’s not killed anyone?” Beck asked. “Can we look? Has there been any deaths in any of these marches? How much terror has been done on the streets of Ferguson? How much terror? What do you think this is? These are terrorist organizations!”
If organizing marches and spewing anger for one’s own purposes makes Al Sharpton a terrorist cleric, then what does it make Glenn Beck?