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Monday, July 23, 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

As the Ebola virus sent the far right into hysterics, one This Week In Crazy regular remained remarkably calm: Glenn Beck.

On Friday, that all went out the window.

After lamenting that the government’s incompetent response to Ebola is “literally going to be the death of all of us,” Beck launched into a shouting fit about how President Obama is holding his “chin up like Mussolini” instead of admitting his faults.

“I haven’t seen anyone in Washington say ‘Hey, you know what? I was wrong about ISIS,'” Beck raged. “‘You know what? I was wrong about Benghazi. You know what? I was wrong about the caliphate. Oh, you know what? It seems I was wrong about the economy. Oh, I was wrong about health care. Oh, I seem to have been wrong!'”

I’m sure that President Obama would lower his chin to a non-Mussolini level just as soon as Beck admits that he seems to have been wrong about society’s imminent collapse.