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Sunday, June 24, 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. TheBlaze

Over the past several months, the White House has attempted to spark a national conversation about the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. This is probably not what they had in mind.

It may not stun you to learn that TheBlaze — the right-wing media network owned by rape-joke enthusiast Glenn Beck — is not thrilled with the White House initiative. But even by Beck’s standards, this segment is rather jaw-dropping:

I cannot stress this enough: If one of your employees comes to you with a fresh idea to make rape funny, please say no.

Thankfully, the biggest victim here was good taste (and whichever interns had to spend their Tuesdays making arrow-shaped signs reading “RAPE!”)