Beck’s bumbling diatribe against the European “far right”

We’ve all heard about Glenn Beck’s shockingly ignorant remark (previously discussed at VFR here) that Geert Wilders, along with the oily French politician Dominique de Villepin (who as Chirac’s foreign minister infamously betrayed the U.S. in the run-up to the Iraq war), is part of a “fascist” uprising in Europe similar to the rise to Nazism that led to World War II. My computer was having trouble with videos for a few days, and I have just seen the video of Beck’s statement now, posted at Ilana Mercer’s site. It’s worse than what I thought. I know that people say Beck has made good contributions to conservatism. I liked his statement that Obama has a racial agenda against whites. But with the way he carries on,—his message being, “I’m goofy, but I’m also a serious conservative thinker!”—he makes it difficult to take him seriously. Also, he pronounces Villepin’s name with the last syllable sounding like “pen.” Does this scholar of European politics perhaps confuse Dominique de Villepin with Jean Marie Le Pen?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 14, 2010 07:21 PM | Send

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