John Santore of Media Matters calls out Glenn Beck for helping to spawn a right wing cultural climate of hysteria and paranoia that is now poised to spill over into very real and serious violence:
How many times can Beck portray Obama as a traitor who is destroying our national sovereignty, or compare the president’s health care proposals to those of the Nazis, before the anger spills over? He calls for calm, and then describes the Obama-led “brownshirts” who are silencing dissent and the “enemies list” the White House is compiling of those who dare to voice their opinions.
Glenn Beck, of course, is playing the game of having it both ways. He pours the gasoline, and should someone bring a match forward, Beck can simply disassociate himself from the match lighter.