I feel sorry for Glenn Beck.
I really do. The reason is that I’m beginning to come to the awful realization that he is actually crazy. Of course I’m basing this solely on my observation of his lunatic ravings, body language and general all-around demeanor… but I think I’m right. I don’t mean crazy like Sarah Palin, Limbaugh, Hannity, O’Reilly, Bachmann and the Donald are crazy. I mean actually “mental institution” crazy. Because of this, I feel very bad about the way I have parodied and caricatured him. I realize now that I have been making fun of a person with an actual mental illness. Has any one else noticed this condition on his part? Fox has dumped him primarily out of economical concerns of course but I can’t help but feel that someone up in the ivory towers of Fox Snooze might have also realized the mental illness. He needs help and it’s no laughing matter. He’s a millionaire who has gone mad. A potentially bad pairing…money and madness. His radio show will continue and perhaps another TV show and therein lies the menace because some people ACTUALLY believe his ravings. Who knows what that could lead to.
We have all watched his slow immersion into the inky, murky, dark depths of a fanatical religious fervor of late. The world is coming to an end. God is watching. The man is CRAZY!
Some may remember, a while back, he suddenly discovered the “hidden” symbolism of the sculpted doors and other decor festooning Rockefeller Center’s architecture. He spoke of the “Fascist- Communist” iconography. “Fascist-Communist”? He went on to speak of the Rivera mural as if it was there at Rockefeller Center. He said it had been commissioned by that Liberal John D. Rockefeller. Let me repeat that… the Liberal John D. Rockefeller. LIBERAL … John D. Rockefeller.
I rest my case.
Sometimes I wonder if Fox News will let Glenn Beck say any crazy thing he wants – but with Fox’s decision to give Glenn Beck the boot, I guess the answer is a resounding no.
Plagued by sinking ratings and an advertising boycott, Fox announced that Beck would lose his show later this year. This might be a happy day for many, but most editorial cartoonists will be sad to see Beck and his conspiracy-minded gobbledygook leave television.
So I thought it would be fun to post the top ten Glenn Beck cartoons from our archives, and remember the good old days of usurping Martin Luther King, Jr. and calling President Obama a racist.