What is it with cable news networks and their love affair with rightwing whackos? The latest is a talk radio host hired by CNN Headline News. His name is Glenn Beck and man, is this guy ever an idiot. In attacking Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth, he came up with this (courtesy of Media Matters):
Summary: On his radio show, Glenn Beck responded to a clip of the film An Inconvenient Truth in which Al Gore says that global warming could cause Shanghai to be submerged: "This is what would happen to Shanghai. Does anybody really care? I mean, come on. Shanghai is under water. Oh, no! Who's gonna make those little umbrellas for those tropical drinks?"
Yeah, I thought the same thing - what a dick. And that's not the only asinine thing he's said. He also said this of Gore and the film, "When you take a little bit of truth and then you mix it with untruth, or your theory, that's where you get people to believe. ... It's like Hitler. Hitler said a little bit of truth, and then he mixed in 'and it's the Jews' fault.'" Yeah, Al Gore and global warming are exactly the same as Hitler and the Holocaust.
CNN's running ads promoting his show on radio stations right now were Beck asks, "Isn't it time someone said what we're all thinking?" If this is what everybody's thinking, then we're screwed, because that would mean that everyone's a complete asshole.