Vanity Fair On Glenn Beck: ‘Incoherence isn’t a bug in Beck’s software program, it’s the primary directive’

By Alex Weprin 

In the same item that trashes CNN’s Piers Morgan, Vanity Fair’s James Wolcott has a few choice words for Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck.

“Incoherence isn’t a bug in Beck’s software program, it’s the primary directive,” he quips.

Like radio god Rush Limbaugh, Beck combines the roles of pedagogue and demagogue into a single luncheon meat, slathered in blather. But where Limbaugh stays on track in the radio studio, taking a single theme and pounding it flat, Beck is a grab-bag collage artist of half-baked ideas and lore, grafting bits of history and chunks of speculation into a clanking Frankenstein monster with Barack Obama’s face sewn onto Karl Marx’s head and one arm raised in permanent Nazi salute—“liberal Fascism” as an evil action figure.


Wolcott also bashes Beck’s FNC colleague Sarah Palin, writing:

On August 28, 2010, Fox News messiah Glenn Beck hosted a “Restoring Honor” revival meeting featuring sexy guest star Sarah Palin, much as Bob Hope would roll out Raquel Welch in white go-go boots on his U.S.O. tours to give our fighting men a morale lift in their khakis.

It looks like Wolcott is not a big fan of cable news.