Monday, November 20, 2006

wild, far-flung, paranoid ideas

LG&M discusses Glenn Beck's apaprently idiotic film on evil islamofascists, then:
I was pleased, however, to find the waste of time rewarded with at least one glorious moment of self-refutation, offered here by the American Enterprise Institute's Joshua Muravchic:
There is something in the Middle East. I don't know if it's in the culture or maybe just from not having a free press ever in their history, having always state-controlled media, that there seems to be very great weakness of reality testing and a very great propensity to believe wild, far-flung, paranoid ideas.
Those gullible Muslims. The shit they fall for . . .
apparently Joshua is the newly-appointed visible madman... speaking of paranoid ideas, was Josh's Foreign Policy article a well-considered entry point to the wider world? And if so, why?

1 comment:

Mizgîn said...

I guess I had wandered away from Beck's program out of boredom by the time the Muravchic guy came on.

Muravchic does have a lot of nerve talking about state-controlled media in the ME, especially when he knows for a fact that the media in the West, particularly in the US, is not only state-controlled but corporate-controlled as well.

After all, Muravchic is one of those who helps to control the media.

Gullible Americans, man.