Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Credit where credit is due: Glenn Beck defends constitutional due process.

As the saying goes, even a broken clock is right twice a day. Like a lot of the right-wing media personalities (Mike Savage, Lars Larson, etc), Glenn Beck can be perfectly lucid and reasonable-sounding even when I don't agree with a darn thing he's saying. It's the occasional need to play to the audience with the raving-lunatic theatrics that kills their credibility (it annoys me when liberal firebrands like Randi Rhodes or Mike Malloy do the same thing to their detriment). In this case, he's simply and succinctly defending our constitutional rights to Miranda warnings. "We don't shred the constitution when it's popular." Glad to see one famous conservative leader willing to defend Faisal Shahzad's rights as American citizen (and thus, by proxy our civil liberties as Americans) in a time of fear and paranoia.

Scott Mendelson


Rick said...

of course, this comes form his idea that the constitution only applies to american citizens. but still, it got him to the right place, at least this time...

JohnH said...

We are truly living in strange times when Beck is actually a reasonable voice on this issue.

However, more power to him as he makes McCain, Liebermann and King's cheap, shameless, lowest-common-denominator pandering to the far right lunatics look even worse than it already does.


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