Glenn Beck’s Nazi Tourette’s

According to our friends at The Revealer (they’ve relaunched… go check them out and sign up for their newsletter here):

Yesterday [May 28th] Glenn Beck struck out at Simon Greer, President and CEO of Jewish Funds for Justice for his recent statement of support for government as a tool for protecting and facilitating the common good in society.

Beck was moved by Greer’s rather moderate statement to respond, on his Premier Radio Networks show, thusly:

This leads to death camps. A Jew, of all people, should know that. This is exactly the kind of talk that led to the death camps in Germany. Put humankind and the common good first.

This is one of those statements—and Beck is one of those figures—that only comedy can confront. It doesn’t exist on the plane of serious, genuine and sane discussion, so why respond as though it is? The Daily Show’s Lewis Black (via Keith Olbermann’s Countdown) didn’t: