How Glenn Beck’s Predictions Are Like a Fake Psychic

Glenn Beck has repeatedly claimed to be a prophet, saying that virtually everything he has ever predicted has come true. On his radio show this week he showed how he does this and it’s just like a “psychic” does a cold reading — make a huge number of vague claims that can be made to fit virtually any situation.
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Obamas Talk About Racism, Right Freaks Out

The president and first lady gave an interview to People magazine in which they shared some of their experiences with racism, both overt and subtle. Judging from the reaction of the right wing, you’d think they came out dressed as Malcolm X and shouted “death to whitey!” rather than giving a few examples of implicit racism.
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Beck: I’m the Real Victim of Persecution!

Samuel L. Jackson recently made a video urging his fellow celebrities to speak out against racism and violence by the police. That was enough to send Glenn Beck into a fit of red-faced rage, declaring himself to be the real victim of persecution and discrimination because he’s a Christian (well, Mormon; close enough).
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Bachmann’s Self-Aggrandizing Exit from Office

Michele Bachmann is leaving Congress and the Worldnetdaily has an “exclusive” (as always, this means something so stupid no other “news” outlet would publish it) story allowing her to engage in some serious self-aggrandizing about her time in DC. She actually thinks that she beat liberals with her superior grasp of the facts.
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