The Aug. 27, 2009 episode of “Glenn Beck” on Fox News was television beyond description. I’ll just focus on the closing segment. Beck, having spent four days scrawling the connection between radical groups and the Obama administration on a chalkboard, lines them up:
“They all select their words first!” says Beck. “And then they tie them together into one word!”
He pauses. “One letter is missing.”
At this point, the viewer realizes that the letter “C” is missing from the world “OLIGARCH.” But no! Beck scrawls out a “Y.” And tomorrow, he promises viewers a “plan of action” against these people, step one, we presume, being branding them with this name: The OLIGARHY.