September 29, 2010

NYT Mag sucks up to Glenn Beck

You can tell it's going to be a "great" interview from page 1:
At some point in the past few months, Beck ceased being just the guy who cries a lot on Fox News or a “rodeo clown” (as he has described himself) or simply a voice of the ultraconservative opposition to President Obama. In record time, Beck has traveled the loop of curiosity to ratings bonanza to self-parody to sage.
If Glenn Beck is a sage, I'll publicly kiss his ass next time he marches to Washington.

This tagline helps explain things:
Mark Leibovich is a reporter in the Washington bureau of The Times. He last wrote for the magazine about Mike Allen of Politico.

Ahh, so this is an inside-the-Beltway take on someone the NYT now deigns worthy of entering the inner sanctum. Good. Fucking. Doorknob.

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