Sometimes we’re asked why we pay attention to the fringe element crazies like Glenn Beck, Alex Jones and Rick Wiles–the implication being, of course, that if we all just ignore them they’ll magically disappear. This is why.
Not only is TEAvangelical nut-job Rick Wiles not in a padded room, doped up on enough Haldol to kill a full-grown manatee, he’s actually interviewing American lawmakers; real U.S. Congresspeople appear on his perpetual parade of insanity, a.k.a. “radio show.” If you aren’t familiar with him, this is the same Rick Wiles who said President Obama was raised with a silver spoon in his mouth by the New World Order, the same Rick Wiles who postulated the fourth beast of the Apocalypse and Fourth Reich are rising in the U.S. and the SAME Rick Wiles who insisted that when houseflies land on President Obama it’s clearly a sign he’s controlled by Beelzebub!
Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) was a guest on Rick Wiles’s radio show earlier today discussing their bizarre shared belief that IRS agents are being trained to use assault weapons–or something–when near the end of the interview the conversation turned to the President’s origins. After Wiles suggested that President Obama is lying about virtually everything, so he’s probably telling the ultimate lie concerning his “phony identification papers” too, Duncan agreed, saying,
“There you go; I’m all with you, so let’s go back and revisit some of these things because Americans have questions about not only the IRS scandal but also about the President’s validity.”
So, that’s why we give these kooks coverage. We take them seriously because millions of Americans, including those who make our laws, take them seriously. If that doesn’t scare the hell out of you, you must be on a manatee-killing amount of Haldol yourself.
Listen to the interview, courtesy of Right Wing Watch: