By Rev. MICHAEL BRESCIANI
Glenn Beck recently said that giving ‘Birthers’ air time would benefit the Obama administration. Beck said both the idea of radio air time and the Birthers’ arguments were the “dumbest thing I ever heard.”
Beck’s answer to the Birthers’ quest is to take up something else like the constitutionality of health care and the legality of Czars. We have to wonder if Beck has forgotten that we have a democratically controlled House and Senate.
If the best minds of the conservatives were to form the question of constitutionality on these issues who would listen and how would that be voted on in either house? To the rest of us, at least for the moment (until after the 2010 elections) that idea may be the ‘dumbest thing we ever heard of.’
Even among conservative commentators there exists the possibility of some home grown megalomania bred of their own success. We must constantly remind ourselves and our trusted icons of the airwaves that ‘newsmen are not supposed to create our truth for us’ but we expect them only to report it for us.