Ed Brayton on Glen Beck’s false claim that he held George Washington’s hand-written first inaugural address in his hand,
No, it wasn’t just a figure of speech. It was an intentional deception. And it’s a specific kind of deception, the kind used by melodramatic demagogues to stir up emotion among their
victimsfollowers. It’s the kind of lie that makes them ooh and aah and get all weepy eyed and week [weak?] kneed. It’s a very common technique in the profession Beck is in, namely televangelist.