Sorry, Glenn. In this case, "puppetmaster" George Soros was right.
"A 1957 movie -- made by a communist, appropriately" -- Soros' alleged "gift" for Glenn Beck. That is, according to Beck. You see, Soros thinks the Fox News Channel's resident paranoiac is the real-life "Lonesome" Rhodes from A Face in the Crowd, Elia Kazan's 1957 "communist" classic.
According to Beck.
Well, heck. It must be true, the John Birch Society's magazine is picking up Beck's "exposé" of Soros and running with it.
OK, DOES Andy Griffith's character remind you of anyone here? Anyone at all?
Substitute Goldline for Vitajex, Lonesome's sponsor in the film. Anything come to mind now?
THANK GOD that the ultimate faith of "Lonesome" Beck's followers rests in the United States Constitution -- not a TV host. At least if Beck starts to steer them astray, the foundational document of our democratic republic -- and Tea Party America's exhaustive knowledge of it -- will be there to steer them (and us) away from the brink of something really nasty.