Last week, Glenn Beck spent a good part of one of his programs warning his audience that the world was possibly on the verge of a global Ebola pandemic once the virus mutates into an airborne disease that would be brought into the United States by Nigerian prison guards working in Texas.
Yesterday, officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that someone who had recently flown from Liberia to Dallas has been diagnosed with the disease and is now in quarantine.
So naturally, Beck is now taking a victory lap, declaring on his radio program that his warning has been proven correct.
Fuming that he had been mocked for his warning, Beck wanted to know "how many times do you have to be right" before people will listen to you, insisting that other than the infected patient having come from Liberia and not Nigeria, "everything else I had right."
Beck then warned his audience, utterly without irony, to "stop listening to people who are telling you things that continue to be wrong":
Beck warned that airborne Ebola would would be brought into America by Nigerian prison workers. Instead, one traveler from Liberia has been diagnosed and quarantined, yet Beck insists that his prediction has been proven true while fuming that people dare to mock him despite his exemplary record of being right.
Let us remind Beck of his amazing record:
Remember when Beck repeatedly warned that President Obama was seeking to foment a race-based civil war? Or when he warned that the administration was trying to take away guns in order to impose slavery and carry out mass killings? Or when he told his audience to prepare because President Obama was about to snap and start putting them all in internment camps? Or when he told them to start hoarding cash because the government was going to seize their bank accounts, just like in Cyprus?
Remember when he warned that a shooting at the Dallas airport was almost certainly a false flag operation carried out by Occupy Wall Street to press for gun confiscation? Let's not forget his prediction that undocumented children crossing the southern border would lead to an Israel/Palestine-type conflict in America. What about the time Beck warned that military action in Syria was designed to create a one world government? Or his assertion that efforts were underway to outlaw homeschooling in America?
Anyone recall his theory that the missing Malaysian airplane had been hijacked so that it could be "cloaked" and then flown into the United States in a terrorist attack? Or his fears that supposedly missing planes in Libya would be used to destroy the global economy?
And who can forget the days after the Boston Marathon bombing that Beck spent explicitly asserting that one of the injured victims was, in fact, responsible for carrying out the attack, because of which statements he is now being sued for defamation?
Instead of asking "how many times do you have to be right" for people to trust your warnings, we'd ask how many times Beck is allowed to be totally wrong while still insisting that he is consistently proven right?