Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Beck Babbles Incoherently to Couric

What is it about Katie Couric that reduces populist conservatives to babbling idiots? It’s not as if she’s a particularly tough interviewer. I mean, Mike Wallace she’s not. But here she asks a perfectly reasonable question to Beck and he babbles and poses and tries to distract. He does anything but actually answer the question.

The question is simple and reasonable: When he said that he thinks Barack Obama hates “white culture,” what does he mean by “white culture”? The full range of his defense mechanisms are on display here – sarcasm, subject changing, persecution complex (you’re out to trap me!), and the ubiquitous “I’m just asking questions” pose.