by Chris Bodenner
This clip is simply too much. It shows Glenn Beck talking about how he wore a bulletproof vest to his rally and how Alveda King - a "marked woman for standing on that step with me" - bravely chose not to. Can anyone point me to a single reported death threat against Beck? All I could find was one via Twitter, and that was six months ago, and it quickly disappeared. Google News has nothing.
I know Beck is a melodramatic showman, but the fact that he thought he might be assassinated like a civil rights leader on the National Mall is such a perfect illustration of what Hitchens calls "white fright". To rehash:
In a rather curious and confused way, some white people are starting almost to think like a minority, even like a persecuted one.