Think Progress brings us this gem:
BECK: Can someone please retract the Jimmy Carter Nobel Peace Prize? Can someone please say, “You know what Jim, we gotta take that back. I don’t know what we were thinking, but there hasn’t been all that much peace there.” … Eh, I don’t think you get the prize for the peace when the peace didn’t really happen. … Can we take his peace prize back from him?
Uh, Glenn? You’re are aware that the current fighting is between Israel and the Palestinians, right? And that Jimmy Carter brokered a peace between Israel and the Egyptians? And do know that the Palestinians and the Egyptians are two different peoples living in two different countries, correct?
So, what’s your point? That someone who brokered a 30-year peace between two perpetually-warring nations doesn’t deserve a Nobel Peace Prize? Or are you just saying that nobody is entitled to a peace prize because there still happens to be war in the world? I don’t know.
Then again, a few years ago conservatives like Beck were trying to nominate Rush Limbaugh for a Nobel Peace Prize, which just goes to show how poor their judgment on this issue is. Or maybe it just shows us that they don’t know what the word “peace” means.
Yet, Beck & co. are paid ridiculously large sums of money to provide commentary for news networks. Hey, CNN and Fox, I’ll make you a deal–I’ll give you commentary twice as good as Beck’s for half the price. And I won’t even bungle up basic facts like the difference between Palestinians and Egyptians.