Jon Stewart catches Glenn Beck ‘digging for gold’
Glenn Beck, the latest Fox News target of liberal critics, got a further drubbing Thursday from Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart.
In a segment about the rising price of gold, Stewart noted that one of the major advertisers on Beck’s program is Goldline, a company that traffics in the yellow metal. The irony, Stewart notes, is that the price of gold tends to move in inverse relationship to public fear.
“So it goes up when people are panicked or concerned,” Stewart mused. “I know there are a lot of concerns and panic right now. I wonder what is fanning the flames of that panic and concern.”
“Glenn Beck is paid by Goldline to drum up interest in gold, which increases value during times of fear; an emotion refinforced nightly on Fox by Glenn Beck,” he noted.
The video from Stewart’s Dec. 10 Daily Show follows.