Beck and the “Alamo for Truth”

Ken AshfordRight Wing and Inept MediaLeave a Comment

Earlier this week, Beck — almost crying (again) — lashed out at "the media" for digging into his past.  Apparently, it had something to do with an excellent three-part Slate article (starting here) about Beck's life.

In the course of his performance, Glenn Beck assured viewers that what he does, well, "it's about me and you and quite frankly, Fox News — the Alamo For Truth"


I'm not sure that Glenn knows what he is saying.  The Alamo was a huge failure and national embarrassment, resulting in the death of many Americans, and that has become its metaphorical meaning.  By calling himself and Fox News the "Alamo for truth", isn't he suggesting that Fox News is the place where the truth ultimately dies?