Hypocrisy drives me crazy. Yeah, every now and then we all fall into the trap of saying one thing while doing another, no one is perfect — I'm talking about the kind of hypocrisy that makes you question your own sanity ... "Did he REALLY just say that? Am I hearing that right?" The kind of hypocrisy that seems to be the stock trick of the trade for most of today's leading conservative media hacks.

That is media hacks like Glenn Beck.

Mr. Beck, who is currently under fire for (among many things) for being a paid gold shill while constantly pushing fear (fear ACORN, fear Obama, fear Communism Socialism Fascism, fear health care reform, fear Al Gore, fear immigrants, fear FEMA, fear Muslims, fear Van Jones, fear government, fear gays, fear vegetarians), added another outrage to his growing pile a few nights ago when he accused those world leaders and officials gathering in Copenhagen trying to hammer out an agreement on climate change of 'fear mongering'.

Yup, now Glenn Beck wants us to fear fear.

This is a guy who even Fox News conservabot anchor Neil Cavuto once called out for fear mongering.

Glenn Beck has raised the art of fear mongering to a whole new level with his daily TV and radio shows. The guy is putting his kids through school and paying his mortgage with fear-soaked dollars. Glenn Beck would be nothing if he didn't scare people.

This is what Glenn Beck looks like without the fear.

It's no wonder he's made the choices that brought him where he is today. Would you want to be stuck as some morning zoo jockey in a third-rank market? Much better to get rich off ignorant fear.

Glenn Beck's hypocritical charge against those working in Copenhagen would be hilarious if he didn't have such a big audience. It's shocking how many people in this country think that he is right about anything, never mind something as important as climate change.

Via [Mediaite, which has the offending video].

Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.

Glenn Beck is nothing without fear
Fox News' resident rightwing rodeo clown pulls out a heaping dose of hypocrisy when he accuses world leaders gathered in Copenhagen of 'fear mongering'.